Hardware prototypes, especially of large-scale multi-physics safety critical industrial systems, are expensive and often only available late in the software-hardware integration process. Additionally, legacy systems can be expensive to take offline for control software upgrades and testing. As a result, many companies are looking into system simulation and hardware-in-the-loop testing to allow more upfront testing and decrease system downtime.
In this webinar, we will show how to leverage MathWorks tools as a development and test environment for large multi-physics machinery. In particular, we will focus on building and optimising a system-level simulation of a Drawworks hoisting system used in the oil/gas industry, including the supervisory controls that would end up on a PLC in the field. The seminar will show how designing with simulation helps minimise time for testing of new safety critical algorithms and improves equipment uptime in the field.