OPTIMAL CONTROL WITH ADAPTIVE INTERNAL DYNAMICS MODELS
Vijayakumar, Sethu
. The optimal feedback control law for systems with non-linear dynamics and non-quadratic costs can be foundOPTIMAL CONTROL WITH ADAPTIVE INTERNAL DYNAMICS MODELS Djordje Mitrovic, Stefan Klanke, and Sethu, optimal control, adaptive control, robot simulation Abstract: Optimal feedback control has been proposed
Optimal control with adaptive internal dynamics models
Mitrovic, Djordje; Klanke, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Optimal feedback control has been proposed as an attractive movement generation strategy in goal reaching tasks for anthropomorphic manipulator systems. The optimal feedback control law for systems with non-linear dynamics ...
Nonlinear Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Modeling, Optimal Control, and Applications
Stryk, Oskar von
Nonlinear Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Modeling, Optimal Control, and Applications Martin Buss1¨unchen, Germany Abstract. Nonlinear hybrid dynamical systems are the main focus of this paper. A modeling Introduction The recent interest in nonlinear hybrid dynamical systems has forced the merger of two very
Stochastic optimal control with learned dynamics models
Mitrovic, Djordje
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The motor control of anthropomorphic robotic systems is a challenging computational task mainly because of the high levels of redundancies such systems exhibit. Optimality principles provide a general strategy to resolve ...
Efficient Dynamic Modeling, Numerical Optimal Control and Experimental Results for Various Gaits
Stryk, Oskar von
Efficient Dynamic Modeling, Numerical Optimal Control and Experimental Results for Various Gaits. A fully three- dimensional dynamical model of Sony's four-legged robot is used to state an optimal control model and the algorithm for evaluating the dynamics. The formulation of the optimal control problem
Object-oriented Dynamics Modeling for Legged Robot Trajectory Optimization and Control
Stryk, Oskar von
Object-oriented Dynamics Modeling for Legged Robot Trajectory Optimization and Control Robert. To facilitate the investigation of new concepts of nonlinear model-based optimization and control methods also-level specification of multibody dynamics models using component libraries serves as a basis for generation
A Nonlinear Continuous Time Optimal Control Model of Dynamic Pricing and Inventory Control with no
Adida, Elodie
time optimal control model for studying a dynamic pricing and inventory control problem for a make-to-stock of not introducing any approximation to the real setting: it provides the exact solution of the system. When taking
Adaptive Optimal Feedback Control with Learned Internal Dynamics Models
Mitrovic, Djordje; Klanke, Stefan; Vijayakumar, Sethu
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
, have focused on the case of non-linear, but still analytically available, dynamics. For realistic control systems, however, the dynamics may often be unknown, difficult to estimate, or subject to frequent systematic changes. In this chapter, we combine...
Merging spatially variant physical process models under an optimized systems dynamics framework.
Cain, William O. (University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX); Lowry, Thomas Stephen; Pierce, Suzanne A.; Tidwell, Vincent Carroll
2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The complexity of water resource issues, its interconnectedness to other systems, and the involvement of competing stakeholders often overwhelm decision-makers and inhibit the creation of clear management strategies. While a range of modeling tools and procedures exist to address these problems, they tend to be case specific and generally emphasize either a quantitative and overly analytic approach or present a qualitative dialogue-based approach lacking the ability to fully explore consequences of different policy decisions. The integration of these two approaches is needed to drive toward final decisions and engender effective outcomes. Given these limitations, the Computer Assisted Dispute Resolution system (CADRe) was developed to aid in stakeholder inclusive resource planning. This modeling and negotiation system uniquely addresses resource concerns by developing a spatially varying system dynamics model as well as innovative global optimization search techniques to maximize outcomes from participatory dialogues. Ultimately, the core system architecture of CADRe also serves as the cornerstone upon which key scientific innovation and challenges can be addressed.
Tools for dynamic model development
Schaber, Spencer Daniel
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
For this thesis, several tools for dynamic model development were developed and analyzed. Dynamic models can be used to simulate and optimize the behavior of a great number of natural and engineered systems, from the ...
Optimization Online - Optimization Software and Modeling Systems ...
Optimization Software and Modeling Systems Submissions - 2009. March 2009. Modeling Languages and Systems A Structure-Conveying Modelling Language ...
Identification of Hybrid Dynamical Models of Human Movement via Switched System Optimal Control
Vasudevan, Ramanarayan
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
of constrained nonlinear switched dynamical systems. Inconstrained nonlinear switched dynamical systems is devised.
Shaon Sahoo; Soumya Kanti Ganguly
2015-02-01T23:59:59.000Z
Contrary to the actual nonlinear Glauber model (NLGM), the linear Glauber model (LGM) is exactly solvable, although the detailed balance condition is not generally satisfied. This motivates us to address the issue of writing the transition rate ($w_j$) in a best possible linear form such that the mean squared error in satisfying the detailed balance condition is least. The advantage of this work is that, by studying the LGM analytically, we will be able to anticipate how the kinetic properties of an arbitrary Ising system depend on the temperature and the coupling constants. The analytical expressions for the optimal values of the parameters involved in the linear $w_j$ are obtained using a simple Moore-Penrose pseudoinverse matrix. This approach is quite general, in principle applicable to any system and can reproduce the exact results for one dimensional Ising system. In the continuum limit, we get a linear time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) equation from the Glauber's microscopic model of non-conservative dynamics. We analyze the critical and dynamic properties of the model, and show that most of the important results obtained in different studies can be reproduced by our new mathematical approach. We will also show in this paper that the effect of magnetic field can easily be studied within our approach; in particular, we show that the inverse of relaxation time changes quadratically with (weak) magnetic field and that the fluctuation-dissipation theorem is valid for our model.
Natural Dynamics for Combinatorial Optimization
Ovchinnikov, Igor V
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Stochastic and or natural dynamical systems (DSs) are dominated by sudden nonlinear processes such as neuroavalanches, gamma-ray bursts, solar flares, earthquakes etc. that exhibit scale-free statistics. These behaviors also occur in many nanosystems. On phase diagrams, these DSs belong to a finite-width phase that separates the phases of thermodynamic equilibrium and ordinary chaotic dynamics, and that is known under such names as intermittency, noise-induced chaos, and self-organized criticality. Within the recently formulated approximation-free cohomological theory of stochastic differential equations, the noise-induced chaos can be roughly interpreted as a noise-induced overlap between regular (integrable) and chaotic (non-integrable) deterministic dynamics so that DSs in this phase inherit the properties of the both. Here, we analyze this unique set of properties and conclude that such DSs must be the most efficient natural optimizers. Based on this understanding, we propose the method of the natural dyn...
Real-time Dynamic Optimization of Batch Crystallization Processes
Van den Hof, Paul
process. The seeded fed-batch crystallizer is represented by a nonlinear moment model. An optimal controlReal-time Dynamic Optimization of Batch Crystallization Processes Ali Mesbah, , Alex N. Kalbasenka-time implementations of the proposed strategy reveal the effectiveness of closed-loop optimal control
Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with Transaction Costs: Heuristics ...
2011-02-03T23:59:59.000Z
Aug 10, 2010 ... Dynamic Portfolio Optimization with Transaction. Costs: Heuristics and Dual Bounds. David B. Brown and James E. Smith?. Fuqua School of ...
HOMER® Micropower Optimization Model
Lilienthal, P.
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
NREL has developed the HOMER micropower optimization model. The model can analyze all of the available small power technologies individually and in hybrid configurations to identify least-cost solutions to energy requirements. This capability is valuable to a diverse set of energy professionals and applications. NREL has actively supported its growing user base and developed training programs around the model. These activities are helping to grow the global market for solar technologies.
DYNAMIC RISK MANAGEMENT IN ELECTRICITY PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZATION
Römisch, Werner
DYNAMIC RISK MANAGEMENT IN ELECTRICITY PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZATION VIA POLYHEDRAL RISK FUNCTIONALS the dynamic decision structure appropriately. In energy risk management, which is typically carried out ex, for integrating risk management into a stochastic optimization framework, risk has to be quantified in a definite
MODEL-BASED OPTIMAL OPERATION OF SEEDED BATCH CRYSTALLISATION PROCESSES
Van den Hof, Paul
.mesbah@tudelft.nl Dynamic optimization is applied for optimal control of a semi-industrial batch crystallisation process of the open-loop optimal control due to plant-model mismatch, unmeasured process disturbances, irreproducibleMODEL-BASED OPTIMAL OPERATION OF SEEDED BATCH CRYSTALLISATION PROCESSES A. Mesbah1, 2 , J. Landlust
H2 -optimal model reduction of MIMO systems
2007-09-28T23:59:59.000Z
Keyword Multivariable systems, model reduction, optimal H2 approximation, ... by the Belgian Network DYSCO (Dynamical Systems, Control, and Optimization), ..... Ae is stable (the Lyapunov equations are then invertible linear maps and the.
TRACKING CODE DEVELOPMENT FOR BEAM DYNAMICS OPTIMIZATION
Yang, L.
2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z
Dynamic aperture (DA) optimization with direct particle tracking is a straight forward approach when the computing power is permitted. It can have various realistic errors included and is more close than theoretical estimations. In this approach, a fast and parallel tracking code could be very helpful. In this presentation, we describe an implementation of storage ring particle tracking code TESLA for beam dynamics optimization. It supports MPI based parallel computing and is robust as DA calculation engine. This code has been used in the NSLS-II dynamics optimizations and obtained promising performance.
Global Dynamic Optimization Adam Benjamin Singer
in Chemical Engineering Abstract My thesis focuses on global optimization of nonconvex integral objectiveGlobal Dynamic Optimization by Adam Benjamin Singer Submitted to the Department of Chemical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical
Modeling & Optimization An ABB Speciality
generation; transmission systems and substations; network management Low-voltage products; contactors, soft, 2009 | Slide 11 #12;Steps to Achieve Advanced Control / Optimization Build process model: First principle (White Box) Black box Grey box Design controller / optimizer / product Engineer / implement
Stochastic Optimization Modeling
2014-07-04T23:59:59.000Z
Third, its theoretical properties were studied (convexity, separability and optimality con- .... in Section 3, have the structure of problems PEV and PS, respectively, and for this reason we review ... may produce poor optimization results as it is depicted in Figure 1 for the instance with ...... Second, it has been assessed that the.
DYNAMIC EMBEDDED OPTIMIZATION AND SHOOTING METHODS FOR POWER
state variables. The dynamic model is embedded within the constraints. Power systems form an important for Deregulated Electric Power Systems: Optimization, Control, and Computational Intelligence, J. Chow, F. Wu consequences in the latter case [1]. Even the tuning of traditional controllers such as power system sta
Dynamic Optimization in Gas Pipeline Networks EWO MEETING, Spring 2012
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
Dynamic Optimization in Gas Pipeline Networks EWO MEETING, Spring 2012 Ajit Gopalakrishnan L. T Pipeline Networks First principles model developed in Baumrucker & Biegler (2010), moved into a GUI scenarios and verify results. #12;Gas Transmission Pipeline Networks Interconnected network of suppliers
Preprint submitted to SAE Optimal Control Based Modeling of
Stryk, Oskar von
Preprint submitted to SAE Optimal Control Based Modeling of Vehicle Driver Properties Torsten Butz. On the stabilization level, a nonlinear position controller guides the full vehicle dynamics model along the prescribed operation and at the driving limits. In the following, we investigate an optimal control based model
IMPACT OF DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING (DVS) ON CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION
Esquit Hernandez, Carlos A.
2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
Circuit designers perform optimization procedures targeting speed and power during the design of a circuit. Gate sizing can be applied to optimize for speed, while Dual-VT and Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) can be applied to optimize for leakage...
Hybrid Model for Building Performance Diagnosis and Optimal Control
Wang, S.; Xu, X.
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Modern buildings require continuous performance monitoring, automatic diagnostics and optimal supervisory control. For these applications, simplified dynamic building models are needed to predict the cooling and heating requirement viewing...
