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Rowas: A Rules-Driven Object-Oriented Simulation Model for Water Resources System

Author(s): Jinjun You; Hong Gan; Lin Wang

Linked Author(s): Hong Gan, Jinjun You

Keywords: Water resources system; Conceptualization; System simulation; Water resources allocation; Object-Oriented Technology

Abstract: Simulation is a basic method to analyze water system and provides information for decision-making. Based on the summarization and comparison of previous researches on theory and application of simulation for water recourses system, a framework describing the basic elements in water resources system and their mutual relations and a modeling technique integrated of conceptual simulation and rules control are presented. In this framework, the complex process of water system could be described by adjustable relevant rules and respective parameters with experiences and pragmatic demands. The rule set gives principles to design conceptual network of studied area and control the concrete processes of movement and conversion of different water flow, including water allocation among different water users. Since the conceptual framework is in accordance with the basic thoughts of Object-Oriented Technology (OOT), the Object-Oriented programming (OOP) is adopted to realize construction of this model. Through the rule-driven model, the users’ requirement can be taken into account conveniently and the rules are flexible to adjust with experiences and real conditions. Application proves it feasible to apply this kind model to simulate complex water resources system.


Year: 2005

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