# Fluid

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## 703 - Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation

## 703006000 - SIMULATING NONELECTRICAL DEVICE OR SYSTEM

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20100161299 | DIAGNOSTIC SUPPORT APPARATUS FOR DIABETES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - The present invention is to present a diagnostic support apparatus for diabetes including a diagnostic support information generating unit which generates diagnostic support information of a patient based on a biological model for reproducing a pseudo-response which simulates a result of a glucose tolerance test for the patient. The biological model comprises a plurality of simulated organ blocks which are configured in such manner that inflow and outflow of glucose and/or inflow and outflow of insulin are reciprocally produced between each of the simulated organ blocks. The plurality of the simulated organ blocks respectively calculate at least one of a cumulative quantity and a concentration of glucose and/or at least one of a cumulative quantity and a concentration of insulin in the respective simulated organ blocks, based on a quantity of inflow and outflow of glucose and/or a quantity of inflow and outflow of insulin in the respective simulated organ blocks. | 06-24-2010 |

20120203529 | Paramagnetic Gas Sensor Apparatus and Adjustment Method - This present invention relates to a device for the measurement of the amount of oxygen in a gas mixture, or other gas with significantly different magnetic susceptibility than the background gas mixture, by the use of a suspended test body in a magnetic field that experiences force due to the magnetic susceptibility of the measurand gas. In order to enable a fast time response for the system with a change in oxygen concentration, a flow regime is presented which allows a fast sweep of the measurement volume combined with adjustable, balanced pressure drops via a flow balancing element (or elements) within the flow channels to independently minimise flow related uncertainties. | 08-09-2012 |

20150106075 | ENTITY TYPE TEMPLATES IN PROCESS SIMULATION - A system simulates a process entity. Software instructions stored on a memory device and executable by a processor creates an entity type object that generically represents a type of process entity. Instructions create a simulation representing a process and instantiate an entity type instance in the simulation based on the entity type object. The entity type instance represents a specific process entity in the process. Additionally, instructions simulate the functionality of the specific process entity by the entity type instance in the simulation. | 04-16-2015 |

20130325427 | METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMPUTING NOTIONAL SOURCE SIGNATURES FROM NEAR-FIELD MEASUREMENTS AND MODELED NOTIONAL SIGNATURES - Methods and systems for computing notional source signatures from modeled notional signatures and measured near-field signatures are described. Modeled near-field signatures are calculated from the modeled notional signatures. Low weights are assigned to parts of a source pressure wavefield spectrum where signatures are less reliable and higher weights are assigned to parts of the source pressure wavefield spectrum where signatures are more reliable. The part of the spectrum where both sets of signatures are reliable can be used for quality control and for comparing the measured near-field signatures to modeled near-field signatures. When there are uncertainties in the input parameters to the modeling, the input parameters can be scaled to minimize the differences between measured and modeled near-field signatures. Resultant near-field signatures are computed by a weighted summation of the modeled and measured near-field signatures, and notional source signatures are calculated from the resultant near-field signatures. | 12-05-2013 |

20100004913 | WINDS ALOFT PROFILER - A platform for a handheld wind profiler includes a housing containing a three-axis magnetic compass module generating a compass signal, including the orientation of the housing relative to magnetic north at a time. A two-axis inclinometer module generates a inclinometer signal including the orientation of the housing relative to a horizontal plane at the time. A GPS module generating a GPS signal indicating a time and position solution including a terrain position of the housing based upon the time. A processor receives a first velocimeter signal at the time from at least one laser Doppler velocimeter. The velocimeter signal includes a first radial velocity of a first wind-borne aerosol and a first orientation of the at least one laser Doppler velocimeter relative to the housing. The processor resolves the first velocimeter signal to determine an orientation of the at least one laser Doppler velocimeter relative to the terrain position. | 01-07-2010 |

20090157366 | System for simulating digital watercolor image and method therefor - A method for simulating digital watercolor image includes: receiving a background texture on a virtual canvas where a watercolor image will be painted; receiving parameters for fluid simulation; and creating brushstrokes by a mouse pointer's movement on the virtual canvas. Further, the method includes converting coordinates of the brushstrokes on the virtual canvas to fit into simulation grids; calculating movement of colors and water through the fluid simulation by using the parameters and the brushstrokes; and simulating the watercolor image based on the brushstrokes by using the calculated movement of the colors and water. | 06-18-2009 |

20120016648 | Method For Predicting Fluid Flow - A method for predicting fluid flow is provided. An exemplary embodiment of the method comprises obtaining data describing a stratigraphy, the stratigraphy comprising a fault, predicting a volume of shale in the fault and calculating a thickness of the fault. The exemplary method may also comprise calculating a permeability of the fault based on the volume of shale, the thickness, an estimated shale smear continuity factor and an estimated cataclastic reduction factor. The exemplary method may additionally comprise predicting fluid flow in a subsurface region based on the fault permeability. | 01-19-2012 |

20090043553 | Design Tool for Identifying Project Energy Interdependencies - A simulation system [ | 02-12-2009 |

20120010864 | Use of devices for measuring fluid movement conditions at a distance to reduce the design and manufacturing cost of moving-fluid-driven working devices - The present invention incorporates a device for measuring fluid movement conditions at a distance, such as LIDAR, into an underlying device for extracting useful work from a moving fluid, such as a wind turbine, for the purpose reducing the cost of designing and manufacturing the underlying device. | 01-12-2012 |

20110202327 | Finite Difference Particulate Fluid Flow Algorithm Based on the Level Set Projection Framework - Using a level set projection method improves simulation of particulate fluid flow. The level set values are used to identify the particle-fluid boundary. The level set function is also used to evaluate the particle linear and angular momenta for the rigid particle projection. Governing fluid equations are solved in the solution domain, including in the region occupied by the rigid solid particle. The obtained velocity is rendered incompressible in the solution domain by doing the projection. The incompressible velocity field in the region occupied by the particle is further corrected to represent rigid body motion. This technique is further extended to embrace a particle collision scheme in a particulate fluid flow simulation. | 08-18-2011 |

20130332129 | HYDRAULIC FRACTURE SIMULATION WITH AN EXTENDED FINITE ELEMENT METHOD - A computer-implemented method includes defining respective positions of a first set of nodes and a second set of nodes in an enrichment region, and performing a coupled pore fluid diffusion and stress analysis on the enrichment region at the first set of nodes. It is then determined whether the second set of nodes is activated—representing a fracture—as a result of the analysis, and the results are visually output to a user. | 12-12-2013 |

20110010153 | MODEL ANALYSIS SYSTEM, MODEL ANALYSIS METHOD, AND MODEL ANALYSIS PROGRAM - To improve the precision of an analysis of a finite element model. A model analysis system analyzes a state change according to a temperature and/or an external force in a finite element model of an object including a fluid portion and a structure portion coupled together. Further, the model analysis system includes pressure information calculation means that calculates pressure information of the fluid portion based on a surface tension of the fluid portion, model generation means that performs an element division for the fluid portion and the structure portion as a structure, and generates the finite element model, and model analysis means that analyzes the state change of the finite element model generated by the model generation means based on the pressure information of the fluid portion calculated by the pressure information calculation means. | 01-13-2011 |

20120253768 | Simulating a Droplet with Moving Contact Edge on a Planar Surface - Systems and methods for simulating a droplet with a moving contact line are presented. In embodiments, a height profile of the droplet on a substrate may be simulated using a lubrication equation solution that includes an artificial fluid flux to account for fluid loss due to the contact line movement. Embodiments may include a solute convection/diffusion equation with slipping contact dynamics solution to simulate the shape of the solute deposit on a substrate. When the contact line moves, the convection-diffusion equation includes an artificial solute flux to conserve mass. | 10-04-2012 |

20120253767 | Simulating a Droplet with Moving Contact Edge - Systems and methods for simulating a droplet with a moving contact line are presented. In embodiments, a height profile of the droplet on a substrate may be simulated using a lubrication equation solution that includes an artificial fluid flux to account for fluid loss due to the contact line movement. Embodiments may include a solute convection/diffusion equation with slipping contact dynamics solution to simulate the shape of the solute deposit on a substrate. When the contact line moves, the convection-diffusion equation includes an artificial solute flux to conserve mass. In embodiments, the droplet may be modeled as being on a planar or on a non-planar surface. | 10-04-2012 |

