Vehicle Modeling Using Simscape
From the series: Improving Your Racecar Development
With Simscape™, you can model multi-domain systems and implement the concept of across and through variables—the product of these variables equates to power for a specific domain. You can also use Simscape to create your own custom domain.
Ed Marquez and Christoph Hahn cover the benefits of using Simscape for vehicle modeling. In addition, they customize a shipping demo to show you how you can start using Simscape while leveraging existing resources. In their customization demo, a vehicle model with a combustion engine is modified to take an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification drive cycle (US06) as input instead of a constant input. Note that EPA drive cycle data is publicly available. Then, a PID controller is implemented to simulate a driver system. Ed and Christoph also provide you with an overview of a model from existing training. For additional resources related to this video, be sure to watch "Principles of Control Design".
The key takeaways from this video are that Simscape:
- Offers add-on toolboxes (Simscape Electrical™, Simscape Driveline™, and more) that enable modeling of more complex system for specific domains
- Requires some domain knowledge to successfully model a system
- Implements system equations for you
- Is supported for code generation from models
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