Measure mass and energy flow rates
The Mass & Energy Flow Rate Sensor (TL) block represents an ideal sensor that measures mass and energy flow rates through a thermal liquid node. Because the flow rates are Through variables, the block must connect in series with the component being measured.
The relative orientation of ports A and B establishes the measurement sign. The sign is positive if flow occurs from port A to port B. Switching port connections reverses the measurement sign.
Two physical signal ports output the measurement data. Port M outputs the mass flow rate. Port Phi outputs the thermal energy flow rate. Connect the ports to PS-Simulink Converter blocks to transform the output physical signals into Simulink® signals, e.g., for plotting or additional data processing.
Sensor inertia is negligible.
The block has the following ports.
|A, B||Thermal liquid conserving ports|
|M||Physical signal output port for mass flow rate measurement|
|Phi||Physical signal output port for energy flow rate measurement|