Version 2.13, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Disc Brake Block: Model a disc brake with heat transfer and temperature-dependent behavior
  • Generic Engine Block Redline Limit: Restrict throttle input when approaching maximum speed
  • Fundamental Friction Clutch Block Mode Chart: Speed up simulation with efficient state logic
  • Shock Absorber and Torsional Spring Damper Blocks with Configurable Hard Stop: Select numerically smooth options for fast simulation
  • Belt Pulley Centrifugal Force Modeling: Speed up simulation by excluding centrifugal force

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.12, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Limited-Slip Differential Block: Model differentials that limit the speed difference of output shafts
  • Variable Target Specification: Guide initialization using desired variable values with relative priority
  • Run-Time Parameters: Speed up simulation tasks and modify component parameter values without regenerating C code
  • Vehicle Body Block with Gravity and Air Density Parameters: Model vehicle behavior in different environments

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.11, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Thermal Effects in Clutches and Brakes: Model heat transfer and temperature-dependent behavior in clutches and brakes
  • Noise Source Blocks: Inject noise into mechanical systems
  • Sinusoidal Source Blocks: Excite mechanical systems with sinusoidal inputs
  • Damper Fault Blocks: Model mechanical failure in damper components
  • Logic-Controlled Clutch Block: Engage and disengage clutches with logic signals

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.10, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • SimDriveline renamed to Simscape Driveline
  • Piston Block: Model instantaneous torque produced by piston based on geometry, current angle, and fuel input
  • Engine Block: Model engine with multiple pistons and shaft dynamics
  • Torque Converter Block Improvements: Model wider range of speed ratios and better transitions between motoring, coasting, and lockup
  • Gear Meshing Losses Improvement: Calculate meshing losses more efficiently under a wide range of conditions

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Version 2.9, part of Release 2015b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Variable Mass block
  • Variable Inertia block
  • Unbalanced Load block
  • Variable-friction tire model
  • Optional inertia in compound gear blocks

See the Release Notes for details.