This example shows how you can access and analyze information on zero crossings during
simulation. By default, the zero-crossing data is not logged. If you select the Log
simulation statistics check box, the simulation log variable contains an
SimulationStatistics node for each block that can produce zero
crossings, at the price of slower simulation speed and heavier memory consumption.
Open the Mechanical System with Translational Hard Stop example model by typing
ssc_mechanical_system_translational_hardstop in the MATLAB® Command Window.
Open the Configuration Parameters dialog box and then, in the left pane, select
Simscape. You can see that this example model already has data
logging for the whole model enabled, as well as simulation statistics, and that the
workspace variable name is
Simulate the model. This creates a workspace variable named
simlog_ssc_mechanical_system_translational_hardstop (as specified by
the Workspace variable name parameter), which contains the simulation
data. Because you selected the Log simulation statistics check box,
the workspace variable contains additional nodes that represent zero-crossing data.
simlog variable has the same hierarchy as the model. To see the
whole variable structure, at the command prompt, type:
This command prints the whole data tree.
ssc_mechanical_system_translational_hardstop +-Damper_M1 | +-C | | +-v | +-R | | +-v | +-f | +-v +-Damper_M2 | +-C | | +-v | +-R | | +-v | +-f | +-v +-MTRef_DM1 | +-V | +-v +-MTRef_DM2 | +-V | +-v +-MTRef_VS | +-V | +-v +-Mass_1 | +-M | | +-v | +-f | +-v +-Mass_2 | +-M | | +-v | +-f | +-v +-Sensor_M1 | +-Ideal_Translational_Motion_Sensor | | +-C | | | +-v | | +-P | | +-R | | | +-v | | +-V | | +-f | | +-v | | +-x | +-MTRef | | +-V | | +-v | +-PS_Terminator | | +-I | +-PS_Terminator1 | +-I +-Sensor_M2 | +-Ideal_Translational_Motion_Sensor | | +-C | | | +-v | | +-P | | +-R | | | +-v | | +-V | | +-f | | +-v | | +-x | +-MTRef | +-V | +-v +-Spring_M1 | +-C | | +-v | +-R | | +-v | +-f | +-v | +-x +-Translational_Hard_Stop | +-C | | +-v | +-R | | +-v | +-SimulationStatistics | | +-zc_1 | | | +-crossings | | | +-values | | +-zc_2 | | +-crossings | | +-values | +-f | +-v | +-x +-Velocity_Source +-C | +-v +-R | +-v +-S +-f +-v
Translational_Hard_Stop node, there is a node called
SimulationStatistics, which contains zero-crossing information. This
means that Translational Hard Stop is the only block in the
model that can generate zero-crossings during simulation.