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Alphabetical List By Category

Isothermal Liquid Components

Accumulators

Gas-Charged AccumulatorHydraulic accumulator with gas as compressible medium
Spring-Loaded AccumulatorHydraulic accumulator with spring used for energy storage

Hydraulic Cylinders

Centrifugal Force in Rotating CylinderCentrifugal force in rotating hydraulic cylinders
Cylinder CushionCushion in hydraulic cylinders
Cylinder FrictionFriction in hydraulic cylinders
Double-Acting Hydraulic CylinderHydraulic actuator exerting force in both directions
Double-Acting Hydraulic Cylinder (Simple)Basic functionality of double-acting hydraulic cylinder
Double-Acting Rotary ActuatorDouble-acting hydraulic rotary actuator
Pneumo-Hydraulic ActuatorDouble-acting cylinder operated by hydraulic and pneumatic power
Single-Acting Hydraulic CylinderHydraulic actuator exerting force in one direction
Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinder (Simple)Basic functionality of single-acting hydraulic cylinder
Single-Acting Rotary ActuatorSingle-acting hydraulic rotary actuator

Hydraulic Utilities

Hydraulic FluidWorking fluid properties, set by selecting from list of predefined fluids
ReservoirPressurized hydraulic reservoir

Local Hydraulic Resistances

ElbowHydraulic resistance in elbow
Gradual Area ChangeGradual enlargement or contraction
Local ResistanceHydraulic resistance specified by loss coefficient
Pipe BendHydraulic resistance in pipe bend
Sudden Area ChangeSudden enlargement or contraction
T-junctionHydraulic resistance of T-junction in pipe

Low-Pressure Blocks

Constant Head TankHydraulic reservoir where pressurization and fluid level remain constant regardless of volume change
Hydraulic Pipe LPHydraulic pipeline with resistive, fluid compressibility, and elevation properties
Hydraulic Pipe LP with Variable ElevationHydraulic pipeline with resistive, fluid compressibility, and variable elevation properties
Partially Filled Vertical Pipe LPPartially filled vertical pipe connecting two tanks
Resistive Pipe LPHydraulic pipeline which accounts for friction losses and port elevations
Resistive Pipe LP with Variable ElevationHydraulic pipeline which accounts for friction losses and variable port elevations
Segmented Pipe LPHydraulic pipeline with resistive, fluid inertia, fluid compressibility, and elevation properties
TankPressurized fluid container with variable fluid level

Orifices

Annular OrificeHydraulic variable orifice created by circular tube and round insert
Fixed OrificeHydraulic orifice with constant cross-sectional area
Fixed Orifice EmpiricalFixed hydraulic orifice based on empirical data
Fixed Orifice with Fluid InertiaFixed hydraulic orifice accounting for flow inertia
Journal Bearing Pressure-FedHydraulic portion of pressure-fed journal bearing
Orifice with Variable Area Round HolesHydraulic variable orifice shaped as set of round holes drilled in sleeve
Orifice with Variable Area SlotHydraulic variable orifice shaped as rectangular slot
Variable OrificeGeneric hydraulic variable orifice
Variable Orifice Between Round HolesHydraulic variable orifice at intersection of two holes

Pipelines

Hydraulic PipelineHydraulic pipeline with resistive and fluid compressibility properties
Rotating PipeHydraulic pipeline created by bore in rotating housing
Segmented PipelineHydraulic pipeline with resistive, fluid inertia, and fluid compressibility properties

Pumps and Motors

Angle SensorIdeal angle sensor with measuring range from 0 to 360 degrees
Centrifugal PumpCentrifugal pump with choice of parameterization options
Fixed-Displacement MotorHydraulic-to-mechanical power conversion device
Fixed-Displacement PumpMechanical-to-hydraulic power conversion device
Jet PumpJet liquid-liquid pump
Porting Plate Variable OrificeVariable orifice between piston and porting plate
Swash PlateSwash plate mechanism
Variable-Displacement Hydraulic MachineVariable-displacement reversible hydraulic machine with regime-dependable efficiency
Variable-Displacement Hydraulic Machine (External Efficiencies)Variable-displacement reversible hydraulic machine with externally specified volumetric and mechanical efficiencies
Variable-Displacement MotorVariable-displacement bidirectional hydraulic motor
Variable-Displacement Pressure-Compensated PumpHydraulic pump maintaining preset pressure at outlet by regulating its flow delivery
Variable-Displacement PumpVariable-displacement bidirectional hydraulic pump

Valves

Directional Valves

2-Way Directional ValveHydraulic continuous 2-way directional valve
3-Way Directional ValveThree-port two-position directional control valve
4-Way Directional ValveFour-port three-position directional control valve
4-Way Directional Valve AConfiguration A of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve BConfiguration B of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve CConfiguration C of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve DConfiguration D of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve EConfiguration E of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve FConfiguration F of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve GConfiguration G of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve HConfiguration H of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Directional Valve KConfiguration K of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve
4-Way Ideal ValveHydraulic 4-way critically-centered valve
6-Way Directional Valve AConfiguration A of hydraulic continuous 6-way directional valve
Cartridge Valve InsertHydraulic cartridge valve insert
Cartridge Valve Insert with Conical SeatHydraulic cartridge valve insert with conical seat
Check ValveHydraulic valve that allows flow in one direction only
Hydraulically Operated Remote Control ValveNormally closed or normally open hydraulically operated remote control valve
Pilot-Operated Check ValveHydraulic check valve that allows flow in one direction, but can be disabled by pilot pressure
Shuttle ValveHydraulic valve that allows flow in one direction only

