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Physical Modeling with the Simscape Language

Steve Miller, MathWorks

In this webinar we will cover the basics of modeling physical systems with the Simscape language. The Simscape language is a MATLAB-based, object-oriented language ideal for doing physical modeling in the Simulink environment. It enables you to create models of physical components (mechanical, electromechanical, hydraulic, etc.) using the physical network approach.

This webinar includes demonstrations and explanations for:

  • Introducing the physical network approach, and how it enables you to create components that are easy to share with others
  • Creating custom physical modeling components that extend the set of models already provided in Simscape
  • Defining new physical domains and creating new components in those domains
  • Protecting your intellectual property by hiding the contents of the models you create

Modeling physical systems often requires that engineers and scientists have complete control over the amount of detail contained in the model. Depending on their task, they may need to create different versions of the model to balance the tradeoff of model fidelity and simulation speed. When developing new ideas, they may need to create brand-new blocks that incorporate concepts from their research. The Simscape language provides the flexibility that is needed to accomplish all of these goals.

Simscape extends Simulink with tools for modeling and simulating multidomain physical systems, such as those with mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components. This webinar is designed for people familiar with MATLAB and Simulink who need to model multidomain physical systems.

About the Presenter: Steve Miller is responsible for the technical marketing of the physical modeling tools at The MathWorks. Steve joined The MathWorks as an Application Engineer in 2005 and moved to the Design Automation Marketing group at The MathWorks in 2006. Prior to that, Steve worked at Delphi Automotive in Braking Control Systems and at MSC.Software as an Adams specialist, consulting in various capacities at Ford, GM, Hyundai, BMW, and Audi. Steve has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

Product Focus

  • Simscape
  • Simulink

Recorded: 24 Jun 2010