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MODEL. A machine made on a small scale to show the manner in which it is to be worked or employed.
     2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires an inventor who is desirous to take out a patent for his invention, to furnish a model of his invention, in all cases which admit of representation by model, of a convenient size to exhibit advantageously its several parts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Olson and his colleagues have run computer and physical models of the mantle and in both cases have found that hotspots would drift over time.
Rapid prototyping (RP) technology - various methods by which a computer-aided design of an object can be converted into a precision physical model - emerged and began fueling a fundamental acceleration of the product development process.
The physical model also enables visualization of the wall thickness at any position over the total circumference of the hose or tube.
The rationale for using physical model predictions indirectly is unprecedented; therefore the following discussion explains it with an example.
According to the physical model mentioned above, the induced voltage is measured, as shown at Fig.
The project team investigated applicability of the latest and most eco-friendly ECOPODE concrete armor units on the breakwater slope under extreme wave conditions via conducting a series of physical model tests at LHI's hydraulic modeling laboratory.
Nowadays, a wide range of different support software tools are available; it provides many possibilities and ways to determine mathematical or physical model [4,5,6,7,9,10,11,13,14,15,17,18,19,20].
[9], and Malkowski [10], by adopting the method of physical model for the study of the issue.
Model-based design uses a physical model of equipment or a process for system design, simulation, verification, and validation against requirements throughout the product development cycle, says Wu, and he shows how to apply that approach to developing control systems.
* Compares calculations using a physical model with the measurements (validation)
A large-scale physical model can avoid scaling problems of parameters and variables, but is expensive to build.

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