MathWorks Introduces Powertrain Blockset

mathworks_logoNATICK, MA, Nov 16, 2016 – MathWorks announced Powertrain Blockset, a new product that supports automotive and controls engineers in their powertrain modeling and simulation efforts. Powertrain Blockset provides fully assembled reference application models of gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and electric powertrains. It includes a component library for simulating engine subsystems, transmission assemblies, traction motors, battery packs, and controllers. Powertrain Blockset also includes a dynamometer model for virtual testing.

This engine model is one of over 40 blocks in the new Powertrain Blockset library.

This engine model is one of over 40 blocks in the new Powertrain Blockset library.

Powertrain Blockset provides a standard model architecture that can be reused throughout the development process. It can be used for design trade off analysis and component sizing, control parameter optimization, and hardware-in-the-loop testing. Engineering teams can customize models by parameterizing components in a reference application with their own data or by replacing a subsystem with their own model.

“Automotive teams that are deploying Model-Based Design often look for a starting point for building system models and applying these models to design and testing. Developing a system model from the ground up requires significant effort and engineers with specialized skills,” said Wensi Jin, automotive industry manager, MathWorks. “With Powertrain Blockset, these engineers can take advantage of a maintained, well-documented, and open set of models that can be customized to their needs.”

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About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design for multi domain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 3500 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, MA, USA.

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