Adams/Controls (ADM711)

You will learn how to connect your Adams models to control systems developed in MATLAB or Easy5. Techniques for combining linear, nonlinear, continuous, and sampled control systems with your Adams model will be presented, along with tutorials. Converting your MATLAB or Easy5 model into a native Adams entity via Control System Import to run the combined model completely within Adams will also be discussed. Other topics presented in the course include an overview of all System Elements, including State Variables, Differential Equations, Linear State Equations, and General State Equations to develop models (e.g, control systems) supplemental to your mechanical model.

Topics

  • Adams/Controls terminology
  • Defining inputs/outputs for Adams models to tie to controls
  • Adams Interface elements provided by Adams/Controls for MATLAB, and Easy5
  • Function evaluation mode and cosimulation mode
  • Interactive and batch mode simulations
  • Using initialization commands
  • Control system examples with differential equations, transfer functions, linear state equations, and general state equations
  • Examples using Control System Import with Easy5 and MATLAB

Prerequisites

Basic Adams Full Simulation Course or equivalent experience with Adams and MATLAB – Simulink, or EASY5 experience preferred