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. 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. Connection Q is a physical signal port that outputs the flow rate value. 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 no parameters.
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 flow rate value.