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Heat Flow Sensor

Heat flow rate sensor

Description

The Heat Flow Sensor component monitors the heat flow rate flowing through it.  This component assumes an ideal situation; no energy is lost between the ports. The output signal is positive if the heat flows from input port a to port b. The equations of this component are

 ${T}_{\mathrm{port}.a}={T}_{\mathrm{port}.b}$ ${Q}_{\mathrm{flow}.a}+{Q}_{\mathrm{flow}.b}=0$ ${Q}_{\mathrm{flow}}={Q}_{\mathrm{flow}.a}$

Connections

 Name Description ${\mathrm{port}}_{a}$ Input port a ${\mathrm{port}}_{b}$ Input port b ${Q}_{\mathrm{flow}}$ Output temperature signal

Variables

 Symbol Units Description ${T}_{\mathrm{port}.a}$ $K$ Temperature at port a ${{T}_{\mathrm{port}.b}}_{}$ $K$ Temperature at port b ${Q}_{\mathrm{flow}.a}$ $W$ Heat flow at port a ${Q}_{\mathrm{flow}.b}$ $W$ Heat flow at port b