20110112814 | REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A refrigerant leak detection system is herein disclosed. The system can detect the existence of a slow leak based on the refrigerant level and the system data. They system uses data models, either stored or dynamically created, to calculate an expected refrigerant level. Based on the expected refrigerant level and the actual refrigerant level and statistical process control data, a leak can be identified. | 05-12-2011 |

20120072195 | Modeling Movement Of Air Under A Floor Of A Data Center - Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for modeling movement of air underneath a floor of a data center. Embodiments include receiving, by a management system, from a plurality of environmental condition sensors, environmental condition information corresponding to an area underneath the floor of the data center; in dependence upon the environmental condition information, generating, by the management system, a model representing movement of air within the area underneath the floor of the data center; and indicating, by the management system, physical obstacles underneath the floor of the data center based on the model of the movement of air. | 03-22-2012 |

20090150133 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING ONE OR MORE OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ELECTRONICS RACK - Apparatus and method are provided for facilitating simulation of one or more operating characteristics of an electronics rack. The apparatus includes a rack frame, one or more air-moving devices associated with the rack frame, and an adjustable heat source associated with the rack frame. The one or more air-moving devices establish airflow through the rack frame from an air inlet side to an air outlet side thereof, wherein the established airflow through the rack frame is related to airflow through the electronics rack to be simulated. The adjustable heat source heats air passing through the rack frame, with heated air exhausting from the air outlet side of the rack frame simulating heated air exhausting from the electronics rack. | 06-11-2009 |

20090204377 | Method for Constructing Geologic Models of Subsurface Sedimentary Volumes - A method is disclosed for using a three-dimensional seismic image of a subsurface earth volume to construct a geologic model specifying the spatially-varying grain size distribution, porosity, and permeability throughout the volume. The method applies to earth volumes composed of water-lain clastic sedimentary deposits and involves, in one embodiment, (a) identifying the outline forms of geologic bodies in geologic data; (b) using the outline forms of the geologic bodies to determine the spatially-varying grain size distribution within the bodies, guided by assumptions about the nature and behavior of the paleoflow that deposited the bodies; (c) determining rock properties such as, porosity and permeability within the geologic bodies based on grain-size distribution, mineralogy and burial history information. | 08-13-2009 |

20120296615 | METHOD FOR SIMULATING FLUID FLOW AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method for simulating fluid flow includes: discretizing a space in which a fluid flows into a regular lattice; assuming that fluid particles repetitively move and collide in the lattice; deriving a univariate polynomial equation by comparing the n-th (n is a non-negative integer) order momentum of velocity between the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution and the discretized Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution; calculating the weight coefficients corresponding to the discrete velocities of the fluid particles based on the univariate polynomial equation; and deriving a lattice Boltzmann model using the weight coefficients. A lattice Boltzmann model with superior stability and accuracy may be derived easily. | 11-22-2012 |

20160034665 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED HEMODYNAMICS MODELING AND MONITORING - The present invention relates to a system and a method for evaluating cardiac parameters and forming a personalized cardiac model, and in particular, to such a system and method in which a personalized cardiac model is abstracted and utilized for monitoring cardiac parameters. | 02-04-2016 |

20110060571 | Thermal-fluid-simulation analyzing apparatus - A thermal-fluid-simulation analyzing apparatus includes an execution unit that generates an analysis model using analysis conditions to conduct a first thermal fluid simulation analysis based on the generated analysis model, an analysis-condition collecting unit that collects analysis conditions when a predetermined period passes after the first thermal fluid simulation analysis, a condition extracting unit that extracts a boundary condition from the analysis conditions collected by the analysis-condition collecting unit, and a re-execution unit that selects a region corresponding to the boundary condition extracted by the condition extracting unit from regions of the analysis model generated by the execution unit, updates the selected region with the boundary condition, and conducts a second thermal fluid simulation analysis for the updated analysis model. | 03-10-2011 |

20090119081 | Stability Performance of the Coupled Algorithms for Viscoelastic Ink Jet Simulations - A system and method for simulating the flow of a viscoelastic fluid through a channel. The simulation including a interface between a first fluid and a second fluid. The simulation including the formation of a droplet. The simulation includes solving equations governing the viscoelastic flow of the first fluid through the channel, including viscoelastic stress equations that include a normalized relaxation time greater than or equal to 5. The calculations simulate the flow of the first fluid through the channel. The simulation is stable over a period time in which a droplet is formed. The simulation including a level set function that describes the position of the interface between the first and second fluids, and the evolution of the level set function over time describes the shape and position of the interface. | 05-07-2009 |

20120101796 | WATER EROSION MANAGEMENT INCORPORATING TOPOGRAPHY, SOIL TYPE, AND WEATHER STATISTICS - A method of water erosion management comprises receiving a topographic datum indicating the topography of a defined area. Data is received indicating a soil composition found at the defined area. A model is created predicting a water runoff pattern for said defined area based upon the topography of the defined area and the soil composition of the defined area. | 04-26-2012 |

20120101795 | TOOL FOR RAPID CONFIGURATION OF A RIVER MODEL USING IMAGERY-BASED INFORMATION - System and method for extraction and processing of river bank coordinates from imagery, generation of an unstructured mesh of the river using river bank positions and available or synthetic bathymetry, application of upstream and downstream boundary forcing data, contingencies for handling missing data, and configuration of multiple realizations of the developed river model. | 04-26-2012 |

20120029894 | INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus for generating a thermal analysis model for a plurality of component models includes a gap simplification unit configured to simplify a gap area having a gap between the plurality of component models by generating a gap model based on an extracted portion of the gap area and by merging the gap using a modification of a component model which contacts the gap, an extraction unit configured to extract a merged face using the gap model and the merged gap, a calculation unit configured to calculate thermal resistance of the merged face based on a thermal conductivity and the merged face, and an assigning unit configured to assign the thermal resistance to the merged face. | 02-02-2012 |

20100161298 | METHOD FOR CALCULATING FORCE ACTING ON INTERFACE BETWEEN IMMISCIBLE FLUIDS IN FLUID SIMULATION - A method for calculating a force acting on an interface between immiscible fluids in an SPH (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics) based fluid simulation includes: calculating a force caused by viscosities of the fluids; calculating a force caused by pressures of the fluids; calculating an external force applied to the fluids from outside; and calculating an interactive force caused by interaction between the fluids. The force acting on the interface between the immiscible fluids are obtained by using sum of the force caused by the viscosities, the force caused by the pressures, the external force and the interactive force. The interactive force is a surface tensional force calculated based on a pressure acting on the interface between the fluids. | 06-24-2010 |

20090076787 | System And Method For Drag Reduction - A system and method for drag reduction allows thrust output, fuel efficiency or both to be maximized. Specifically, a rear portion of a body or motor vehicle may be modified to increase thrust output, fuel efficiency or both by creating a stagnation area, a suction inlet and a convex cusp area formed on the rear portion of the motor vehicle. Increasing the concavity or camber or sharpness of the radius of the stagnation area results in greater local pressure coefficient, which results in greater thrust output. The size and shape of the suction inlet and the convex cusp area will also have an effect on thrust output and fuel efficiency. A width and volume of an airplane fuselage may be increased | 03-19-2009 |

20130013277 | Ghost Region Approaches for Solving Fluid Property Re-Distribution - Systems and methods for simulating multi-phase incompressible immiscible fluid flows with non-uniform fluid properties in each of the phases are presented. In embodiments, finite-difference-based simulations enable more precise modeling of a two-phase system, such as by way of example and not limitation, an ink and air system. In embodiments, values of a property of one fluid in the fluid system exist in the region occupied by that fluid and not in the region occupied by the other fluid. To facilitate simulating the multi-phase fluid system, a set of artificial values of the property of the first fluid are assigned in the region of the second fluid thereby creating a “ghost region” of values. | 01-10-2013 |

20090210206 | Method and for wide track erasure in a hard disk drive - A method and its implementation as a program system are disclosed herein for generating an air flow report based upon a cellular model of the air flow of a hard disk drive including a parameterized component approximated by a component parameter list and a map of the partitioned regions of the hard disk drive. The air flow report is generated based upon the cellular model and a partition/region map. The partition/region map lumps the simulation domain into a small number of regions and then calculates the fluxes across boundaries of the regions. These fluxes accumulate the results of many individual cells, averaging out small variations caused by rounding and/or the convergence properties of the specific cellular approach used. A simulation figure of merit is calculated from the air flow report that further refines the accuracy, effectively removing even more noise. | 08-20-2009 |

