Dynamic Analysis of a Complex Pneumatic Valve Using Pseudobond Graph Modeling Technique

Amir Zanj, Hamed Afshari

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    12 Citations (Scopus)


    In this work, the dynamic behaviors of a complex pneumatic reducer valve have been studied through the pseudobond graph modeling technique. This modeling approach graphically describes the energy and mass flows among pneumatic valve components during real operational conditions. State equations have been derived from the pseudobond graph model and have been numerically solved by MATLAB-SIMULINK. To validate the accuracy of the model, simulation results are compared with the real data of an experimental setup and good agreements between them are reported. The main advantage of the proposed model over other conventional approaches such as fluid dynamics theories is that it provides a physical model which accurately predicts the system's dynamic responses without any need to run huge computer programs or establish expensive experimental setups.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number034502
    Pages (from-to)034502-1-034502-9
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control - Transactions of the ASME
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Dynamic analysis
    • Energy systems
    • Pneumatic valve
    • Pseudobond graph


    Dive into the research topics of 'Dynamic Analysis of a Complex Pneumatic Valve Using Pseudobond Graph Modeling Technique'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this