This file contains a model of an engine cooling system built using the Simscape language. A radiator, thermostat, hoses, coolant, and a pump are included in the model. Heat is transferred from the engine to the fluid, and the thermostat opens the fluid path through the radiator when the activation temperature is reached. The fluid properties change based on pressure and temperature using lookup tables implemented in the Simscape language. The table lookup data was generated using REFPROP supplied by NIST. This example uses the full-flux modeling technique. Consult the model description as well as the Simscape language source code and comments for more information on this approach.
Please read the README.txt file to get started.
For an explanation of this model and the full-flux modeling method, watch this video (3 min):
To view a webinar (35 minutes) about the Simscape language, go to: http://www.mathworks.com/videos/physical-modeling-with-the-simscape-language-81733.html
To find other Simscape examples, search for posts with the keyword "physical modeling"
To learn more about MathWorks Simscape Products, go to:
Steve Miller (2023). Engine Cooling Model in Simscape (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/38339-engine-cooling-model-in-simscape), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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This example ships with Simscape in release R2014a and beyond. Added script to open shipping example.
Fixed webinar link.
Adding MATLAB code showing how to get data from REFPROP into MATLAB. See README.txt for details. --Steve
Added MATLAB code for extracting fluid property data from REFPROP from NIST. See README.txt file for instructions.
Submission compatible with Simscape Thermal Liquid Library added in R2013b.
Updated description to add link to video. No change to files.