Simscape Fluids™ (formerly SimHydraulics®) provides component libraries for modeling and simulating fluid systems. It includes models of hydraulic pumps, valves, actuators, pipelines, and heat exchangers. You can use these components to develop fluid power systems such as front-loader, power steering, and landing gear actuation systems. Simscape Fluids also enables you to develop engine cooling, gearbox lubrication, and fuel supply systems. You can integrate mechanical, electrical, thermal, and other physical systems into your model using components from the Simscape™ family of products.
Simscape Fluids 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 hydraulic system in Simulink®. To deploy models to other simulation environments, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, Simscape Fluids supports C-code generation.
Model actuation systems in construction equipment, production machinery, and aerospace applications. Evaluate thermal effects and design control algorithms.
Heating and Cooling
Model thermal management systems for batteries, vehicles, buildings, and other applications. Evaluate system architecture and refine component-level requirements.
Model fluid transportation in fuel tanks, supply networks, lubrication assemblies, and other systems. Automate tests under expected and abnormal operating conditions.
Minimize losses, equipment downtime, and costs by creating algorithms that predict component failure. Model failed components, such as leaking seals or blocked orifices.
Verify system behavior under conditions that cannot be easily tested with hardware prototypes. Run sets of tests in parallel on a multicore workstation or a cluster.
Convert your Simscape model to C code to test control algorithms. Run HIL tests on dSPACE®, Speedgoat, OPAL-RT, and other real-time systems before performing physical tests.
Test integration of electrical, thermal, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems in a single environment. Identify integration issues and optimize system-level performance.
MATLAB and Simulink
Use MATLAB to automate tasks such as model assembly, testing, and post-processing. Use Simulink to integrate control algorithms and hardware design in a single environment.
From Research To Production
Simscape models help you refine requirements, design control systems, test embedded controllers, and support in-service operation as a digital twin.
“It was technically impossible for us to build a full-scale hydraulic system model to run in real time without Simulink, Simscape, and Simulink Real-Time. Our simulator enables us to test new concepts for construction equipment, tune parameters, reduce lead times, and minimize issues in the field.”Jae Yong Lee, Volvo Construction Equipment
Are You a Student?
Your school may already provide access to MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products through a campus-wide license.