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Electric Aircraft Model in Simscape

version 20.2.3.2 (5.41 MB) by Steve Miller
Electric and hybrid electric aircraft models for component sizing

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Updated 10 Oct 2020

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These example models enable you to use simulation to evaluate electric and hybrid electric aircraft architectures against design criteria such as flight range and flight duration. The models are parameterized so that you can modify many aspects of the design. MATLAB code automates parameter sweeps of battery size and payload. Using these models of electric aircraft in Simulink, you can rapidly explore the design space to identify ranges that meet system requirements. Models include a fixed wing and a VTOL aircraft in separate folders.

Please read the README.md file to get started.

Use the "Download from GitHub" button to get files compatible with the current release of MATLAB.
Use the links below to get files compatible with earlier releases of MATLAB.

For R2020a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Air-Taxi/archive/20.1.3.1.zip
For R2019b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Air-Taxi/archive/19.2.3.0.zip
For R2019a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Air-Taxi/archive/19.1.2.1.zip
For R2018b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Air-Taxi/archive/18.2.2.0.zip
For R2018a: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Air-Taxi/archive/18.1.1.1.zip
For R2017b: https://github.com/mathworks/Simscape-Air-Taxi/archive/17.2.1.0.zip

See how to model a mechatronic system in Simscape (4 min):
http://www.mathworks.com/videos/modeling-a-mechatronic-system-68829.html

Learn about modeling actuation systems, including custom components using Simscape language:
https://www.mathworks.com/videos/mechatronic-simulation-with-simelectronics-81946.html

Find other Simscape examples by searching posts for the keyword "physical modeling"
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/?term=%22physical+modeling%22

Learn more about MathWorks Simscape Products:
http://www.mathworks.com/physical-modeling/

Cite As

Zhao Wang, Steve Miller (2018). Electric Aircraft Model in Simscape (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/64991), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved November 14, 2018.

Comments and Ratings (5)

Yusuke Ishida

Zhao Wang

Hi Carl,
Since the R2018b version, the eVTOL examples are added. Please find the model in the folder "Electric_Aircraft_Simscape_R18b/Airtaxi_VTOL".

Carl Khalife

Hey Steve!

Great job on creating the model and thanks for making it available ton MathWorks! I am able to run the program for electric aircraft but can't find the options for eVTOL fleets. Any advice on how to integrate eVTOL fleets to the model?

Carl Khalife

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2020b
Compatible with R2017b to R2020b
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