DCV 42 PX
4-way 2-position parallel-cross directional control valve
The DCV 42 PX component is a 4-way 2-position valve. The area between pairs of ports varies as a function of the spool input signal, s, and the parameters Amax, Amin, and band. The following table gives the areas for two values of the spool input.
Transitions are centered at the midpoint, with the width given by the band parameter, as shown in the following diagram.
One of two approaches can be selected for modeling the flow in the device. When the boolean parameter Use constant Cd is true, a constant coefficient of discharge (Cd) is used, otherwise a variable coefficient of discharge with maximum value (Cd⁡max) and a critical flow number (Critno) are used.
The boolean parameters Use volume A, Use volume B, Use volume P, and Use volume T, when true, add optional volumes VA, VB, VP, and VT to ports A, B, P, and T, respectively. See Port Volumes for details.
If two orifices or valves are connected, enabling a volume at the common port reduces the stiffness of the system and improves the solvability.
Hydraulic port A
Hydraulic port B
Hydraulic port P (pump)
Hydraulic port T (tank)
Spool input signal
Maximum orifice opening area; available when Use scales is true
Minimum orifice opening area (leakage)
Transition length in normalized spool displacement units
True (checked) flips the order of the valve configuration
Use constant Cd
True (checked) means a constant coefficient of discharge is implemented otherwise a variable Cd is used in flow calculations
Flow-discharge coefficient; used when Use constant Cd is true
Reynolds number at critical flow; used when Use constant Cd is true
Maximum flow-discharge coefficient; used when Use constant Cd is false
Critical flow number; used when Use constant Cd is false
Use volume X
True (checked) means a hydraulic volume chamber is added to portX
Volume of chamber attached to portX
For more information see Port Volumes.
Directional Control Valves
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