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Physical Modeling

Mechanical Models

Mechanical Sensors

Ideal Force SensorForce sensor in mechanical translational systems
Ideal Rotational Motion SensorMotion sensor in mechanical rotational systems
Ideal Torque SensorTorque sensor in mechanical rotational systems
Ideal Translational Motion SensorMotion sensor in mechanical translational systems

Mechanical Sources

Ideal Angular Velocity SourceIdeal angular velocity source in mechanical rotational systems
Ideal Force SourceIdeal source of mechanical energy that generates force proportional to the input signal
Ideal Torque SourceIdeal source of mechanical energy that generates torque proportional to the input signal
Ideal Translational Velocity SourceIdeal velocity source in mechanical translational systems

Mechanisms

Gear BoxGear box in mechanical systems
LeverGeneric mechanical lever
Wheel and AxleWheel and axle mechanism in mechanical systems

Rotational Elements

InertiaIdeal mechanical rotational inertia
Mechanical Rotational ReferenceReference connection for mechanical rotational ports
Rotational DamperViscous damper in mechanical rotational systems
Rotational Free EndRotational port terminator with zero torque
Rotational FrictionFriction in contact between rotating bodies
Rotational Hard StopDouble-sided rotational hard stop
Rotational InerterTwo-port inertia in mechanical rotational systems
Rotational SpringIdeal spring in mechanical rotational systems

Translational Elements

MassIdeal mechanical translational mass
Mechanical Translational ReferenceReference connection for mechanical translational ports
Translational DamperViscous damper in mechanical translational systems
Translational Free EndTranslational port terminator with zero force
Translational FrictionFriction in contact between moving bodies
Translational Hard StopDouble-sided translational hard stop
Translational InerterTwo-port inertia in mechanical translational systems
Translational SpringIdeal spring in mechanical translational systems

Electrical Models

Electrical Elements

CapacitorLinear capacitor in electrical systems
DiodePiecewise linear diode in electrical systems
Electrical ReferenceConnection to electrical ground
GyratorIdeal gyrator in electrical systems
Ideal TransformerIdeal transformer in electrical systems
InductorLinear inductor in electrical systems
Infinite ResistanceElectrical element for setting initial voltage difference between two nodes
MemristorIdeal memristor with nonlinear dopant drift approach
Mutual InductorMutual inductor in electrical systems
Op-AmpIdeal operational amplifier
Open CircuitElectrical port terminator that draws no current
ResistorLinear resistor in electrical systems
Rotational Electromechanical ConverterInterface between electrical and mechanical rotational domains
SwitchSwitch controlled by external physical signal
Thermal ResistorResistor with thermal port
Translational Electromechanical ConverterInterface between electrical and mechanical translational domains
Variable ResistorLinear variable resistor in electrical systems

Electrical Sensors

Current SensorCurrent sensor in electrical systems
Voltage SensorVoltage sensor in electrical systems

Electrical Sources

AC Current SourceIdeal sinusoidal current source
AC Voltage SourceIdeal constant voltage source
Controlled Current SourceIdeal current source driven by input signal
Controlled Voltage SourceIdeal voltage source driven by input signal
Current-Controlled Current SourceLinear current-controlled current source
Current-Controlled Voltage SourceLinear current-controlled voltage source
DC Current SourceIdeal constant current source
DC Voltage SourceIdeal constant voltage source
Voltage-Controlled Current SourceLinear voltage-controlled current source
Voltage-Controlled Voltage SourceLinear voltage-controlled voltage source

Electromagnetic Models

Magnetic Elements

Electromagnetic ConverterLossless electromagnetic energy conversion device
Fundamental ReluctanceSimplified implementation of magnetic reluctance
Magnetic ReferenceReference connection for magnetic ports
ReluctanceMagnetic reluctance
Reluctance Force ActuatorMagnetomotive device based on reluctance force
Variable ReluctanceVariable reluctance in electromagnetic systems

