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How I can define a varying parameter in Simulink Test?

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Ayyoub
Ayyoub on 14 Feb 2016
Answered: Sarah Dagen on 10 Jun 2019
Hi,
I am designing a Test Harness for my model. I have a parameter in the simulink model(a gain) and I want to develop a test sequence to test the sensitivity of my model with respect to this parameter. simply, I want to design a DOE for my model. I defined the parameter in the test sequence and I define that in the Model Explorer, too. But, I received the below error. Could you please guide me that how I can define a parameter that I can change in each test by Test Sequence Editor block?
Thanks for your consideration and time.
regards, --------- "Constant or Parameter data 'AAA' on left hand side of an expression.
State 'step_2' "AAA" ----------

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Ayyoub
Ayyoub on 25 Feb 2016
Thanks for your answer Akshata. I tried your solution, but "symbol wizard" window is opened and ask to give a role(input, constant, parameter,...) to the name of gain block. And, all of these options cause another error.

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Sarah Dagen
Sarah Dagen on 10 Jun 2019
To change this gain value from a test sequence block, you need to follow a pattern such as in the image below:
param_in_test_sequence.png
You need to declare evalin, set_param, and num2str as coder.extrinsic in the initialization step of the test sequence. You can then use these commands in sequence steps to change the gain value in the base workspace during simulation.

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Chandrasekhar
Chandrasekhar on 15 Feb 2016
i guess you want to change the gain value while the simulink model is running. you can do that by giving the below command in your test sequence
set_param(<gain block name>,'Gain',<value>)

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Ayyoub
Ayyoub on 25 Feb 2016
Thanks for your answer Akshata. I tried your solution, but "symbol wizard" window is opened and ask to give a role(input, constant, parameter,...) to the name of gain block. And, all of these options cause another error
Chandrasekhar
Chandrasekhar on 2 Mar 2016
Could you please let me know the context how you want to change the gain value.
Ayyoub
Ayyoub on 4 Mar 2016
There is a gain in my Simulink Model, and I want to change it after each transition in Test Sequence block. For instance: (A is the gain in my Simulink Model)
step 1 after(2,sec) step 2 .... A=1; %(value of gain in step 1)
Step 2 after(4,sec) step 3 .... A=5 %(value of gain in step 2)
....

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