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Volume 6, Issue 2 - Dec 1997
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Simulation of Energy Conversion Characteristics of OMACON LM-MHD Systems
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 1~14
The characteristics of the flow and energy conversion in OMACON liquid-metal MHD system are investigated. Numerical simulation of two-phase flow in the OMACON system without magnetic field was carried out by the Phoenics code and the energy conversion characteristics are studied in association with the fact that the mechanical energy loss at the nozzle of the OMACON system are to be converted into electrical energy. In this system, working fluid (gas) is injected through the mixer located at the bottom of the riser, and is mixed with hot liquid metal. Therefore in the riser two-phase flow is developed under the influence of the gravity. In this study, the interaction between the gas and liquid is considered by the use of IPSA(InterPhase Slip Algorithm) where standard drag coefficient has been used. It has been assumed that in the flow regime the liquid is continuous and the gas is dispersed. For the liquid and gas, the continuity equations, momentum equations and energy equations are solved respectively in association with void fraction in the flow field. In order to calculate the energy conversion efficiency, firstly the ratio of the mechanical energy loss of liquid metal flow at the nozzle to the input thermal energy is considered. Secondly flow pattern of liquid metal in the generator has been analyzed, and the characteristics of the conversion of the mechanical energy into the electrical energy has been investigated. For an representative case where Hartmann number is 540 and magnetic field is 0.35 T, the present analysis shows that the energy conversion efficiency is 0.653. This result is considered to be reasonable in comparison with published experimental results.
Development of a Traffic Simulation Model Applicable for Oversaturated
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 15~29
Many studies have been performed and applied successfully for the control of undersaturated intersections, but most of them have been ineffective or invalid in oversaturated conditions. There has been relatively limited research in traffic control for oversaturated environments, and most has been too theoretical to be applied in a real system. Therefore, a traffic simulation model specifically designed for oversaturated arterial networks was developed. Two control objectives of traffic signal timing in oversaturated conditions were taken into consideration. One was to maximize the throughput, or the number of vehicles processed during a given time period. The other was to prevent queue spillback or to minimize the occurrence of queue spillback if inevitable.
A Prototype of Telepresent Surgical Simulation System
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 31~44
In medical applications, the cooperation work using computer network is in the spotlight as next generation technology, because it offers sharing of equipments, knowledge of specialists, and data and surmounts the limitations of geographical position and time. We present a prototype of telepresent surgical simulation system in this treatise. It is a telemedicine system using volume image, which is reconstructed from radiological images such as MRI and CT. It is used as a tool for surgical simulation among telepresent doctors. It provides the functions of conference control, volume reconstruction and manipulation, and multimedia database management among one server and multi-clients through high-speed network. It is implemented on Unix workstation using X-windows and C language, TCP/IP protocol and UNiSQL as DBMS.
A Simulation of Bridge using the Spanning Tree Protocol
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 45~57
MAC (media access control) bridge is used to interconnect separate LANs and to relay frames between the BLANs (bridged LANs). Bridge architecture consists of MAC entity, MAC relay entity and bridge protocol entity protocol entity and performs learning, filtering and forwarding functions using filtering database. In this paper, we simulate these functions of bridge and the STP (spanning tree protocol). The STP derives an active topology from an arbitrarily connected BLAN. Our simulation model assumes a BLAN consisted of three bridge forming a closed loop. In order to remove the loop, each bridge process exchanges configruation BPDU (bridge protocol data unit0 with other bridge processes connected to the bridge itself. To simulate the communication between bridges, we implement the IPC (inter-process communication) server using message queues. Our simulation results show that the assumed BLAN contains no closed loop and then there is no alternative route and no unnecessary traffic.
Simulation of the Flexible Moving Blocks System to Shorten Headway of Subway Trains
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 59~69
This paper proposes a simulation method of train control system to increase railroad transportation capacity in the Seoul Subway. Comparing with the conventional fixed block system, a new train operation method of "moving block system" shows a more capability of same railroad. A graphic simulation program is developed for application of moving block system to Seoul subway train control system. The result of the simulation program shows a shorten headway i.e. a more dense operation of trains and a higher efficiency of railroad with the suggested moving block system.
A Study on the design of operations system for managing the mobile communication network
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 71~79
In this paper, operations system was designed for the centralization of data processing of various state information from the facilities of mobile communication network. And the system performance experimental system module was measured and analyzed from the designed experimental system module. The configuration of system design was presented with the centralized type to monite and control the facilities of mobile communication network in the central office. The communication process design of the internal system was implemented with the resource of message queue having a excellent transmission ability for processing of a great quantity of information in the inter-process communication among communication resources of UNIX system. The process with a server function from the internal communication processes was constructed with a single server or a double server according to the quantity of operations and implemented with the policy of the presented server. And then, we have measured performance elements in accordance with the change of input parameters from the designed experimental module : response time, waiting time, buffer length, the maximum quantity existing in message queue. And from these results, we have compared and analyzed the system state each server algorithm according to performance variations.
Quantile Estimation in Steady-State Simulation using Bonferroni and Bootstrap Methods
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 81~87
Placement and Performance Analysis of I/O Resources for Torus Multicomputer
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 89~104
Performance bottleneck of parallel computer systems has mostly been I/O devices because of disparity between processor speed and I/O speed. Therefore I/O node placement strategy is required such that it can minimize the number of I/O nodes, I/O access time and I/O traffic in an interconnection network. In this paper, we propose an optimal distance-k embedding algorithm, and analyze its effect on system performance when this algorithm is applied to n x n torus architecture. We prove this algorithm is an efficient I/O node placement using software simulation. I/O node placement using the proposed algorithm shows the highest performance among other I/O node placements in all cases. It is because locations of I/O nodes are uniformly distributed in the whole network, resulting in reduced traffic in the intE'rconnection network.
A study on the fuzzy simulation for real world system
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 105~115
Fuzzy simulation predicts the behaviors of real system based on a model by qualitative reasoning methods and simulates the representation of ambiguous values on the real system variables using the theory of fuzzy sets. During the simulation, however, unnecessary behaviors due to the fuzzy representation are created, and the number of states of system variables changing temporally in the time axis is drastically increased. In this paper, we present a new algorithm which eliminates the spurious behaviors from the great number of result values due to the results of the fuzzy operation, and reduces the number of the states by transforming the complex state transition rules. This paper also shows the easy implementation of the simulation by using the existing package while it is difficult on the PC due to the complexities of the calculation.
The Estimation of Cutoff Connection Rates on the ATM Switching System Using Simulation
Journal of the Korea Society for Simulation, volume 6, issue 2, 1997, Pages 117~124
A simulation model for the estimation of cutoff connection rate in the asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switching system under multimedia traffic environments is presented. The simulator is developed by the integration of the AweSim tool with user-written C++ routines that model the internal structures of operational details of the switching system. For the case study, the simulator is applied to the ATM switching system developed by Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) to compare design alternatives according to the cutoff connection rates.