Magnetic Sensors

Flux SensorIdeal flux sensor
MMF SensorIdeal magnetomotive force sensor

Magnetic Sources

Controlled Flux SourceIdeal flux source driven by input signal
Controlled MMF SourceIdeal magnetomotive force source driven by input signal
Flux SourceIdeal flux source
MMF SourceIdeal magnetomotive force source

Hydraulic Models

Hydraulic Elements

Constant Area Hydraulic OrificeHydraulic orifice with constant cross-sectional area
Constant Volume Hydraulic ChamberHydraulic capacity of constant volume
Fluid InertiaPressure differential across tube or channel due to change in fluid velocity
Hydraulic CapHydraulic port terminator with zero flow
Hydraulic Piston ChamberVariable volume hydraulic capacity in cylinders
Hydraulic ReferenceConnection to atmospheric pressure
Hydraulic Resistive TubeHydraulic pipeline which accounts for friction losses only
Infinite Hydraulic ResistanceHydraulic element for setting initial pressure difference between two nodes
Linear Hydraulic ResistanceHydraulic pipeline with linear resistance losses
Rotational Hydro-Mechanical ConverterInterface between hydraulic and mechanical rotational domains
Translational Hydro-Mechanical ConverterInterface between hydraulic and mechanical translational domains
Variable Area Hydraulic OrificeHydraulic variable orifice created by cylindrical spool and sleeve
Variable Hydraulic ChamberHydraulic capacity of variable volume with compressible fluid

Hydraulic Sensors

Hydraulic Flow Rate SensorIdeal flow meter
Hydraulic Pressure SensorIdeal pressure sensing device

Hydraulic Sources

Hydraulic Constant Flow Rate SourceIdeal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by constant flow rate
Hydraulic Constant Mass Flow Rate SourceIdeal source of mechanical energy in hydraulic network, characterized by constant mass flow rate
Hydraulic Constant Pressure SourceIdeal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by constant pressure
Hydraulic Flow Rate SourceIdeal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by flow rate
Hydraulic Mass Flow Rate SourceIdeal source of mechanical energy in hydraulic network, characterized by mass flow rate
Hydraulic Pressure SourceIdeal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by pressure

Hydraulic Utilities

Custom Hydraulic FluidWorking fluid properties, set by specifying parameter values

Thermal Liquid Models

Elements

2-Port Constant Volume Chamber (TL)Chamber with two ports and fixed volume of thermal liquid
3-Port Constant Volume Chamber (TL)Chamber with three ports and fixed volume of thermal liquid
Absolute Reference (TL)Reference point at zero absolute temperature and pressure
Cap (TL)Perfectly insulated stop to fluid flow
Constant Volume Chamber (TL)Chamber with one port and fixed volume of thermal liquid
Controlled Reservoir (TL)Thermal liquid reservoir at time-varying temperature
Flow Resistance (TL)General resistance in a thermal liquid branch
Infinite Flow Resistance (TL)Perfectly insulated barrier between thermal liquid networks
Local Restriction (TL)Time-invariant reduction in flow area
Pipe (TL)Rigid conduit for fluid flow in thermal liquid systems
Reservoir (TL)Thermal liquid reservoir at constant temperature and pressure
Rotational Mechanical Converter (TL)Interface between thermal liquid and mechanical rotational networks
Translational Mechanical Converter (TL)Interface between thermal liquid and mechanical translational networks
Variable Local Restriction (TL)Time-varying reduction in flow area

Sensors

Mass & Energy Flow Rate Sensor (TL)Measure mass and energy flow rates
Pressure & Temperature Sensor (TL)Measure pressure and temperature differences
Thermodynamic Properties Sensor (TL)Measure specific internal energy, density, and specific heat at constant pressure
Volumetric Flow Rate Sensor (TL)Measure volumetric flow rate

