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Simscape Product Description

Model and simulate multidomain physical systems

Simscape™ enables you to rapidly create models of physical systems within the Simulink® environment. With Simscape you build physical component models based on physical connections that directly integrate with block diagrams and other modeling paradigms. You model systems such as electric motors, bridge rectifiers, hydraulic actuators, and refrigeration systems by assembling fundamental components into a schematic. Simscape add-on products provide more complex components and analysis capabilities.

Simscape helps you develop control systems and test system-level performance. You can create custom component models using 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 supports C-code generation.

Key Features

  • Single environment for simulating multidomain physical systems with control algorithms in Simulink

  • Physical modeling blocks covering more than 10 physical domains, including mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and two-phase fluid

  • MATLAB based Simscape language, enabling text-based authoring of physical modeling components, domains, and libraries

  • Symbolic equation reduction and solver technology for systems of differential algebraic equations (DAEs), including event handling

  • Specialized solver technology for real-time simulation and hardware in the loop (HIL) testing

  • Physical units for parameters and variables, with all unit conversions handled automatically

  • Ability to simulate models that use blocks from Simscape add-on products without purchasing those products

  • Support for C-code generation (with Simulink Coder™)

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