MathWorks introduces `Powertrain Blockset’ for modeling, simulation
The US-based Mathworks, a leading developer of mathematical computing software, has introduced `Powertrain Blockset’ that supports Automotive and Controls Engineers in their powertrain modeling and simulation efforts. It provides fully assembled reference application models of gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and electric powertrains.
Powertrain Blockset includes a component library for simulating engine subsystems, transmission assemblies, traction motors, battery packs, and controllers. It also includes a dynamometer model for virtual testing.
Powertrain Blockset provides a standard model architecture that can be reused throughout the development process. It can be used for design trade-off analysis and component sizing, control parameter optimisation, and hardware-in-the-loop testing. Engineering teams can customise models by parameterising components in a reference application with their own data or by replacing a subsystem with their own model.
“Automotive teams that are deploying model-based design often look for a starting point for building system models and applying these models to design and testing. Developing a system model from the ground up requires significant effort and engineers with specialised skills. With Powertrain Blockset, these engineers can take advantage of a maintained, well-documented, and open set of models that can be customised to their needs,” Wensi Jin, Automotive Industry Manager, MathWorks, said.
Two important research and learning tools of Mathworks are MATLAB and Simulink. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualisation, and numeric computation.
Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries.
MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3500 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.