1 ) What is SIMULINK?
SIMULINK is a program with graphical programming facilities for simulatingdynamic systems.As an extension to MATLAB, SIMULINK adds many features specific todynamicsystems while retaining of MATLAB¶s general purpose functionality. For examplecomplex systems containing also nonlinearities can be built and analysed easily.A short introduction is given here. For more details we refer to the help functionandthe SIMULINK documentation.SIMULINK has two phases of use, model definition and model analysis. First amodel has to be defined or a previously defined model is recalled. Then thatmodel isanalysed.To facilitate model definition SIMULINK adds a new class of windows called
windows. In these windows models are created and edited by mousedrivencommands.After having defined a model, we can analyze it either by choosing options fromtheSIMULINK menus or by entering commands in MATLAB¶s commandwindow. The progress of a simulation can be viewed while the simulation is running, and thefinalresults can be made available in MATLAB workspace when a simulation iscomplete.