Flow Control Valves

Ball ValveValve with a sliding ball control mechanism
Counterbalance ValveHydraulic counterbalance valve
Flow DividerHydraulic two-path flow divider
Flow Divider-CombinerHydraulic two-path flow divider-combiner
Gate ValveHydraulic gate valve
Needle ValveHydraulic needle valve
Poppet ValveHydraulic poppet valve
Pressure-Compensated 3-Way Flow Control ValveHydraulic pressure compensating 3-way valve
Pressure-Compensated Flow Control ValveHydraulic pressure compensating valve

Pressure Control Valves

Pressure CompensatorHydraulic pressure compensating valve
Pressure Reducing 3-Way ValvePressure reducing/relieving valve
Pressure Reducing ValvePressure control valve maintaining reduced pressure in portion of system
Pressure Relief ValvePressure control valve maintaining preset pressure in system

Valve Actuators

2-Position Valve ActuatorActuator for two-position valves
3-Position Valve ActuatorActuator for three-position valves
Double-Acting Servo CylinderHydraulic double-acting servo cylinder with spring-centered plunger
Hydraulic 4-Port Cartridge Valve ActuatorDouble-acting hydraulic valve actuator driven by four pressures
Hydraulic Cartridge Valve ActuatorDouble-acting hydraulic actuator for cartridge valves
Hydraulic Double-Acting Valve ActuatorDouble-acting hydraulic valve actuator
Hydraulic Single-Acting Valve ActuatorSingle-acting hydraulic valve actuator
Proportional and Servo-Valve ActuatorContinuous valve driver with output proportional to input signal
Valve ActuatorSimplified model of valve driver

Valve Forces

Spool Orifice Hydraulic ForceAxial hydraulic force exerted on spool
Valve Hydraulic ForceAxial hydraulic static force exerted on valve

Thermal Liquid Components

Actuators

Double-Acting Actuator (TL)Linear actuator with piston motion controlled by two opposing thermal liquid chambers
Single-Acting Actuator (TL)Linear actuator with piston motion controlled by one thermal liquid chamber

Orifices

Variable Area Orifice (TL)Orifice with variable cross-sectional area specified through physical signal input

Pipes and Fittings

Pipe (TL)Rigid or flexible thermal liquid conduit
Sudden Area Change (TL)Sudden expansion or contraction in flow area

Pumps and Motors

Fixed-Displacement Motor (TL)Hydraulic-mechanical power conversion device
Fixed-Displacement Pump (TL)Mechanical-hydraulic power conversion device
Variable-Displacement Motor (TL)Variable-displacement bidirectional thermal liquid motor
Variable-Displacement Pump (TL)Variable-displacement bidirectional thermal liquid pump

Tanks and Accumulators

Tank (TL)Thermal liquid container with variable fluid volume
Gas-Charged Accumulator (TL)Pressurized thermal liquid container with compressed gas charge

Valves

Flow Coefficient Parameterized Valve (TL)Generic valve model with flow coefficient parameterization
2-Way Directional Valve (TL)Two-port, two-position directional control valve
3-Way Directional Valve (TL)Three-port two-position directional control valve
4-Way Directional Valve (TL)Four-port, three-position directional control valve
Check Valve (TL)One-way directional valve with pressure-actuated control element
Ball Valve (TL)Flow control valve actuated by longitudinal motion of ball element
Gate Valve (TL)Flow control valve actuated by transverse motion of circular gate
Temperature Control Valve (TL)Flow control valve with temperature-based actuation
Pressure Reducing Valve (TL)Pressure control valve for maintaining reduced pressure in fluid network portion
Pressure Relief Valve (TL)Pressure control valve for maintaining preset pressure in fluid network

Fluid Network Interfaces

Interface (TL-IL)Junction between thermal liquid and isothermal liquid networks
Double-Acting Actuator (IL-G)Linear actuator with piston motion controlled by opposing hydraulic and gas chambers
Double-Acting Actuator (TL-G)Linear actuator with piston motion controlled by opposing thermal liquid and gas chambers
Heat Exchanger (TL)Detailed model of a heat exchanger between a thermal liquid network and a general fluid
Heat Exchanger (TL-TL)Detailed model of a heat exchanger between two thermal liquid networks
Simple Heat Exchanger (G)Simple model of a heat exchanger between a gas network and a general fluid
Simple Heat Exchanger (G-G)Simple model of a heat exchanger between two gas networks
Simple Heat Exchanger (G-TL)Simple model of a heat exchanger between a gas circuit and a thermal liquid network
E-NTU Heat TransferDetailed heat transfer model between two general fluids
Heat Exchanger Interface (TL)Thermal interface between a thermal liquid and its surroundings
Simple Heat Exchanger Interface (G)Thermal interface between a gas and its surroundings
Simple Heat Exchanger Interface (TL)Thermal interface between a thermal liquid and its surroundings
Specific Dissipation Heat TransferSimple heat transfer model between two general fluids
Tank (G-TL)Pressurized tank with variable gas and thermal liquid volumes
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