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4-Way Directional Valve C

Configuration C of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve

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Directional Valves

Description

The 4-Way Directional Valve C block simulates a configuration of hydraulic continuous 4-way directional valve where port P is connected to port A and port B is connected to port T in the left position; in the right position, both port A and port B are connected to P; and all ports are interconnected in neutral position. The fluid is pumped in the valve through the inlet line P and is distributed between two outside hydraulic lines A and B (usually connected to a double-acting actuator) and the return line T. The block has four hydraulic connections, corresponding to inlet port (P), actuator ports (A and B), and return port (T), and one physical signal port connection (S), which controls the spool position. The block is built of a Fixed Orifice block in the P-B path and four Variable Orifice blocks, connected as shown in the following diagram.

All Variable Orifice blocks are controlled by the same position signal, provided through the physical signal port S, but the Orifice orientation parameter in the block instances is set in such a way that positive signal at port S opens the orifices colored blue in the block diagram (orifices B-T1 and A-T ) and closes the orifices colored yellow (orifices P-A and T1-T). As a result, the openings of the orifices are computed as follows:

where

hPAOrifice opening for the Variable Orifice P-A block
hATOrifice opening for the Variable Orifice A-T block
hBT1Orifice opening for the Variable Orifice B-T1 block
hT1TOrifice opening for the Variable Orifice T1-T block
hPA0Initial opening for the Variable Orifice P-A block
hPB0Initial opening for the Variable Orifice P-B block
hBT10Initial opening for the Variable Orifice B-T1 block
hT1T0Initial opening for the Variable Orifice T1-T block
xControl member displacement from initial position

For information on the block parameterization options, basic parameter descriptions, assumptions and limitations, global and restricted parameters, see the 4-Way Directional Valve block reference page.

Dialog Box and Parameters

The block dialog box contains two tabs:

Basic Parameters

See the documentation for the Basic Parameters tab of the 4-Way Directional Valve block for parameter descriptions and default values.

There is one additional parameter:

Path P-B passage area

Specify the area of the P-B passage. The parameter value must be greater than zero. The default value is 5e-5 m^2. This parameter is used if Model parameterization is set to By maximum area and opening.

Initial Openings

Orifice P-A initial opening

Initial opening for the Variable Orifice P-A block. The parameter can be positive (underlapped orifice), negative (overlapped orifice), or equal to zero for zero lap configuration. The default value is 0.0025 m.

Orifice A-T initial opening

Initial opening for the Variable Orifice A-T block. The parameter can be positive (underlapped orifice), negative (overlapped orifice), or equal to zero for zero lap configuration. The default value is 0.0025 m.

Orifice B-T1 initial opening

Initial opening for the Variable Orifice B-T1 block. The parameter can be positive (underlapped orifice), negative (overlapped orifice), or equal to zero for zero lap configuration. The default value is 0.0025 m.

Orifice T1-T initial opening

Initial opening for the Variable Orifice T1-T block. The parameter can be positive (underlapped orifice), negative (overlapped orifice), or equal to zero for zero lap configuration. The default value is 0.0025 m.

Ports

The block has the following ports:

P

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the pressure supply line inlet.

T

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the return line connection.

A

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the actuator connection port.

B

Hydraulic conserving port associated with the actuator connection port.

S

Physical signal port to control spool displacement.

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