This file contains a model of a backhoe arm built using Simscape. The hydraulic actuation system, including pump, valves, and hydraulic cylinders, actuates the arm and bucket. The three-dimensional mechanical system is modeled, including the arm joints and bucket linkage. Examples in this submission show how to model custom hydraulic valves, tune controller and physical system parameters, and generate C code from the entire model.
Please read the README.md file to get started.
Use the "Download from GitHub" button above to get files compatible with the latest release of MATLAB.
Use the links below to get files compatible with earlier releases of MATLAB.
For R2020b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/220.127.116.11.zip
For R2020a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/18.104.22.168.zip
For R2019b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/22.214.171.124.zip
For R2019a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/126.96.36.199.zip
For R2018b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/188.8.131.52.zip
For R2018a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/184.108.40.206.zip
For R2017b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/220.127.116.11.zip
For R2017a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/18.104.22.168.zip
For R2016a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/22.214.171.124.zip
For R2014a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/126.96.36.199.zip
For R2013a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/archive/188.8.131.52.zip
Try this free, hands-on tutorial to learn how to use Simscape:
See an overview of this model in this video (5 min):
Find other Simscape examples by searching posts for the keyword "physical modeling"
Learn more about MathWorks Simscape Products:
Steve Miller (2021). Backhoe Model in Simscape (https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Backhoe-Arm/releases/tag/184.108.40.206), GitHub. Retrieved .
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