Convert symbolic expressions to Simscape language equations
simscapeEquation(f) converts the symbolic expression f to a Simscape™ language equation. This function call converts any derivative with respect to the variable t to the Simscape notation X.der. Here X is the time-dependent variable. In the resulting Simscape equation, the variable time replaces all instances of the variable t except for derivatives with respect to t.
simscapeEquation converts expressions with the second and higher-order derivatives to a system of first-order equations, introducing new variables, such as x1, x2, and so on.
simscapeEquation(LHS,RHS) returns a Simscape equation LHS == RHS.
Convert the following expressions to Simscape language equations.
syms t x(t) y(t) phi = diff(x)+5*y + sin(t); simscapeEquation(phi) simscapeEquation(diff(y),phi)
ans = phi == x.der+sin(time)+y*5.0; ans = y.der == x.der+sin(time)+y*5.0;
Convert this expression containing the second derivative.
syms x(t) eqn1 = diff(x,2) - diff(x) + sin(t); simscapeEquation(eqn1)
ans = x.der == x1; eqn1 == -x1+x1.der+sin(time);
Convert this expression containing the fourth and second derivatives.
eqn2 = diff(x,4) + diff(x,2) - diff(x) + sin(t); simscapeEquation(eqn2)
ans = x.der == x1; x1.der == x2; x2.der == x3; eqn2 == -x1+x2+sin(time)+x3.der;
The equation section of a Simscape component file supports a limited number of functions. For details and the list of supported functions, see Simscape equations. If a symbolic equation contains the functions that are not available in the equation section of a Simscape component file, simscapeEquation cannot correctly convert these equations to Simscape equations. Such expressions do not trigger an error message. The following types of expressions are prone to invalid conversion:
If you perform symbolic computations in the MuPAD® Notebook app and want to convert the results to Simscape equations, use the generate::Simscape function in MuPAD.