“A Liquid Cargo Handling Training Simulator”

Authors: Malvin Villabø,
Affiliation: The Ship Research Institute of Norway
Reference: 1982, Vol 3, No 1, pp. 41-51.

Keywords: Simulator, training, liquid cargo handling, network theory

Abstract: This paper describes a computer-based, real-time training simulator for liquid cargo handling. The mathematical model description is modular and emphasizes the flow generating part. The flow model applies network theory to describe the logical piping connections and the overall flow system performance, while Bernoulli´s equation is used for the description of the piping elements. Numerically the Newton-Raphson method is applied for computation of the non-linear flow model. The programming language is HP-FORTRAN IV and the simulator is implemented on an HP minicomputer system. The instructor part of the system is interactive and controlled by the use of a standard ASCII terminal. The simulation part of the system is running in real-time or scaled real-time, and is controlled from the trainee´s panel.

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  title={{A Liquid Cargo Handling Training Simulator}},
  author={Villabø, Malvin},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}