Generate time-varying mass flow rate
The Controlled Mass Flow Rate Source (TL) block represents an ideal compressor generating a variable mass flow rate through its inlets. The compressor can hold the specified mass flow rate regardless of the pressure differential across its inlets. No heat exchange occurs between the compressor and the flowing liquid.
Ports A and B represent the compressor inlets. Both ports are thermal liquid conserving ports. The mass flow rate is positive when liquid flows from inlet A to inlet B. The block provides physical signal port M so that you can specify the mass flow rate through the compressor inlets.
Use the Variables tab in the block dialog box (or the Variables section in the block Property Inspector) to set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.
No heat exchange occurs between the compressor and the flowing liquid.
The pressure differential between the compressor inlets is independent of the mass flow rate through those inlets.
Enter the cross-sectional area of the adjoining pipes. The default
Enter the mean path length the liquid must flow through to go
from inlet A to inlet B. The default value is
|A||Thermal liquid conserving port associated with compressor inlet A|
|B||Thermal liquid conserving port associated with compressor inlet B|
|M||Physical signal port providing the mass flow rate between inlets A and B|