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Hydraulic Flow Rate Sensor

Ideal flow meter

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Hydraulic Sensors

Description

The Hydraulic Flow Rate Sensor block represents an ideal flow meter, that is, a device that converts volumetric flow rate through a hydraulic line into a control signal proportional to this flow rate. Connection Q is a physical signal port that outputs the volumetric flow rate value. Connection M is a physical signal port that outputs the mass flow rate value. The sensor is ideal because it does not account for inertia, friction, delays, pressure loss, and so on.

Connections A and B are conserving hydraulic ports connecting the sensor to the hydraulic line. The sensor positive direction is from A to B. This means that the flow rate is positive if it flows from A to B.

Ports

The block has the following ports:

A

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the sensor positive probe.

B

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the sensor negative (reference) probe.

Q

Physical signal port that outputs the volumetric flow rate value.

M

Physical signal port that outputs the mass flow rate value.

Introduced in R2009b

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