One-Dimensional Infinite Horizon Nonconcave Optimal Control Problems Arising in Economic Dynamics
Zaslavski, Alexander J., E-mail: ajzasl@tx.technion.ac.il [Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Mathematics (Israel)
2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
We study the existence of optimal solutions for a class of infinite horizon nonconvex autonomous discrete-time optimal control problems. This class contains optimal control problems without discounting arising in economic dynamics which describe a model with a nonconcave utility function.
Optimizing Preventive Maintenance Models
model is known which predicts the frequency of system failure as a function of its age;. and it is further ... of maintenance, repair and replacement. The final part ...
Optimal Measurement and Control in Quantum Dynamical Systems.
Belavkin, Viacheslav P.
Optimal Measurement and Control in Quantum Dynamical Systems. V P Belavkin Institute of Physics-dimensional linear Markovian dynamical system with a quantum linear transmission line is studied. The optimal quantum multi-stage decision rule consisting of the classical linear optimal control strategy and quantum
Energy Systems Optimization, Modeling, Simulation,
Qu, Zhihua
, and high penetra- tion level of renewable energy sources in the future smart grids make the application energy sources. Renewable en- ergy sources are of special interest as alternative energy. This has lead1 23 Energy Systems Optimization, Modeling, Simulation, and Economic Aspects ISSN 1868-3967 Volume
IMPACT OF DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING (DVS) ON CIRCUIT OPTIMIZATION
Esquit Hernandez, Carlos A.
2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z
Circuit designers perform optimization procedures targeting speed and power during the design of a circuit. Gate sizing can be applied to optimize for speed, while Dual-VT and Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) can be applied ...
Nonsmooth dynamic optimization of systems with varying structure
Yunt, Mehmet, 1975-
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this thesis, an open-loop numerical dynamic optimization method for a class of dynamic systems is developed. The structure of the governing equations of the systems under consideration change depending on the values of ...
HOMER: The Micropower Optimization Model
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2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
HOMER, the micropower optimization model, helps users to design micropower systems for off-grid and grid-connected power applications. HOMER models micropower systems with one or more power sources including wind turbines, photovoltaics, biomass power, hydropower, cogeneration, diesel engines, cogeneration, batteries, fuel cells, and electrolyzers. Users can explore a range of design questions such as which technologies are most effective, what size should components be, how project economics are affected by changes in loads or costs, and is the renewable resource adequate.
Integrated Dynamic Simulation for Process Optimization and Control
Rubloff, Gary W.
Integrated Dynamic Simulation for Process Optimization and Control G. Brian Lu, Laura L. Tedder Film Deposition · Applications in Process Optimization for Manufacturing and the Environment Process efficient processes, equipment, sensor, and control systems #12;Dynamic Simulators for Sensor-Based Process
First principles molecular dynamics without self-consistent field optimization
Souvatzis, Petros
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a first principles molecular dynamics approach that is based on time-reversible ex- tended Lagrangian Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics [Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123004 (2008)] in the limit of vanishing self-consistent field optimization. The optimization-free dynamics keeps the computational cost to a minimum and typically provides molecular trajectories that closely follow the exact Born-Oppenheimer potential energy surface. Only one single diagonalization and Hamiltonian (or Fockian) costruction are required in each integration time step. The proposed dy- namics is derived for a general free-energy potential surface valid at finite electronic temperatures within hybrid density functional theory. Even in the event of irregular functional behavior that may cause a dynamical instability, the optimization-free limit represents an ideal starting guess for force calculations that may require a more elaborate iterative electronic ground state optimization. Our optimization-free dynamics thus represents ...
Modeling and optimization of permanent magnetic motors
Pinkham, Andrew P
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis develops analytic models for the prediction and optimization of radial-flux permanent magnet motor torque and efficiency. It also facilitates the design optimization of electromagnetically-powered rotorcraft ...
Optimized Uncertainty Quantification Algorithm Within a Dynamic Event Tree Framework
J. W. Nielsen; Akira Tokuhiro; Robert Hiromoto
2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
Methods for developing Phenomenological Identification and Ranking Tables (PIRT) for nuclear power plants have been a useful tool in providing insight into modelling aspects that are important to safety. These methods have involved expert knowledge with regards to reactor plant transients and thermal-hydraulic codes to identify are of highest importance. Quantified PIRT provides for rigorous method for quantifying the phenomena that can have the greatest impact. The transients that are evaluated and the timing of those events are typically developed in collaboration with the Probabilistic Risk Analysis. Though quite effective in evaluating risk, traditional PRA methods lack the capability to evaluate complex dynamic systems where end states may vary as a function of transition time from physical state to physical state . Dynamic PRA (DPRA) methods provide a more rigorous analysis of complex dynamic systems. A limitation of DPRA is its potential for state or combinatorial explosion that grows as a function of the number of components; as well as, the sampling of transition times from state-to-state of the entire system. This paper presents a method for performing QPIRT within a dynamic event tree framework such that timing events which result in the highest probabilities of failure are captured and a QPIRT is performed simultaneously while performing a discrete dynamic event tree evaluation. The resulting simulation results in a formal QPIRT for each end state. The use of dynamic event trees results in state explosion as the number of possible component states increases. This paper utilizes a branch and bound algorithm to optimize the solution of the dynamic event trees. The paper summarizes the methods used to implement the branch-and-bound algorithm in solving the discrete dynamic event trees.
An optimization approach to kinetic model reduction for combustion chemistry
Lebiedz, Dirk
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Model reduction methods are relevant when the computation time of a full convection-diffusion-reaction simulation based on detailed chemical reaction mechanisms is too large. In this article, we review a model reduction approach based on optimization of trajectories and show its applicability to realistic combustion models. As most model reduction methods, it identifies points on a slow invariant manifold based on time scale separation in the dynamics of the reaction system. The numerical approximation of points on the manifold is achieved by solving a semi-infinite optimization problem, where the dynamics enter the problem as constraints. The proof of existence of a solution for an arbitrarily chosen dimension of the reduced model (slow manifold) is extended to the case of realistic combustion models including thermochemistry by considering the properties of proper maps. The model reduction approach is finally applied to three models based on realistic reaction mechanisms: 1. ozone decomposition as a small t...
Integrated Scheduling and Dynamic Optimization of Batch Processes Using State Equipment Networks
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
Integrated Scheduling and Dynamic Optimization of Batch Processes Using State Equipment Networks value to existing assets Improving plant reliability 1 J.M. Wassick and J. Ferrio. Extending A batch plant with existing equipment A time horizon to make products Dynamic models of process operations
Davis, Michael A.
2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
to the model that is used in EnergyPlus. 6. Demonstrate that Computational Fluid Dynamics can be used as a design tool that can be used to improve the performance of FPTU. All of the research objectives were achieved and this thesis describes the results... of the CFD model. Chapter IX summarizes the results from the project and provides conclusions from the results. 12 CHAPTER II LITERATURE REVIEW EnergyPlus is currently the standard for building energy simulations (DOE 2009) and includes a model...
Dynamic Modeling and Cascaded Control for a Multi-Evaporator Supermarket Refrigeration System
Gupta, Ankush 1986-
2012-09-27T23:59:59.000Z
dynamic models for the HVAC components, which leads to implementation of better control and optimization techniques. In this research, efforts are made to model a multi-evaporator system. A novel dynamic modeling technique is proposed based on moving...
A Remarkable Property of the Dynamic Optimization Extremals?
Delfim Fernando Marado Torres
1910-10-81T23:59:59.000Z
Page 1 ... A dynamic optimization continuous problem poses the question of what is .... We shall now formulate the celebrated Pontryagin maximum principle [22], .... is the case when the extremals don't change the value of a given function.
Optimal approach to quantum communication using dynamic programming
Nehorai, Arye
Optimal approach to quantum communication using dynamic programming Liang Jiang* , Jacob M. Taylor*§ , Navin Khaneja¶ , and Mikhail D. Lukin* *Department of Physics, ¶School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138; and §Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute
Mesoscale ocean dynamics modeling
mHolm, D.; Alber, M.; Bayly, B.; Camassa, R.; Choi, W.; Cockburn, B.; Jones, D.; Lifschitz, A.; Margolin, L.; Marsden, L.; Nadiga, B.; Poje, A.; Smolarkiewicz, P. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Levermore, D. [Arizona Univ., Tucson, AZ (United States)
1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The ocean is a very complex nonlinear system that exhibits turbulence on essentially all scales, multiple equilibria, and significant intrinsic variability. Modeling the ocean`s dynamics at mesoscales is of fundamental importance for long-time-scale climate predictions. A major goal of this project has been to coordinate, strengthen, and focus the efforts of applied mathematicians, computer scientists, computational physicists and engineers (at LANL and a consortium of Universities) in a joint effort addressing the issues in mesoscale ocean dynamics. The project combines expertise in the core competencies of high performance computing and theory of complex systems in a new way that has great potential for improving ocean models now running on the Connection Machines CM-200 and CM-5 and on the Cray T3D.
Busby, R.L.; Ward, K.B.
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A model was devised to estimate the harvest value of unthinned loblolly and slash pine (pinus taeda L. and P. elliottii var. elliottii Englm.) plantations in the west gulf region. The model, MERCHOP, can be used to forecast product volumes and values; the output provided is partitioned into 1-inch tree d.b.h. classes. Using a dynamic programming algorithm, MERCHOP can be used to convert stand tables predicted by USLYCOWG's three-parameter Weibull function into a listing of seven products that maximizes the selling value of the stand, assuming the assumptions used in the analysis are correct.
First principles molecular dynamics without self-consistent field optimization
Souvatzis, Petros, E-mail: petros.souvatsiz@fysik.uu.se [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Division of Materials Theory, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-75120 Uppsala (Sweden)] [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Division of Materials Theory, Uppsala University, Box 516, SE-75120 Uppsala (Sweden); Niklasson, Anders M. N., E-mail: amn@lanl.gov [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)] [Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
2014-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
We present a first principles molecular dynamics approach that is based on time-reversible extended Lagrangian Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics [A. M. N. Niklasson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 123004 (2008)] in the limit of vanishing self-consistent field optimization. The optimization-free dynamics keeps the computational cost to a minimum and typically provides molecular trajectories that closely follow the exact Born-Oppenheimer potential energy surface. Only one single diagonalization and Hamiltonian (or Fockian) construction are required in each integration time step. The proposed dynamics is derived for a general free-energy potential surface valid at finite electronic temperatures within hybrid density functional theory. Even in the event of irregular functional behavior that may cause a dynamical instability, the optimization-free limit represents a natural starting guess for force calculations that may require a more elaborate iterative electronic ground state optimization. Our optimization-free dynamics thus represents a flexible theoretical framework for a broad and general class of ab initio molecular dynamics simulations.
Optimized dynamical control of state transfer through noisy spin chains
Analia Zwick; Gonzalo A. Alvarez; Guy Bensky; Gershon Kurizki
2015-01-09T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a method of optimally controlling the tradeoff of speed and fidelity of state transfer through a noisy quantum channel (spin-chain). This process is treated as qubit state-transfer through a fermionic bath. We show that dynamical modulation of the boundary-qubits levels can ensure state transfer with the best tradeoff of speed and fidelity. This is achievable by dynamically optimizing the transmission spectrum of the channel. The resulting optimal control is robust against both static and fluctuating noise in the channel's spin-spin couplings. It may also facilitate transfer in the presence of diagonal disorder (on site energy noise) in the channel.
Simple Dynamic Gasifier Model That Runs in Aspen Dynamics
Robinson, P.J.; Luyben, W.L. [Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Gasification (or partial oxidation) is a vital component of 'clean coal' technology. Sulfur and nitrogen emissions can be reduced, overall energy efficiency is increased, and carbon dioxide recovery and sequestration are facilitated. Gasification units in an electric power generation plant produce a fuel for driving combustion turbines. Gasification units in a chemical plant generate gas, which can be used to produce a wide spectrum of chemical products. Future plants are predicted to be hybrid power/chemical plants with gasification as the key unit operation. The widely used process simulator Aspen Plus provides a library of models that can be used to develop an overall gasifier model that handles solids. So steady-state design and optimization studies of processes with gasifiers can be undertaken. This paper presents a simple approximate method for achieving the objective of having a gasifier model that can be exported into Aspen Dynamics. The basic idea is to use a high molecular weight hydrocarbon that is present in the Aspen library as a pseudofuel. This component should have the same 1:1 hydrogen-to-carbon ratio that is found in coal and biomass. For many plantwide dynamic studies, a rigorous high-fidelity dynamic model of the gasifier is not needed because its dynamics are very fast and the gasifier gas volume is a relatively small fraction of the total volume of the entire plant. The proposed approximate model captures the essential macroscale thermal, flow, composition, and pressure dynamics. This paper does not attempt to optimize the design or control of gasifiers but merely presents an idea of how to dynamically simulate coal gasification in an approximate way.
