Version 2.5, part of Release 2018b, includes the following enhancements:

  • 3-Zone Pipe (2P) Block: Model pipes containing liquid, vapor, and liquid-vapor mixtures
  • Receiver Accumulator (2P) Block: Model chambers containing liquid and vapor volumes
  • Air Muscle Actuator (G) Block: Model actuators driven by pneumatic bladder
  • Gas Valve Blocks: Model directional, flow-control, and pressure-control valves in pneumatic systems
  • Thermal Liquid Properties (TL) Block: Select predefined fluid properties for diesel fuel and jet fuel

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.4, part of Release 2018a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Orifice ISO 6358 (G) and Variable Orifice ISO 6358 (G) Blocks: Model flow restrictions per ISO standard
  • Centrifugal Pump (TL) Block: Model centrifugal pump with thermal liquid working fluid
  • Thermal Liquid Properties (TL) Block: Select predefined fluid properties for thermal liquid network
  • Pipe (TL) Block with Operating Point Parameterization: Specify pipe pressure drop and temperature differential based on operating point
  • Directional Valves (TL) with Operating Point Parameterization: Specify mass flow rate based on opening and pressure drop

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.3, part of Release 2017b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Variable-Displacement Motor (TL) and Variable-Displacement Pump (TL) Blocks: Model motors and pumps with variable displacement
  • Thermal Liquid Pumps and Motors with Variable Losses and Efficiencies: Specify loss or efficiency as tabulated data or input signals
  • Tank (G-TL) Block: Model tanks with both thermal liquid and gas inlets
  • Simple Heat Exchanger Blocks: Model heat transfer between gas networks or gas and liquid networks using the specific dissipation method
  • Pipe (TL) Block with Variable Elevation: Specify pipe elevation drop that varies during simulation

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.2, part of Release 2017a, includes the following enhancements:

  • Characteristic Curve Visualization: View the performance, efficiency, and loss curves for hydraulic pump and motor blocks
  • Multi-Fluid Actuators: Model power generation using multiple working fluids
  • Hydraulic Directional Valves with Asymmetric Port Areas: Specify unique area characteristics for each port
  • Run-Time Parameters: Speed up simulation tasks and modify component parameter values without regenerating C code

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.1, part of Release 2016b, includes the following enhancements:

  • Numerical Enhancements in Hydraulic Pump and Motor Blocks: Transition robustly between pumping and motoring regimes
  • Loss Parameterizations in Hydraulic Pump and Motor Blocks: Specify variable losses and efficiencies using physical signals or lookup tables
  • Interface (TL-IL) Block: Connect thermal liquid and isothermal liquid networks
  • Mass Flow Rate Measurements: Log and sense mass flow rates through pump and motor blocks

See the Release Notes for details.

Version 2.0, part of Release 2016a, includes the following enhancements:

  • SimHydraulics renamed to Simscape Fluids
  • Thermal Liquid Library: Model systems containing liquids whose properties vary with temperature

See the Release Notes for details.