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Pipeline System with Centrifugal Pump

This example shows a simplified version of a lube system fed with the centrifugal pump.

The system consists of five major units: Pump Unit, Scavenge Unit, Heat Exchanger Manifold, Nozzle Manifold, and Control Unit. Both the pump and the scavenge unit are built around the centrifugal pump. The Scavenge Unit collects fluid discharged by nozzles and pumps it back into the reservoir of the Pump Unit. The Control Unit generates commands to bypass either the heat exchanger, represented as a local resistance, or the nozzles block. In a real system, these commands are generated by temperature sensors installed in lubrication cavities.

The cycle simulated in the example allows you to observe pressures and flow rates at various points of the system at three basic system states: system with full load; system with the heat exchangers bypassed; system with the nozzles bypassed. The example also shows the usage of local resistance blocks such as the Elbow, T-junction, Sudden Area Change, and so on.

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