Centrifugal Pump (IL) as a Centrifugal Turbine (IL)

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Is it possible to use the Centrifugal Pump (IL) block as a Centrifugal Turbine (IL) block to model a pumped hydro system?

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Yifeng Tang
Yifeng Tang on 22 Dec 2022
Interesting idea, but I doubt it would work. For compressors, the flow runs through and pressure increases, while for turbines, the flow runs in the direction where pressure drops.
I tried this quickly using default parameters for the centrifugal compressor (IL) block. A pressure differential between the two ports, whichever one is higher, doesn't seem to generate any mechanical power output :(


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