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    Mechanical Models

    Mechanical Sensors

    Ideal Force Sensor Force sensor in mechanical translational systems
    Ideal Rotational Motion Sensor Motion sensor in mechanical rotational systems
    Ideal Torque Sensor Torque sensor in mechanical rotational systems
    Ideal Translational Motion Sensor Motion sensor in mechanical translational systems

    Mechanical Sources

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

    Mechanisms

    Gear Box Gear box in mechanical systems
    Lever Generic mechanical lever
    Wheel and Axle Wheel and axle mechanism in mechanical systems

    Rotational Elements

    Inertia Ideal mechanical rotational inertia
    Mechanical Rotational Reference Reference connection for mechanical rotational ports
    Rotational Damper Viscous damper in mechanical rotational systems
    Rotational Free End Rotational port terminator with zero torque
    Rotational Friction Friction in contact between rotating bodies
    Rotational Hard Stop Double-sided rotational hard stop
    Rotational Spring Ideal spring in mechanical rotational systems

    Translational Elements

    Mass Ideal mechanical translational mass
    Mechanical Translational Reference Reference connection for mechanical translational ports
    Translational Damper Viscous damper in mechanical translational systems
    Translational Free End Translational port terminator with zero force
    Translational Friction Friction in contact between moving bodies
    Translational Hard Stop Double-sided translational hard stop
    Translational Spring Ideal spring in mechanical translational systems

    Electrical Models

    Electrical Elements

    Capacitor Linear capacitor in electrical systems
    Diode Piecewise linear diode in electrical systems
    Electrical Reference Connection to electrical ground
    Gyrator Ideal gyrator in electrical systems
    Ideal Transformer Ideal transformer in electrical systems
    Inductor Linear inductor in electrical systems
    Mutual Inductor Mutual inductor in electrical systems
    Op-Amp Ideal operational amplifier
    Open Circuit Electrical port terminator that draws no current
    Resistor Linear resistor in electrical systems
    Rotational Electromechanical Converter Interface between electrical and mechanical rotational domains
    Switch Switch controlled by external physical signal
    Translational Electromechanical Converter Interface between electrical and mechanical translational domains
    Variable Resistor Linear variable resistor in electrical systems

    Electrical Sensors

    Current Sensor Current sensor in electrical systems
    Voltage Sensor Voltage sensor in electrical systems

    Electrical Sources

    AC Current Source Ideal sinusoidal current source
    AC Voltage Source Ideal constant voltage source
    Controlled Current Source Ideal current source driven by input signal
    Controlled Voltage Source Ideal voltage source driven by input signal
    Current-Controlled Current Source Linear current-controlled current source
    Current-Controlled Voltage Source Linear current-controlled voltage source
    DC Current Source Ideal constant current source
    DC Voltage Source Ideal constant voltage source
    Voltage-Controlled Current Source Linear voltage-controlled current source
    Voltage-Controlled Voltage Source Linear voltage-controlled voltage source

    Electromagnetic Models

    Magnetic Elements

    Electromagnetic Converter Lossless electromagnetic energy conversion device
    Fundamental Reluctance Simplified implementation of magnetic reluctance
    Magnetic Reference Reference connection for magnetic ports
    Reluctance Magnetic reluctance
    Reluctance Force Actuator Magnetomotive device based on reluctance force
    Variable Reluctance Variable reluctance in electromagnetic systems

    Magnetic Sensors

    Flux Sensor Ideal flux sensor
    MMF Sensor Ideal magnetomotive force sensor

    Magnetic Sources

    Controlled Flux Source Ideal flux source driven by input signal
    Controlled MMF Source Ideal magnetomotive force source driven by input signal
    Flux Source Ideal flux source
    MMF Source Ideal magnetomotive force source

    Hydraulic Models

    Hydraulic Elements

    Constant Area Hydraulic Orifice Hydraulic orifice with constant cross-sectional area
    Constant Volume Hydraulic Chamber Hydraulic capacity of constant volume
    Fluid Inertia Pressure differential across tube or channel due to change in fluid velocity
    Hydraulic Cap Hydraulic port terminator with zero flow
    Hydraulic Piston Chamber Variable volume hydraulic capacity in cylinders
    Hydraulic Reference Connection to atmospheric pressure
    Hydraulic Resistive Tube Hydraulic pipeline which accounts for friction losses only
    Linear Hydraulic Resistance Hydraulic pipeline with linear resistance losses
    Rotational Hydro-Mechanical Converter Interface between hydraulic and mechanical rotational domains
    Translational Hydro-Mechanical Converter Interface between hydraulic and mechanical translational domains
    Variable Area Hydraulic Orifice Hydraulic variable orifice created by cylindrical spool and sleeve
    Variable Hydraulic Chamber Hydraulic capacity of variable volume with compressible fluid

    Hydraulic Sensors

    Hydraulic Flow Rate Sensor Ideal flow meter
    Hydraulic Pressure Sensor Ideal pressure sensing device

    Hydraulic Sources

    Hydraulic Constant Flow Rate Source Ideal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by constant flow rate
    Hydraulic Constant Pressure Source Ideal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by constant pressure
    Hydraulic Flow Rate Source Ideal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by flow rate
    Hydraulic Pressure Source Ideal source of hydraulic energy, characterized by pressure

    Hydraulic Utilities

    Custom Hydraulic Fluid Working fluid properties, set by specifying parameter values

