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Engines & Motors

Engines and motors as sources of driveline motion

The Simscape™ Driveline™ Engines & Motors library provides blocks for combustion-engine modeling. You can model a single-cylinder spark-ignition and diesel engines, or a reciprocating engine that contains multiple cylinders. You can also model just the piston mechanism of a combustion engine using the Piston block.

Simscape Blocks

Motor & DriveGeneric motor and drive with closed-loop torque control
Generic EngineInternal combustion engine with throttle and rotational inertia and time lag
PistonPiston mechanism of reciprocating combustion engine
Piston EngineReciprocating combustion engine with variable number of pistons
PropellerPropeller that converts torque into thrust
Spark Ignition EngineNaturally aspirated spark ignition engine

Engine Sublibrary

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Air IntakeCombustion cylinder air supply intake
CrankshaftCombustion engine crankshaft that connects to one or more pistons
Exhaust Manifold ThermalThermodynamics of combustion engine exhaust manifold
Ignition TriggerTrigger system for spark-ignited combustion engine
SI Combustion CylinderSpark-ignited, four-stroke internal combustion cylinder


Troubleshoot Engine Issues

Learn how to solve motion issues in engine-driven systems.