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Stryk, Oskar von
of joint reference trajectories for implementing first steps, the development of nonlinear dynamics model-basedDevelopment and Control of Autonomous, Biped Locomotion using Efficient Modeling, Simulation from simulations and gait optimizations completed during its development using a 3D dynamic biped model
Reactor Modeling and Recipe Optimization of Polyether Polyol Processes
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
Reactor Modeling and Recipe Optimization of Polyether Polyol Processes Spring 2013 EWO Meeting Yisu.M. Wassick. Reactor Modeling and Recipe Optimization of Polyether Polyol Processes: Polypropylene Glycol
Speeding up critical system dynamics through optimized evolution
Caneva, Tommaso [International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Via Beirut 2-4, I-34014 Trieste (Italy); Institut fuer Quanteninformationsverarbeitung, Universitaet Ulm, D-89069 Ulm (Germany); Calarco, Tommaso; Montangero, Simone [Institut fuer Quanteninformationsverarbeitung, Universitaet Ulm, D-89069 Ulm (Germany); Fazio, Rosario [NEST, Scuola Normale Superiore and Istituto di Nanoscienze-CNR, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, I-56126 Pisa (Italy); Santoro, Giuseppe E. [International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Via Beirut 2-4, I-34014 Trieste (Italy); CNR-INFM Democritos National Simulation Center, Via Beirut 2-4, I-34014 Trieste (Italy); International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), P.O. Box 586, I-34014 Trieste (Italy)
2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
The number of defects which are generated upon crossing a quantum phase transition can be minimized by choosing properly designed time-dependent pulses. In this work we determine what are the ultimate limits of this optimization. We discuss under which conditions the production of defects across the phase transition is vanishing small. Furthermore we show that the minimum time required to enter this regime is T{approx}{pi}/{Delta}, where {Delta} is the minimum spectral gap, unveiling an intimate connection between an optimized unitary dynamics and the intrinsic measure of the Hilbert space for pure states. Surprisingly, the dynamics is nonadiabatic; this result can be understood by assuming a simple two-level dynamics for the many-body system. Finally we classify the possible dynamical regimes in terms of the action s=T{Delta}.
Optimization of flagellar swimming by a model sperm
B. U. Felderhof
2015-05-05T23:59:59.000Z
The swimming of a bead-spring chain in a viscous incompressible fluid as a model of a sperm is studied in the framework of low Reynolds number hydrodynamics. The optimal mode in the class of planar flagellar strokes of small amplitude is determined on the basis of a generalized eigenvalue problem involving two matrices which can be evaluated from the mobility matrix of the set of spheres constituting the chain. For an elastic chain with a cargo constraint for its spherical head, the actuating forces yielding a nearly optimal stroke can be determined. These can be used in a Stokesian dynamics simulation of large amplitude swimming.
Optimal thermalization in a shell model of homogeneous turbulence
Thalabard, Simon
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the turbulence-induced dissipation of the large scales in a statistically homogeneous flow using an "optimal closure," which one of us (BT) has recently exposed in the context of Hamiltonian dynamics. This statistical closure employs a Gaussian model for the turbulent scales, with corresponding vanishing third cumulant, and yet it captures an intrinsic damping. The key to this apparent paradox lies in a clear distinction between true ensemble averages and their proxies, most easily grasped when one works directly with the Liouville equation rather than the cumulant hierarchy. We focus on a simple problem for which the optimal closure can be fully and exactly worked out: the relaxation arbitrarily far-from-equilibrium of a single energy shell towards Gibbs equilibrium in an inviscid shell model of 3D turbulence. The predictions of the optimal closure are validated against DNS and contrasted with those derived from EDQNM closure.
Dynamic Neural Field Optimization using the Unscented Kalman Filter
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Dynamic Neural Field Optimization using the Unscented Kalman Filter Jeremy Fix, Matthieu Geist Kalman filters, a derivative-free algorithm for parameter estimation, which reveals to efficiently function which may be difficult or at least costly to perform. Kalman filters are a popular collection
Dynamic Memory Usage Optimization using ILP and J. Ramanujam2
Ramanujam, J. "Ram"
computing field such as electronic structure calculations, and in several other contexts. We are considering sizes M like those arising in scientific computing such as electronic structure calculations [1, 2, 3Dynamic Memory Usage Optimization using ILP A. Allam1 and J. Ramanujam2 1 Electrical Engineering
Lively, Charles
2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z
Hybrid (MPI/OpenMP) and MPI implementations for six scientific applications. E-AMOM includes an optimization component that utilizes our models to employ run-time Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS) and Dynamic Concurrency Throttling to reduce...
Fuel Optimal Thrust Allocation in Dynamic Positioning
Johansen, Tor Arne
as a standard QP-problem by recalculation of its cost function weights based on linear and quadratic model operations e.g; pipelay operations, dredging, crane barge operations, station keeping, drilling, anchor
Griffith, Daniel Todd
2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
The main objective of this work is to demonstrate some new computational methods for estimation, optimization and modeling of dynamical systems that use automatic differentiation. Particular focus will be upon dynamical ...
Model-Based Transient Calibration Optimization for Next Generation...
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Based Transient Calibration Optimization for Next Generation Diesel Engines Model-Based Transient Calibration Optimization for Next Generation Diesel Engines 2005 Diesel Engine...
Yitao Zhu; Daniel Dopico; Corina Sandu; Adrian Sandu
2014-10-30T23:59:59.000Z
Multibody dynamics simulations are currently widely accepted as valuable means for dynamic performance analysis of mechanical systems. The evolution of theoretical and computational aspects of the multibody dynamics discipline make it conducive these days for other types of applications, in addition to pure simulations. One very important such application is design optimization. A very important first step towards design optimization is sensitivity analysis of multibody system dynamics. Dynamic sensitivities are often calculated by means of finite differences. Depending of the number of parameters involved, this procedure can be computationally expensive. Moreover, in many cases, the results suffer from low accuracy when real perturbations are used. The main contribution to the state-of-the-art brought by this study is the development of the adjoint sensitivity approach of multibody systems in the context of the penalty formulation. The theory developed is demonstrated on one academic case study, a five-bar mechanism, and on one real-life system, a 14-DOF vehicle model. The five-bar mechanism is used to illustrate the sensitivity approach derived in this paper. The full vehicle model is used to demonstrate the capability of the new approach developed to perform sensitivity analysis and gradient-based optimization for large and complex multibody systems with respect to multiple design parameters.
Direct Modeling of Envelope Dynamics in Resonant Inverters Yan Yin, Regan Zane, Robert Erickson
to facilitate optimized controller design. Several approaches are available to model the envelope dynamicsDirect Modeling of Envelope Dynamics in Resonant Inverters Yan Yin, Regan Zane, Robert Erickson- This paper provides a direct dynamic modeling approach for envelope signals in resonant inverters driven
Models for Optimization of Energy Consumption of Pumps in a Wastewater Processing Plant
Kusiak, Andrew
; Energy consumption; Data collection; Neural networks; Dynamic models; Statics; Water treatment plants. Author keywords: Wastewater pump models; Energy consumption; Pump energy; Data mining; Head influenceModels for Optimization of Energy Consumption of Pumps in a Wastewater Processing Plant Zijun Zhang
Davis, Michael A.
2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
Single Duct Variable Air Volume (SDVAV) systems use series and parallel Fan Powered Terminal Units to control the air flow in conditioned spaces. This research developed a laboratory verified model of SDVAV systems that used series and parallel fan...
AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF OPTIMAL CONTROLLERS THROUGH MODEL CHECKING TECHNIQUES
Tronci, Enrico
AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF OPTIMAL CONTROLLERS THROUGH MODEL CHECKING TECHNIQUES Giuseppe Della Penna Keywords: Controller Synthesis, Controller Optimization, Model Checking, Nonlinear Systems Abstract: We INTRODUCTION Control systems (or, shortly, controllers) are small hardware/software components that control
Modelling, Simulation, Testing, and Optimization of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains
Victoria, University of
Modelling, Simulation, Testing, and Optimization of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains By Jeffrey of the author. #12;ii Modelling, Simulation, Testing and Optimization of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains supplant conventional ICEs as the dominant technology, most notably electric and hybrid powertrains
MODELING, VERIFICATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF HYBRID GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP
MODELING, VERIFICATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF HYBRID GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS IN ENERGYPLUS, VERIFICATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF HYBRID GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS IN ENERGYPLUS Thesis Approved by: Dr.................................................................................................................... 16 MODELING OF HYBRID GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS IN ENERGYPLUS
DYNAMIC MODELING FUEL PROCESSORS
Mease, Kenneth D.
turbine module (compressor and turbine sub-modules) Catalytic oxidizer Combustor module Heat exchanger, PEM, Gas Turbine General Model Assumptions · 1D process flow · Well-stirred within nodal volume · Slow reactants #12;Steam Reformation Occurs in Reformer and Fuel Cells Methane reformation reaction Water Gas
Optimization Models in Finance (26:711:564) Andrzej Ruszczynski
to optimization models. 2 Elements of convex analysis. 3 Linear programming models. Optimality. 4 Duality in linear programming. Application to asset pricing. 5 Nonlinear programming models. Optimality. 6 Duality. Graded Work Homework will be assigned twice a month as a means to help you understand the concepts
Modeling Blog Dynamics Michaela Gotz
Leskovec, Jure
Modeling Blog Dynamics Michaela G¨otz Cornell University goetz@cs.cornell.edu Jure Leskovec@cs.cmu.edu Christos Faloutsos Carnegie Mellon University christos@cs.cmu.edu Abstract How do blogs produce posts? What local, underlying mech- anisms lead to the bursty temporal behaviors observed in blog networks? Earlier
Shi, Cong, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Many if not most of the core problems studied in operations management fall into the category of multi-stage stochastic optimization models, whereby one considers multiple, often correlated decisions to optimize a particular ...
Code Differentiation for Hydrodynamic Model Optimization
Henninger, R.J.; Maudlin, P.J.
1999-06-27T23:59:59.000Z
Use of a hydrodynamics code for experimental data fitting purposes (an optimization problem) requires information about how a computed result changes when the model parameters change. These so-called sensitivities provide the gradient that determines the search direction for modifying the parameters to find an optimal result. Here, the authors apply code-based automatic differentiation (AD) techniques applied in the forward and adjoint modes to two problems with 12 parameters to obtain these gradients and compare the computational efficiency and accuracy of the various methods. They fit the pressure trace from a one-dimensional flyer-plate experiment and examine the accuracy for a two-dimensional jet-formation problem. For the flyer-plate experiment, the adjoint mode requires similar or less computer time than the forward methods. Additional parameters will not change the adjoint mode run time appreciably, which is a distinct advantage for this method. Obtaining ''accurate'' sensitivities for the j et problem parameters remains problematic.
Dynamic vs. Static Optimization of Crossdocking Operations1
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2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
Page 1 .... aspects are considered such as: To what extent do the dynamic assignments sacrifice the distance travelled by goods in order to ..... We now present the mathematical model of Zhu et al. for the Crossdock Door Assignment. Problem ..... We don't adhere to the solutions produced by solving a CDAP because the ...
Finding Benefits by Modeling and Optimizing Steam and Power Systems
Jones, B.; Nelson, D.
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A site-wide steam modeling and optimization program (Visual MESA) was implemented at the INEOS Chocolate Bayou site. This program optimizes steam production, compressor turbine extraction, pump operation (turbine/motor) operation, as well...
Finding Benefits by Modeling and Optimizing Steam and Power Systems
Jones, B.; Nelson, D.
