Wheel Loader Design with Simscape

Design a wheel loader with Simscape, including sizing CVT components, driving on uneven terrain, and lifting different implements.
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Updated 10 May 2024
Wheel Loader Design with Simscape
This repository contains models and code to help engineers model and simulate wheel loaders. A set of examples shows how to design a power-split hydromechanical CVT (continuously variable transmission), test driveline designs, and determine requirements for linkage actuators.
  • Early-stage physical design is supported by parameterized models of the transmission, driveline, and chassis, useful before CAD is ready
  • Design tradeoffs are explored using optimization algorithms, which are used to find gear ratios that achieve desired speed ranges
  • Interactive workflows using MATLABĀ® Apps are shown to explore designs
  • Integrated testing of physical system and controller is supported by a hydromechanical model of the CVT, powertrain, and linkage.
  • Exploration of electrical technology is enabled with an electrical CVT model.
  • Surface terrain definition is shown by extracting point clouds from STL geometry.
  • Tire profile definition is shown by extracting point clouds from STL geometry.
Use the "Download" button above to get files compatible with the latest release of MATLAB.
Use the links below to get files compatible with earlier releases of MATLAB.
Open the project file Wheel_Loader_Simscape.prj to get started.
Wheel Loader Animation Clip