MATLAB Examples

Flow Divider Test Rig

This example shows the behavior of a flow divider subjected to varying loads. The model consists of a power unit, flow divider, and two consumers. The power unit is modeled using a flow rate source and a pressure relief valve. The Flow Divider block splits the flow between the two variable orifices.

To test the ability of the Flow Divider block to split the flow equally between the two consumers, the load in the branches is varied by changing the passage area of the load orifices.

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Simulation Results from Simscape Logging

The plots below show the behavior of the flow divider as the load on each branch is varied. The flow divider manages to divide the flow nearly equal to the ratio of the flow divider orifice areas for the entire simulation. Near the end, the restrictions downstream of the flow divider become high enough that flow is diverted through the pressure relief valve.