Mechanical sensor used to measure average or instantaneous rotational power

Sensors

The block represents a sensor that measures the rotational power change due to one or more driveline components connected between ports R and C. The power output can be an instantaneous or average value. Three averaging options are available: period, vibration, and revolution averaging.

The instantaneous power is the product of the current angular velocity and torque. Use the instantaneous power to analyze peak power transmission and identify heavily loaded components.

The time-averaged power is the integral of the instantaneous power over one sample period, divided by that period. For simulation times smaller than the sample period, the average power is zero. The power output is constant for each sample period.

The vibration-averaged power is the integral of the power over one vibration period, divided by that period. The vibration period is the time between two consecutive crossings from negative to positive velocity values. If the vibration has a variable frequency, the averaging period can change. For simulation times smaller than the vibration period, the average power is zero. The power output is constant for each vibration period.

The revolution-averaged power is the integral of the instantaneous power over one revolution period, divided by that period. The revolution period is defined as the time between two consecutive crossings of zero angular position. If the revolution has a variable frequency, the averaging period can change. For simulation times smaller than the revolution period, the average power is zero. The power output is constant for each revolution period.

**Measurement Type**Select either instantaneous or average power measurement. The default type is

`Instantaneous Power`

.`Instantaneous power`

— Output the rotational power measured for the current simulation time step.`Average power over a specified period`

— Output the rotational power averaged over a fixed time period.**Averaging period**Enter the time period used to compute the average power. Typical values include the cycle length of a rotating device.

The default value is

`1`

. The default unit is`s`

.

`Average power over a vibration`

— Output the rotational power averaged over one vibration period.**Maximum vibration frequency**Enter the maximum vibration frequency over which to average the rotational power. Very high values can reduce simulation speed. Very low values can result in lower power measurements.

The default value is

`1000`

. The default unit is`Hz`

.

`Average power over a revolution`

— Output the rotational power averaged over one revolution period.**Maximum rotational speed**Enter the maximum speed over which to average the rotational power. Very high values can reduce simulation speed. Very low values can result in lower power measurements.

The default value is

`1000`

. The default unit is`rpm`

.

Port | Description |
---|---|

P | Physical signal output port for rotational power |

S | Rotational conserving port associated with driving source |

R | Rotational conserving port associated with loaded driveline components |

C | Rotational conserving port associated with case holding loaded driveline components |

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