Sources

Controlled Mass Flow Rate Source (TL)Generate time-varying mass flow rate
Controlled Pressure Source (TL)Generate time-varying pressure differential
Controlled Volumetric Flow Rate Source (TL)Generate time-varying volumetric flow rate
Mass Flow Rate Source (TL)Generate constant mass flow rate
Pressure Source (TL)Generate constant pressure differential
Volumetric Flow Rate Source (TL)Generate constant volumetric flow rate

Utilities

Thermal Liquid Settings (TL)Physical properties of a thermal liquid

Two-Phase Fluid Models

Elements

2-Port Constant Volume Chamber (2P)Chamber with two ports and fixed volume of two-phase fluid
3-Port Constant Volume Chamber (2P)Chamber with three ports and fixed volume of two-phase fluid
Absolute Reference (2P)Reference point at zero absolute pressure and specific internal energy
Cap (2P)Perfectly insulated stop to fluid flow
Constant Volume Chamber (2P)Chamber with one port and fixed volume of two-phase fluid
Flow Resistance (2P)General resistance in a two-phase fluid branch
Infinite Flow Resistance (2P)Perfectly insulated barrier between two-phase fluid networks
Local Restriction (2P)Fixed flow resistance
Pipe (2P)Rigid conduit for fluid flow in two-phase fluid systems
Reservoir (2P)Two-phase fluid reservoir at constant temperature and pressure
Rotational Mechanical Converter (2P)Interface between two-phase fluid and mechanical rotational networks
Translational Mechanical Converter (2P)Interface between two-phase fluid and mechanical translational networks
Variable Local Restriction (2P)Time-varying flow resistance

Sensors

Mass & Energy Flow Rate Sensor (2P) Measure mass and energy flow rates
Pressure & Internal Energy Sensor (2P) Measure pressure and specific internal energy differences
Thermodynamic Properties Sensor (2P) Measure temperature, specific enthalpy, specific volume, and vapor quality
Volumetric Flow Rate Sensor (2P)Measure volumetric flow rate

Sources

Controlled Mass Flow Rate Source (2P)Generate time-varying mass flow rate
Controlled Pressure Source (2P)Generate time-varying pressure differential
Controlled Volumetric Flow Rate Source (2P)Generate time-varying volumetric flow rate
Mass Flow Rate Source (2P)Generate constant mass flow rate
Pressure Source (2P)Generate constant pressure differential
Volumetric Flow Rate Source (2P)Generate constant volumetric flow rate

Utilities

Two-Phase Fluid Properties (2P)Fluid properties in two-phase fluid network

Gas Models

Elements

2-Port Constant Volume Chamber (G)Chamber with two ports and fixed volume of gas
3-Port Constant Volume Chamber (G)Rigid chamber with constant volume of gas
Absolute Reference (G)Reference point at zero absolute temperature and pressure
Cap (G)Gas port terminator with zero flow
Constant Volume Chamber (G)Chamber with one port and fixed volume of gas
Controlled Reservoir (G)Boundary conditions for gas network at time-varying pressure and temperature
Flow Resistance (G)General resistance in a gas branch
Infinite Flow Resistance (G)Perfectly insulated barrier between gas networks
Local Restriction (G)Fixed restriction in flow area
Pipe (G)Rigid conduit for gas flow
Reservoir (G)Boundary conditions for gas network at constant pressure and temperature
Rotational Mechanical Converter (G)Interface between gas and mechanical rotational networks
Translational Mechanical Converter (G)Interface between gas and mechanical translational networks
Variable Local Restriction (G)Time-varying restriction in flow area

Sensors

Mass & Energy Flow Rate Sensor (G)Measure mass and energy flow rates
Pressure & Temperature Sensor (G)Measure pressure and temperature differences
Thermodynamic Properties Sensor (G)Measure specific enthalpy, density, specific heat at constant pressure, and specific entropy

