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Using a wind turbine blade as an example, this article describes a semi-automated way to create complex 3D mechanical structures using MATLAB and the General Extrusion shape in SimMechanics.
Nov 2013
This paper discusses the modeling and simulation of a hovercraft for developing a motion control system. The model will be used to evaluate the controller’s performance before the fully-integrated hardware is available.
Nov 2013
A fully automated MCL modeled in Simulink and Simscape enables researchers to accurately simulate cardiac conditions and dynamics to evaluate the performance of cardiac assist devices.
Nov 2013
This paper describes the start of the quadrotor design and development process using Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink in the transition from CAD data to a full dynamic model.
Oct 2013
Engineers and scientists connect MATLAB and Simulink to FPGAs, microprocessors, cameras, instruments, and other hardware to design, test, and verify systems that combine hardware and software components.
Oct 2013
This article describes a workflow for creating a permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) plant model using MATLAB® and Simulink® and commonly available lab equipment.
Sep 2013
A novel combination of the extended Kalman filter (EKF) algorithm, a two-RC-block equivalent circuit, and the coulomb counting method facilitates runtime SOC evaluation for commercial high-power LFP cells.
Apr 2013
Use a layered approach to break the parameter estimation problem into a subset of data and parameter values so that the optimizer can focus on a specific problem.
Apr 2013
Using Simulink, BPG engineers can simulate aspects of the Uno dicycle that would be too costly, dangerous, or time-consuming to experiment with on the actual hardware.
Jan 2013
Designing a control system for wind turbines with blade-pitch and power-electronic control, and optimizing parameter tuning for different electromechanical control functions.
Jun 2012
A challenging controls project gives many students the skills of seasoned engineers well before they graduate.
Feb 2012
By using Model-Based Design with Simulink, the team created a novel pump design and reduced development time by 50%.
Jan 2012
Model-Based Design enables Hugo Petersen to cut costs and reduce development time by a factor of 5 to 10.
Jan 2012
With accurate vehicle simulation models enable engineers to quantitatively determine the optimal tradeoff between the conflicting demands of vehicle performance and fuel economy.
Nov 2011
Amimon's Wireless Home Digital Interface technology enables 1080p frames to be sent 60 times per second through walls to a device 100 feet away.
Oct 2011
Use simulation to design and verify complex control strategies in a model—then reuse the model to automatically generate IEC 61131 structured text to program the PLC for deployment.
Oct 2011
Balance speed and accuracy by using Simscape to configure your model for real- time simulation.
Oct 2011
Modeling and simulation enable controls engineers to safely and cost-effectively optimize plant control systems, refine the control architecture, and tune individual loop performance.
Jul 2010
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is leading a worldwide team whose mission is to develop a prosthetic that enables the wearer to move with the speed, dexterity, and force of a real arm and perceive pressure, force, & temperature.
Nov 2009
This paper uses a hydromechanical actuator as an example to illustrate techniques for modeling, optimizing, and testing plant models in MATLAB® and Simulink®. High-performance computing clusters are used to speed up Monte Carlo techniques.
Aug 2008
This article describes methods for modeling and simulating continuous and hybrid continuous-locking mechanical friction using Simulink, Simscape, SimDriveline, and SimMechanics. It is co-authored by Caterpillar and The MathWorks.
May 2008
Researchers at the University of Michigan–Dearborn study the feasibility of using plug-in series hybrid technology to extend the range of electric vehicles.
Apr 2007

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