When an uncertain model has multiple uncertain elements, you can sample a subset of them, allowing other elements to remain uncertain. You can also generate sample grids by sampling multiple elements independently. For instance, consider a mass-spring-damper system with uncertain mass *m*, damping constant *c*, and spring constant *k*. The system has the following transfer function:

$\mathit{A}\left(\mathit{s}\right)=\frac{1}{\mathit{m}{\mathit{s}}^{2}+\mathit{cs}+\mathit{k}}$.

Create an uncertain state-space model representing the mass-spring-damper system, using `ureal`

parameters for the three uncertain coefficients.

Uncertain continuous-time state-space model with 1 outputs, 1 inputs, 2 states.
The model uncertainty consists of the following blocks:
c: Uncertain real, nominal = 1, variability = [-20,20]%, 1 occurrences
k: Uncertain real, nominal = 2, variability = [-30,30]%, 1 occurrences
m: Uncertain real, nominal = 3, variability = [-40,40]%, 1 occurrences
Type "A.NominalValue" to see the nominal value and "A.Uncertainty" to interact with the uncertain elements.

First, sample the model at five values of the mass `m`

.

5x1 array of uncertain continuous-time state-space models.
Each model has 1 outputs, 1 inputs, 2 states, and the following uncertain blocks:
c: Uncertain real, nominal = 1, variability = [-20,20]%, 1 occurrences
k: Uncertain real, nominal = 2, variability = [-30,30]%, 1 occurrences
Type "B1.NominalValue" to see the nominal value and "B1.Uncertainty" to interact with the uncertain elements.

`B1`

is an array of five models, sampled at each of five values of `m`

. The models in `B1`

no longer contain the uncertain element `m`

, which has been sampled away. However, because you have not sampled `c`

and `k`

, the models in `B1`

still contain those uncertain parameters. The randomly generated values of `m`

are returned in `SampleValues1`

, which is an array of five structures with a single field, m. All values fall within the specified uncertainty range of `m`

.

SampleValues1=*5×1 struct array with fields:*
m

Next, sample at five values of `m`

and `c`

, or five randomly chosen `(m,c)`

pairs. To do so, specify both elements in the same `Names`

argument. This time, `k`

is the only remaining uncertain parameter in the resulting models.

5x1 array of uncertain continuous-time state-space models.
Each model has 1 outputs, 1 inputs, 2 states, and the following uncertain blocks:
k: Uncertain real, nominal = 2, variability = [-30,30]%, 1 occurrences
Type "B2.NominalValue" to see the nominal value and "B2.Uncertainty" to interact with the uncertain elements.

`B2`

is also an array of five models, one at each of the randomly chosen `(m,c)`

pairs. The structure array `SampleValues2`

also contains five entries, the corresponding values of `m`

and `c`

.

SampleValues2=*5×1 struct array with fields:*
c
m

Now, instead of sampling `(m,c)`

pairs, let `m`

and `c`

vary independently. Sample at five values of `m`

and three values of `c`

.

5x3 array of uncertain continuous-time state-space models.
Each model has 1 outputs, 1 inputs, 2 states, and the following uncertain blocks:
k: Uncertain real, nominal = 2, variability = [-30,30]%, 1 occurrences
Type "B3.NominalValue" to see the nominal value and "B3.Uncertainty" to interact with the uncertain elements.

This time, `usample`

creates a grid of values `(mi,cj)`

, the five random `m`

values paired with each of the three random `c`

values. Therefore, `B3`

is a 5-by-3 array of models. Each entry `SampleValues3(i,j)`

in the structure array contains the corresponding values `(mi,cj)`

.

SampleValues3=*5×3 struct array with fields:*
c
m

Examine the sample values to see the independent variation of m and c. For instance, `SampleValues3(1,1)`

and `SampleValues3(1,3)`

have the same `m`

but different `c`

, while `SampleValues3(1,3)`

and `SampleValues3(2,3)`

have the same `c`

but different `m`

.

ans = *struct with fields:*
c: 1.0623
m: 2.1405

ans = *struct with fields:*
c: 1.1397
m: 2.1405

ans = *struct with fields:*
c: 1.1397
m: 2.8122

Finally, if you sample all three uncertain parameters, the result is an array of numeric (non-uncertain) state-space models. For instance, sample at a three-dimensional grid of five `m`

values, three `c`

values, and two `k`

values.

5x3x2 array of state-space models.
Each model has 1 outputs, 1 inputs, and 2 states.