Simscape™ Fluids™ 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.
Open a model template and the block library from the MATLAB command prompt.
Use Thermal Liquid blocks to model a simple fluid transport system.
Use Hydraulics blocks to model a simple isothermal liquid actuation system.
Learn about the libraries and applications of Simscape Fluids software.
Learn how Simscape Fluids models use blocks, ports, and lines to represent fluid systems.
Learn how to select a fluid or specify its properties in gas, hydraulic, and thermal liquid networks.
Learn about solver selection, simulation accuracy-speed tradeoffs, and simulation issues that can arise in Hydraulic networks.