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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Dynamic analysis. Volume V. Steady State Flow Analysis (SSFAN) Computer Program User Manual.
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MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP ST LOUIS MO
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SSFAN is a steady state hydraulic flow and pressure analysis computer program. Its primary purpose is to analyze non-linear resistance aircraft hydraulic systems. The program handles complex flow networks containing flow andor pressure discontinuities such as unbalanced area actuators and check valves. Solutions for a combination of simultaneously operating subsystems are easily obtained. The program is designed using a building block approach so that new component or element models may be added with minimum change to the main program. The solution method is a Matrix type, using iteration to obtain a final flow and pressure balance. The program internally corrects viscosities for pressure, determines whether flow is laminar, transition or turbulent for use of appropriate resistance factors and corrects reservoir pressure for altitude effects. The program was written with the aircraft hydraulic system designer in mind. The terminology and units are commonly used terms such as fluid viscosity in centistokes, temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and flow in gallons per minute. Conversion of units for calculation is accomplished internally in the program. Author
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