20120245910 | PREDICTING TRANSITION FROM LAMINAR TO TURBULENT FLOW OVER A SURFACE - A prediction of whether a point on a computer-generated surface is adjacent to laminar or turbulent flow is made using a transition prediction technique. A plurality of boundary-layer properties at the point are obtained from a steady-state solution of a fluid flow in a region adjacent to the point. A plurality of instability modes are obtained, each defined by one or more mode parameters. A vector of regressor weights is obtained for the known instability growth rates in a training dataset. For each instability mode in the plurality of instability modes, a covariance vector is determined, which is the covariance of a predicted local growth rate with the known instability growth rates. Each covariance vector is used with the vector of regressor weights to determine a predicted local growth rate at the point. Based on the predicted local growth rates, an n-factor envelope at the point is determined. | 09-27-2012 |

20120296616 | THREE-DIMENSIONAL FLUID SIMULATION METHOD - A three-dimensional fluid simulation method is disclosed wherein: a first mesh of a flow domain non-uniformly split with respect to each of three degrees of freedom is defined; a second mesh uniformly sprit with respect to only one of the three degrees of freedom but non-uniformly with respect to other two degrees is defined; an object model is set in the first mesh and a motion equation is formed and calculated to obtain fluid velocity; based on the fluid velocity, flow imbalance is computed for each cell; based on the flow imbalance, fluid pressure correction equation is formed; the flow imbalance is mapped onto the second mesh and the fluid pressure correction is computed; the fluid pressure correction is mapped onto the first mesh; and until the flow imbalance and motion equations are converged the computation is repeated. | 11-22-2012 |

20140032191 | TOOL FOR RAPID CONFIGURATION OF A RIVER MODEL USING IMAGERY-BASED INFORMATION - System and method for extraction and processing of river bank coordinates from imagery, generation of an unstructured mesh of the river using river bank positions and available or synthetic bathymetry, application of upstream and downstream boundary forcing data, contingencies for handling missing data, and configuration of multiple realizations of the developed river model. | 01-30-2014 |

20130246027 | GENERATING INVISCID AND VISCOUS FLUID-FLOW SIMULATIONS OVER A SURFACE USING A FLUID-FLOW MESH - Fluid-flow simulation over a computer-generated surface is generated using inviscid and viscous simulations. A fluid-flow mesh of fluid cells is obtained. At least one inviscid fluid property for the fluid cells is determined using an inviscid fluid simulation that does not simulate fluid viscous effects. A set of intersecting fluid cells that intersects the surface are identified. A surface mesh polygon of the surface mesh is identified for each intersecting fluid cell. At least one boundary-layer fluid property for each identified surface mesh polygon is determined using the at least one inviscid fluid property of the corresponding intersecting fluid cell and a boundary-layer simulation that simulates fluid viscous effects. | 09-19-2013 |

20120041735 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC MODELING OF BLOOD FLOW - Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model. | 02-16-2012 |

20110087475 | System, Method, and Program Product For Synthesizing Non-Constrained and Constrained Heat Exchanger Networks - Systems, methods, and program product to synthesize a grass-roots heat exchanger network for a plurality of hot process streams to be cooled and a plurality of cold process streams to be heated according to a plurality of utilities targets, are provided. An exemplary system includes a heat exchange network synthesizing computer and heat exchange network synthesizing program product configured to analyze the waste heat recovery problem without decomposition to produce a result having an optimal number of network heat exchanger units through application of advanced process-to-process matching schemes for both non-constrained and non-thermodynamically constrained problems. | 04-14-2011 |

20110246162 | TANK WASH SYSTEM - A tank wash visualization method for planning a tank wash cycle with respect to a tank includes creating a CFD model of the tank system, applying a plurality of parameters to the model, validating the CFD model, including alternate geometries in the model, and based on the model, determining the minimum time needed to successfully clean all parts of the tank. | 10-06-2011 |

20120303346 | APPARATUS FOR ESTIMATING EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION QUANTITY - In an EGR system, a quantity of exhaust gas passing through an EGR valve is computed by an EGR valve model simulating a behavior of the recirculated exhaust gas passing through the EGR valve. An exhaust gas quantity flowing into a cylinder is computed by an EGR-gas-delay model simulating a behavior of the exhaust gas passing through the EGR valve and the throttle valve and then flows into a cylinder. The EGR-gas-delay model includes a confluent-delay model simulating a behavior of EGR gas passing thorough the EGR valve and flowing into the intake passage upstream of the throttle valve; an intake-pipe-delay model simulating a behavior of EGR gas flowing in the intake passage and passing through the throttle valve; and an intake-manifold-delay model simulating a behavior of EGR gas which passes through the throttle valve and then flows into the intake passage downstream of the throttle valve. | 11-29-2012 |

20120303344 | COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODELING OF A BOUNDED DOMAIN - A hybrid computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach for modeling a bounded domain, such as a data center, is disclosed. The CFD modeling approach divides the bounded domain into one or more viscous regions and one or more inviscid regions, and then performs a viscous domain solve for the viscous region(s) using a computational fluid dynamics model with turbulence equations (i.e., a turbulence model), and performs inviscid domain solve for the inviscid region(s) using a set of inviscid equations (or potential flow equations). After solving for the different regions, results of the viscous domain solve and the inviscid domain solve are provided as a model of the bounded domain. | 11-29-2012 |

20110060570 | Computer Based Models for Absorbent Articles - Methods of using computer based models for simulating the physical behavior of bodily fluids with absorbent articles. | 03-10-2011 |

20110257952 | METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING A FEED LINE FOR FEEDING IN AN AIR MIXTURE AND HAVING AN EXHAUST LINE - A method for operating an internal combustion engine ( | 10-20-2011 |

20090326894 | Methods of processing wind profile information in sports applications - A method is generally described which includes processing wind profile information in sports applications. The method includes receiving wind profile information detected using electronic remote sensing. The method also includes computer modeling at least one user action in a sports context. The wind profile information may then be applied as an input to the computer simulation system and be applied to the user action in the computer simulation system. The computer simulation system may then generate or calculate an estimated user result. | 12-31-2009 |

20130046527 | NUMERICAL ANALYSIS DEVICE, ELEMENT GENERATION PROGRAM, AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS METHOD - A numerical analysis device executes: Step | 02-21-2013 |

20100250213 | SEMI-LAGRANGIAN CIP FLUID SOLVER WITHOUT DIMENSIONAL SPLITTING - A new constrained interpolation profile method, which is stable and accurate but requires less amount of computation, is provided. CIP is a high-order fluid advection solver that can reproduce rich details of fluids. It has third-order accuracy but its computation is performed over a compact stencil. A novel modification of the original CIP method that fixes all of the above problems without increasing the computational load or reducing the accuracy is provided. The proposed method brings significant improvements in both accuracy and speed. | 09-30-2010 |

20130054214 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC MODELING OF BLOOD FLOW - Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model. | 02-28-2013 |

20120059638 | Method And System For Predicting The Occurrence Of A Wind Gust At A Wind Turbine - A method of predicting the occurrence of a wind gust at a wind turbine is described. The values of at least one parameter measured for the wind turbine as input data are obtained on a predetermined frequency. A group of input data of predetermined size that was most recently obtained is selected. The probability of the occurrence of a wind gust is calculated based on the selected group of input data. The calculated probability that a wind gust will occur is verified to be above a predetermined probability level. And the occurrence of the wind gust is predicted. | 03-08-2012 |

20150339459 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC MODELING OF BLOOD FLOW - Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to create a physics-based model relating to a blood flow characteristic of the patient's heart and determine a fractional flow reserve within the patient's heart based on the three-dimensional model and the physics-based model. | 11-26-2015 |

20100174516 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATION OF FLUID FLOW IN A PIPING SYSTEM - A method to model a complex system of pipes. The model takes into account the physical processes in a tree-type piping system and provides for an accurate modeling of a real world tree-type piping system. In a preferred embodiment, a computer program is provided for analyzing models of dry pipe systems. The computer program includes a user interface and a computational engine. The user interface allows a model of a dry pipe system to be defined and the computational engine determines a liquid flow time through the model of the dry pipe system. The computational engine provides a verification of the liquid flow time in a model of a referential dry pipe system within 20% of an actual liquid flow time in the referential dry pipe system. | 07-08-2010 |

