# How to plot response of a non-linear state space model in Simulink?

I am trying to plot a non-linear model in order to compare it with it's linearized counterpart.

I am following this paper Nonlinear Model & Controller Design for Magnetic Levitation System and trying to reproduce the results the authors obtained. In particular I am trying to plot:   The above equations can be represented in vector format as follows: I found no references on how to plot non linear state space model representations on MathWorks.

The Simulink state-space block is used to implement linear state-space systems and not non linear ones.

So, how can I plot the response of a non-linear state space model in Simulink ? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

One method is to use a Matlab Function Block to implement the nonlinear equations. You can define the inputs and outputs yourself in this block.

The body of the function block will look something like this:

function [xdot, y] = nonlinearss(x,u)

% define  constants
g = 9.81
% etc...

% nonlinear set of equations
xdot = [x(2); g-C/m*(x(3)/x(1))^2; etc...] + [0;0;1/L]*u;

y = x.';