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Aileron Model in Simscape

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Aileron model with hydraulic and electrical actuation, including system-level and detailed variants

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This file contains an aileron actuator model that can be used to develop mechanical designs, determine actuator requirements, compare electrical and hydraulic designs, and design the control system. A number of intermediate models are also included to show you the incremental steps of developing this system. MATLAB scripts show many steps, including optimizing the design, automatically producing reports, and generating C Code. The model is built using Simscape, Simscape Multibody, Simscape Fluids, and Simscape Electronics.
See how to model a mechatronic system in Simscape (4 min):
http://www.mathworks.com/videos/modeling-a-mechatronic-system-68829.html
Learn about modeling actuation systems, including custom components using Simscape language:
https://www.mathworks.com/videos/mechatronic-simulation-with-simelectronics-81946.html
Find other Simscape examples by searching posts for the keyword "physical modeling"
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/?term=%22physical+modeling%22
http://www.mathworks.com/physical-modeling/

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[1] Miller, Steve (2017), Aileron Model in Simscape (http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/38249) MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved on <date you downloaded submission>

Steve Miller

Steve Miller (view profile)

Hi Vatea - there are theoretical and data-based calculations for the drag of an airfoil. I would use one of those to calculate the drag force and apply it using an External Force and Torque block in Simscape Multibody.

vatea ropiteau

vatea ropiteau (view profile)

Hi Steve,

You did really great in modeling the aileron actuation.
Now how would you model the hydro/aerodynamic effects acting upon this aileron?

Rocky Tina

Jonatan Tidare

Jonatan Tidare (view profile)

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