Scilab Home page | Wiki | Bug tracker | Forge | Mailing list archives | ATOMS | File exchange
Please login or create an account
Change language to: English - Português - Русский - 日本語

Please note that the recommended version of Scilab is 6.0.0. This page might be outdated.
See the recommended documentation of this function

Aide de Scilab >> Xcos > palettes > User defined functions palette > MBLOCK

MBLOCK

Modelica generic block

Block Screenshot

Description

The block "MBlock" provides an easy way to build a xcos block whose behavior is specified by a Modelica program. Using this block, the user will be able to write and compile Modelica programs in xcos without creating any interfacing function. The associated Modelica program of this block can be either given in a file or written in the window opened by the block. In order to link this block to other xcos blocks that may be other Modelica blocks, the types of block ports' as well as their associated variables should be specified.

Dialog box

  • Input variables

    In this filed, the ports connected to the left hand side of the block are defined. If the port is an explicit port, it will be an input port. In this case, the variable should be declared in the Modelica program as Real. If the port is an implicit port, the variable desinating this port should be a "connector". Remind that for implicit port, the notion of input and output does not exist and specifying an implicit variable in this filed is just placing the port at the left hend side of the block.

  • Input variables types

    In this filed, the type of ports are specified, i.e., 'I' for implicit ports and 'E' for explicit ports. The size of the vector of "input variables" and the vector of "input_vector_type" should be equal.

  • Output variables

    Similar to the input variables vector, the explicit output variables and implicit variables which are displayed at the right hand side of the block are specified in this filed.

  • Output variables types

    The type of variables given in the Output variable vector are specified, i.e., 'I' for implicit ports and 'E' for explicit ports.

  • Parameters in Modelica

    The values of parameters declared in the Modelica program can be overloaded. To overload a parameter value, the name of parameters are given in this field and their corresponding values are given in the "parameter values" fields that are displayed in the second dialog box.

  • Parameters properties

    The type of the Modelica parameters. For that time being, one can parametrize three types of Modelica variable :

    • 0: the parameter is set to be a Modelica parameter variable (scalar or vector).

    • 1: the parameter is set to be an initial condition of Modelica state variable (scalar or vector).

    • 2: the parameter is set to be an initial condition of Modelica state variable with the property fixed=true (scalar or vector).

  • Function name

    The Modelica class name is specified in this filed. If the Modelica class name is specified without any path or extension, an interactive window is opened and the user can write or edit the Modelica program. This window is opened each time the user clicks on the block. If the Modelica class name is specified with path and '.mo' extension, the compiler looks for the file and if it is found, the file will be compiled, otherwise a window is opened and the user can write the Modelica program. This Modelica file will be saved with the given filename in the specified path. The next time, only input/output characteristics of the block can be changed, and the Modelica file should be edited with another text editor.

  • Parameter values

    The value of Modelica parameters are given in the "Set parameters values" dialog box. These values that can be scalar or vector, can also be defined in the xcos context. In order to access the xcos context, click on the "Diagram" menu then click on the "Context" submenu. For instance, here is an example of overloading of parameters in a Modelica program. Parameters vector = ['Speed';'Position';"Length"]

    Parameters properties vector = [0;2;1] Speed value = [12.0]

    Position value = [0.0 ; 0.1 ; POS]

    Length value = [13.0 ; 12.1]

Default properties

  • always active: yes

  • direct-feedthrough: no

  • zero-crossing: no

  • mode: no

  • regular inputs:

    - port 1 : size [1,1] / type 1

  • regular outputs:

    - port 1 : size [1,1] / type 1

    - port 2 : size [1,1] / type 1

  • number/sizes of activation inputs: 0

  • number/sizes of activation outputs: 0

  • continuous-time state: no

  • discrete-time state: no

  • object discrete-time state: no

  • name of computational function: generic

Interfacing function

  • SCI/modules/scicos_blocks/macros/Misc/MBLOCK.sci

Comments

Author : Drouet David posted the 13/09/2013 11:17
Little question:
where can we declare the type of variables ("Flange_a, Pin")?

(it seems that each time se xcos interface re-write and as a consequence erase... every variable type i need and replace it by real.)
Reply to this comment
Please login to comment this page

Author : Drouet David posted the 13/09/2013 11:58
Little question:
where can we declare the type of variables ("Flange_a, Pin")?

(it seems that each time se xcos interface re-write and as a consequence erase... every variable type i need and replace it by real.)
Reply to this comment
Please login to comment this page


Add a comment:
Please login to comment this page.

Report an issue
<< EXPRESSION User defined functions palette SUPER_f >>

Scilab Enterprises
Copyright (c) 2011-2017 (Scilab Enterprises)
Copyright (c) 1989-2012 (INRIA)
Copyright (c) 1989-2007 (ENPC)
with contributors
Last updated:
Thu Oct 02 13:54:42 CEST 2014