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Simscape Multibody

Model and simulate multibody mechanical systems

Simscape™ Multibody™ provides a multibody simulation environment for 3D mechanical systems, such as robots, vehicle suspensions, construction equipment, and aircraft landing gear. You can model multibody systems using blocks representing bodies, joints, constraints, force elements, and sensors. Simscape Multibody formulates and solves the equations of motion for the complete mechanical system. You can import complete CAD assemblies, including all masses, inertias, joints, constraints, and 3D geometry, into your model. An automatically generated 3D animation lets you visualize the system dynamics.

Simscape Multibody helps you develop control systems and test system-level performance. You can parameterize your models using MATLAB® variables and expressions, and design control systems for your multibody system in Simulink®. You can integrate hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, and other physical systems into your model using components from the Simscape family of products. To deploy your models to other simulation environments, including hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) systems, Simscape Multibody supports C-code generation.

Getting Started

Learn the basics of Simscape Multibody

Multibody Modeling

Model bodies, assemble them using joints and constraints, specify and sense dynamic quantities of interest

Simulation and Visualization

Run a simulation, visualize a model and its motion, and record an animation video

Model Import

Import CAD and URDF multibody models into the Simscape Multibody environment

Deployment

Prepare a model for deployment

Simscape Multibody First Generation

Create and maintain Simscape Multibody First Generation models

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