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Enhanced Multi-Site Hybrid Simulations Using an Internet-based Grid System for Construction and Civil Engineering Facilities

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Author(s): Dong Kun Noh

Journal: Journal of Software
ISSN 1796-217X

Volume: 5;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 681;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Grid application | grid system | KOCEDgrid | collaboration | hybrid experiment

ABSTRACT
KOCED(Korea Construction Engineering Development) is formed to provide a shared infrastructure for construction and civil engineering facilities across Korea. Users can perform remote experiments on these distributed facilities using the KOCEDgrid, which is an Internet-based grid computing system. We present technologies to support enhanced hybrid simulation on the KOCEDgrid. A new realtime controller and viewer provide a user-friendly interface to an enhanced environment for hybrid simulation, which has been built on a new version of the grid middleware and on a new hybrid modeling tool. Users can now conduct experiments more flexibly and combine more than one piece of experimental equipment. The elimination of unnecessary communication overheads has reduced simulation times.
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