Application: Petroleum Fuels Networks
This application is a network representation of movements of crude oil and refined products from oil fields and import terminals, through the refining process, to distribution terminals for transportation fuels. Several algorithms are available to allocate flows of crude oil and refined products to individual network links, which represent transmission pipelines. A high level objective is to identify regions of the U.S that could experience fuel shortages given a specified disruption to infrastructure components of the network.
A Demand-driven, Capacity-constrained, Adaptive Algorithm for Computing Steady-state and Transient Flows in a Petroleum Transportation Network, Walter E. Beyeler, Thomas F. Corbet Jr., and Jacob A. Hobbs, Sandia National Laboratories report, November 2012 (2012-9487)
Overview of the DHS/SNL National Transportation Fuel Model, October 2011 (SAND 2011-6112)