20120232870 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAPPING COMPONENT BASES USING A CHEMICAL PROCESS SIMULATOR - A method includes identifying a simulated input flow stream associated with a chemical processing facility. The input flow stream includes an input component basis with multiple components having one or more properties that differ. The method also includes converting the input flow stream into a simulated output flow stream, which includes an output component basis that differs from the input component basis and comprises a single, active group of oil components and zero or more pure components. A pure component property of a pure component in the input flow stream could be combined with an oil component property of an oil component in the input flow stream. A pure component property of a pure component in the input flow stream could also be transferred to a pure component in the output flow stream without combination. An oil component property of an oil component in the input flow stream could further be mapped to an oil component property of the single output oil component. | 09-13-2012 |

20120173219 | GENERATING INVISCID AND VISCOUS FLUID-FLOW SIMULATIONS OVER AN AIRCRAFT SURFACE USING A FLUID-FLOW MESH - Fluid-flow simulation over a computer-generated aircraft surface is generated using inviscid and viscous simulations. A fluid-flow mesh of fluid cells is obtained. At least one inviscid fluid property for the fluid cells is determined using an inviscid fluid simulation that does not simulate fluid viscous effects. A set of intersecting fluid cells that intersects the aircraft surface are identified. One surface mesh polygon of the surface mesh is identified for each intersecting fluid cell. A boundary-layer prediction point for each identified surface mesh polygon is determined. At least one boundary-layer fluid property for each boundary-layer prediction point is determined using the at least one inviscid fluid property of the corresponding intersecting fluid cell and a boundary-layer simulation that simulates fluid viscous effects. At least one updated fluid property for at least one fluid cell is determined using the at least one boundary-layer fluid property and the inviscid fluid simulation. | 07-05-2012 |

20100299122 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EVALUATION OF FLUID FLOW IN A PIPING SYSTEM - A method of and a computer program for analyzing models of dry pipe systems. The computer program includes a user interface and a model generator in communication with the user interface. The method and computer program provide for modeling a referential dry pipe system as a plurality of interconnected nodes, the nodes corresponding to a pipe connector, the interconnection between the nodes corresponding to a pipe device. The plurality of nodes can define a dry portion and a wet portion with the wet portion including a liquid source and the dry portion including a plurality of interconnected pipes to define a volume of gas. The nodes in the dry portion can define a set of nodal devices open to ambient. The method and computer program can provide for computing fluid time based parameters to simulate the liquid flowing from the wet portion to determine at least flow time of the liquid from the wet portion to the open devices. The method and computer program can provide for verification of the liquid flow time in the model within 20% of an actual liquid flow time in the referential dry pipe system. | 11-25-2010 |

20120253769 | Systems and Methods for Airborne Particle Contamination Control - The present invention relates to a method for airborne particle contamination control, comprising: creating a simulation by modeling a turbulent airflow in an environment that includes an equipment of interest; plotting a flow parameter on the simulation to visualize a flow field of air according to a current design; creating an injection point on the simulation for particles in the environment; determining a particle concentration of the particles; determining, by a computing device and from the particle concentration, whether the current design provides contamination control; in response to determining that the current design does not provide contamination control, creating a modified design; and providing the modified design for implementation. The present invention further relates to a computing device for airborne particle contamination control. The present invention still further relates to a non-transitory computer-readable medium for airborne particle contamination control. | 10-04-2012 |

20140207435 | COMPUTER BASED MODELS FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES - Methods of using computer based models for simulating the physical behavior of bodily fluids with absorbent articles. | 07-24-2014 |

20120259605 | Dynamic Simulation of Fluid Filled Vessels - A system is provided. The system comprises a computer system comprising at least one processor, a thermodynamic state solver application, and a thermodynamic system solver application. When executed by the at least one processor, the thermodynamic state solver application computes a flash equilibrium state solution for each of a plurality of nodes in a thermodynamic network and determines for each of the plurality of nodes at least one sensitivity of a first thermodynamic property with reference to at least one second thermodynamic property. When executed by the at least one processor, the thermodynamic system solver computes a pressure at each of the nodes and flows between the nodes based at least in part on the sensitivities, wherein a result based on the pressures and flows is determined. | 10-11-2012 |

20090018807 | Hybrid Method for Enforcing Curvature Related Boundary Conditions in Solving One-Phase Fluid Flow Over a Deformable Domain - An embodiment of the present invention may be a system or method for simulating the flow of a single-phase fluid flow. Markers represent a moving fluid boundary of the single-phase fluid at a first point in time. The moving fluid boundary separates a simulation space into a fluid space and a non-fluid space. The single-phase fluid inhabits the fluid space. A signed distance function is evaluated at points surrounding the moving fluid boundary based upon markers. The curvature of the moving fluid boundary based on the signed distance function is evaluated near the markers in the non-fluid space. The curvature is not evaluated at the moving fluid boundary. The velocity of the fluid is calculated based upon the curvature of the level set in the non-fluid space. Update the position of the moving fluid boundary at a second point in time based on the velocity of the fluid. | 01-15-2009 |

20120265511 | Computer Simulation of Physical Processes - Simulating a physical process includes storing, in a computer-accessible memory, state vectors for voxels, where the state vectors correspond to a model and include entries that correspond to particular momentum states of possible momentum states at a voxel. Interaction operations are performed on the state vectors. The interaction operations model interactions between elements of different momentum states according to the model. Move operations performed on the state vectors reflect movement of elements to new voxels according to the model. The model is adapted to simulate a high-Knudsen number flow that has a Knudsen number greater than 0.1. | 10-18-2012 |

20120239362 | INSULIN PUMP HAVING SELECTABLE INSULIN ABSORPTION MODELS - Methods of estimating human insulin absorption for use in an insulin pump are disclosed. A method includes prompting a user to select between a first insulin absorption model and a second insulin absorption model. The method also includes prompting a user to provide at least one model parameter. The method further includes forming an applied insulin absorption model from the selected insulin absorption model and the at least one model parameter. | 09-20-2012 |

20120209580 | METHOD AND SYSTEM EMPLOYING FLOW SIMULATION FOR IMPROVING MATERIAL DELIVERY IN LENS MANUFACTURING - A method and system for monitoring lens material residence within a conduit to improve the quality of molded products by reducing defects arising from entrapped lens material. According to the method a finite element mesh representative of a conduit is stored in a digital storage device. A simulation is run on a digital computer in which one type of lens material sequentially flows through the conduit in discrete batches temporal history of the batches within the conduit is tracked. The simulation is useful for analyzing material delivery conduits in injection molding and casting systems, for example, for lens manufacturing. According to the system, a digital storage device stores a finite element mesh representative of a conduit. A digital computer is coupled to the digital storage device for executing a set of instructions to run a simulation and track the temporal history of the batches within the conduit. | 08-16-2012 |

20110238394 | Method and recording medium of a hybrid approach to multiple fluid simulation using volume fraction - Provided are a method of a hybrid approach to multiple fluid simulation using volume fractions for realizing computer graphics through analysis of the Navier-Stokes equations, which is executed via a computer and takes into account variable densities and variable viscosities resulting from N multiple fluids existing in multiple lattice cells, and a recording medium wherein a program of the method is recorded. | 09-29-2011 |

20120303345 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC GENERATION AND USAGE OF FLUID FLOW LOSS COEFFICIENTS FOR T-JUNCTIONS - A system and method for automatic generation and usage of fluid flow loss coefficients for T-junctions is disclosed. In one embodiment, a list of possible T-junctions is created using given geometric and flow parameters. Further, journal files are created using the geometric and the flow parameters associated with each T-junction. The journal files associated with each T-junction are pre-processed for creating a volume mesh. Boundary conditions and material properties for the volume mesh associated with each T-junction are defined. Simulation is performed using the volume mesh, the boundary conditions and the material properties associated with each T-junction to determine flow characteristics. Fluid flow loss coefficients for each T-junction are computed using the flow characteristics. | 11-29-2012 |

20110246161 | METHOD FOR INTEGRATED INVERSION DETERMINATION OF ROCK AND FLUID PROPERTIES OF EARTH FORMATIONS - A method for determining rock and fluid properties of a fluid-containing subsurface geological formation is provided. First, a low resolution model of the geological formation is initially created from a lumped average parameter estimation derived from at least fluid pressure transient data obtained along a linear wellbore that traverses the formation. Next, the model parameters are updated using grid-based parameter estimation in which the low resolution pressure transient data are combined with data from at least one of seismic data, formation logs, and basic geological structural information surrounding the linear wellbore. Depending on the data available, this process may be carried out in a sequential manner by obtaining and combining additional dynamic data at selected areas. Through this process, multiple realizations of the properties of the geological formation (within the geological structural model) may be created based from the pressure-data conditioned geostatistics i.e. geostatistics that have been informed by data from both static and dynamic sources. Finally, the dynamic simulation of models should be compared to the results of the lumped average parameter estimation to provide a final calibration of the created models. | 10-06-2011 |

