This example shows how you can log and plot simulation data instead of adding sensors to your model.
The model shown represents a permanent magnet DC motor.
This model is very similar to the Permanent Magnet DC Motor
example, but, unlike the example model, it does not include the Sensing unit
w (Ideal Rotational Motion Sensor and
PS-Simulink Converter block) along with the Motor RPM scope.
For a detailed description of the Permanent Magnet DC Motor example, see Evaluating Performance of a DC Motor.
Build the model, as shown in the preceding illustration.
To enable data logging, open the Configuration Parameters dialog box, in the left
pane, select Simscape, then set the Log simulation
data parameter to
All and click
Simulate the model. This creates a workspace variable named
(as specified by the Workspace variable name parameter), which
contains the simulation data.
simlog variable has the same hierarchy as the model. To see the
whole variable structure, at the command prompt, type:
This command prints the whole data tree.
mlog_ex_dcmotor1 +-Electrical_Reference2 | +-V | +-v +-Friction_Mr | +-C | | +-w | +-R | | +-w | +-t | +-w +-L | +-i | +-i_L | +-n | | +-v | +-p | | +-v | +-v +-Load_Torque | +-C | | +-w | +-R | | +-w | +-S | +-t | +-w +-Mechanical_Rotational_Reference | +-W | +-w +-Mechanical_Rotational_Reference1 | +-W | +-w +-Motor_Inertia_J | +-I | | +-w | +-t | +-w +-Rotational_Electromechanical_Converter | +-C | | +-w | +-R | | +-w | +-i | +-n | | +-v | +-p | | +-v | +-t | +-v | +-w +-Rotor_ResistanceR | +-i | +-n | | +-v | +-p | | +-v | +-v +-x1_5V +-i +-n | +-v +-p | +-v +-v
Every node that represents an Across, Through, or internal block variable contains series data. To get to the series, you have to specify the complete path to it through the tree, starting with the top-level variable name. For example, to get a handle on the series representing the angular velocity of the motor, type:
s1 = simlog.Rotational_Electromechanical_Converter.R.w.series;
From here, you can access the values and time vectors for the series and analyze them.
You do not have to isolate series data to plot its values against time, or against another series. For example, to see how the motor speed (in revolutions per minute) changes with time, type:
Compare this figure to the RPM scope display in the Permanent Magnet DC Motor example. The results are exactly the same.
To plot the motor torque against its angular velocity, in
add descriptive axis names, type:
plotxy(simlog.Rotational_Electromechanical_Converter.R.w,simlog.Motor_Inertia_J.t,... 'xunit','rpm','xname','Angular velocity','yname','Torque')