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Simscape Pipe array (many pipes in parallel)

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wwmathchat on 19 May 2021
Answered: Yifeng Tang on 3 Aug 2022
What's the best way to model many pipes in parallel in simscape? The flow in each pipe and heat transfer to each pipe would be identical. Let's say 20 pipes in parallel connected between two volumes. I assume it would be inefficient to actually create 20 pipes. Could I use 1 pipe and multiply the flow 20 times at exit and divide 20 times at entrance somehow?

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Yifeng Tang
Yifeng Tang on 3 Aug 2022
It's possible to do it in the way you described. I attached a sample of "flow multiplier" and "thermal liquid multiplier". Depending on what physical domain you are working with, you may need to modify the code. The code itself should be quite straightforward.
You'll need a pair of the multiplier. One at inlet and another at outlet.

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