What Is Simscape Driveline?

Simscape Driveline™ provides component libraries for modeling and simulating rotational and translational mechanical systems.

You can use these components to model automotive powertrains, industrial machinery, wind turbine drivetrains, and other applications. You model these systems by assembling the components into a schematic. Then select the physical effects you wish to enable, assign parameter values, and you are ready to simulate.

Simscape Driveline includes many types of components such as gears; coupling components like belts, pulleys, and clutches; and vehicle components such as engines, torque converters, transmissions, and tires. You can create custom component models with the MATLAB® based Simscape™ language.

You can integrate electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other systems into your model using components from the Simscape family of products. Simscape offers a set of fundamental components in many physical domains, and it provides the technology for simulating and analyzing physical systems.

The Simscape add-on products provide additional models and analysis capabilities for applications such as electrical power networks, heating and cooling systems, and mechatronics. You can integrate these with three-dimensional mechanical systems and analyze their behavior using an animation of the simulation results.

Simscape Driveline models can also be converted to C code. This enables them to support testing of embedded software in configurations such as processor-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop testing, which is much safer and more efficient than testing on hardware prototypes.

Simscape Driveline models integrate directly with block diagrams in Simulink, state machines in Stateflow®, and MATLAB functions. You can simulate your entire system in a single environment. This accelerates tasks such as designing control systems and optimizing system-level performance.

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Recorded: 3 Mar 2016