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A site-wide steam modeling and optimization program (Visual MESA) was implemented at the INEOS Chocolate Bayou site. This program optimizes steam production, compressor turbine extraction, pump operation (turbine/motor) operation, as well...
15.094 Systems Optimization: Models and Computation, Spring 2002
Freund, Robert Michael
A computational and application-oriented introduction to the modeling of large-scale systems in a wide variety of decision-making domains and the optimization of such systems using state-of-the-art optimization software. ...
Grothey, Andreas
Optimization Modelling Example Design Implementation Conclusions A Structure-Conveying Modelling Languages for Mathematical Programming 3 An example problem from network design 4 Design of Structured, K. Woodsend Structure-Conveying Modelling Language #12;Optimization Modelling Example Design
Nonlinear dynamic analysis of an optimal particle damper
Martín Sánchez; C. Manuel Carlevaro
2011-10-12T23:59:59.000Z
We study the dynamical behavior of a single degree of freedom mechanical system with a particle damper. The particle (granular) damping was optimized for the primary system operating condition by using an appropriate gap size for a prismatic enclosure. The particles absorb the kinetic energy of the vibrating structure and convert it into heat through the inelastic collisions and friction. This results in a highly nonlinear mechanical system. Considering linear signal analysis, state space reconstruction, Poincar\\'e sections and the determination of maximal Lyapunov exponents, the motion of the granular system inside the enclosure is characterized for a wide frequency range. With the excitation frequency as control parameter, either regular and chaotic motion of the granular bed are found and their influence on the damping is analyzed.
Dynamic online optimization of a house heating system in a fluctuating energy price
Skogestad, Sigurd
Dynamic online optimization of a house heating system in a fluctuating energy price scenario in this problem is the time- varying nature of the main disturbances, which are the energy price and outdoor that there is a great economical gain in using dynamic optimization for the case of variable energy price. 1
Optimal Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems 1,2
Kumar, Ratnesh
Optimal Supervisory Control of Discrete Event Dynamical Systems 1,2 Ratnesh Kumar Department;Abstract We formalize the notion of optimal supervisory control of discrete event dynamical sys- tems (DEDS some undesired states, or not reaching some desired states in the controlled system. The control
Dynamic Modeling and Wavelet-Based Multi-Parametric Tuning and Validation for HVAC Systems
Liang, Shuangshuang
2014-07-10T23:59:59.000Z
Dynamic Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system models are used for the purpose of control design, fault detection and diagnosis, system analysis, design and optimization. Therefore, ensuring the accuracy ...
On Using Complex Event Processing for Dynamic Demand Response Optimization in Microgrid
Hwang, Kai
On Using Complex Event Processing for Dynamic Demand Response Optimization in Microgrid Qunzhi Zhou is a key benefit of Smart Grids. However, existing demand response optimization (DR) programs fail. Demand response optimization (DR) is a cornerstone com- ponent of Smart Grids, and deals with managing
External optimal control of self-organisation dynamics in a chemotaxis reaction diffusion system
Maurer, Helmut
External optimal control of self-organisation dynamics in a chemotaxis reaction diffusion system D of self-organising biological systems, we describe numerical optimal control of E. coli bacterial by applying a boundary influx control of chemoattractant without interfering with the system itself. Optimal
Design of penalty functions for optimal control of linear dynamical systems under state and input of solving a constrained optimal control for a general single-input single output linear time varying system dimensional (functional optimization) case. The main novelty is that both the bounds on the control variable
Error Control Based Model Reduction for Parameter Optimization of Elliptic
of technical devices that rely on multiscale processes, such as fuel cells or batteries. As the solutionError Control Based Model Reduction for Parameter Optimization of Elliptic Homogenization Problems optimization of elliptic multiscale problems with macroscopic optimization functionals and microscopic material
Computational Modeling and Optimization of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
Victoria, University of
Computational Modeling and Optimization of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells by Marc Secanell and Optimization of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells by Marc Secanell Gallart Bachelor in Engineering cells. In this thesis, a computational framework for fuel cell analysis and optimization is presented
Optimal Synthesis of Complex Distillation ColumnsUsing Rigorous Models
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
a review of recent work for the optimal design of distillation of individual columns using tray review of the area of optimal design and synthesis of distillation columns, emphasizing recentOptimal Synthesis of Complex Distillation ColumnsUsing Rigorous Models Ignacio E. Grossmann1 , Pío
Model Identification for Optimal Diesel Emissions Control
Stevens, Andrew J.; Sun, Yannan; Song, Xiaobo; Parker, Gordon
2013-06-20T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we develop a model based con- troller for diesel emission reduction using system identification methods. Specifically, our method minimizes the downstream readings from a production NOx sensor while injecting a minimal amount of urea upstream. Based on the linear quadratic estimator we derive the closed form solution to a cost function that accounts for the case some of the system inputs are not controllable. Our cost function can also be tuned to trade-off between input usage and output optimization. Our approach performs better than a production controller in simulation. Our NOx conversion efficiency was 92.7% while the production controller achieved 92.4%. For NH3 conversion, our efficiency was 98.7% compared to 88.5% for the production controller.
Optimization Online - A stabilized model and an efficient solution ...
Vincent Guigues
2011-02-24T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 24, 2011 ... A stabilized model and an efficient solution method for the yearly optimal power management. Vincent Guigues(vguigues ***at*** puc-rio.br).
Multiple Model Robust Dynamic Programming Eric C. Whitman and Christopher G. Atkeson
-- Modeling error is a common problem for model- based control techniques. We present multiple model dynamic programming (MMDP) as a method to generate controllers that are robust to modeling error. Our method generates controllers that are approximately optimal for a collection of models, thereby forcing the controller
Bayesian inference of stochastic dynamical models
Lu, Peter Guang Yi
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A new methodology for Bayesian inference of stochastic dynamical models is developed. The methodology leverages the dynamically orthogonal (DO) evolution equations for reduced-dimension uncertainty evolution and the Gaussian ...
Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization
Qiu, Qinru
Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization Qinru Qiu, Qing Wu, CA 90089 Abstract -- The goal of a dynamic power management policy is to reduce the power consumption of a power-managed electronic system. We formulate the problem of system-level power management
Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization
Pedram, Massoud
1 Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization Qinru Qiu, Qing Wu, CA 90089 Abstract -- The goal of a dynamic power management policy is to reduce the power consumption of a power-managed electronic system. We formulate the problem of system-level power management
Dynamical modeling of tidal streams
Bovy, Jo, E-mail: bovy@ias.edu [Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540 (United States)
2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
I present a new framework for modeling the dynamics of tidal streams. The framework consists of simple models for the initial action-angle distribution of tidal debris, which can be straightforwardly evolved forward in time. Taking advantage of the essentially one-dimensional nature of tidal streams, the transformation to position-velocity coordinates can be linearized and interpolated near a small number of points along the stream, thus allowing for efficient computations of a stream's properties in observable quantities. I illustrate how to calculate the stream's average location (its 'track') in different coordinate systems, how to quickly estimate the dispersion around its track, and how to draw mock stream data. As a generative model, this framework allows one to compute the full probability distribution function and marginalize over or condition it on certain phase-space dimensions as well as convolve it with observational uncertainties. This will be instrumental in proper data analysis of stream data. In addition to providing a computationally efficient practical tool for modeling the dynamics of tidal streams, the action-angle nature of the framework helps elucidate how the observed width of the stream relates to the velocity dispersion or mass of the progenitor, and how the progenitors of 'orphan' streams could be located. The practical usefulness of the proposed framework crucially depends on the ability to calculate action-angle variables for any orbit in any gravitational potential. A novel method for calculating actions, frequencies, and angles in any static potential using a single orbit integration is described in the Appendix.
Modelling and Dynamic Simulation for Process Control
Skogestad, Sigurd
principles for model development are outlined, and these principles are applied to a simple ash tank (which. In this paper we consider dynamic process models obtained using fundamental principles (eg. based reactor, a simple trend analysis using temperature measurements may be suÆcient. Dynamic models
Math 574 --Optimization Models in Computational Biology (Spring 2008)
Krishnamoorthy, Bala
Bioinformatics and computational biology (BCB) is one of the "hottest" interdisciplinary areas of sci- ence todayMath 574 -- Optimization Models in Computational Biology (Spring 2008) Course Title Topics in Optimization: Models in Computational Biology Time Tue-Thu 12:001:15 pm Credits 3 Location Webster B12
Sensitivity of Optimal Operation of an Activated Sludge Process Model
Skogestad, Sigurd
Sensitivity of Optimal Operation of an Activated Sludge Process Model Antonio Araujo, Simone sensitivity analysis of optimal operation conducted on an activated sludge process model based on the test.[7] applied a systematic procedure for control structure design of an activated sludge process
Model-based Lifecycle Optimization of Well Locations
Van den Hof, Paul
Model-based Lifecycle Optimization of Well Locations and Production Settings in Petroleum Reservoirs #12;#12;MODEL-BASED LIFECYCLE OPTIMIZATION OF WELL LOCATIONS AND PRODUCTION SETTINGS IN PETROLEUM System Approach Petroleum Production" (ISAPP) programme. The knowledge center is a long-term co
Optimal portfolios using Linear Programming models
Cpu
2002-10-17T23:59:59.000Z
Feb 12, 2003 ... The problem. The portfolio manager Sigma wants to construct an optimal portfolio for a customer. .... It is easy to show that it is also possible ...
Utility system integration and optimization models for nuclear power management
Deaton, Paul Ferris
1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A nuclear power management model suitable for nuclear utility systems optimization has been developed for use in multi-reactor fuel management planning over periods of up to ten years. The overall utility planning model ...
Local energy management through mathematical modeling and optimization
Craft David (David Loren), 1973-
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
(cont.) Extensions to the core TOTEM model include a demand charge model, used for making daily optimal control decisions when the electric bill includes a charge based on the monthly maximum power draw. The problem of ...
Quantitative Modeling of High Temperature Magnetization Dynamics
Zhang, Shufeng
2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Final Technical Report Project title: Quantitative Modeling of High Temperature Magnetization Dynamics DOE/Office of Science Program Manager Contact: Dr. James Davenport
Deshmukh, Venkatesh
Dynamical Systems Venkatesh Deshmukh Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control Department of Mechanical dynamic system models to be constructed from available data. The parameters to be estimated are assumed in the dynamic system models are assumed to have a known form, and the models are assumed to be parameter affine
Dynamic competition model for construction contractors
Kim, Hyung Jin
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
as an entity in a dynamic system, in which every entity is a profit optimizer responding to market conditions as well as its competitors' actions. In construction, the issue of competition has been focused on competitive bidding, which is a critical mechanism...
Optimization of a Two-Fluid Hydrodynamic Model of Churn-Turbulent Flow
Donna Post Guillen
2009-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
A hydrodynamic model of two-phase, churn-turbulent flows is being developed using the computational multiphase fluid dynamics (CMFD) code, NPHASE-CMFD. The numerical solutions obtained by this model are compared with experimental data obtained at the TOPFLOW facility of the Institute of Safety Research at the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf. The TOPFLOW data is a high quality experimental database of upward, co-current air-water flows in a vertical pipe suitable for validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. A five-field CMFD model was developed for the continuous liquid phase and four bubble size groups using mechanistic closure models for the ensemble-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. Mechanistic models for the drag and non-drag interfacial forces are implemented to include the governing physics to describe the hydrodynamic forces controlling the gas distribution. The closure models provide the functional form of the interfacial forces, with user defined coefficients to adjust the force magnitude. An optimization strategy was devised for these coefficients using commercial design optimization software. This paper demonstrates an approach to optimizing CMFD model parameters using a design optimization approach. Computed radial void fraction profiles predicted by the NPHASE-CMFD code are compared to experimental data for four bubble size groups.
Dynamic Sociometry in Particle Swarm Optimization Mark Richards and Dan Ventura
Martinez, Tony R.
Dynamic Sociometry in Particle Swarm Optimization Mark Richards and Dan Ventura Computer Science Department Brigham Young University {mdr,ventura}@cs.byu.edu Abstract. The performance of Particle Swarm
Wireless Sensor Technology to Optimize the Occupant's Dynamic Demand Pattern Within the Building
Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Maaijen, R.
