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Sultan Qaboos University

Department of Computer Science

 

Distributed Modeling of Pipe Networks 

 

ABSTRACT:
Pipe networks are the cores of many real life systems including water, oil, and gas distribution systems as well as air-conditioning and compressed air systems. Modeling and analysis of flow in pipe networks is of great practical significance in all these areas. Pipe networks are usually made up of thousands of components such as pipes, pumps, valves, tanks, and reservoir. One common way to model these networks is by systems of linear equations. Practical sizes for these systems usually involve exhaustive calculations that require high computational power. This work emphasizes the design and evaluation of a concurrent system for modeling pipe networks using linear algebraic methods. The proposed approach offers low-cost and high-speed alternative to traditional solutions. This approach is based on cluster computing as a viable alternative to the expensive massively parallel processing systems. The performance of the proposed approach is investigated on a cluster of workstations connected by high-speed switches.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

A.E.Al-Ayyoub Ph.D.

Sultan Qaboos University
Department of Computer Science

ayyoub@acm.org