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Variable Conductor

Ideal linear electrical conductor with variable conductance   Description The Variable Conductor component models a variable, linear electrical conductor with an optional heat port and temperature dependency. The conductance is allowed to be positive, zero, or negative. Equations $i={i}_{p}=-{i}_{n}={G}_{\mathrm{actual}}v$ $v={v}_{p}-{v}_{n}$ ${G}_{\mathrm{actual}}=\frac{G}{1+\mathrm{\alpha }\left({T}_{\mathrm{res}}-{T}_{\mathrm{ref}}\right)}$ ${T}_{\mathrm{res}}=\left\{\begin{array}{cc}{T}_{\mathrm{heatPort}}& \mathrm{Use Heat Port}\\ T& \mathrm{otherwise}\end{array}$ $\mathrm{LossPower}=vi$ Variables

 Name Units Description Modelica ID $v$ $V$ Voltage drop across the conductor v ${v}_{x}$ $V$ Voltage at pin $x$, $x\in \left\{n,p\right\}$ x.v $i$ $A$ Current flowing from pin $p$ to $n$ i ${i}_{x}$ $A$ Current into pin $x$, $x\in \left\{n,p\right\}$ x.i $\mathrm{LossPower}$ $W$ Loss power leaving component via HeatPort LossPower ${T}_{\mathrm{heatPort}}$ $K$ Temperature of HeatPort T_heatPort ${G}_{\mathrm{actual}}$ $S$ Actual conductance G_actual Connections

 Name Description Modelica ID $G$ Real input, conductance in $S$ G $p$ Positive pin p $n$ Negative pin n $\mathrm{Heat Port}$ heatPort Parameters

 Name Default Units Description Modelica ID $T$ ${T}_{\mathrm{ref}}$ $K$ Fixed device temperature if Use Heat Port is false T ${T}_{\mathrm{ref}}$ $300.15$ $K$ Reference temperature T_ref $\mathrm{\alpha }$ $0$ $\frac{1}{K}$ Temperature coefficient of resistance alpha Use Heat Port $\mathrm{false}$ True (checked) means heat port is enabled useHeatPort Modelica Standard Library The component described in this topic is from the Modelica Standard Library. To view the original documentation, which includes author and copyright information, click here.