Introduction to PLECS Blockset

This tutorial video introduces the basic concepts of PLECS Blockset by having the user build up a buck converter circuit in a PLECS Circuit block within a Simulink model. The instructions explain how to use the component libraries to model a system in the PLECS workspace, as well as how to interconnect components and parameterize them. Then a simulation can be run and the resulting are viewed in the PLECS Scope. A further iteration demonstrates that the PLECS environment can be directly interfaced to the Simulink one so that the complete model can be comprised of blocks in both. The user will also learn how to create a subsystem for organizing the model, implement controls for a multi-domain system, and use the Probe block to monitor component signals as an alternative to using meters and sensors.

Many of the concepts shown are also relevant in PLECS Standalone, with two exceptions:

  1. the ability to design and integrate control blocks in Simulink and
  2. PLECS Blockset simulations use Simulink's solvers directly.

For a demonstration of PLECS Standalone, please view the tutorial video "Introduction to PLECS Standalone".