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Simscape Driveline

Model and simulate rotational and translational mechanical systems

Simscape™ Driveline™ provides component libraries for modeling and simulating rotational and translational mechanical systems. It includes models of worm gears, lead screws, and vehicle components such as engines, tires, transmissions, and torque converters. You can use these components to model the transmission of mechanical power in helicopter drivetrains, industrial machinery, automotive powertrains, and other applications. You can integrate electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other physical systems into your model using components from the Simscape family of products.

Simscape Driveline helps you develop control systems and test system-level performance. You can create custom component models with 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 Driveline supports C-code generation.

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Learn the basics of Simscape Driveline


Example models illustrating specific functionality and applications

Driveline Modeling

Model construction techniques and best practices

Brakes and Detents

Rotational and translational friction and detents that limit, slow, or stop motion


Driveline axes coupled with Coulomb friction

Couplings and Drives

Dynamic transfer of torques and motions

Engines & Motors

Engines and motors as sources of driveline motion


Coupled simple and complex motions

Inertias and Loads

Variable and unbalanced driveline loads


Rotational and translational measurements for driveline components


Random noise and sinusoidal oscillations for translational and rotational systems

Tires and Vehicles

Simple and complex tires, vehicle bodies


Power transmission, gear ratios

Driveline Simulation

Simulation performance, troubleshooting simulation issues

Real-Time Simulation

Simulation performance for real-time deployment