Model and simulate multidomain physical systems

Simscape™ provides an environment for modeling and simulating physical systems spanning mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and other physical domains. It provides fundamental building blocks from these domains that you can assemble into models of physical components, such as electric motors, inverting op-amps, hydraulic valves, and ratchet mechanisms. Because Simscape components use physical connections, your models match the structure of the system you are developing.

Simscape models can be used to develop control systems and test system-level performance. You can extend the libraries using the MATLAB® based Simscape language, which enables text-based authoring of physical modeling components, domains, and libraries. You can parameterize your models using MATLAB variables and expressions, and design control systems for your physical system in Simulink®. To deploy your models to other simulation environments, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, Simscape supports C-code generation.

Physical Modeling

Model construction techniques and best practices, domain-specific modeling, physical units

Desktop Simulation

Solver selection, variable initialization, trimming and linearization, data logging

Real-Time Simulation

Fixed-step, fixed-cost simulation; hardware-in-the-loop simulation


Code generation, sharing models with add-on product blocks


Custom component and domain modeling using Simscape language