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Pressure Source (TL)

Generate constant pressure differential

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  • Simscape / Foundation Library / Thermal Liquid / Sources

  • Pressure Source (TL) block

Description

The Pressure Source (TL) block represents an ideal mechanical energy source in a thermal liquid network. The source can maintain the specified pressure differential across its ports regardless of the mass flow rate through the source. There is no flow resistance and no heat exchange with the environment. A positive pressure differential causes the pressure at port B to be greater than the pressure at port A.

The energy balance at the source is a function of the energy flow rates through ports A and B and the work done on the fluid:

ϕA+ϕB+ϕwork=0,

where:

  • ϕA is the energy flow rate into the source through port A.

  • ϕB is the energy flow rate into the source through port B.

  • ϕwork is the isentropic work done on the fluid.

The isentropic work term is

ϕwork=m˙(pBpA)ρavg,

where:

  • ϕwork is the isentropic work done on the thermal liquid.

  • pA is the pressure at port A.

  • pB is the pressure at port B.

  • ρavg is the average liquid density,

    ρavg=ρA+ρB2.

Assumptions and Limitations

  • There are no irreversible losses.

  • There is no heat exchange with the environment.

Ports

Conserving

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Thermal liquid conserving port. A positive pressure differential causes the pressure at port B to be greater than the pressure at port A.

Thermal liquid conserving port. A positive pressure differential causes the pressure at port B to be greater than the pressure at port A.

Parameters

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Desired pressure differential across the ports of the source.

Area normal to the direction of flow at the source inlet and outlet. The two cross-sectional areas are assumed identical.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.

Introduced in R2013b