20090055146 | Vanes for exposure to vibratory loading - Disclosed are methods for designing vanes that, in use, are expected to be exposed to vibratory loading, in particular rotor or stator vanes for aero engines or turbomachinery. A quantitative characteristic (modeshape) is used which is a measure of correlation between the excitation force to which the vane is to be subjected in use and a vibrational mode of the vane, corresponding to a characteristic frequency of the excitation. The modeshape of the first design is determined. Then the first design is modified to give a second design, by one or more of leaning, sweeping or twisting the blade design, or by altering the local shape of the design, or by altering the material of the design. Then the modeshape of the second design is determined. The design modification gives rise to a reduction in the forced response levels. | 02-26-2009 |

20150095006 | MASS CONSERVING EULERIAN FLUID SIMULATION - A simulation engine performs a mass-conserving Eulerian fluid simulation by manipulating the distribution of density between nodes associated with the fluid simulation. The simulation engine traces a velocity field upstream to identify the source of mass that currently resides at a given node. The simulation engine then adjusts (i) the density contributions to that source from adjacent nodes and (ii) the density contributions provided by that source to the given node. In doing so, the simulation engine maintains conservation of mass at a local level between nodes within a given neighborhood. As a result, mass is conserved at a global level. One advantage of the disclosed technique is that a fluid interface associated with the fluid simulation may appear physically realistic, because numerical errors typically caused by violations of conservation of mass may be eliminated. | 04-02-2015 |

20140316758 | SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSING BLOODFLOW CHARACTERISTICS, METHOD THEREOF, AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROGRAM - This system is a computer-based system for analyzing a blood flow at a target vascular site of a subject by means of a computer simulation, having a three-dimensional shape extraction unit, by a computer, for reading a captured image at the target vascular site and generating three-dimensional data representing a shape of a lumen of the target vascular site; a fluid dynamics analysis unit, by a computer, for determining state quantities (pressure and flow velocity) of blood flow at each position of the lumen of the target vascular site by means of computation by imposing boundary conditions relating to blood flow to the three-dimensional shape data; a blood flow characteristic determination unit for determining, from the state quantities of the blood flow determined by the fluid dynamics analysis unit, a wall shear stress vector at each position of the lumen wall surface of the target vascular site, determining relative relationship between a direction of the wall shear stress vector at a specific wall surface position and directions of wall shear stress vectors at wall surface positions surrounding the specific wall surface position, and from the morphology thereof, determining characteristics of the blood flow at the specific wall surface position and outputting the same as a determined result; and a display unit, by a computer, for displaying the determined result of the blood flow characteristic which is graphically superposed onto a three-dimensional shape model. | 10-23-2014 |

20100017181 | Method for Constructing a Hybrid Grid From a CPG Type Grid - Method for evaluating fluid flows in a heterogeneous medium, by means of a hybrid grid constructed from a CPG type structured grid and from a radial grid. | 01-21-2010 |

20080312892 | Computer-Assisted Method For The Setting Of Particle-Specific Parameters In A Thermal Spray Process - A method is disclosed that sets at least one particle-specific parameter in a thermal spray process in which particles are transported by means of a fluid flow from a thermal spray apparatus to a substrate. A first step includes predetermining a target value for the particle-specific parameter, followed by a second step of preparing an operating model for one of the thermal spray process and the thermal spray apparatus with which a simulation of the thermal spray process can be carried out, with the operating model including set values whose variation effects changes in the particle-specific parameter. Next, a third step involves evaluating the operating model for at least one set of starting values for the set values, followed by a fourth step of setting the particle-specific parameter to the target value by an automatic optimisation procedure in which the set values are varied until the target value for the particle-specific parameter results from the operating model. | 12-18-2008 |

20140324406 | COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW WARNING AND PREVENTION SYSTEM - A monitoring and alert methodology ascertains conditions that may result in a combined sewer overflow (CSO) event. The method employs a semantic model of a combined sewer system that includes specification information describing the components of the combined sewer system. Sensors distributed throughout the components of the combined sewer system sense operating parameter information for those components. A monitoring and alerting (MA) information handling system (IHS) receives operating parameter information from the sensors. The MA IHS analyzes the operating parameter information received from the sensors together with the specification information in the semantic model of the combined sewer system to determine if a combined sewer overflow (CSO) event is possible. The MA IHS generates an alert to provide notification of a possible CSO event if the MA IHS determines that a CSO event is possible. In this manner, an operator may take early corrective action before a CSO event occurs. | 10-30-2014 |

20080270093 | DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR DESIGNING A MOTOR - Certain exemplary embodiments can provide and/or utilize a method that can comprise automatically rendering a determined volumetric flowrate of air and a corresponding dynamic air pressure at each of a plurality of locations in an electric motor. The volumetric flowrate can be determined based upon obtained specification information and a model. The model can be calibrated based upon flow measurement data from an operating electric motor. | 10-30-2008 |

20140005994 | WINDOWED SIMULATION IN FLUID FLOWS | 01-02-2014 |

20140278314 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING A MODEL-DERIVED VERTICAL STRUCTURE OF OCEAN TEMPERATURE AND OCEAN SALINITY BASED ON VELOCITY OBSERVATIONS - System and method for correcting the vertical structure of the ocean temperature and salinity based on velocity observations. Three relations that can be precomputed are exploited: ( | 09-18-2014 |

20120158387 | SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR RACK COOLING ANALYSIS - According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for modeling cooling performance is provided. The method includes acts of receiving, by a computer, input data from a storage device, the input data including data related to physical structures within at least one equipment rack, selecting, based on the data related to physical structures, at least one first equation of a plurality of predetermined equations that describe pressure values in a plurality of spaces within the at least one equipment rack, determining pressure values in identified spaces of the plurality of spaces by solving the at least one first equation using the input data, determining airflow values between identified spaces by calculating a difference between the pressure values and storing, on the storage device, the airflow values as equipment rack airflow values within the at least one equipment rack. | 06-21-2012 |

20120215510 | FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DIAGNOSTICS - This invention presents a method to simulate how blood flows through the heart, using the reconstructed 4D motion of the endocardial surface of the left ventricle. The reconstruction, utilizing a computing device, captures the motion of the full 3D surfaces of the complex features, such as the papillary muscles and the ventricular trabeculae. By visualizing the flow field, the capability of viewing the interactions between the blood and the trabeculae in far more detail has been achieved. | 08-23-2012 |

20130197891 | SUBSURFACE HYDROGEOLOGIC SYSTEM MODELING - A method of modeling a subsurface hydrogeologic system within a study area can include applying an electric current directly to the subsurface hydrogeologic system and monitoring a magnetic field generated by the electric current in the subsurface hydrogeologic system. An electric current distribution can be identified within the study area by an inversion process based on the magnetic field. A model of the electric current distribution can be created. | 08-01-2013 |

20140005995 | PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS FOR PREDICTING CORROSION | 01-02-2014 |

20140257782 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASUREMENT OF TEMPORAL CHANGES IN TRACE GAS FLUXES - Systems and methods are provided for estimating temporal changes in trace gas fluxes from a modifier of such trace gases. A method can include obtaining measurement amounts of trace gases from measurement sites in a region associated with the modifier. The method also includes computing modeled amounts of the trace gases based on an atmospheric transport model and prior estimates of trace gas flux from the modifier. The method further includes identifying corresponding portions of the measurement amounts and the modeled amounts associated with a time periods during which the spatial differences in measured amounts are predicted to be primarily due to the trace gas flux from the modifier. The method additionally includes selecting as a current estimate of the trace gas flux from the modifier a prior estimate associated with a difference between the corresponding measurement amounts and modeled amounts meet criteria. | 09-11-2014 |

20110054868 | ATMOSPHERIC FLOW SIMULATION METHOD CONSIDERING INFLUENCE OF TERRAIN ELEVATION DATA RESOLUTION - Provided is an atmospheric flow simulation method for reducing a simulation error of wind speed caused due to an influence of different terrain resolutions using a numerical simulation; and, more particularly, an atmospheric flow simulation method which can compensate the wind speed of the atmospheric flow field using low-resolution terrain data by introducing an influence of different terrain resolutions as a terrain roughness and adding it to the terrain condition. | 03-03-2011 |

