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turn Matlab code involving PDE toolkit into Simscape component

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Giulia Ulpiani
Giulia Ulpiani on 23 Jul 2019
Answered: Kavya Vuriti on 6 Aug 2019
Good morning,
I have a code that depicts the behavior of an SMA material (including thermal and mechanical models, both developed with the PDE toolkit).
Now, since the PDE toolkit has some limitations in terms of 3d geometry when it comes to heat conduction between specifically-shaped solids, I was wondering if I could turn my code into a custom component in Simscape, even though it involves the PDE toolkit...
Is it possible? Any suggestion on how to integrate the code?
Thank you very much,

Answers (1)

Kavya Vuriti
Kavya Vuriti on 6 Aug 2019
If the existing domains in the Simscape doesn’t support the required functionality, you can try defining a new physical domain in Simscape environment and can write a component file in .ssc format and then create a Simulink custom component using the component file.
Another possible workaround could be creating a MATLAB Function block which integrates a MATLAB code with simulink block and use a SP-Simulink Converter block to convert the Simulink signal to physical signal if you intend to use it in Simscape.
Refer the following link for more information on creating custom Simscape blocks:

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