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Backhoe Model in Simscape


Steve Miller (view profile)


04 Jan 2013 (Updated )

Backhoe model, including hydraulic actuators for arm and bucket tilt, and multibody dynamics.

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This file contains a model of a backhoe arm built using Simscape. The hydraulic actuation system, including pump, valves, and hydraulic cylinders, actuates the arm and bucket. The three-dimensional mechanical system is modeled, including the arm joints and bucket linkage. Examples in this submission show how to model custom hydraulic valves, tune controller and physical system parameters, and generate C code from the entire model.
Please read the README.txt file to get started.
To see an overview of this model, watch this video (5 min):

To see an overview of this multibody modeling in SimMechanics, watch this video (1.5 min):

To learn more about hydraulic simulation with SimHydraulics, please watch the webinar, “Hydraulic Simulation with SimHydraulics" (30 min):

To find other physical modeling examples, search for posts with the keyword "physical modeling"

To learn more about MathWorks Physical Modeling Products, go to:

Required Products SimHydraulics
MATLAB release MATLAB 8.1 (R2013a)
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Comments and Ratings (1)
05 Jan 2013 Shahab

Shahab (view profile)

04 Jan 2013 1.2

Updated parameter values.

29 Jan 2013 1.3

Added links to videos and webinar that explain this model.

18 Mar 2013 1.5

Added R2013a version. Zip file also contains R2012b version.

17 Apr 2014 1.6

Fixed webinar link.

14 Jul 2014 1.7

Added R2014a version.

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