International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

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IJMECS Vol.2, No.2, Dec. 2010

Research of Heated Oil Pipeline Shutdown and Restart Process Based on VB and MATLAB

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Changjun Li,Xia Wu,Wenlong Jia

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Heated oil pipeline, model, simulation, VB and MATLAB, hybrid programming, Component Object Module


During the operation of a heated oil transportation pipeline, the shutdown was caused by some pipeline accidents and repairing. In order to ensure the safety operation of the pipeline, determine the temperature drop and restart pressure was needed at different shutdown is important. This paper builds the heated oil pipeline temperature drop model after shutdown based on the unsteady heat transfer theory and restart model based on fluid transient flow theory. In order to solve the models, MATLAB is adopted a code for the models solving program. VB and MATLAB hybrid programming method which is on the basis of COM technical is utilized to develop a friendly man-machine interface for the heated oil pipeline shutdown and restart simulation software. The practical application shows using of VB and MATLAB hybrid programming method can reduce the work of algorithm developing and enhance the reliability of heated oil pipeline shutdown and restart simulation software.

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Changjun Li,Xia Wu,Wenlong Jia,"Research of Heated Oil Pipeline Shutdown and Restart Process Based on VB and MATLAB", IJMECS, vol.2, no.2, pp.18-24, 2010.


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