Techniques for determining physical zones of influence
Abstract
Techniques for analyzing flow of a quantity in a given domain are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling regions in a domain affected by a flow of a quantity is provided which includes the following steps. A physical representation of the domain is provided. A grid that contains a plurality of gridpoints in the domain is created. Sources are identified in the domain. Given a vector field that defines a direction of flow of the quantity within the domain, a boundary value problem is defined for each of one or more of the sources identified in the domain. Each of the boundary value problems is solved numerically to obtain a solution for the boundary value problems at each of the gridpoints. The boundary problem solutions are postprocessed to model the regions affected by the flow of the quantity on the physical representation of the domain.
 Inventors:
 Issue Date:
 Research Org.:
 International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1108974
 Patent Number(s):
 8594985
 Application Number:
 13/023,120
 Assignee:
 International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
 Patent Classifications (CPCs):

G  PHYSICS G06  COMPUTING G06F  ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
 DOE Contract Number:
 EE0002897
 Resource Type:
 Patent
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 96 KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION
Citation Formats
Hamann, Hendrik F, and LopezMarrero, Vanessa. Techniques for determining physical zones of influence. United States: N. p., 2013.
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Hamann, Hendrik F, & LopezMarrero, Vanessa. Techniques for determining physical zones of influence. United States.
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title = {Techniques for determining physical zones of influence},
author = {Hamann, Hendrik F and LopezMarrero, Vanessa},
abstractNote = {Techniques for analyzing flow of a quantity in a given domain are provided. In one aspect, a method for modeling regions in a domain affected by a flow of a quantity is provided which includes the following steps. A physical representation of the domain is provided. A grid that contains a plurality of gridpoints in the domain is created. Sources are identified in the domain. Given a vector field that defines a direction of flow of the quantity within the domain, a boundary value problem is defined for each of one or more of the sources identified in the domain. Each of the boundary value problems is solved numerically to obtain a solution for the boundary value problems at each of the gridpoints. The boundary problem solutions are postprocessed to model the regions affected by the flow of the quantity on the physical representation of the domain.},
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