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WBCSim: an environment for modeling wood-based composites manufacture

  • J. Shu
  • L. T. WatsonEmail author
  • B. G. Zombori
  • F. A. Kamke
Original Article

Abstract

This paper describes a computing environment WBCSim that increases the productivity of wood scientists conducting research on wood-based composite materials and manufacturing processes. WBCSim integrates Fortran 90 simulation codes with a Web-based graphical front end, an optimization tool, and various visualization tools. WBCSim serves as an example for the design, construction, and evaluation of small-scale problem solving environments. WBCSim supports six models. A detailed description of the system architecture and a typical scenario of usage are presented, along with optimization and visualization features.

Keywords

Problem solving environment Computing environment Wood-based composite materials Visualization Optimization 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank Alex Verstak for the telnet server in WBCSim, and Lauren Keller for TEX assistance. This work was supported in part by a Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 1997 ASPIRES grant, USDA Grant 97-35504-4697, and DOE contract DE-AC04-95AL97273-91830.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Shu
    • 1
  • L. T. Watson
    • 2
    Email author
  • B. G. Zombori
    • 3
  • F. A. Kamke
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Computer Science and MathematicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Wood Science and Forest ProductsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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