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Title: 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 grid-points 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 grid-points. The boundary problem solutions are post-processed to model the regions affected by the flow of the quantity on the physical representation of the domain.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, USA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1108974
Patent Number(s):
8,594,985
Application Number:
13/023,120
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
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 Lopez-Marrero, Vanessa. Techniques for determining physical zones of influence. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Hamann, Hendrik F, & Lopez-Marrero, Vanessa. Techniques for determining physical zones of influence. United States.
Hamann, Hendrik F, and Lopez-Marrero, Vanessa. Tue . "Techniques for determining physical zones of influence". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1108974.
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author = {Hamann, Hendrik F and Lopez-Marrero, 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 grid-points 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 grid-points. The boundary problem solutions are post-processed to model the regions affected by the flow of the quantity on the physical representation of the domain.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {11}
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