I’m experimenting with the new `@mtkmodel`

in combination with the `ModelingToolkitStandardLibrary`

. I get an error message…

My case is simple: a liquid tank “class” `Tank_m`

with flow out given by gravity, encoded via `@mtkmodel`

. [The `_m`

part indicates “modified” – a modification of a model that *works* when I do not use `ModelingToolkitStandardLibrary`

.]

```
using ModelingToolkit, ModelingToolkitStandardLibrary.Blocks
@variables t
Dt = Differential(t)
@mtkmodel Tank_m begin
# Model parameters
@parameters begin
ρ=1, [description = "Liquid density"]
A=5, [description = "Cross sectional tank area"]
K=5, [description = "Effluent valve constant"]
h_ς=3, [description = "Scaling level in valve model"]
end
# Model variables, with initial values needed
@variables begin
m(t)=1.5*ρ*A, [description = "Liquid mass"]
# ṁ_i(t), [description = "Influent mass flow rate"]
ṁ_e(t), [description = "Effluent mass flow rate"]
V(t), [description = "Liquid volume"]
h(t), [description = "level"]
end
# Components from ModelingToolkitStandardLibrary
@components begin
# We move ṁ_i from "variables" to "components"
ṁ_i = RealInput() # Influent mass flow rate
y_ṁ_e = RealOutput()
end
# Providing model equations
@equations begin
Dt(m) ~ ṁ_i.u - ṁ_e
m ~ ρ*V
V ~ A*h
ṁ_e ~ K*sqrt(h/h_ς)
y_ṁ_e.u ~ ṁ_e
end
end
```

Next, I make two copies of this liquid tank model and use MTK SL (standard library) to generate the input flow rate to the first tank, and then passes the output from the first tank as input to the second tank…

```
@mtkmodel Sys2Tank_m begin
# Components used
@components begin
ṁ = Constant(k=2)
tank_1 = Tank_m()
tank_2 = Tank_m()
end
# Equations for connecting components
@equations begin
connect(ṁ.output, tank_1.ṁ_i)
connect(tank_1.y_ṁ_e, tank_2.ṁ_i)
end
end
```

Executing these macros work, but then I get an error message:

```
@mtkbuild sys2tank_m_balanced = Sys2Tank_m()
```

leads to:

I’m sure it is a trivial thing I do incorrectly… Any ideas?

[Note: with fixes, the above code should now work.]