20110144964 | Special Treatment on Circular Ring Part of the OLED Bank Structure with Surface Evolver - Systems and methods for representing a surface with faces. Defining a face with inner and outer concave constraint lines. Representing the face with five initial vertices spread equidistant on each of the inner and outer concave constraint lines. Using a triangulation refinement method to transform the initial set of vertices into a first set of representative vertices. | 06-16-2011 |

20110153299 | METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATING VISCOELASTIC FLUID IN SMOOTHED PARTICLE HYDRODYNAMICS BASED FLUID SIMULATION - Provided is a method of simulating various viscoelastic fluids having viscosity, elasticity, and plasticity, based on smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH), which is widely used in fluid simulation using particles. Artificial forces related with viscosity, elasticity, and plasticity are added to address fundamental numerical limitations of a SPH method due to use of particle approximation and to improve expression of characterized motions of a viscoelastic fluid. Since the artificial forces are added, and parameters are adjusted according to the adding of the artificial forces, a fluid can be realistically expressed, and the control of a fluid motion is facilitated. | 06-23-2011 |

20140012556 | APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REAL TIME WATER QUALITY PREDICTION USING HYDRODYNAMIC MODEL - Disclosed is an apparatus and method for predicting a real-time water quality, and the apparatus including a hydrodynamic model creating unit to create a hydrodynamic model optimized to a location at which a water quality is to be predicted based on flow rate information, and a water quality predicting unit to predict the water quality by applying water quality information to the optimized hydrodynamic model. | 01-09-2014 |

20150073761 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION FROM A PATIENT-SPECIFIC MODEL OF BLOOD FLOW - Embodiments include a system for providing blood flow information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system including a touchscreen. The at least one computer system may be configured to display, on the touchscreen, a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of an anatomical structure of the patient based on patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may also be configured to receive a first input relating to a first location on the touchscreen indicated by at least one pointing object controlled by a user, and the first location on the touchscreen may indicate a first location on the displayed three-dimensional model. The at least one computer system may be further configured to display first information on the touchscreen, and the first information may indicate a blood flow characteristic at the first location. | 03-12-2015 |

20080294402 | Method for analyzing fluid flow within a three-dimensional object - A flow analysis system is provided comprising a fully automatic and dynamic system for performing flow analysis on solid models. The system combines aspects of the mid-plane generation and prismatic filling systems in a way that is transparent to the user. The generation of a mid-plane mesh and the flow analysis of the mesh proceed in parallel. The analysis can be halted at any stage, at which point the user can visualize the results of the partial analysis. The data on which the analysis is being performed, the mid-plane mesh, is totally invisible to the user. This system also uses prismatic solid mesh generation to give the user the ability to view cross sections of the models after the analysis stage. | 11-27-2008 |

20120203530 | Method and System for Patient-Specific Computational Modeling and Simulation for Coupled Hemodynamic Analysis of Cerebral Vessels - A method and system for patient-specific computational modeling and simulation for coupled hemodynamic analysis of cerebral vessels is disclosed. An anatomical model of a cerebral vessel is extracted from 3D medical image data. The anatomical model of the cerebral vessel includes an inner wall and an outer wall of the cerebral vessel. Blood flow in the cerebral vessel and deformation of the cerebral vessel wall are simulated using coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational solid mechanics (CSM) simulations based on the anatomical model of the cerebral vessel. | 08-09-2012 |

20140129198 | DEVELOPMENT OF WATERSHED FLOW AND ALLOCATION MODEL - Computer-implemented methods and non-transitory computer readable storage media facilitate calculating outflow of water from a selected catchment. A computer-implemented method calculates an outflow of water from a selected catchment is calculated. An identification of a selected catchment from a plurality of catchments within a geographical area is received from a user workstation. A database of multilayered data is accessed, where the data includes hydrological data, geophysical data, and meteorological data for each of the plurality of catchments within the geographical area. From the multilayered data, one or more additional catchments are automatically identified within the plurality of catchments, to identify a group of navigated catchments that drain into the selected catchment. For a given time period, a model is generated determining an outflow of water from the selected catchment and the group of navigated catchments. | 05-08-2014 |

20100138201 | METHOD FOR ENHANCEMENT OF A WIND PLANT LAYOUT WITH MULTIPLE WIND TURBINES - The layout and configuration of wind turbines in a wind power plant includes identifying constraints of a power plant site and defining at least one region in the site for placement of a plurality of wind turbines. The wind state at the region in the site is determined. An actual wind condition at the various possible wind turbine locations within the site is determined by modeling the wind state with wake effects at the respective wind turbine locations, the wake effects resulting from cumulative placement of other wind turbines at various locations in the region. Individual wind turbine configuration and location within the region is then selected as a function of the actual wind conditions that each of the individual wind turbine locations to optimize power output of the individual wind turbines. The selection of turbine configuration includes selection of a turbine hub height that minimizes wake loss of the individual wind turbines as a function of the actual wind conditions predicted for the turbine location. | 06-03-2010 |

20120022843 | Method and System for Comprehensive Patient-Specific Modeling of the Heart - A method and system for patient-specific modeling of the whole heart anatomy, dynamics, hemodynamics, and fluid structure interaction from 4D medical image data is disclosed. The anatomy and dynamics of the heart are determined by estimating patient-specific parameters of a physiological model of the heart from the 4D medical image data for a patient. The patient-specific anatomy and dynamics are used as input to a 3D Navier-Stokes solver that derives realistic hemodynamics, constrained by the local anatomy, along the entire heart cycle. Fluid structure interactions are determined iteratively over the heart cycle by simulating the blood flow at a given time step and calculating the deformation of the heart structure based on the simulated blood flow, such that the deformation of the heart structure is used in the simulation of the blood flow at the next time step. The comprehensive patient-specific model of the heart representing anatomy, dynamics, hemodynamics, and fluid structure interaction can be used for non-invasive assessment and diagnosis of the heart, as well as virtual therapy planning and cardiovascular disease management. Parameters of the comprehensive patient-specific model are changed or perturbed to simulate various conditions or treatment options, and then the patient specific model is recalculated to predict the effect of the conditions or treatment options. | 01-26-2012 |

20100088081 | Computer Simulation of Physical Processes - Simulating a physical process includes storing, in a computer-accessible memory, state vectors for voxels, where the state vectors correspond to a model and include entries that correspond to particular momentum states of possible momentum states at a voxel. Interaction operations are performed on the state vectors. The interaction operations model interactions between elements of different momentum states according to the model. Move operations performed on the state vectors reflect movement of elements to new voxels according to the model. The model is adapted to simulate a high-Knudsen number flow that has a Knudsen number greater than 0.1. | 04-08-2010 |

20100082312 | OPTIMIZING PRODUCT DRYING THROUGH PARALLEL LINES OF CENTRIFUGES AND DRYER PROCESS UNITS - The present invention provides novel techniques for controlling flow rates through parallel distribution paths of centrifuges and dryers using model predictive control. In particular, the present techniques are presented in the context of biofuel production, wherein control of whole stillage flow rates through parallel distribution paths of centrifuges and dryers may be optimized. However, the present techniques may also be applied to other suitable applications, such as the production of agricultural products, where parallel distribution paths of centrifuges and dryers may be used to separate solids from liquids as well as to remove water from the solids and liquids. | 04-01-2010 |

20140236556 | SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SIMULATION APPARATUS, STORAGE MEDIUM AND SIMULATION METHOD - A substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate processing apparatus, including: a substrate processing chamber configured to accommodate a substrate and process the substrate; a piping coupled to the substrate processing chamber to allow a gas for processing the substrate to be introduced therethrough; and a simulation apparatus configured to simulate a path in which the gas for processing the substrate flows through the piping. The simulation apparatus includes: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire gas flow information defined by an operation mode in which the substrate is processed; a path determination unit configured to determine a gas path based on the gas flow information acquired by the information acquisition unit; and a simulation unit configured to simulate a flow of the gas by putting a color defined according to the type of gas on the gas path determined by the path determination unit. | 08-21-2014 |

20140019105 | PREDICTING TRANSITION FROM LAMINAR TO TURBULENT FLOW OVER A SURFACE - A prediction of whether a point on a computer-generated surface is adjacent to laminar or turbulent flow is made using a transition prediction technique. A plurality of instability modes are obtained, each defined by one or more mode parameters. A vector of regressor weights is obtained for the known instability growth rates in a training dataset. For an instability mode in the plurality of instability modes, a covariance vector is determined. A predicted local instabilty growth rate at the point is determined using the covariance vector and the vector of regressor weights. Based on the predicted local instability growth rate, an n-factor envelope at the point is determined. | 01-16-2014 |

