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Title: Pipeline Optimization Program (PLOP)
Authors: Wilson, Derek Alan, 1975-
Keywords: CUTPRO (Computer program)
Slurry pipelines
Dredging
Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Note (Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program (U.S.)) ; no.ERDC TN-DOER-T5
Abstract: PURPOSE: 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.
Description: Technical Note
Gov't Doc #: ERDC TN-DOER-T5
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/8677
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