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.txt file to get started.
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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.
Since the R2018b version, the eVTOL examples are added. Please find the model in the folder "Electric_Aircraft_Simscape_R18b/Airtaxi_VTOL".
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?
Added R2019a version.
Added VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Land) model with general parameterization. Parameter sets similar to Ehang 184 and the Workhorse Surefly are provided.
Added R2018b version.
Added R2018a version. Entire sweep runs faster using Fast Restart, for battery parameters are now run-time parameters.