Power Systems Analysis and Design Using MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape

Design and simulate electric grids and transportation systems

Grid modernization and electric transportation are driving investment and innovation in power systems analysis and design. MATLAB®, Simulink®, and Simscape™ offer solutions for physical modeling, control, and real-time simulation, which help engineers develop next generation electrical systems across land, sea, and air.

“MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape Electrical enable mechanical, power, and controls engineers to work together using the same tools, which helps in a multidisciplinary environment like ours.”

Ben Schenkman, Sandia National Laboratories

Using MATLAB for Power Systems Analysis and Design

Microgrid Power System Analysis and Design

Perform power systems analysis and design of microgrid systems and other physical assets using Simscape Electrical™ and develop control and management strategies using Simulink. Explore system operations by running simulation scenarios in parallel with just a few lines of code.

Electric Vehicle System Design

Power systems analysis and design covers system-level aspects of hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric vehicles. With Model-Based Design, you can simulate the physical system and associated control and management systems to perform electric powertrain architecture trade-off studies and to size key components such as the battery pack and traction motor. You can optimize the design at the system level to maximize system efficiency while maintaining all components within appropriate operational ranges.

Electric Aircraft Power System Design

Power systems analysis and design in aircraft spans more-electric, hybrid-electric, and all-electric system architectures. Develop fit-for-purpose physical simulations using Simscape that range from flight-cycle evaluation to power-electronic switching. Include energy storage and management systems, and seamlessly move from desktop to real-time simulation.

Electric Ship Power System Design

Vary the fidelity of your model as technology readiness evolves. Evaluate multiple scenarios using Simscape ranging from energy flows during ship maneuvers to the impact of power converters on fault response. Explore different electrical technology options through power systems analysis and design and include thermal response and thermal cooling in your system models. Seamlessly move from desktop to real-time simulation.

Energy Management Systems

Energy Management Systems for home, building, factory, and community are an important part of the trend to develop smarter systems. These systems provide improved energy system planning, dispatch, resilience, and operation through consideration of system-level control rather than isolated control of individual units.

With MATLAB, Simulink, and Simscape, you can develop energy management systems that combine prediction/forecasting and optimization techniques, and provide data access, data analytics, development, and deployment for:

  • Electric demand and generation forecasting
  • Electrical system modeling and simulation
  • Operation and planning optimization
  • Trade-off analysis
  • Embedded system and/or enterprise of cloud environments