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Stewart Platform Mechanical System



05 Sep 2002 (Updated )

Model and simulate the physical components and synthesize controllers of the Stewart Platform.

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SimMechanics™ in conjunction with Simulink® and MATLAB® allows engineers to create complicated mechanical models, analyze the models, and develop controllers for the mechanical system. In this technical example, we examine how to use SimMechanics, MATLAB and Simulink to model physical components, synthesize controllers, and simulate the closed loop system of the Stewart Platform. The Stewart Platform is a six-degree of freedom positioning platform.

For more information, see this MATLAB Digest article:

The models provided here originated from the Stewart Platform demo models provided with SimMechanics.

Required Products SimMechanics
MATLAB release MATLAB 6.5 (R13)
Other requirements Control System Toolbox and mu-Analysis and Synthesis Toolbox are optional for last part of the study. (Updated by Dallas Kennedy)
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03 Feb 2013 Cevher

Cevher (view profile)

I downloaded the file but I can't open it in simulink. Simulink is giving this two errors to me : "Failed to load library 'StewartControllers' referenced by StewartPlatform/Controller" and "Unable to open file for reading:"StewartControllers.mdl" " Can anybody help me ? Thanks.

14 Nov 2012 Hussam

Hussam (view profile)

I cant find the file ?!!

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12 Nov 2012 sullivan roger

thanks alot it is been helpful for my ph.d. thesis about parallel robot

06 Oct 2010 bassam imam

Great work really Good Simulation

30 Sep 2010 Bhuvan

Bhuvan (view profile)

Thanks a lot for such a wonderful work. I'm working with one such modified ver. of stewart
can you please educate me on how to make virtual 3D animation from files imported from solidworks

08 Mar 2010 rafi123456789 pet


06 Apr 2009 zero

zero (view profile)

The best stewart model i've ever seen.Thank you very much.

02 Oct 2008 Le Tien Dung

Thank you for sharing!

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14 Dec 2007 khoi trinh  
17 Oct 2007 serdar ay

thanks for your contribution

18 Sep 2007 Jose Gonzalez  
18 Sep 2007 Jose Gonzalez  
10 Jun 2007 eddy zhang

Dear Author:
Thank you for your job.Now ,I am doing some about stewart platform,could you give me more information ? Thank you !

27 Feb 2007 Marco Bossetto  
20 Dec 2006 S. Eren BALCI  
03 Jun 2006 kundan lal  
20 May 2006 yang wolfy  
13 Jan 2006 Amuh Phil

synthesis of a mechanical system

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21 Oct 2005 Emmanuel Ani

To write on "analysis, synthesis and optimization any mechanical system

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21 Oct 2005 Emmanuel Ani

To write an assignment

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11 Feb 2005 mehran mahboobkhah

My Ph D Thesis is about Vibration analysis of stewart platform - based machine tool table

07 Dec 2004 sul khan

good it provide more information to me

15 Aug 2004 Marco Aurelio Bossetto  
31 May 2004 solmaz sajjadi kia

I am working on a project about design and control of stewart platform

25 Apr 2004 suleman khan  
14 Apr 2004 hamed farkhondehal  
16 Jan 2003 amir k

Thank You very much,I'm working on a project about simulation of stewart platform with joystick

26 Nov 2002 Marco Bossetto  
29 Jul 2009 1.1

Added note about the origin of the models.

29 Jul 2009 1.2

Updated notes section.

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