Accession Number : ADA454127


Title :   Pipeline Optimization Program (PLOP)


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Derek


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a454127.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : This technical note describes the Pipeline Optimization Program (PLOP), a computer program that optimizes pipeline transport of slurry based on slurry pump performance, material characteristics, pipeline characteristics, and industrial standards. PLOP uses a rules-based programming language, C Language Integrated Production System (CLIPS). Rules-based languages are advantageous in addressing decision-making problems inherent to slurry pump and pipeline transport and are also consistent with the framework of the Dredging Operations Decision Support System (DODSS, https://dodss.wes.army.mil/wiki/0). PLOP compiles industry standards and governing physical principles into a single executable file that makes decisions and processes output based solely on the initial input parameters.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , *C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE , *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS , INPUT , SLURRIES , PIPELINES , PUMPS , DREDGING , HEURISTIC METHODS , STANDARDS , OPTIMIZATION , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE