Modeling Hydraulic Power and Control Systems

When you model and analyze a hydraulic power or control system using SimHydraulics® software, your workflow might include the following tasks:

  1. Create a Simulink® model that includes hydraulic or hydro-mechanical components.

    In the majority of applications, it is most natural to model the physical system using Simscape™ and SimHydraulics blocks, and then develop the controller or signal processing algorithm in Simulink.

    For more information about modeling the physical system, see Essential Hydraulic Modeling Techniques. For specific modeling techniques, see category-specific topics like Modeling Power Units or Modeling Low-Pressure Fluid Transportation Systems.

  2. Define component data by specifying hydraulic or mechanical properties as defined on a datasheet.

    For more information about parameterizing blocks, see individual block reference pages. For information on valve parameterization, see Modeling Directional Valves.

  3. Configure the solver options.

    For more information about the settings that most affect the solution of a physical system, see Setting Up Solvers for Physical Models in the Simscape documentation.

  4. Run the simulation.

    For more information on how to perform time-domain simulation of a hydraulic system, see Simulating Hydraulic Models.

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