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Vehicle Dynamics for use with MATLAB/Simulink (VDMS) is MRA's newest
comprehensive vehicle simulation program. VDMS shares equations of motion and
other core code with MRA's VDS, MMM and LTS programs (benefitting from 30+
years of development and validation) while allowing the user to work in the
popular MATLAB and Simulink environment.
Core program code is shared via use of compiled Simulink S-functions. The
balance of the model is programmed in regular Simulink blocks (open,
self-documenting source code). Thus, VDMS is an excellent tool for the
development of user-specific features, in particular, the addition of active
control elements. VDMS can be compiled for real-time or hardware-in-the-loop
VDMS is run from the MATLAB command line and over 50 pre-programmed and
user-definable plots are available from a GUI. The entire output (over 200
variables) is saved to the MATLAB workspace for further processing and
plotting. VDMS can be run with both USCS (English) and SI (Metric) units.
MATLAB 6.0 (or later) and Simulink 4.0 (or later), available from The MathWorks,
Inc., are required to run VDMS. MATLAB® and Simulink® are
registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc. Visit
The MathWorks website for more information on MATLAB and
Simulink. VDMS is a part of
The Mathworks Connections Program.
A working knowledge of MATLAB is required to use VDMS. Knowledge of Simulink is
not required unless the user wishes to modify or add their own blocks (code) to
Purchase of a VDMS license includes the VDMS program for use with
MATLAB/Simulink, the GUI plotter, sample data files, a full day of training at
MRA, a 100+ page User's Manual and support by MRA. MRA's intent is to ensure
that the purchaser can take full advantage of the simulation.
Follow the links below to take a tour of VDMS.
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