Linear Hydraulic Resistance

Hydraulic pipeline with linear resistance losses


Hydraulic Elements


The Linear Hydraulic Resistance block represents a hydraulic resistance where pressure loss is directly proportional to flow rate. This block can be useful at preliminary stages of development, or as a powerful means to speed up the simulation, especially if the flow rate varies insignificantly with respect to the operating point.

Connections A and B are conserving hydraulic ports associated with the block inlet and outlet, respectively.

The block positive direction is from port A to port B. This means that the flow rate is positive if fluid flows from A to B, and the pressure loss is determined as p=pApB.


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.



The linear resistance coefficient. The default value is 10e9 Pa/(m^3/s).


The block has the following ports:


Hydraulic conserving port associated with the resistance inlet.


Hydraulic conserving port associated with the resistance outlet.

Introduced in R2007a

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