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
WIRELESS SENSOR TECHNOLOGY TO OPTIMIZE THE OCCUPANT?S DYNAMIC DEMAND PATTERN WITHIN THE BUILDING Wim Zeiler Gert Boxem Rik Maaijen Professor Building Services Assistant Professor MSc student University of Technology Eindhoven...
Turner, D P; Ritts, W D; Wharton, S; Thomas, C; Monson, R; Black, T A
2009-02-26T23:59:59.000Z
The combination of satellite remote sensing and carbon cycle models provides an opportunity for regional to global scale monitoring of terrestrial gross primary production, ecosystem respiration, and net ecosystem production. FPAR (the fraction of photosynthetically active radiation absorbed by the plant canopy) is a critical input to diagnostic models, however little is known about the relative effectiveness of FPAR products from different satellite sensors nor about the sensitivity of flux estimates to different parameterization approaches. In this study, we used multiyear observations of carbon flux at four eddy covariance flux tower sites within the conifer biome to evaluate these factors. FPAR products from the MODIS and SeaWiFS sensors, and the effects of single site vs. cross-site parameter optimization were tested with the CFLUX model. The SeaWiFs FPAR product showed greater dynamic range across sites and resulted in slightly reduced flux estimation errors relative to the MODIS product when using cross-site optimization. With site-specific parameter optimization, the flux model was effective in capturing seasonal and interannual variation in the carbon fluxes at these sites. The cross-site prediction errors were lower when using parameters from a cross-site optimization compared to parameter sets from optimization at single sites. These results support the practice of multisite optimization within a biome for parameterization of diagnostic carbon flux models.
Conceptual aircraft dynamics from inverse aircraft modeling
Ziegler, Gregory E
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents a method of construe' ting a nonlinear dynamics model of a theoretical aircraft from the nonlinear batch simulation of an existing aircrew This method provides control law designers with a method of fabricating nonlinear models...
Dynamic competition model for construction contractors
Kim, Hyung Jin
2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
competition, a system dynamics model has been developed based on the identified concepts. In this model, there are three managerial areas in which a contractor makes policy: 1) markup; 2) marketing; and 3) capacity. Each firm's backlog level is considered...
Conceptual aircraft dynamics from inverse aircraft modeling
Ziegler, Gregory E
1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents a method of construe' ting a nonlinear dynamics model of a theoretical aircraft from the nonlinear batch simulation of an existing aircrew This method provides control law designers with a method of fabricating nonlinear models...
Dynamical Arrest, Structural Disorder, and Optimization of Organic Photovoltaic Devices
Gould, Ian; Dmitry, Matyushov
2014-09-11T23:59:59.000Z
This project describes fundamental experimental and theoretical work that relates to charge separation and migration in the solid, heterogeneous or aggregated state. Marcus theory assumes a system in equilibrium with all possible solvent (dipolar) configurations, with rapid interconversion among these on the ET timescale. This project has addressed the more general situation where the medium is at least partially frozen on the ET timescale, i.e. under conditions of dynamical arrest. The approach combined theory and experiment and includes: (1) Computer simulations of model systems, (2) Development of analytical procedures consistent with computer experiment and (3) Experimental studies and testing of the formal theories on this data. Electron transfer processes are unique as a consequence of the close connection between kinetics, spectroscopy and theory, which is an essential component of this work.
Optimal management and sizing of energy storage under dynamic ...
Pavithra Harsha
2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
Jul 30, 2012 ... Abstract: In this paper, we address the optimal energy storage management and sizing problem in the presence of renewable energy and ...
Rubloff, Gary W.
, Control, Optimization Exothermic polymerization reactions in continuous flow reactors may cause complex control policies for semibatch free radical copolymerization processes (K.Y. Choi), J. Appl. Polym. Sci. An experimental study of multiobjective dynamic optimization of a semibatch copolymerization process (K.Y. Choi
Johansson, Karl Henrik
, is considered for continuous-time dynamics with time-varying interconnection topologies. Assuming that each node not only a consensus, but also an optimal agreement within the optimal solution set of the overall research topic, and rapid developments of distributed control protocols via interconnected communica- tion
Amir, Yair
Dynamic Ping Optimization for Surveillance in Multistatic Sonar Buoy Networks with Energy optimization of ping schedule in an active sonar buoy network deployed to provide persistent surveillance management of power consumption for pinging is important to support the required lifetime of the network
Benchmarking of Planning Models Using Recorded Dynamics
Huang, Zhenyu; Yang, Bo; Kosterev, Dmitry
2009-03-15T23:59:59.000Z
Power system planning extensively uses model simulation to understand the dynamic behaviors and determine the operating limits of a power system. Model quality is key to the safety and reliability of electricity delivery. Planning model benchmarking, or model validation, has been one of the central topics in power engineering studies for years. As model validation aims at obtaining reasonable models to represent dynamic behavior of power system components, it has been essential to validate models against actual measurements. The development of phasor technology provides such measurements and represents a new opportunity for model validation as phasor measurements can capture power system dynamics with high-speed, time-synchronized data. Previously, methods for rigorous comparison of model simulation and recorded dynamics have been developed and applied to quantify model quality of power plants in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC). These methods can locate model components which need improvement. Recent work continues this effort and focuses on how model parameters may be calibrated to match recorded dynamics after the problematic model components are identified. A calibration method using Extended Kalman Filter technique is being developed. This paper provides an overview of prior work on model validation and presents new development on the calibration method and initial results of model parameter calibration.
MIP Models and BB Strategies in Brachytherapy Treatment Optimization
Meyer, Robert R.
MIP Models and BB Strategies in Brachytherapy Treatment Optimization Robert R. Meyer (rrmMadison Abstract. Brachytherapy (brachy being derived from a Greek word meaning short) is the treatment of cancer: brachytherapy, prostate cancer, branchandbound, optimization, inte ger programming, treatment planning
Modeling and Optimal Design of Di ractive Optical Structures
Dobson, David C.
Modeling and Optimal Design of Di ractive Optical Structures Gang Bao Department of Mathematics be designed to perform functions unattainable with traditionaloptical elements. For example, structures and for the determination of optimal" device designs. In contrast to the case of traditional optical structures, geometrical
Optimization of the dynamic behavior of strongly nonlinear heterogeneous materials
Herbold, Eric B.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
J. (2000) Response to Thermites to Dynamic High Pressure andmechanical deformation as in thermites Walley et al. (2000).
A Dynamic Near-Optimal Algorithm for Online Linear Programming
Ye, Yinyu
-time forward dynamic pricing for PEVs charging/discharging on smart-grid; Yinyu Ye Online Linear Program 2009
Optimizing MLC-based STT-RAM Caches by Dynamic Block Size Reconfiguration
Wong, Weng Fai
Optimizing MLC-based STT-RAM Caches by Dynamic Block Size Reconfiguration Jianxing Wang, Pooja Roy that MLC STT-RAM can achieve 2× the storage density of SLC and thus improves system performance. In this paper, we propose an architectural design to dynamically reconfigure the cache block size for a MLC STT
Optimal Energy Extraction During Dynamic Jet Stream Soaring Joachim L. Grenestedt
Spletzer, John R.
1 (12) Optimal Energy Extraction During Dynamic Jet Stream Soaring Joachim L. Grenestedt and John R in the jet stream. However, the aircraft's control systems would still require electric power. This could dynamic soaring in high altitude jet streams. The physics are worked out, a numerical scheme developed
Simulation Models to Optimize the Energy Consumption of Buildings
Burhenne, S.; Jacob, D.
In practice, building operation systems are only adjusted during commissioning. This is done manually and leads to failure-free but often inefficient operation. This work deals with the development of simulation models to describe and optimize...
An Optimization Model for Eco-Driving at Signalized Intersection
Chen, Zhi
2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
This research develops an optimization model for eco-driving at signalized intersection. In urban areas, signalized intersections are the “hot spots” of air emissions and have significant negative environmental and health impacts. Eco-driving is a...
Simulation Models to Optimize the Energy Consumption of Buildings
Burhenne, S.; Jacob, D.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In practice, building operation systems are only adjusted during commissioning. This is done manually and leads to failure-free but often inefficient operation. This work deals with the development of simulation models to describe and optimize...
Online Modeling in the Process Industry for Energy Optimization
Alexander, J.
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
"This paper discusses how steady state models are being used in the process industry to perform online energy optimization of steam and electrical systems. It presents process demands commonly found in the processing industry in terms of steam...
An Optimization Model for Eco-Driving at Signalized Intersection
Chen, Zhi
2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
This research develops an optimization model for eco-driving at signalized intersection. In urban areas, signalized intersections are the “hot spots” of air emissions and have significant negative environmental and health impacts. Eco-driving is a...
Contingency contractor optimization. Phase 3, model description and formulation.
Gearhart, Jared Lee; Adair, Kristin Lynn; Jones, Katherine A.; Bandlow, Alisa; Durfee, Justin D.; Jones, Dean A.; Martin, Nathaniel; Detry, Richard Joseph; Nanco, Alan Stewart; Nozick, Linda Karen [Cornell University
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The goal of Phase 3 the OSD ATL Contingency Contractor Optimization (CCO) project is to create an engineering prototype of a tool for the contingency contractor element of total force planning during the Support for Strategic Analysis (SSA). An optimization model was developed to determine the optimal mix of military, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and contractors that accomplishes a set of user defined mission requirements at the lowest possible cost while honoring resource limitations and manpower use rules. An additional feature allows the model to understand the variability of the Total Force Mix when there is uncertainty in mission requirements.
Contingency contractor optimization. phase 3, model description and formulation.
Gearhart, Jared Lee; Adair, Kristin Lynn; Jones, Katherine A.; Bandlow, Alisa; Detry, Richard Joseph; Durfee, Justin D.; Jones, Dean A.; Martin, Nathaniel; Nanco, Alan Stewart; Nozick, Linda Karen
2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
The goal of Phase 3 the OSD ATL Contingency Contractor Optimization (CCO) project is to create an engineering prototype of a tool for the contingency contractor element of total force planning during the Support for Strategic Analysis (SSA). An optimization model was developed to determine the optimal mix of military, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, and contractors that accomplishes a set of user defined mission requirements at the lowest possible cost while honoring resource limitations and manpower use rules. An additional feature allows the model to understand the variability of the Total Force Mix when there is uncertainty in mission requirements.
Dynamic Optimal Random Access for Vehicle-to-Roadside Communications
Huang, Jianwei
significant momentum in recent years, especially after the Federal Communications Commission (FCCDynamic Optimal Random Access for Vehicle-to-Roadside Communications Man Hon Cheung, Fen Hou access, efficient resource allocation schemes are required to fully utilize the limited communication
Optimization Online - On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets
Victor M. Zavala
2011-01-31T23:59:59.000Z
Jan 31, 2011 ... On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets. Victor M. Zavala (vzavala ***at*** mcs.anl.gov) Mihai Anitescu (anitescu ***at*** mcs.anl.gov).
Dynamic modeling issues for power system applications
Song, Xuefeng
2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z
Power system dynamics are commonly modeled by parameter dependent nonlinear differential-algebraic equations (DAE) x ???p y x f ) and 0 = p y x g ) . Due to (,, (,, the algebraic constraints, we cannot directly perform...
Modeling of Alpine Atmospheric Dynamics II
Gohm, Alexander
Modeling of Alpine Atmospheric Dynamics II 707.424, VU 2, SS2005 Unit 7: Model code structure: mesoscale convective system 17-18 April 2004: Sierra hydraulic jump case 21 January 2005: the "Universiade) Introduction (brief description of the phenomenon and a description of the model and of the measurements
Optimized Dynamical Decoupling in ?-Type n-Level Quantum Systems
Linping Chan; Shuang Cong
2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, we first design a type of Bang-Bang (BB) operation group to reduce the phase decoherence in a {\\Xi}-type n-level quantum system based on the dynamical decoupling mechanism. Then, we derive two kinds of dynamical decoupling schemes: periodic dynamical decoupling (PDD) and Uhrig dynamical decoupling (UDD). We select the non-diagonal element of density matrix as a reference index, and investigate the behavior of quantum coherence of the {\\Xi}-type n-level atom under these two dynamical decoupling schemes proposed. At last, we choose a {\\Xi}-type six-level atom as a system controlled, and use the decoupling schemes proposed to suppress the phase decoherence. The simulation experiments and the comparison results are given.
