Hydraulic Flow Rate Sensor
Ideal flow meter
The Hydraulic Flow Rate Sensor block represents an ideal flow meter, that is, a device that converts volumetric flow rate through a hydraulic line into a control signal proportional to this flow rate. Connection Q is a physical signal port that outputs the volumetric flow rate value. Connection M is a physical signal port that outputs the mass flow rate value. The sensor is ideal because it does not account for inertia, friction, delays, pressure loss, and so on.
Connections A and B are conserving hydraulic ports connecting the sensor to the hydraulic line. The sensor positive direction is from A to B. This means that the flow rate is positive if it flows from A to B.
The block has the following ports:
Hydraulic conserving port associated with the sensor positive probe.
Hydraulic conserving port associated with the sensor negative (reference) probe.
Physical signal port that outputs the volumetric flow rate value.
Physical signal port that outputs the mass flow rate value.
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Introduced in R2009b