Adaptive Parallel Framework Algorithm (APFA) for Environmental Engineering Applications
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Civil & Environmental Engineering
A. Osman Akan
Laura J. Harrell
Call Number for Print
Special Collections LD4331.E553 Z56 2003
This research proposes a new framework methodology for integrating environmental computer applications in flexible, open and adaptively and reusable manners so that the resulting application framework could be used to effectively, flexibly and rapidly handle various environmental problems and issues. Research also demonstrates the framework algorithm with a case study. The proposed algorithm is referred as Adaptive Parallel Framework Algorithm (APF A). Core concept of the APF A is based on a parallelism, "many-to-one" mode to communicate among environmental applications, and takes advantages of a loosely coupled technology that helps archiving the required flexibility, extensibility and usability of integrated systems. The development of the APF A is based on the most flexible and advanced software integration technologies currently available -- web service technologies. A demonstration case study based on Old Dominion Aquifer Simulation Model (ODASM) is implemented to illustrate functionalities and advantages of the APFA. Some limitations and future directions of the APF A are also discussed.
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"Adaptive Parallel Framework Algorithm (APFA) for Environmental Engineering Applications"
(2003). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/h0s6-kc76