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Introduction to Simulink October 31, 2008
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What is Simulink? An extension to Matlab that allows: the building of models of dynamical systems using block diagram notation Dynamical systems Systems which are changing with time Typically in some small scale way Described by differential or difference equations
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Simulink and Dynamical Systems Generally, simulink allows simple block- diagram models of differential equations.
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Advantages of Simulink Ease of development This is a very visual method of programming Some students prefer simulink, while some will prefer traditional code structures The problem is also important; time-dependant problems are more suited to simulink
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Block Diagrams Block diagrams may look similar to flow charts, but are quite different In a flow chart, only one “block” is actually active at each time In a block diagram all blocks can be active at once the diagram merely describes the relationship between the blocks/processes
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