Bilayer Structure and Lipid Dynamics in a Model Stratum Corneum...
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Bilayer Structure and Lipid Dynamics in a Model Stratum Corneum with Oleic Acid. Bilayer Structure and Lipid Dynamics in a Model Stratum Corneum with Oleic Acid. Abstract: The...
Gas permeation carbon capture --- Process modeling and optimization
Morinelly, Juan; Miller, David
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A multi-staged gas permeation carbon capture process model was developed in Aspen Custom Modeler{reg_sign} (ACM) and optimized in the context of the retrofit of a 550 MW subcritical pulverized coal (PC) power plant. The gas permeation stages in the process are described by a custom multi-component, hollowfiber membrane model. Gas transport across the asymmetric membrane was modeled according to the solution-diffusion model for the selective skin layer and the assumption of negligible flux resistance by the porous support. Counter-current, one-dimensional plug flow was assumed with permeate pressure drop in the fiber lumen side due to capillary constrained flow. A modular optimization framework was used to minimize the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) by optimizing a set of key process variables. The framework allows the external control of multiple simulation modules from different software packages from a common interface.
COBRA-SFS modifications and cask model optimization
Rector, D.R.; Michener, T.E.
1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Spent-fuel storage systems are complex systems and developing a computational model for one can be a difficult task. The COBRA-SFS computer code provides many capabilities for modeling the details of these systems, but these capabilities can also allow users to specify a more complex model than necessary. This report provides important guidance to users that dramatically reduces the size of the model while maintaining the accuracy of the calculation. A series of model optimization studies was performed, based on the TN-24P spent-fuel storage cask, to determine the optimal model geometry. Expanded modeling capabilities of the code are also described. These include adding fluid shear stress terms and a detailed plenum model. The mathematical models for each code modification are described, along with the associated verification results. 22 refs., 107 figs., 7 tabs.
Modeling and Optimization of PEMFC Systems and its Application to Direct Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In the original fuel cell optimization model [11], only theIn the original fuel cell optimization model, only the dryof the fuel cell system and optimization of the operating
The Framework of an Optimization Model for the Thermal Design of Building Envelopes
Al-Homoud, M. S.; Degelman, L. O.; Boyer, L. L.
1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
is to describe the basic framework of a building thermal design optimization model by defining building design variables, a criterion of optimality, constraints, and a suitable thermal simulation model that can be integrated into the proper optimization technique....
Keratin Dynamics: Modeling the Interplay between Turnover and Transport
Stephanie Portet; Anotida Madzvamuse; Andy Chung; Rudolf E. Leube; Reinhard Windoffer
2015-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
Keratin are among the most abundant proteins in epithelial cells. Functions of the keratin network in cells are shaped by their dynamical organization. Using a collection of experimentally-driven mathematical models, different hypotheses for the turnover and transport of the keratin material in epithelial cells are tested. The interplay between turnover and transport and their effects on the keratin organization in cells are hence investigated by combining mathematical modeling and experimental data. Amongst the collection of mathematical models considered, a best model strongly supported by experimental data is identified. Fundamental to this approach is the fact that optimal parameter values associated with the best fit for each model are established. The best candidate among the best fits is characterized by the disassembly of the assembled keratin material in the perinuclear region and an active transport of the assembled keratin. Our study shows that an active transport of the assembled keratin is required to explain the experimentally observed keratin organization.
Protein viscoelastic dynamics: a model system
Craig Fogle; Joseph Rudnick; David Jasnow
2015-02-02T23:59:59.000Z
A model system inspired by recent experiments on the dynamics of a folded protein under the influence of a sinusoidal force is investigated and found to replicate many of the response characteristics of such a system. The essence of the model is a strongly over-damped oscillator described by a harmonic restoring force for small displacements that reversibly yields to stress under sufficiently large displacement. This simple dynamical system also reveals unexpectedly rich behavior, exhibiting a series of dynamical transitions and analogies with equilibrium thermodynamic phase transitions. The effects of noise and of inertia are briefly considered and described.
Optimal Model-Based Production Planning
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
of the model Rj Rj-1+Bj (Ri reflux of column j) F1=Dj+Bk Successful model Example: 4 cascaded conventional: Ignacio Grossmann Chemical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University EWO Meeting September 2008
A next-generation modeling capability assesses wind turbine array fluid dynamics and aeroelastic simulations Characterizing and optimizing overall performance of wind plants composed of large numbers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are coupling physical models of the atmosphere and wind
Dynamical models with a general anisotropy profile
M. Baes; E. Van Hese
2007-05-28T23:59:59.000Z
Both numerical simulations and observational evidence indicate that the outer regions of galaxies and dark matter haloes are typically mildly to significantly radially anisotropic. The inner regions can be significantly non-isotropic, depending on the dynamical formation and evolution processes. In an attempt to break the lack of simple dynamical models that can reproduce this behaviour, we explore a technique to construct dynamical models with an arbitrary density and an arbitrary anisotropy profile. We outline a general construction method and propose a more practical approach based on a parameterized anisotropy profile. This approach consists of fitting the density of the model with a set of dynamical components, each of which have the same anisotropy profile. Using this approach we avoid the delicate fine-tuning difficulties other fitting techniques typically encounter when constructing radially anisotropic models. We present a model anisotropy profile that generalizes the Osipkov-Merritt profile, and that can represent any smooth monotonic anisotropy profile. Based on this model anisotropy profile, we construct a very general seven-parameter set of dynamical components for which the most important dynamical properties can be calculated analytically. We use the results to look for simple one-component dynamical models that generate simple potential-density pairs while still supporting a flexible anisotropy profile. We present families of Plummer and Hernquist models in which the anisotropy at small and large radii can be chosen as free parameters. We also generalize these two families to a three-parameter family that self-consistently generates the set of Veltmann potential-density pairs. (Abridged...)
OPTIMAL EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR MODELING BATTERY DEGRADATION Joel C. Forman
Krstic, Miroslav
, battery health dependence on voltage, and a lack of power fade under the cy- cling conditions. The useOPTIMAL EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR MODELING BATTERY DEGRADATION Joel C. Forman Mechanical Engineering.edu ABSTRACT Accurate battery health modeling allows one to make better design decisions, enables health
Finding Benefits by Modeling and Optimizing Steam and Power Systems
Harper, C.; Nelson, D. A.
2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
operator is given optimal production targets to achieve from Visual MESA Online writing to the plants SCADA system. The OCC duty control engineer monitors Bayou’s operations and the online Visual MESA model and also runs offline models to analyze potential...
Modeling and Optimizing Ergonomic Activities in Automobile Product Development
da Silva, Alberto Rodrigues
Modeling and Optimizing Ergonomic Activities in Automobile Product Development João Ferreira Anna.silva@acm.org Abstract We collect ergonomic rules and normative rules considerations for automobile business and modeled as use of past experience. Also we intend to define ergonomic associated templates, which reflect
Reconciling the optimal and empirical approaches to modelling stomatal conductance
atmospheric CO2, and thus can be used to test for stomatal acclimation to elevated CO2. The reconciliation cost of carbon gain. The new model is fitted to a range of datasets ranging from tropical to boreal models, marginal water cost of carbon, stomatal conductance, stomatal optimization Received 24 May 2010
Modeling recreational systems using optimization techniques and ...
2011-10-30T23:59:59.000Z
this paper, we review research works on modeling recreational systems. ...... In today's highly competitive market, market segmentation and control is a power-.
Optimization Online - Nonlinear Model Predictive Control via ...
M. J. Tenny
2002-08-15T23:59:59.000Z
Aug 15, 2002 ... Nonlinear Model Predictive Control via Feasibility-Perturbed Sequential Quadratic Programming. M. J. Tenny (tenny ***at*** bevo.che.wisc.edu)
Optimization Online - Extending Algebraic Modelling Languages for ...
Christian Valente
2006-12-27T23:59:59.000Z
Dec 27, 2006 ... Extending Algebraic Modelling Languages for Stochastic Programming. Christian Valente(Christian.Valente ***at*** brunel.ac.uk) Gautam ...
Consistent nonlinear dynamics: identifying model inadequacy
Patrick E. McSharry; Leonard A. Smith
2004-03-09T23:59:59.000Z
Empirical modelling often aims for the simplest model consistent with the data. A new technique is presented which quantifies the consistency of the model dynamics as a function of location in state space. As is well-known, traditional statistics of nonlinear models like root-mean-square (RMS) forecast error can prove misleading. Testing consistency is shown to overcome some of the deficiencies of RMS error, both within the perfect model scenario and when applied to data from several physical systems using previously published models. In particular, testing for consistent nonlinear dynamics provides insight towards (i) identifying when a delay reconstruction fails to be an embedding, (ii) allowing state dependent model selection and (iii) optimising local neighbourhood size. It also provides a more relevant (state dependent) threshold for identifying false nearest neighbours.
Dynamic models for nonstationary signal segmentation
Penny, Will
widely used in the biomedical signal processing com munity there are relatively few applications usingDynamic models for nonstationary signal segmentation William D. Penny and Stephen J. Roberts wknown parametric technique for the spectral esti mation of stationary signals [1]. The standard AR model can also
STOCHASTIC DYNAMICS OF A COUPLED ATMOSPHEREOCEAN MODEL
by an energy balance model. The oceanic dynamics is de- scribed by the Navier-Stokes equation in vorticity form and the transport equations for heat and salinity. The energy balance model is under random impact due to's longwave radiation coefficient and the shortwave solar radiation profile. Third, we have demon- strated
Dynamic Modeling of Butterfly Subdivision Surfaces
Qin, Hong
on control vertices. This provides the user an intuitive and natural feeling that is produced while modeling manipulation of control points, whereas we provide interaction tools that directly manipulate the smooth limitDynamic Modeling of Butterfly Subdivision Surfaces Chhandomay Mandal, Hong Qin, Member, IEEE
Six Degree of Freedom Morphing Aircraft Dynamical Model with Aerodynamics
Niksch, Adam
2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z
model of a morphing aircraft is needed. This paper develops an aerodynamic model and a dynamic model of a morphing flying wing aircraft. The dynamic model includes realistic aerodynamic forces, consisting of lift, drag, and pitching moment about...
Optimizing Symbolic Model Checking for Statecharts
Beame, Paul
model checking to a statecharts model, that of an electrical power distribution (EPD) system for Boeing checking based on binary decision diagrams is a powerful formal verification technique for reactive systems of a collision avoidance system and a fault- tolerant electrical power distribution (EPD) system, both used
Block-oriented modeling of superstructure optimization problems
Friedman, Z; Ingalls, J; Siirola, JD; Watson, JP
2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
We present a novel software framework for modeling large-scale engineered systems as mathematical optimization problems. A key motivating feature in such systems is their hierarchical, highly structured topology. Existing mathematical optimization modeling environments do not facilitate the natural expression and manipulation of hierarchically structured systems. Rather, the modeler is forced to "flatten" the system description, hiding structure that may be exploited by solvers, and obfuscating the system that the modeling environment is attempting to represent. To correct this deficiency, we propose a Python-based "block-oriented" modeling approach for representing the discrete components within the system. Our approach is an extension of the Pyomo library for specifying mathematical optimization problems. Through the use of a modeling components library, the block-oriented approach facilitates a clean separation of system superstructure from the details of individual components. This approach also naturally lends itself to expressing design and operational decisions as disjunctive expressions over the component blocks. By expressing a mathematical optimization problem in a block-oriented manner, inherent structure (e.g., multiple scenarios) is preserved for potential exploitation by solvers. In particular, we show that block-structured mathematical optimization problems can be straightforwardly manipulated by decomposition-based multi-scenario algorithmic strategies, specifically in the context of the PySP stochastic programming library. We illustrate our block-oriented modeling approach using a case study drawn from the electricity grid operations domain: unit commitment with transmission switching and N - 1 reliability constraints. Finally, we demonstrate that the overhead associated with block-oriented modeling only minimally increases model instantiation times, and need not adversely impact solver behavior. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Modeling the Dynamics of Compromised Networks
Soper, B; Merl, D M
2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z
Accurate predictive models of compromised networks would contribute greatly to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the detection and control of network attacks. Compartmental epidemiological models have been applied to modeling attack vectors such as viruses and worms. We extend the application of these models to capture a wider class of dynamics applicable to cyber security. By making basic assumptions regarding network topology we use multi-group epidemiological models and reaction rate kinetics to model the stochastic evolution of a compromised network. The Gillespie Algorithm is used to run simulations under a worst case scenario in which the intruder follows the basic connection rates of network traffic as a method of obfuscation.
