defining the constant mentioned in the parameter's value

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Yun-Chi Yang
Yun-Chi Yang on 8 Apr 2022
Commented: David John on 19 Apr 2022
When I am reading the examples from MathWork, I opened see parameter like the picture:
ex. pi*tube_diameter^2/4
"pi" is 3.14159... we know it, but "tube_diameter", is this a constant defined somewhere?
Can someone tell me where can I found the value of "tube_diameter", and all these sort of constant?

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David John
David John on 11 Apr 2022
This parameter gets loaded into the MATLAB workspace when you open the example model. If you go to MATLAB and look at the variables there, you should see it. It gets deleted when you close the model.
You can also see where this parameter is loaded into the base workspace by opening "Model Settings" --> "Model Properties" --> "Callbacks" --> "PreLoadFcn" although you can also just change the value in MATLAB once the model has been opened.
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David John
David John on 19 Apr 2022
Yes, you can make changes to the PreLoadFcn if you want, but you will have to save your own local copy of the model as you won't be able to overwrite the example itself. Note that the PreLoadFcn gets called when you are about to open the model, so if you want to just change the parameter while the model is already open, you can just change it by typing something like "tube_diameter = 5" at the MATLAB command prompt.
If you want to do something similar in your own models, you can just create your own model callbacks: Model Callbacks - MATLAB & Simulink (mathworks.com). You can change these however you would like.

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