Decision rule on a bi-flow

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Decision rule on a bi-flow

Postby Aminah Zawedde » Sun May 15, 2011 3:47 am

What kind of logical decision can be put on a bi-flow using Stella software if the content of the flow is to be managed to flow in one direction at a time based on the decision put.
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Re: Decision rule on a bi-flow

Postby Thomas Fiddaman » Wed May 18, 2011 1:04 pm

A flow moves in one direction at a time by definition, because it can't be both negative and positive simultaneously.

It sounds like what you're looking for is some kind of logic determining which way the flow runs, e.g. IF some_condition THEN positive_flow ELSE negative_flow. However, it might be possible to construct a more continuous equation, which is frequently most appropriate for aggregate models.

However, it's hard to say more without some description of your problem - what does the stock-flow structure represent, what physics or decision does the flow represent, units of measure, etc.

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