Location GEM-Z 0.07
GEM-Z 0.07 is the place where you may find most of the graduate students that do their MSc assignment 'in-house', as opposed to those that work on their assignment at one of the industrial companies the we coorporate with. The latter students may also wish to spend part of their time working in-house.
Each graduate student has a desk, computer, and some storage space at his/her disposal. Being in the same room with other CST graduate students creates a lively and stimulating evironment to work in. Some like it so much that they stay a bit longer than the usual time it takes to do an MSc assignment.
The Liquitrol system
In the Liquitrol system the vessels act as the buffers and the pumps (not visible) act as the production machines of the manufacturing network. The switchpanel in front allows the user to make all kinds of configurations. Flexible tubing is used to make the desired connections between vessels and pumps.
The Kumar-Seidmann network is an example of a manufacturing network that will show unstable behavior when controlled in the obvious way. With the Liquitrol system the effects of both the obvious and the correct control strategy can be shown.
Assignments may involve stochastic calculations that need to be done. Usually, running simulations can help here. Simulations may be time and/or computer resource intensive.
SE/MN has developed several simulation tools and languages. These ar mostly developed under Linux and cannot be run on your Windows system. That is why there are several 19" rack based computer systems that can be used for this. This way, simulations can be run from your Windows system on one of the Systems Engineering rack systems; serack-xxx.
Background info about the serack systems is on our MN/SE wiki.