Electric Aircraft (VTOL) Battery Pack Model with Simscape™

Model a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and explore battery pack design using simulation.
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Updated 18 Dec 2023

Electric Aircraft (VTOL) Battery Pack Model with Simscape™

Copyright 2022 The MathWorks, Inc.

This example models an vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and explores the workflow of designing the battery pack.

  • Batteries, motors, and propellers are integrated to model the aircraft
  • Parallel simulations are used to identify battery energy density requirements
  • Manufacturer-specific parameters characterize the battery cell model.
  • Loadcases of battery current are determined from mission simulations.
  • Battery pack architectures are assembled using MATLAB commands.
  • Thermal requirements are determined by setting target temperature gradients.
  • Cooling plate designs are explored at the module and pack level.

Open the project file Airtaxi_VTOL.prj to get started.

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Main Aircraft Model

Chassis and Propeller

Design Space: Battery Capacity and Payload

Battery Pack Configuration

Battery Pack Model

Battery Pack Temperature Gradient

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Cite As

Steve Miller (2024). Electric Aircraft (VTOL) Battery Pack Model with Simscape™ (https://github.com/simscape/Aircraft-VTOL-Battery-Pack-Simscape/releases/tag/23.2.1.3), GitHub. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2023b
Compatible with R2022b to R2023b
Platform Compatibility
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Libraries

Models/Propeller

Models/Test_Loadcases

Models/Test_Loadcases/Overview/html

Overview/html

Scripts_Data

Scripts_Data/Cell_Param

Workflow/Pack_Builder

Workflow/Pack_Builder/html

Workflow/Testing

Version Published Release Notes
23.2.1.3

See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/simscape/Aircraft-VTOL-Battery-Pack-Simscape/releases/tag/23.2.1.3

23.1.1.1

See release notes for this release on GitHub: https://github.com/simscape/Aircraft-VTOL-Battery-Pack-Simscape/releases/tag/23.1.1.1

22.2.1.0

To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.
To view or report issues in this GitHub add-on, visit the GitHub Repository.