The paper describes the design considerations for a software tool for modelling and simulation of mechatronic systems. The tool is based on a concept enabling the designer to pick component models that match the physical components of the system to be modelled from a block library. Another important feature of the tool is the ability to change the complexity of the simulation model in a simple, powerful and well structured way. This feature makes it simple for the designer to evaluate the influence of including different aspects of the components. The complexity can be changed both on the component level and for the whole model. The library that can be extended by the user contains all the standard components, DC-motors, potentiometers, encoders etc. The library is presently being tested in different projects and the response of these users is being incorporated in the code. The Mechatronic Simulink Library blockset is implemented basing on MATLAB and Simulink and has been used to model several mechatronic systems.
|Title of host publication||Modelling and calibration with mechatronic blockset for Simulink|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||11th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID'97) - Fukuoka, Japan|
Duration: 7 Jul 1997 → 11 Jul 1997
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID'97)|
|Period||07/07/1997 → 11/07/1997|