When can I assume that a process is steady state?

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When can I assume that a process is steady state?
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  • In systems theory, a system or a process is in a steady state if the variables (called state variables) which define the behavior of the system or the process are unchanging in time.
  • To add to @kremella 's response...Certain unsteady processes can also be approximated as steady ones. For example if the variation if the variables over time is small a process can be assumed to be steady state. 

    Under this assumption the time derivative in the governing equations can be neglected and the analysis is simplified.

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