Simscape Driveline

Model and simulate rotational and translational mechanical systems

Simscape™ Driveline™ provides component libraries for modeling and simulating rotational and translational mechanical systems. It includes models of worm gears, lead screws, and vehicle components such as engines, tires, transmissions, and torque converters. You can use these components to model the transmission of mechanical power in helicopter drivetrains, industrial machinery, automotive powertrains, and other applications. You can integrate electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other physical systems into your model using components from the Simscape family of products.

Simscape Driveline helps you develop control systems and test system-level performance. You can create custom component models with the MATLAB® based Simscape language, which enables text-based authoring of physical modeling components, domains, and libraries. You can parameterize your models using MATLAB variables and expressions, and design control systems for your physical system in Simulink®. To deploy your models to other simulation environments, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, Simscape Driveline supports C-code generation.

Getting Started

Learn the basics of Simscape Driveline

Driveline Modeling

Model construction techniques and best practices

Brakes and Detents

Limit, slow, and stop motion with rotational or translational friction and detents


Couple driveline axes with Coulomb friction

Couplings and Drives

Dynamically transfer torques and motions


Represent engines as sources of driveline motion.


Couple simple and complex motions

Inertias and Loads

Represent variable and unbalanced driveline loads.


Measure rotational and translational parameters in driveline components


Model random noise and sinusoidal oscillations for translational and rotational systems

Tires and Vehicles

Represent full vehicle components, such as tires and vehicle body


Transmit engine power to vehicle drive shaft using various gear ratios

Driveline Simulation

Improve simulation performance, troubleshoot simulation errors

Real-Time Simulation

Improve simulation performance

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