Wheel Loader Design with Simscape

Design a wheel loader with Simscape, including sizing CVT components, driving on uneven terrain, and lifting different implements.
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Updated 10 May 2024

Wheel Loader Design with Simscape™

This repository contains models and code to help engineers model and simulate wheel loaders. A set of examples shows how to design a power-split hydromechanical CVT (continuously variable transmission), test driveline designs, and determine requirements for linkage actuators.

  • Early-stage physical design is supported by parameterized models of the transmission, driveline, and chassis, useful before CAD is ready
  • Design tradeoffs are explored using optimization algorithms, which are used to find gear ratios that achieve desired speed ranges
  • Interactive workflows are shown using MATLAB® Apps to explore designs
  • Integrated testing of physical system and controller is supported by a hydromechanical model of the CVT, powertrain, and linkage.
  • Exploration of electrical technology is enabled with an electrical CVT model.
  • Surface terrain definition is shown by extracting point clouds from STL geometry.
  • Tire profile definition is shown by extracting point clouds from STL geometry.

Open the project file Wheel_Loader_Simscape.prj to get started.

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Wheel Loader Animation Clip

Model of Wheel Loader with Configurable Powertrain and Implement

Wheel Loader Subsystems

Wheel Loader Electrical CVT

Wheel Loader Hydrostatic CVT

Wheel Loader Power Split Hydromechanical CVT

Wheel Loader Chassis, Driveline, and Implement

MATLAB App for Exploring CVT Design

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Cite As

Steve Miller (2024). Wheel Loader Design with Simscape (https://github.com/simscape/Wheel-Loader-Simscape/releases/tag/24.1.1.2), GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2023b
Compatible with R2023b
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes
24.1.1.2

See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/simscape/Wheel-Loader-Simscape/releases/tag/24.1.1.2

23.2.1.0

To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.
To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.