MATLAB Simulink - Hydraulic Windlass System

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Nikolas Nikolas
Nikolas Nikolas on 20 Feb 2011
I am trying to simulate an ideal hydraulic windlass system which lifts a load.
The problem is that I do not know how to simulate the load which will be connected to the windlass (wheel and axle) and to see if the windlass is capable of lifting the load.
Any ideas?
(I'm a new user so if you know any relative example/tutorial in MATLAB Simulink help that I haven't found yet please let me know)
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Arnaud Miege
Arnaud Miege on 1 Mar 2011
Are you using just Simulink or any of the physical modelling tools like SimHydraulics or SimMechanics?

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Seth Popinchalk
Seth Popinchalk on 7 Mar 2011
Start by looking at the forces on your system and the equations that define the motion. For a mass, you can probably approximate a point mass with the forces of gravity and the hydraulic windlass system. From those equations, implement them as ODEs by building them up with blocks.
Follow the steps drescribed in How to draw ODEs in Simulink

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