Dump Trailer Model in Simscape

Dump trailer model, including hydraulic actuator and 3-D mechanical model of scissor mechanism.
Updated 10 Jul 2017

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This file contains a model of a dump trailer built using Simscape. The dump trailer model is powered by a double-acting hydraulic cylinder. The cylinder actuates a scissor hoist mechanism that raises and lowers the dump bed. The model provides an example of how to interface Simscape Multibody components with Simscape so that all mechanical aspects of the system are modeled within Simscape Multibody.
Please read the README.txt file to get started.
To see an overview of this multibody modeling in Simscape Multibody, watch this video (1.5 min): http://www.mathworks.com/videos/simscape-multibody-overview-117986.html
To learn more about hydraulic simulation with Simscape Multibody, please watch this webinar: http://www.mathworks.com/videos/multibody-simulation-with-simmechanics-81877.html
To learn more about hydraulic simulation with Simscape Fluids, please watch the webinar (30 min):
To find other Simscape examples, search for posts with the keyword "physical modeling"

To learn more about MathWorks Simscape Products, go to:

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Tom Vose (2024). Dump Trailer Model in Simscape (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/58281-dump-trailer-model-in-simscape), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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