Steve Miller, MathWorks
Simscape Fluids™ is used to model a hydraulic actuation system. The hydraulic system includes a pump, four-way directional valve, and a double-acting hydraulic cylinder. The model is created by assembling the components into a physical schematic using Simscape™ physical connections. Simulation results are displayed in the Simscape Results Explorer, where the piston travel and actuation force are displayed. The system is then tested and connected to a Simscape Multibody™ model of a three-dimensional mechanical system. The 3D animation of the results shows how the system behaves with this more realistic load.
Recorded: 10 June 2016