Simscape: thermal liquid pump
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I have the oil flow rate data in the centrifugal pump (for the transformer's cooling system).
But I haven't found any useful pumps in which I can use this data, only pressure and mass flow sources.
Is there any pump blocks, that could be handy?
Yifeng Tang on 1 Jul 2022
In newer versions of Simscape Fluids, there are more pump modules available.
In general, the pump can be modeled by using look up tables of rpm, pressure ratio/difference, and flowrate. One can set up pressure sensors at the two ends of the ideal flow source, send the pressure signal to a LUT that will give you the flowrate, which can be then sent to the source block.