Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation of an Electro-Hydraulic Implement System 2006-01-3490
The need to meet new regulatory requirements as well as customer expectations in terms of machine productivity, safety, maintenance and uptime, is driving a significant transformation from conventional hydraulic and mechanical systems to electro-hydraulic systems in the earth-moving and agricultural equipment industry. The ability to model and simulate such systems plays a key role in this transformation by allowing manufacturers to test whether the system meets requirements using virtual prototypes rather than physical prototypes. Modeling the electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic domains in the same modeling environment can significantly improve the product development process of such machines. This paper illustrates those benefits using the example of an electro-hydraulic implement system.