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CFD using Power
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Executive Summary:
 
Snider has invented and is developing a new method for modeling fluid flow based on the conservation of power.  Many industries use these models to improve their products and processes and the global market is expected to grow to two billion dollars by 2019.  Major players in this market face pressure from a growing number of upstarts and from free models known as "Open Source" providers such as openfoam.org, university sponsored, etc.
 
Snider’s method calculates a fluid element’s resistance to flow which is linear with velocity.  These resistances can be added when conditions in the flow are identical and more resistance elements added to the model when the flow under goes a change. Flow field change may be due to an object, flow conduit direction change or turbulence (flow rotation) in the flow field for example. 
 
Current models are based on Navier-Stokes partial differential equations (PDE) that conserve mass, momentum and energy written in a three dimensions.  For all but the simplest flows, these equations do not have a direct solution so numerical methods are employed to solve them in computers.  This modeling method requires the assigning of elements to the flow field and is called “Meshing.”  The mesh has a direct effect on the solution of the PDEs.  Near an object flow is exposed to velocity gradients which cause rotation in the flow field and this is known as turbulence.  Turbulence occurs over large time and space ranges. (Less than a second to hours and molecular distances to hundreds of feet)  A great many mathematical schemes have been developed to model this rotation.  To get accurate results a highly educated and experience modeler is required to choose the correct turbulence model scheme and generate a mesh that captures the essence of the flow using very large computer resources and the modeler must know the answer to very similar problems to have confidence in his.  Calculation of drag on aircraft, compressible flows, modeling high speed jets, and moving objects are still challenging.
 
Conservation of power promises to allow less educated and experienced modelers to produce results that are much more accurate, in shorter time, with much less computational resources.  These attributes give this modeling method many advantages over current major players and the potential patented modeling method would limit the open source competition.
 
Great opportunities lie in the areas of Management Team, Development personnel and infrastructure, Sales and Marketing, Operations and in Financial Strategy.
  
Market:



The global CFD market is likely to reach $1.86 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 13.6%. 





A summary of the history of the CFD market.






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Patent Application
The Button below will download the United States Patent Application, dated April 13, 2017.
Patent Application