    Pneumatic Models

    Pneumatic Elements

    Adiabatic Cup Thermal element with no thermal mass and perfect insulation
    Constant Area Pneumatic Orifice Sharp-edged orifice in pneumatic systems
    Constant Area Pneumatic Orifice (ISO 6358) Fixed-area pneumatic orifice complying with ISO 6358 standard
    Constant Volume Pneumatic Chamber Constant volume pneumatic chamber based on ideal gas law
    Pneumatic Absolute Reference Reference connection to zero absolute pressure and temperature for pneumatic ports
    Pneumatic Atmospheric Reference Reference connection to ambient pressure and temperature for pneumatic ports
    Pneumatic Piston Chamber Translational pneumatic piston chamber based on ideal gas law
    Pneumatic Resistive Tube Pneumatic pipe accounting for pressure loss and added heat due to flow resistance
    Rotary Pneumatic Piston Chamber Rotational pneumatic piston chamber based on ideal gas law
    Rotational Pneumatic-Mechanical Converter Interface between pneumatic and mechanical rotational domains
    Variable Area Pneumatic Orifice Sharp-edged variable-area orifice in pneumatic systems

    Pneumatic Sensors

    Pneumatic Mass & Heat Flow Sensor Ideal mass flow and heat flow sensor
    Pneumatic Pressure & Temperature Sensor Ideal pressure and temperature sensor

    Pneumatic Sources

    Controlled Pneumatic Flow Rate Source Ideal compressor with signal-controlled mass flow rate
    Controlled Pneumatic Pressure Source Ideal compressor with signal-controlled pressure difference
    Pneumatic Flow Rate Source Ideal compressor with constant mass flow rate
    Pneumatic Pressure Source Ideal compressor with constant pressure difference

    Pneumatic Utilities

    Gas Properties Pneumatic domain properties for attached circuit

    Thermal Models

    Thermal Elements

    Conductive Heat Transfer Heat transfer by conduction
    Convective Heat Transfer Heat transfer by convection
    Perfect Insulator Thermal element with no thermal mass and perfect insulation
    Radiative Heat Transfer Heat transfer by radiation
    Thermal Mass Mass in thermal systems
    Thermal Reference Reference connection for thermal ports

    Thermal Sensors

    Ideal Heat Flow Sensor Ideal heat flow meter
    Ideal Temperature Sensor Ideal temperature sensor

    Thermal Sources

    Ideal Heat Flow Source Ideal source of thermal energy, characterized by heat flow
    Ideal Temperature Source Ideal source of thermal energy, characterized by temperature

    Thermal Liquid Models

    Elements

    Absolute Reference (TL) Reference connection for thermal liquid ports
    Cap (TL) Liquid flow stop
    Constant Volume Chamber (TL) Rigid enclosure with fixed liquid volume
    Controlled Temperature Reservoir (TL) Infinite open reservoir at variable temperature
    Local Restriction (TL) Narrow opening with constant cross-sectional area
    Pipe (TL) Rigid conduit for liquid transport
    Rotational Mechanical Converter (TL) Interface between liquid and rotational mechanical subsystems
    Temperature Reservoir (TL) Infinite open reservoir at a fixed temperature
    Translational Mechanical Converter (TL) Interface between liquid and translational mechanical subsystems
    Variable Local Restriction (TL) Narrow opening with variable cross-sectional area

    Sensors

    Mass Flow Rate & Thermal Flux Sensor (TL) Ideal sensor that measures mass flow rate and thermal flux
    Pressure & Temperature Sensor (TL) Ideal sensor for measuring the relative pressure and temperature between two points

    Sources

    Controlled Mass Flow Rate Source (TL) Ideal compressor that generates a variable mass flow rate through its inlets
    Controlled Pressure Source (TL) Ideal compressor that generates a variable pressure differential across its inlets
    Mass Flow Rate Source (TL) Ideal compressor that generates a constant mass flow rate through its inlets
    Pressure Source (TL) Ideal compressor that generates a constant pressure differential across its inlets

    Utilities

    Thermal Liquid Settings (TL) Thermodynamic properties of the liquid medium

    Physical Signal Manipulation

    Delays

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

    Discrete

    Asynchronous Sample & Hold Output sample-and-hold signal with external trigger

    Functions

    PS Add Add two physical signal inputs
    PS Divide Compute simple division of two input physical signals
    PS Gain Multiply input physical signal by constant
    PS Math Function Apply mathematical function to input physical signal
    PS Product Multiply two physical signal inputs
    PS Subtract Compute simple subtraction of two input physical signals

    Linear Operators

    PS Integrator Integrate 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

    Nonlinear Operators

    PS Abs Output absolute value of input physical signal
    PS Ceil Output the smallest integer larger than or equal to input physical signal
    PS Dead Zone Provide region of zero output for physical signals
    PS Fix Round input physical signal toward zero
    PS Floor Output the largest integer smaller than or equal to input physical signal
    PS Max Output maximum of two input physical signals
    PS Min Output minimum of two input physical signals
    PS Round Round input physical signal toward nearest integer
    PS Saturation Limit range of physical signal
    PS Sign Output sign of input physical signal
    PS Switch Single-pole double-throw switch controlled by external physical signal

    Sources

    Counter Increment output signal by 1 with every time step
    PS Constant Generate constant physical signal
    Random Number Generate normally distributed random numbers for physical modeling
    Repeating Sequence Output periodic piecewise linear signal
    Uniform Random Number Generate uniformly distributed random numbers for physical modeling

    Utilities

    Connection Port Physical Modeling connector port for subsystem
    PS-Simulink Converter Convert physical signal into Simulink output signal
    Simulink-PS Converter Convert Simulink input signal into physical signal
    Solver Configuration Physical Networks environment and solver configuration
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