Mass in thermal systems
The Thermal Mass block represents a thermal mass, which reflects the ability of a material or a combination of materials to store internal energy. The property is characterized by mass of the material and its specific heat. The thermal mass is described with the following equation:
|c||Specific heat of mass material|
The block has one thermal conserving port. The block positive direction is from its port towards the block. This means that the heat flow is positive if it flows into the block.
Mass. The default value is 1 kg.
Specific heat of the material. The default value is 447 J/kg/K.
Initial temperature of the mass. This parameter specifies the initial condition for use in computing the block's initial state at the beginning of a simulation run. For more information, see Initial Conditions Computation. The default value is 300 K.