Simscape Fluids Overview

Simscape Fluids™ provides component libraries for modeling and simulating fluid systems. You can use these components to model backhoe actuators, engine cooling systems, water supply networks, and other applications.

You model these systems by assembling the components into a schematic. You select the physical effects you wish to enable, assign parameter values, and then you are ready to start simulating.

Simscape Fluids includes many types of components such as models of hydraulic pumps, valves, actuators, pipelines, and heat exchangers. You can create custom component models with the MATLAB® based Simscape™ language.

You can integrate electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other systems into your model using components from the Simscape family of products. Simscape offers a set of fundamental components in many physical domains, and it provides the technology for simulating and analyzing physical systems.

The Simscape add-on products provide additional models and analysis capabilities for applications such as electrical power networks, mechanical powertrains, and mechatronic systems. You can integrate these with three-dimensional mechanical systems and analyze their behavior using an animation of the simulation results.

Simscape Fluids models can also be converted to C code. This enables them to support testing of embedded software in configurations such as processor-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop testing, which is much safer and more efficient than testing on hardware prototypes.

Simscape Fluids models integrate directly with block diagrams in Simulink, state machines in Stateflow®, and MATLAB functions. You can simulate your entire system in a single environment. This accelerates tasks such as designing control systems and optimizing system-level performance.

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Recorded: 3 Mar 2016