indirect influences

Indirect influence

An indirect influence represents situations where the change of the state of a storage or a balance may have an effect on the state of their connected transport functions. Indirect influences represent ac-cordingly interactions between potential and actual-ized changes in mass or energy flows.

Influence relations

Flow functions are interconnected within flow structures by two types of influence relations called direct and indirect influences. The influences define a potential for interaction between flow functions. They do not define the actual dependencies between states of the functions which are defined by state dependency relations.