Sources

Controlled Mass Flow Rate Source (G)Generate time-varying mass flow rate
Controlled Pressure Source (G)Generate time-varying pressure differential
Mass Flow Rate Source (G)Generate constant mass flow rate
Pressure Source (G)Generate constant pressure differential

Utilities

Gas Properties (G)Global gas properties for attached circuit

Thermal Models

Thermal Elements

Conductive Heat TransferHeat transfer by conduction
Convective Heat TransferHeat transfer by convection
Infinite Thermal ResistanceThermal element for setting initial temperature difference between two nodes
Perfect InsulatorThermal element with perfect insulation and no thermal mass
Radiative Heat TransferHeat transfer by radiation
Thermal MassMass in thermal systems
Thermal ResistanceConstant resistance in thermal systems
Thermal ReferenceReference connection for thermal ports
Variable Thermal ResistanceVariable resistance in thermal systems

Thermal Sensors

Heat Flow Rate SensorIdeal heat flow meter
Temperature SensorIdeal temperature sensor

Thermal Sources

Controlled Heat Flow Rate SourceVariable source of thermal energy, characterized by heat flow
Controlled Temperature SourceVariable source of thermal energy, characterized by temperature
Heat Flow Rate SourceConstant source of thermal energy, characterized by heat flow
Temperature SourceConstant source of thermal energy, characterized by temperature

Physical Signal Manipulation

Delays

PS Constant DelayDelay input physical signal by specified time
PS Variable DelayDelay input physical signal by variable time

Discrete

Asynchronous Sample & HoldOutput sample-and-hold signal with external trigger

Functions

PS AddAdd two physical signal inputs
PS DivideCompute simple division of two input physical signals
PS GainMultiply input physical signal by constant
PS Math FunctionApply mathematical function to input physical signal
PS ProductMultiply two physical signal inputs
PS SubtractCompute simple subtraction of two input physical signals

Linear Operators

PS IntegratorIntegrate physical signal

Lookup Tables

PS Lookup Table (1D)Approximate one-dimensional function using specified lookup method
PS Lookup Table (2D)Approximate two-dimensional function using specified lookup method
PS Lookup Table (3D)Approximate three-dimensional function using specified lookup method
PS Lookup Table (4D)Approximate four-dimensional function using specified lookup method

Nonlinear Operators

PS AbsOutput absolute value of input physical signal
PS CeilOutput the smallest integer larger than or equal to input physical signal
PS Dead ZoneProvide region of zero output for physical signals
PS FixRound input physical signal toward zero
PS FloorOutput the largest integer smaller than or equal to input physical signal
PS MaxOutput maximum of two input physical signals
PS MinOutput minimum of two input physical signals
PS RoundRound input physical signal toward nearest integer
PS SaturationLimit range of physical signal
PS SignOutput sign of input physical signal
PS SwitchSingle-pole double-throw switch controlled by external physical signal

Periodic Operators

PS Constant Offset EstimatorMeasure constant offset value of periodic signal
PS Harmonic Estimator (Amplitude, Phase)Measure harmonic amplitude and phase of periodic signal
PS Harmonic Estimator (Real, Imaginary)Measure real and imaginary parts of periodic signal harmonic
PS RMS EstimatorMeasure RMS value of periodic signal

Sinks

PS TerminatorTerminator for unconnected physical signal outputs

Sources

CounterIncrement output signal by 1 with every time step
PS ConstantGenerate constant physical signal
Random NumberGenerate normally distributed random numbers for physical modeling
Repeating SequenceOutput periodic piecewise linear signal
Uniform Random NumberGenerate uniformly distributed random numbers for physical modeling

Utilities

Connection PortPhysical Modeling connector port for subsystem
PS-Simulink ConverterConvert physical signal into Simulink output signal
Simulink-PS ConverterConvert Simulink input signal into physical signal
Solver ConfigurationPhysical Networks environment and solver configuration
Spectrum AnalyzerDisplay frequency spectrum of time-domain signals
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