20150025868 | COMBINED SEWER OVERFLOW WARNING AND PREVENTION SYSTEM - A monitoring and alert methodology ascertains conditions that may result in a combined sewer overflow (CSO) event. The method employs a semantic model of a combined sewer system that includes specification information describing the components of the combined sewer system. Sensors distributed throughout the components of the combined sewer system sense operating parameter information for those components. A monitoring and alerting (MA) information handling system (IHS) receives operating parameter information from the sensors. The MA IHS analyzes the operating parameter information received from the sensors together with the specification information in the semantic model of the combined sewer system to determine if a combined sewer overflow (CSO) event is possible. The MA IHS generates an alert to provide notification of a possible CSO event if the MA IHS determines that a CSO event is possible. In this manner, an operator may take early corrective action before a CSO event occurs. | 01-22-2015 |

20120150516 | METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PATIENT-SPECIFIC MODELING OF BLOOD FLOW - Embodiments include a system for determining patient-specific cardiovascular information. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of an anatomical structure of the patient and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the anatomical structure of the patient based on the patient-specific data. The at least one computer system may be further configured to determine a total resistance associated with a total flow through the portion of the anatomical structure of the patient, and determine information regarding a blood flow characteristic within the anatomical structure of the patient based on the three-dimensional model, a physics-based model relating to the anatomical structure of the patient, and the determined total resistance. | 06-14-2012 |

20130018641 | Method For Simulating Fractional Multi-Phase/Multi-Component Flow Through Porous Media - A method for computing or estimating fractional, multi-phase/multi-component flow through a porous medium employing a 3D digital representation of a porous medium and a computational fluid dynamics method to calculate flow rates, pressures, saturations, internal velocity vectors and other flow parameters is described. The method employs a unique method of introducing non-wetting and wetting fluids into the pores at the inlet face of the 3D digital representation of a porous medium and a novel process control application to achieve quasi-steady state flow at low inlet concentrations of non-wetting fluid. In addition, the method of the present invention reduces the time required to simulate to complete the fluid dynamic calculations. The resulting values of flow of non-wetting fluid, wetting fluid, saturation, and other parameters are used to generate plots of relative permeability imbibition and drainage curves. Computerized systems and programs for performing the method are also provided. | 01-17-2013 |

20130262068 | SENSOR PLACEMENT FOR LEAKAGE LOCATION IN LIQUID DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS - A computerized method of identifying a deployment of a plurality of hydraulic sensors in a liquid distribution network, optionally according to leakage detection performance. The method comprises receiving a topology model mapping a plurality of components of a liquid distribution network, assigning at least one leakage potential variable to each of the plurality of components, receiving a plurality of sensor placement configurations, each defining a deployment of a plurality of hydraulic sensors in the liquid distribution network according to the plurality of components, conducting a plurality of simulations of a plurality of leakage scenarios on each of the plurality of sensor placement configurations, according to the respective plurality of leakage potential variables, selecting a recommended sensor placement configuration from the plurality of sensor placement configurations according to the plurality of simulations, and outputting instructions for hydraulic sensor deployment in the liquid distribution network according to the recommended sensor placement configuration. | 10-03-2013 |

20140088940 | THERMOFLUID SIMULATION METHOD AND THERMOFLUID SIMULATION APPARATUS - A thermofluid simulation method includes referring to a storage unit storing a simulation result corresponding to a predetermined analysis range including partial spaces set in a space subject to simulation, and a first reduced order model generated based on the simulation result, generating a second reduced order model derived from the simulation result thus referred to for an analysis range having an arrangement of partial spaces matching an arrangement of the partial spaces of the predetermined analysis range in the space subject to simulation, and storing the generated second reduced order model in the storage unit, and interpolating reduced order models among reduced order models stored in the storage unit based on a boundary condition to form a reduced order model group corresponding to variable ranges of the boundary condition, the reduced order model group including the first, and the second reduced order models. | 03-27-2014 |

20100094608 | METHOD OF PROCESSING RIGID BODY INTERACTION IN PARTICLE-BASED FLUID SIMULATION - A method of processing a rigid body interaction in a particle-based fluid simulation includes determining a collision direction based on a normal vector of a pair of input particles and confirming whether parent objects of the particles actually collide against each other after the determination, and calculating a perpendicular impulse based on properties of the parent objects when the collision is confirmed. The method further includes calculating a final collision based boundary force by applying a tangential friction force to the calculated perpendicular impulse to apply the final collision based boundary force to the respective particles. | 04-15-2010 |

20120095741 | Predicting Downhole Formation Volumetric Sand Production Using Grain-Scale Rock Models - A method, apparatus and computer-readable medium for estimating sand production from an earth formation is disclosed. A grain-scale formation model of the earth formation is created, wherein a value obtained from the grain-scale formation model compares to a value of a measured property of the earth formation. A fluid parameter of the grain-scale formation model is determined and a movement of at least one grain of the grain-scale formation model is determined due to the determined fluid parameter. The sand production is estimated from the determined movement of the at least one grain. | 04-19-2012 |

20110208498 | SIMULATION OF THE EVOLUTION OF A MIXED MEDIUM BY ASYNCHRONOUS AND CHAOTIC PROCESSING, IN PARTICULAR FOR A VIRTUAL TEST TANK - The invention relates to a real-world simulation device suitable for being installed in a computer designed to support a multitask programming environment ( | 08-25-2011 |

20130116997 | COMPUTER SIMULATION OF PHYSICAL PROCESSES - A computer-implemented method for simulating flow and acoustic interaction of a fluid with a porous medium includes simulating activity of a fluid in a first volume adjoining a second volume occupied by a porous medium, the activity of the fluid in the first volume being simulated so as to model movement of elements within the first volume and using a first model having a first set of parameters, simulating activity of the fluid in the second volume occupied by the porous medium, the activity in the second volume being simulated so as to model movement of elements within the second volume and using a second model having a second set of parameters and differing from the first model in a way that accounts for flow and acoustic properties of the porous medium, and simulating movement of elements between the first volume and the second volume at an interface between the first volume and the second volume. | 05-09-2013 |

20140149097 | METHOD TO DETERMINE LOTION EFFECTIVENESS OF A VIRTUAL ABSORBENT ARTICLE - Methods of using computer based models for interaction between a lotion and a surface. | 05-29-2014 |

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20130191096 | FLUID DISTRIBUTION METHOD FACILITATING COOLING OF ELECTRONICS RACK(S) AND SIMULATING HEATED AIRFLOW EXHAUST OF ELECTRONICS RACK(S) - Apparatus and method are provided for facilitating simulation of heated airflow exhaust of an electronics subsystem, electronics rack or row of electronics racks. The apparatus includes a thermal simulator, which includes an air-moving device and a fluid-to-air heat exchanger. The air-moving device establishes airflow from an air inlet to air outlet side of the thermal simulator tailored to correlate to heated airflow exhaust of the electronics subsystem, rack or row of racks being simulated. The fluid-to-air heat exchanger heats airflow through the thermal simulator, with temperature of airflow exhausting from the simulator being tailored to correlate to temperature of the heated airflow exhaust of the electronics subsystem, rack or row of racks being simulated. The apparatus further includes a fluid distribution apparatus, which includes a fluid distribution unit disposed separate from the fluid simulator and providing hot fluid to the fluid-to-air heat exchanger of the thermal simulator. | 07-25-2013 |

20100049489 | FLOW SIMULATION METHOD, FLOW SIMULATION SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A system for a flow simulation using Moving Particle Semi-implicit method, includes a processor representing a target incompressible fluid by a plurality of particles grouped according to different particle sizes depending on a spatial resolution required at positions in a simulation domain; temporarily updating a velocity and a position coordinate of each particle to a first velocity and a first position coordinate by implicitly calculating a variation of the velocity of each particle due to a viscosity of the incompressible fluid in each of a plurality of time steps having a predetermined time interval; and updating the first velocity and the first position coordinate to a second velocity and a second position coordinate of each particle at a next time step of each time step by calculating a velocity correction of the first velocity due to a pressure gradient of the incompressible fluid using the first velocity. | 02-25-2010 |

20140156243 | FAN SELECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A fan selection method is provided. The method determines an optimal amount of each type of fan to be used in a cabinet. The optimal amount of each type of fan is determined by an intersection between a fan performance curve and an airflow resistance curve of the cabinet. The model number and optimal amount of each type of fan is output to a user. | 06-05-2014 |