Robust Optimization over Time A New Perspective on Dynamic Optimization Problems
Yao, Xin
the energy efficiency of turbine engines. Meanwhile, most of the real-world optimization problems are subject to various types of uncertainties. For example in stock markets, political and economical envi- ronments (NICAL), School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei
OPTIMAL CONTROL OF ATOMIC, MOLECULAR AND ELECTRON DYNAMICS
Kassel, Universität
, the dream was realized to actively exert control over quantum systems. Active control over the dynamics of quantum mechanical systems is a fascinating perspective in modern physics. Cleavage and creation? The theoretical and experimental development of suitable control schemes is a fascinating prospect of modern
Dynamic Power Optimization Targeting User Delays in Interactive Systems
Zhong, Lin
. Such idle periods provide vast opportunities for dynamic power management (DPM) and voltage scaling (DVS management, user interfaces. I. INTRODUCTION Power has become a dominant concern for mobile com- puting interacts with the Qtopia [2] Calculator on a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 PDA to compute (89 × 56) ÷ 45. The power
Optimal Model-Based Production Planning
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
constraints are identified to ensure convergence of the model Rj Rj-1+Bj (Ri reflux of column j) F1=Dj+Bkk=1 Grossmann Chemical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University EWO Meeting March 2008 #12
Optimal Model-Based Production Planning
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
of column j) F1=Dj+Bk Successful model Example: 4 cascaded conventional columns, with 18- component feed: Ignacio Grossmann Chemical Engineering Department Carnegie Mellon University EWO Meeting March 2009 #12
Dynamical dark matter. II. An explicit model
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Dienes, Keith R.; Thomas, Brooks
2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z
In a recent paper [K. R. Dienes and B. Thomas, Phys. Rev. D 85, 083523 (2012).], we introduced “dynamical dark matter,” a new framework for dark-matter physics, and outlined its underlying theoretical principles and phenomenological possibilities. Unlike most traditional approaches to the dark-matter problem which hypothesize the existence of one or more stable dark-matter particles, our dynamical dark-matter framework is characterized by the fact that the requirement of stability is replaced by a delicate balancing between cosmological abundances and lifetimes across a vast ensemble of individual dark-matter components. This setup therefore collectively produces a time-varying cosmological dark-matter abundance, and the different dark-matter components can interact and decay throughout the current epoch. While the goal of our previous paper was to introduce the broad theoretical aspects of this framework, the purpose of the current paper is to provide an explicit model of dynamical dark matter and demonstrate that this model satisfies all collider, astrophysical, and cosmological constraints. The results of this paper therefore constitute an “existence proof” of the phenomenological viability of our overall dynamical dark-matter framework, and demonstrate that dynamical dark matter is indeed a viable alternative to the traditional paradigm of dark-matter physics. Dynamical dark matter must therefore be considered alongside other approaches to the dark-matter problem, particularly in scenarios involving large extra dimensions or string theory in which there exist large numbers of particles which are neutral under standard-model symmetries.
Analytical modeling of balloon launch dynamics
Strganac, Thomas W
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
aerodynam1cs. Actual fl1ght data has been used to qualify the model via comparisons of the launch trans1ent configurations. DEDICATION To my father. . THOMAS JOHN STRGANAC 1922-1980 . . . who provided me the examp1e to fo1Iow in life. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS... OF TABLES. LIST OF FIGURES NOMENCLATURE. INTRODUCTION. PRESENT STATUS. DYNAMIC MODEL Forces on the Balloon. Buoyancy . Weight Distribution. Catenary . Bubble Aerodynamics, Equations of Motion. Kutta-Simpson Solution Technique NUMERICAL MODEL...
Qiu, Qinru
1 Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization Qinru Qiu, Qing Wu, CA 90089 Abstract -- The goal of a dynamic power management policy is to reduce the power consumption of a power-managed electronic system. We formulate the problem of system-level power management
Pedram, Massoud
Deriving a Near-optimal Power Management Policy Using Model- Free Reinforcement Learning hardware and application characteristics, dynamic power management (DPM) frameworks must be able to learn about the system inputs and environment and adjust the power management policy on the fly. In this paper
Towards Dynamic Pricing-Based Collaborative Optimizations for Green Data Centers
Plotkin, Joshua B.
disruptions and even major outages. The lack of storage also hinders the rate of green energy (e.g., wind, utility operators must face the volatility of increasing green energy integration by continuouslyTowards Dynamic Pricing-Based Collaborative Optimizations for Green Data Centers Yang Li David Chiu
Dynamic online optimization of a house heating system in a fluctuating energy price
Skogestad, Sigurd
Dynamic online optimization of a house heating system in a fluctuating energy price scenario in this problem is the time- varying nature of the main disturbances, which are the energy price and outdoor energy price. 1. INTRODUCTION Recently, great attention has been given to renewable gen- eration sources
Gain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics
Shamma, Jeff S.
, into the mechanical energy acting on the turbine and generator. The steam generated in the boiler system servesGain-scheduled `1 -optimal control for boiler-turbine dynamics with actuator saturation Pang; accepted 2 June 2003 Abstract This paper presents a gain-scheduled approach for boiler-turbine controller
Prerequisites: Engine Systems, Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control, MATLAB/Simulink
Lygeros, John
Prerequisites: Engine Systems, Dynamic Programming and Optimal Control, MATLAB/Simulink Contact: Mu of Nonroad Diesel Engines with SCR Systems Description: To fulfill the emission legislation, modern nonroad, the objective of this work is to develop a control structure for integrated control of the system "Engine + SCR
Pedram, Massoud
Near-Optimal, Dynamic Module Reconfiguration in a Photovoltaic System to Combat Partial Shading}@elpl.snu.ac.kr, pedram@usc.edu ABSTRACT Partial shading is a serious obstacle to effective utilization of photovoltaic Terms Algorithms, Management, Performance, Design. Keywords Photovoltaic System, Partial Shading
Stentz, Tony
Abstract Planning for multiple mobile robots in dynamic environ ments involves determining the optimal path each robot should follow to accomplish the goals of the mission, given the current knowledge reassign robots to goals in order to continually minimize the time to complete the mission. In this paper
Optimal channel allocation with dynamic power control in cellular networks
Wu, Xin; Bari, Ataul; 10.5121/ijcnc.2011.3206
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Techniques for channel allocation in cellular networks have been an area of intense research interest for many years. An efficient channel allocation scheme can significantly reduce call-blocking and calldropping probabilities. Another important issue is to effectively manage the power requirements for communication. An efficient power control strategy leads to reduced power consumption and improved signal quality. In this paper, we present a novel integer linear program (ILP) formulation that jointly optimizes channel allocation and power control for incoming calls, based on the carrier-to-interference ratio (CIR). In our approach we use a hybrid channel assignment scheme, where an incoming call is admitted only if a suitable channel is found such that the CIR of all ongoing calls on that channel, as well as that of the new call, will be above a specified value. Our formulation also guarantees that the overall power requirement for the selected channel will be minimized as much as possible and that no ongoin...
Characterization of control noise effects in optimal quantum unitary dynamics
David Hocker; Constantin Brif; Matthew D. Grace; Ashley Donovan; Tak-San Ho; Katharine Moore Tibbetts; Rebing Wu; Herschel Rabitz
2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z
This work develops measures for quantifying the effects of field noise upon targeted unitary transformations. Robustness to noise is assessed in the framework of the quantum control landscape, which is the mapping from the control to the unitary transformation performance measure (quantum gate fidelity). Within that framework, a new geometric interpretation of stochastic noise effects naturally arises, where more robust optimal controls are associated with regions of small overlap between landscape curvature and the noise correlation function. Numerical simulations of this overlap in the context of quantum information processing reveal distinct noise spectral regimes that better support robust control solutions. This perspective shows the dual importance of both noise statistics and the control form for robustness, thereby opening up new avenues of investigation on how to mitigate noise effects in quantum systems.
Surrogate modeling based on statistical techniques for multi-fidelity optimization
Lam, Rémi
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Designing and optimizing complex systems generally requires the use of numerical models. However, it is often too expensive to evaluate these models at each step of an optimization problem. Instead surrogate models can be ...
Optimal control of a dengue epidemic model with vaccination
Rodrigues, Helena Sofia; Torres, Delfim F M
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a SIR+ASI epidemic model to describe the interaction between human and dengue fever mosquito populations. A control strategy in the form of vaccination, to decrease the number of infected individuals, is used. An optimal control approach is applied in order to find the best way to fight the disease.
Mathematical Modeling of PDGF-Driven Glioblastoma Reveals Optimized
Theory Mathematical Modeling of PDGF-Driven Glioblastoma Reveals Optimized Radiation Dosing is inevi- table and survival has improved minimally over the last 50 years. Recent studies have suggested from glioblastoma (GBM), the most common and malignant primary brain tumor, have very poor survival
Modeling and Optimal Regulation of Erythropoiesis Subject to Benzene Intoxication
Modeling and Optimal Regulation of Erythropoiesis Subject to Benzene Intoxication H.T. Banks1.C. 27607-5298, email: ColeC@meredith.edu December 20, 2003 Abstract Benzene (C6H6) is a highly flammable, and industrial processes. Benzene increases the incidence of leukemia in humans when they are exposed to high
An Operational Model for Optimal NonDispatchable Demand Response
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
. Grossmann EWO Meeting, 03/09/2011 1 #12;Perspective of the Future Electric Power System Renewable StFACTS, $ Demand Response Energy Storage HVDC Industrial Customer PEV Renewable Energy Source: U.S.-Canada PowerAn Operational Model for Optimal NonDispatchable Demand Response for Continuous Powerintensive
Optimization Models for Shale Gas Water Management Linlin Yang
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
Optimization Models for Shale Gas Water Management Linlin Yang , Jeremy Manno and Ignacio E With the advancement in directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing, shale gas is predicted to provide 46% of the United States natural gas supply by 20351 . The number of wells drilled in the Marcellus shale play has
Bootstrap for model selection: linear approximation of the optimism
Verleysen, Michel
Bootstrap for model selection: linear approximation of the optimism G. Simon1 , A. Lendasse2 , M. Lemaître 4, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, lendasse@auto.ucl.ac.be Abstract. The bootstrap resampling, as artificial neural networks. Nevertheless, the use of the bootstrap implies a high computational load
Faghih, Ali
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents a mathematical model of consumer behavior in response to stochastically-varying electricity prices, and a characterization of price-elasticity of demand created by optimal utilization of storage and ...
Modeling of Reactor Kinetics and Dynamics
Matthew Johnson; Scott Lucas; Pavel Tsvetkov
2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
In order to model a full fuel cycle in a nuclear reactor, it is necessary to simulate the short time-scale kinetic behavior of the reactor as well as the long time-scale dynamics that occur with fuel burnup. The former is modeled using the point kinetics equations, while the latter is modeled by coupling fuel burnup equations with the kinetics equations. When the equations are solved simultaneously with a nonlinear equation solver, the end result is a code with the unique capability of modeling transients at any time during a fuel cycle.
DYNAMIC MODELING PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL
Mease, Kenneth D.
