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Hydraulic Cap

Hydraulic port terminator with zero flow

  • Library:
  • Simscape / Foundation Library / Hydraulic / Hydraulic Elements

  • Hydraulic Cap block

Description

The Hydraulic Cap block represents a hydraulic plug, that is, a hydraulic port with zero flow through it.

You can use this block to terminate hydraulic ports on other blocks that you want to cap. This is not necessary because if you leave a conserving port unconnected, the physical network sets all the Through variables at that port to 0. However, terminator blocks improve diagram readability.

You can also use this block to set the initial gauge pressure at a node.

Variables

To set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation, use the Initial Targets section in the block dialog box or Property Inspector. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.

Nominal values provide a way to specify the expected magnitude of a variable in a model. Using system scaling based on nominal values increases the simulation robustness. Nominal values can come from different sources, one of which is the Nominal Values section in the block dialog box or Property Inspector. For more information, see Modify Nominal Values for a Block Variable.

Ports

Conserving

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Hydraulic conserving port with zero flow rate.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.

Version History

Introduced in R2012b

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