The package Buildings.Fluid.Interface
consists of basic
classes that can be used by developers to create new component models.
The classes whose name contains TwoPort
or
FourPort
can be used for components with
two or four fluid ports, respectively. If a class name contains
Static
, then it can only be used for a steadystate model.
Otherwise, it may be used for a steadystate or a dynamic model.
The most basic classes are the records Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.TwoPortFlowResistanceParameters, Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.FourPortFlowResistanceParameters and Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.LumpedVolumeDeclarations. These define parameters that are needed by many fluid flow components.
Next, we describe the basic classes. For a more detailed description, see the info section of the class.
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.ConservationEquation 
This is a basic model for an ideally mixed fluid volume.
It implements conservation equations for mass and energy.
The conservation equations can be dynamic or steadystate.
The model can have an arbitrary number of fluid ports.
Models that instanciate this model need to define the input
Models that instanciate this model can used these connectors to interface with the conservation equations. 
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.StaticTwoPortConservationEquation  This is a basic model for steadystate conservation equations for mass and energy of a component with two fluid ports. The model has the following input connectors:
Models that instanciate this model can used these connectors to interface with the conservation equations. Compared to Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.ConservationEquation this model provides a more efficient implementation of the steadystate conservation equations for models with two fluid ports. 
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.FourPort  This model defines an interface for components with four ports. Only parameters and fluid definitions are provided, but no equations. The model is identical to Modelica.Fluid.Interfaces.PartialTwoPort, except that it has four ports. 
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.PartialTwoPortInterface  This model defines the interface for component models that transport fluid, and that can exchange heat and mass. It also defines the port pressure difference as Δp = p_{a}p_{b}. However, no equation is implemented to compute Δp(⋅) as a function of the mass flow rate. The model also implements equations to obtain the thermodynamic state at the ports. 
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.PartialFourPortInterface  This model is identical to Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.PartialTwoPortInterface but it can be used for components with four fluid ports. 
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.StaticTwoPortHeatMassExchanger 
This model implements the pressure drop as a function of the mass flow rate.
It also implements the steadystate energy and mass conservation
equations. However, it does not implement an equation that computes
Q_flow , the
sensible and latent heat transfer to the medium flow, nor
does it implement an equation for mXi_flow ,
the species mass flow rate added to or removed from the medium.
Models that extend this model need to provide equations
for Q_flow and mXi_flow .

Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.StaticFourPortHeatMassExchanger  This model is identical to Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.StaticTwoPortHeatMassExchanger except that it has four ports. 
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.TwoPortHeatMassExchanger  This model implements the pressure drop as a function of the mass flow rate. It also implements the energy and mass conservation equations, which may be configured as steadystate or dynamic balances based on a parameter. 
Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.FourPortHeatMassExchanger  This model is identical to Buildings.Fluid.Interfaces.TwoPortHeatMassExchanger except that it has four ports. 