The Virtual Engines simulation and the MATLAB model communicate directly on a time step basis allowing:
The co-simulation process has been designed to allow maximum flexibility. The MATLAB environment can be used for a variety of purposes including:
Coupling of the Virtual Engines and MATLAB environments is supported through the Virtual Engines Design interface. Sensors are defined within the engine model that can be connected as inputs to the MATLAB workspace. Actuators are defined in a similar manner to Sensors and can be connected as outputs from the MATLAB model.
During co-simulation, the full functionality of the MATLAB workspace and debugger are available to troubleshoot model design and monitor simulation progress.