searches for an equilibrium to the model model.


searches for an equilibrium, starting from the points xi=xi0, ui=ui0 and yi=yi0.


searches for an equilibrium, with variable xi constrained to have the value vi etc.

Details and Options

  • The model can be a SystemModel object, a full model name string or a shortened model name accepted by SystemModel.
  • FindSystemModelEquilibrium returns a list {{{x1,},},{{u1,},},{{y1,},}}, where , and are the computed equilibrium values for states, inputs and outputs.
  • With no explicit starting point given, SystemModel[model]["GroupedInitialValues"] is used.
  • An equilibrium for a differential algebraic system is a value and such that .
  • FindSystemModelEquilibrium will attempt to find a local equilibrium point. In general, many equilibrium points may exist for a system.
  • The following option can be given:
  • SystemModelProgressReportingAutomaticcontrol display of progress


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Basic Examples  (3)

Find an equilibrium, starting the search at initial values:

Use given start values for states:

Find an equilibrium for one of the included introductory hierarchical examples:

Scope  (3)

Give start values for states, inputs and outputs:

Use constraints on inputs and outputs, and start values for states:

Find an equilibrium point with given constraints:

Applications  (5)

Find an equilibrium point for a single water tank with inflow and outflow:

Linearize a model around an equilibrium point:

Linearize around an equilibrium point and analyze the stability:

Design a PI controller for keeping the level in a tank with inflow and outflow constant:

Find the equilibrium where the level "h" is constrained to be 2:

Linearize and close the loop around a PI controller:

Show the closed-loop step response for a family of PI controllers:

Simple pendulum swinging through any angle:

Equilibrium with the pendulum hanging straight down:

Pendulum standing straight up above its axis:

Level curves of the first integral give the potential energy of the system:

The pendulum has one stable and two unstable equilibrium points:

Properties & Relations  (2)

Equilibrium points , for an ODE satisfy :

Find an equilibrium point and :

Verify :

Many equilibrium points may exist:

Wolfram Research (2018), FindSystemModelEquilibrium, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2018), FindSystemModelEquilibrium, Wolfram Language function,


@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_findsystemmodelequilibrium, author="Wolfram Research", title="{FindSystemModelEquilibrium}", year="2018", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 26-January-2021 ]}


@online{reference.wolfram_2020_findsystemmodelequilibrium, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={FindSystemModelEquilibrium}, year={2018}, url={}, note=[Accessed: 26-January-2021 ]}


Wolfram Language. 2018. "FindSystemModelEquilibrium." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2018). FindSystemModelEquilibrium. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from