Get Started with Simscape
Simscape™ enables you to rapidly create models of physical systems within the Simulink® environment. With Simscape you build physical component models based on physical connections that directly integrate with block diagrams and other modeling paradigms. You model systems such as electric motors, bridge rectifiers, hydraulic actuators, and refrigeration systems by assembling fundamental components into a schematic. Simscape add-on products provide more complex components and analysis capabilities.
Simscape helps you develop control systems and test system-level performance. You can create custom component models using the MATLAB® based Simscape language, which enables text-based authoring of physical modeling components, domains, and libraries. You can parameterize your models using MATLAB variables and expressions, and design control systems for your physical system in Simulink. To deploy your models to other simulation environments, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, Simscape supports C-code generation.
- Essential Steps for Constructing a Physical Model
This example contains the basic workflow and detailed instructions for building and simulating a simple physical model.
- Evaluating Performance of a DC Motor
This example shows how to simulate systems that span electrical and mechanical domains.
About Physical Modeling and Simulation
- Simscape Block Libraries
Overview of the library structure.
- Basic Principles of Modeling Physical Networks
Describes concepts behind the Physical Network approach, Through and Across variables, and physical connections.
- How Simscape Models Represent Physical Systems
Explains how Simscape physical networks are represented mathematically.
- How Simscape Simulation Works
Explains how Simscape software validates and simulates a model.