How can I implement vanes (IGVs) on compressor unit in Simscape?

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Hi community,
Is there someone how has experince with implementing vanes (IGVs) on a compressor unit in Simscape? From the default Simulink library the Turbine block has vanes, but this option is not available for the compressor (See attached picture).

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Yifeng Tang
Yifeng Tang on 22 Jul 2022
You are right about the compressor block: it doesn't support vanes as an input.
I can think of one workaround, by using a 3D lookup table:
The table is mdot(RPM,PR,Vane), which sent to an ideal mass flowrate source. Above is just an idea, and you'll need more details like density/temperature/pressure correction on the mass flow, adding heat for isentropic efficiency, etc.


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