20130275104 | SIMULATION METHOD FOR TIRE - A computerized simulation method for evaluating a tire performance is disclosed. Firstly, a simulation of a rolling tire is made by contacting a tire model with a road surface model, and chronological data about node points of the tire model which node points appear in the outer surface of the tire model during rotating are stored. Then, a domain of a fluid is defined, and a simulation of the fluid is made by the use of the chronological data, wherein a small gap is formed between the tire model and the road surface model, and the fluid domain is also defined in the gap. | 10-17-2013 |

20130311157 | Calculating Liquid Levels in Arbitrarily Shaped Containment Vessels Using Solid Modeling - Systems and method for simulating liquid containment behavior. The system comprises a solid modeler and a nonlinear equation solver. The nonlinear equation solver takes as input the solid model representation of the containment vessel from the solid modeler, a desired orientation in space, dynamic conditions (e.g., lateral acceleration) and an amount of liquid. To find the level of liquid in the vessel, the system solver iteratively performs successive Boolean subtractions using an infinite horizontal half-space that represents the liquid level of the vessel. The resulting sliced solid model is used to compute the volume of the liquid at that level. The iterative system solver terminates when the computed volume of the sliced containment vessel matches the specified volume of liquid (e.g., fuel) within a given tolerance. | 11-21-2013 |

20130132054 | Method and System for Multi-Scale Anatomical and Functional Modeling of Coronary Circulation - A method and system for multi-scale anatomical and functional modeling of coronary circulation is disclosed. A patient-specific anatomical model of coronary arteries and the heart is generated from medical image data of a patient. A multi-scale functional model of coronary circulation is generated based on the patient-specific anatomical model. Blood flow is simulated in at least one stenosis region of at least one coronary artery using the multi-scale function model of coronary circulation. Hemodynamic quantities, such as fractional flow reserve (FFR), are computed to determine a functional assessment of the stenosis, and virtual intervention simulations are performed using the multi-scale function model of coronary circulation for decision support and intervention planning. | 05-23-2013 |

20130132053 | Methods and Apparatus for Simulation Of Fluid Motion Using Procedural Shape Growth - Methods and apparatus for simulating fluid motion using procedural shape growth. In a vector-based, fluid motion simulation technique, fluid location may be defined by groups of one or more polygons deposited on a digital canvas. Two or more polygons may overlap. The polygons may be semitransparent. To simulate fluid motion, vertices that specify the edges of each deposited polygon are independently moved. By moving the vertices, a polygon may grow, and fluid motion effects may be simulated, including but not limited to directional flow and blending effects. A randomization technique may be applied to the movement at each vertex to simulate the non-uniform spreading of fluids. Overlapped polygons may be blended with overlapping polygons to simulate the mixing of fluids. The technique may be applied, for example, in watercolor painting simulation, where groups of one or more polygons are deposited using brush strokes. | 05-23-2013 |

20130151222 | Computer Based Models for Absorbent Articles - Methods of using computer based models for simulating the physical behavior of bodily fluids with absorbent articles. | 06-13-2013 |

20130151221 | COMPUTER SIMULATION OF PHYSICAL PROCESSES - A computer-implemented method for simulating fluid flow using a lattice Boltzmann (LB) approach and for solving scalar transport equations is described herein. In addition to the lattice Boltzmann functions for fluid flow, a second set of distribution functions is introduced for transport scalars. | 06-13-2013 |

20140081612 | Adaptive Physics Engine for Rendering Rigid Body and or Soft Body Physics for Virtual Objects in Contact with Voxelized Fluid - A method for determining forces on a rigid body at least partially immersed in a fluid medium includes steps for (a) dividing the rigid body into a number of cells; (b) calculating buoyancy force on each rigid body cell separately, taking into account properties of the fluid medium, situation as to submersion of each cell, and position of each cell in the rigid body; and (c) integrating the separate buoyancy forces to determine the net force vector and any torque on the rigid body. | 03-20-2014 |

20110295579 | AUTOMATIC VASCULAR MODEL GENERATION BASED ON FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS (FSI) - A computer system and method are disclosed for automatically generating a vascular model of a blood vessel to support, for example, identification of mechanical factors corresponding to the blood vessel. The method includes interpolating data points corresponding to a contour of the blood vessel; generating a structural model representing three-dimensional structural characteristics of the blood vessel based on interpolated contours; generating a fluid model representing three-dimensional characteristics of fluid flow within the vessel; and generating a vascular model based on the structural model and the fluid model. The method may also include performing a mechanical analysis of the vascular model to identify a mechanical factor associated with the vessel, for example, a factor associated with a potential plaque rupture within the vessel. Embodiments of the invention are applicable to the diagnosis, assessment, or treatment of cardiovascular diseases. | 12-01-2011 |

20130035918 | MULTI-GRID FLUID PRESSURE SOLVER HANDLING SEPARATING SOLID BOUNDARY CONDITIONS - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a geometric multi-grid technique which enables accurate simulations of three dimensional (3D) fluid volumes. A model of the fluid to be simulated is represented using a cubic cell grid. The geometric multi-grid is generated to provide a hierarchy of increasingly coarser representations of the model that are used by a fluid pressure solver. During fluid simulations, the linear complementarity problem (LCP) resulting from discretizing the Poisson equation, subject to separating solid boundary conditions, is solved using the geometric multi-grid. Visual artifacts such as liquid sticking to a bounding surface are minimized and the computations performed to solve the LCP are simplified. | 02-07-2013 |

20130035917 | REAL-TIME EULERIAN WATER SIMULATION USING A RESTRICTED TALL CELL GRID - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth an Eulerian fluid simulation technique which enables real-time simulations of large scale three dimensional fluid volumes that include free surface water. A hybrid grid representation composed of regular cubic cells on top of a layer of tall cells is used to reduce computation time. Water above an arbitrary terrain can be represented without consuming an excessive amount of memory and compute power, while focusing simulation effort on the area near the surface of the water to produce accurate results. Additionally, the grid representation may be optimized for a graphics processor implementation of the fluid solver. | 02-07-2013 |

20150149138 | SLUG FLOW INITIATION IN FLUID FLOW MODELS - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for modeling slug flow. The method includes receiving a fluid flow model comprising a representation of one or more conduits and a multiphase fluid flow therein, and determining a slug birth rate in the multiphase fluid flow. The slug birth rate is determined based at least partially on a difference between a slug front velocity and a slug tail velocity. The method also includes initiating a slug in the fluid flow model based at least partially on the slug birth rate, and displaying data representative of the slug flow in the model. | 05-28-2015 |

20120265510 | GRID FROM DEPOSITIONAL SPACE - A method can include providing, in a geological domain, a conformal mesh, conformal to geological discontinuities of a geological model, that includes depositional domain coordinates associated with a depositional domain; providing, in the depositional domain, an initial, at least vertically structured, multidimensional grid that includes initial nodes that define grid cells; referencing the conformal mesh to identify a set of grid cells of the initial grid traversed by the geological discontinuities; splitting each of the grid cells in the set to form sub cells, each of the sub cells defined at least in part by one or more new nodes; and assigning geological domain coordinates associated with the geological domain to at least the new nodes to generate a final grid that includes the initial nodes, the new nodes and geological domain coordinates associated with the geological domain. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed. | 10-18-2012 |

20110022367 | Processes for Determining the Strength of a Plate-Type Exchanger, for Producing a Plate-Type Heat Exchanger, and for Producing a Process Engineering System - A process for determining the strength of a plate-type heat exchanger includes computing the temperature stresses of the plate-type heat exchanger within the heat exchanger during its operation by a three-dimensional numerical simulation. Based on the computed temperature stresses, the strength of the plate-type heat exchanger is determined. The process for producing a plate-type heat exchanger with separating plates and profiles of metal uses this strength determination for establishing one or more mechanical parameters of the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is manufactured with the one or more mechanical parameters. | 01-27-2011 |

20160019363 | VISUALIZATION APPARATUS AND VISUALIZATION METHOD - A visualization apparatus includes a memory unit and a computing unit. The memory unit stores a circulation model in which a vascular network, of an organ, having a diameter equal to or smaller than a predetermined value is defined on a two-dimensional plane, and a simulation result of a blood flow in the vascular network of the circulation model. The computing unit transforms the circulation model into a three-dimensional structure including the vascular network located on a cylindrical surface of a cylinder, and displays the simulation result on the three-dimensional structure. | 01-21-2016 |