Resistor with thermal port
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The Thermal Resistor block represents a temperature-dependent resistor. When the temperature at the thermal port is T, the resistance is
R0 is the nominal resistance at the reference temperature T0.
α is the temperature coefficient.
The following equation describes the thermal behavior of the block:
Q is the net heat flow into port H.
Kd is the Dissipation factor parameter value.
tc is the Thermal time constant parameter value.
dT/dt is the rate of change of the temperature.
i is the current through the resistor.
To set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation, use the Initial Targets section in the block dialog box or Property Inspector. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.
In particular, the Temperature variable lets you set a
high-priority target for the temperature of the thermal resistor at the start of the
simulation. The default value is
H — Thermal port
Thermal conserving port that provides the resistor temperature.
+ — Positive terminal
Electrical conserving port associated with the resistor positive terminal.
- — Negative terminal
Electrical conserving port associated with the resistor negative terminal.
Nominal resistance — Resistance at reference temperature
1 Ohm (default) | positive scalar
The nominal resistance of the thermistor at the reference temperature. Many datasheets quote the nominal resistance at 25°C (298.15 K) and list it as R25.
Reference temperature — Temperature corresponding to nominal resistance
298.15 K (default) | positive scalar
The temperature at which the nominal resistance was measured.
Temperature coefficient — Resistance temperature dependency coefficient
5e-05 1/K (default) | positive scalar
The coefficient α in the equation that describes resistance as a function of temperature.
Thermal time constant — Time constant for thermal equation
10 s (default) | positive scalar
The time it takes the resistor temperature to reach 63% of the final temperature change when a step change in ambient temperature occurs.
Dissipation factor — Dissipation coefficient for thermal equation
0.001 W/K (default) | positive scalar
The thermal power required to raise the thermal resistor temperature by one K.