Define component equations
equations
Expression1
== Expression2;
end
equations
begins the equation section in
a component file; this section is terminated by an end
keyword.
It is executed throughout the simulation. The purpose of the equation
section is to establish the mathematical relationships among a component's
variables, parameters, inputs, outputs, time and the time derivatives
of each of these entities. All members declared in the component are
available by their name in the equation section.
The following syntax defines a simple equation.
equations
Expression1
== Expression2;
end
The statement Expression1 == Expression2
is
an equation statement. It specifies continuous mathematical equality
between two objects of class Expression
. An Expression
is
any valid MATLAB^{®} expression that does not use any of the relational
operators: ==
, <
, >
, <=
, >=
,
~=
, &&
, ||
.
Expression
may be constructed from any of the
identifiers defined in the model declaration.
The equation section may contain multiple equation statements.
You can also specify conditional equations by using if
statements
as follows:
equations
if Expression
ExpressionList
{ elseif Expression
ExpressionList }
else
ExpressionList
end
end
Note
The total number of equation expressions, their dimensionality,
and their order must be the same for every branch of the |
You can define intermediate terms and use them in equations
by using let
statements as follows:
equations
let
declaration
clause
in
expression
clause
end
end
The declaration clause assigns an identifier, or set of identifiers,
on the left-hand side of the equal sign (=
) to
an equation expression on the right-hand side of the equal sign:
LetValue = EquationExpression
The expression clause defines the scope of the substitution.
It starts with the keyword in
, and may contain
one or more equation expressions. All the expressions assigned to
the identifiers in the declaration clause are substituted into the
equations in the expression clause during parsing.
Note
The |
The following rules apply to the equation section:
EquationList
is one or more objects
of class EquationExpression
, separated by a comma,
semicolon, or newline.
EquationExpression
can be one of:
Expression
Conditional expression (if-elseif-else
statement)
Let expression (let-in-end
statement)
Expression
is any valid MATLAB expression.
It may be formed with the following operators:
Arithmetic
Relational (with restrictions, see Use of Relational Operators in Equations)
Logical
Primitive Math
Indexing
Concatenation
In the equation section, Expression
may
not be formed with the following operators:
Matrix Inversion
MATLAB functions not listed in Supported Functions
The colon
operator may take only
constants or end
as its operands.
All members of the component are accessible in the equation section, but none are writable.
The following MATLAB functions can be used in the equation section. The table contains additional restrictions that pertain only to the equation section. It also indicates whether a function is discontinuous. If the function is discontinuous, it introduces a zero-crossing when used with one or more continuous operands.
Supported Functions
Name | Restrictions | Discontinuous |
---|---|---|
plus | ||
uplus | ||
minus | ||
uminus | ||
mtimes | ||
times | ||
mpower | ||
power | ||
mldivide | Nonmatrix denominator | |
mrdivide | Nonmatrix denominator | |
ldivide | ||
rdivide | ||
eq | Do not use with continuous variables | |
ne | Do not use with continuous variables | |
lt | ||
gt | ||
le | ||
ge | ||
and | Yes | |
or | Yes | |
sin | ||
cos | ||
tan | ||
asin | ||
acos | ||
atan | ||
atan2 | ||
log | ||
log10 | ||
sinh | ||
cosh | ||
tanh | ||
exp | ||
sqrt | ||
abs | Yes | |
logical | Yes | |
sign | Yes | |
floor | Scalar argument | Yes |
ceil | Scalar argument | Yes |
fix | Scalar argument | Yes |
round | Scalar argument | Yes |
For a component where x and y are declared as 1x1 variables, specify an equation of the form y = x^{2}:
equations y == x^2; end
For the same component, specify the following piecewise equation:
$$y=\{\begin{array}{ll}x\hfill & \text{for}-1=\text{}x=1\hfill \\ {x}^{2}\hfill & \text{otherwise}\hfill \end{array}$$
This equation, written in the Simscape™ language, would look like:
equations if x >= -1 && x <= 1 y == x; else y == x^2; end end