DYNAMIC MODELING PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL OVERVIEW Current/Completed Plug Power to garner SCAQMD funding for fuel cell testing GenCore system is sensitive to diluents · As built design stream to compensate for removal of EGR · Functionality of the modified GenCore Fuel Cell system
Feature extraction for structural dynamics model validation
Hemez, Francois [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Farrar, Charles [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Park, Gyuhae [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Nishio, Mayuko [UNIV OF TOKYO; Worden, Keith [UNIV OF SHEFFIELD; Takeda, Nobuo [UNIV OF TOKYO
2010-11-08T23:59:59.000Z
This study focuses on defining and comparing response features that can be used for structural dynamics model validation studies. Features extracted from dynamic responses obtained analytically or experimentally, such as basic signal statistics, frequency spectra, and estimated time-series models, can be used to compare characteristics of structural system dynamics. By comparing those response features extracted from experimental data and numerical outputs, validation and uncertainty quantification of numerical model containing uncertain parameters can be realized. In this study, the applicability of some response features to model validation is first discussed using measured data from a simple test-bed structure and the associated numerical simulations of these experiments. issues that must be considered were sensitivity, dimensionality, type of response, and presence or absence of measurement noise in the response. Furthermore, we illustrate a comparison method of multivariate feature vectors for statistical model validation. Results show that the outlier detection technique using the Mahalanobis distance metric can be used as an effective and quantifiable technique for selecting appropriate model parameters. However, in this process, one must not only consider the sensitivity of the features being used, but also correlation of the parameters being compared.
Optimal threshold policies in a workload model with a variable number of service phases per job
Brouns, Gido
and termination control, optimal threshold policies, Markov decision processes. 1 Introduction Workload models of performance optimization is the question of how to control some type of system in an optimal way within in literature so far. Stidham and Weber 4 present a comprehensive overview of models for the optimal control
Traffic Optimization to Control Epidemic Outbreaks in Metapopulation Models
Preciado, Victor M
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a novel framework to study viral spreading processes in metapopulation models. Large subpopulations (i.e., cities) are connected via metalinks (i.e., roads) according to a metagraph structure (i.e., the traffic infrastructure). The problem of containing the propagation of an epidemic outbreak in a metapopulation model by controlling the traffic between subpopulations is considered. Controlling the spread of an epidemic outbreak can be written as a spectral condition involving the eigenvalues of a matrix that depends on the network structure and the parameters of the model. Based on this spectral condition, we propose a convex optimization framework to find cost-optimal approaches to traffic control in epidemic outbreaks.
Design method of dynamical decoupling sequences integrated with optimal control theory
Yutaka Tabuchi; Masahiro Kitagawa
2012-08-26T23:59:59.000Z
A method for synthesizing dynamical decoupling (DD) sequences is presented, which can tailor these sequences to a given set of qubits, environments, instruments, and available resources using partial information of the system. The key concept behind the generation of the DD sequences involves not only extricating the strong dependence on the coupling strengths according to the "optimal control," but also exploiting the "refocus" technique used conventionally to obtain DD sequences. The concept is a generalized one that integrates optimal control and designing of DD sequences.
Dynamical cooling of a single-reservoir open quantum system via optimal control
Schmidt, Rebecca; Ankerhold, Joachim; Calarco, Tommaso; Stockburger, Jürgen T
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Based on an exact description of open quantum systems in terms of stochastic Liouville-von Neumann equations optimal control is investigated without rotating-wave or Markovian approximations. Within this scheme we generalize Krotov's iterative algorithm, preserving its monotonic convergence. This formalism is applied to the problem of controlling a particle in a harmonic potential whose thermal bath is characterized by an ohmic spectrum. Interestingly, optimal control can modify the quantum dissipative dynamics to the point where its entropy change turns negative. We provide an example where translational motion is cooled without any involvement of internal degrees of freedom.
Transactions in GIS Dynamic Modelling and Visualization on the Internet
Worboys, Mike
1 Transactions in GIS Dynamic Modelling and Visualization on the Internet Bo Huang* and Michael F for GIS to incorporate dynamic analytic models. At the same time, there is a need to distribute results of dynamic GIS using the Internet. Therefore, this paper sets out to explore the implementation of dynamic
Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and Case Study
Yang, Yongwen; Gao, Weijun; Ruan, Yingjun; Xuan, Ji; Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS andEnergy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.Optimal Model of Distributed Energy System by Using GAMS and
Mooring Line Modelling and Design Optimization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
Victoria, University of
Mooring Line Modelling and Design Optimization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines by Matthew Thomas Mooring Line Modelling and Design Optimization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines by Matthew Thomas Jair. Curran Crawford, Supervisor (Department of Mechanical Engineering) ABSTRACT Floating offshore wind
de Weck, Olivier L.
System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After;System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After-treatment Technologies Developing new aftertreatment technologies to meet emission regulations for diesel engines is a growing
A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation,
Nagurney, Anna
of Operations & Information Management Isenberg School of Management University of Massachusetts AmherstA Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality of Massachusetts Amherst A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Quality Competition #12;Acknowledgments
The dynamic radiation environment assimilation model (DREAM)
Reeves, Geoffrey D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Koller, Josef [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Tokar, Robert L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chen, Yue [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Henderson, Michael G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Friedel, Reiner H [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Dynamic Radiation Environment Assimilation Model (DREAM) is a 3-year effort sponsored by the US Department of Energy to provide global, retrospective, or real-time specification of the natural and potential nuclear radiation environments. The DREAM model uses Kalman filtering techniques that combine the strengths of new physical models of the radiation belts with electron observations from long-term satellite systems such as GPS and geosynchronous systems. DREAM includes a physics model for the production and long-term evolution of artificial radiation belts from high altitude nuclear explosions. DREAM has been validated against satellites in arbitrary orbits and consistently produces more accurate results than existing models. Tools for user-specific applications and graphical displays are in beta testing and a real-time version of DREAM has been in continuous operation since November 2009.
Shlomo E. Sklarz; David J. Tannor; Navin Khaneja
2004-02-19T23:59:59.000Z
We study the problem of optimal control of dissipative quantum dynamics. Although under most circumstances dissipation leads to an increase in entropy (or a decrease in purity) of the system, there is an important class of problems for which dissipation with external control can decrease the entropy (or increase the purity) of the system. An important example is laser cooling. In such systems, there is an interplay of the Hamiltonian part of the dynamics, which is controllable and the dissipative part of the dynamics, which is uncontrollable. The strategy is to control the Hamiltonian portion of the evolution in such a way that the dissipation causes the purity of the system to increase rather than decrease. The goal of this paper is to find the strategy that leads to maximal purity at the final time. Under the assumption that Hamiltonian control is complete and arbitrarily fast, we provide a general framework by which to calculate optimal cooling strategies. These assumptions lead to a great simplification, in which the control problem can be reformulated in terms of the spectrum of eigenvalues of $\\rho$, rather than $\\rho$ itself. By combining this formulation with the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman theorem we are able to obtain an equation for the globaly optimal cooling strategy in terms of the spectrum of the density matrix. For the three-level $\\Lambda$ system, we provide a complete analytic solution for the optimal cooling strategy. For this system it is found that the optimal strategy does not exploit system coherences and is a 'greedy' strategy, in which the purity is increased maximally at each instant.
MATH 4/5794 Mathematical Modeling Demonstrations % MATH 4/5794: Optimization Modeling
Lodwick, Weldon
:'; ************************************************************ ************************************************************ *********** Multiple Sclerosis Plaque Detection ************ ************************************************************ ************************************************************ % MATH 4/5794: Optimization Modeling % EXAMPLES: W. A. Lodwick - Example 1, Multiple Sclerosis Plaque Detection % Example 2, Multiple Sclerosis Plaque Detection % Example 3, Multiple Sclerosis Plaque Detection
Analytical modeling of balloon launch dynamics
Strganac, Thomas W
1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Subject; Aerospace Engineer1ng ANALYTICAL MODELING OF BALLOON LAUNCH DYNAMICS A Thesis by THOMAS WILLIAM STRGANAC Approved as to sty1e and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (Member) (Member) (Head of Dep rtment) December 1980 ABSTRACT Analyt1... aerodynam1cs. Actual fl1ght data has been used to qualify the model via comparisons of the launch trans1ent configurations. DEDICATION To my father. . THOMAS JOHN STRGANAC 1922-1980 . . . who provided me the examp1e to fo1Iow in life. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...
Direct modelling of envelope dynamics in resonant inverters
is to model the AC dynamics from input modulation to output envelops to facilitate optimised controller designDirect modelling of envelope dynamics in resonant inverters Y. Yin, R. Zane, R. Erickson and J. Glaser A direct dynamic modelling approach is proposed for envelope signals in resonant inverters
Cogeneration System Size Optimization Constant Capacity and Constant Demand Models
Wong-Kcomt, J. B.; Turner, W. C.
1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
the case of combined cycle plants, then the legal maximum size is limited by the industrial CHP load and/or the maximum connected power acceptable by the interconnected utility. This is the case of the so called "PURPA Machines". CCCD-l: A LINEAR MODEL..., Houston, Tx, March 24-25, 1993 Minimize {min TEAC I , min TEAC 2 , min TEAC 3 } Subject to the constraint set (CS): System curve: Hc = rc. Pc PURPA limit: Pc~Hd.Ne?/[2(0.425 -NJ) Non-negative size: Pc~ 0 The optimal solution to this model...
Restoration of the Potosi Dynamic Model 2010
Adushita, Yasmin; Leetaru, Hannes
2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
In topical Report DOE/FE0002068-1 [2] technical performance evaluations on the Cambrian Potosi Formation were performed through reservoir modeling. The data included formation tops from mud logs, well logs from the VW1 and the CCS1 wells, structural and stratigraphic formation from three dimensional (3D) seismic data, and field data from several waste water injection wells for Potosi Formation. Intention was for two million tons per annum (MTPA) of CO2 to be injected for 20 years. In this Task the 2010 Potosi heterogeneous model (referred to as the "Potosi Dynamic Model 2010" in this report) was re-run using a new injection scenario; 3.2 MTPA for 30 years. The extent of the Potosi Dynamic Model 2010, however, appeared too small for the new injection target. It was not sufficiently large enough to accommodate the evolution of the plume. Also, it might have overestimated the injection capacity by enhancing too much the pressure relief due to the relatively close proximity between the injector and the infinite acting boundaries. The new model, Potosi Dynamic Model 2013a, was built by extending the Potosi Dynamic Model 2010 grid to 30 miles x 30 miles (48 km by 48 km), while preserving all property modeling workflows and layering. This model was retained as the base case. Potosi Dynamic Model 2013.a gives an average CO2 injection rate of 1.4 MTPA and cumulative injection of 43 Mt in 30 years, which corresponds to 45% of the injection target. This implies that according to this preliminary model, a minimum of three (3) wells could be required to achieve the injection target. The injectivity evaluation of the Potosi formation will be revisited in topical Report 15 during which more data will be integrated in the modeling exercise. A vertical flow performance evaluation could be considered for the succeeding task to determine the appropriate tubing size, the required injection tubing head pressure (THP) and to investigate whether the corresponding well injection rate falls within the tubing erosional velocity limit. After 30 years, the plume extends 15 miles (24 km) in E-W and 14 miles (22 km) in N-S directions. After injection is completed, the plume continues to migrate laterally, mainly driven by the remaining pressure gradient. After 100 years post-injection, the plume extends 17 miles (27 km) in E-W and 15 miles (24 km) in N-S directions. The increase of reservoir pressure at the end of injection is approximately 370 psia around the injector and gradually decreases away from the well. The reservoir pressure increase is less than 30 psia beyond 14 miles (22 km) away from injector. The initial reservoir pressure is restored after approximately 20 years post-injection. This result, however, is associated with uncertainties on the boundary conditions, and a sensitivity analysis could be considered for the succeeding tasks. It is important to remember that the respective plume extent and areal pressure increase corresponds to an injection of 43 Mt CO2. Should the targeted cumulative injection of 96 Mt be achieved; a much larger plume extent and areal pressure increase could be expected. Re-evaluating the permeability modeling, vugs and heterogeneity distributions, and relative permeability input could be considered for the succeeding Potosi formation evaluations. A simulation using several injectors could also be considered to determine the required number of wells to achieve the injection target while taking into account the pressure interference.
Discrete-Time ARMAv Model-Based Optimal Sensor Placement
Song Wei; Dyke, Shirley J. [Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130 (United States)
2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z
This paper concentrates on the optimal sensor placement problem in ambient vibration based structural health monitoring. More specifically, the paper examines the covariance of estimated parameters during system identification using auto-regressive and moving average vector (ARMAv) model. By utilizing the discrete-time steady state Kalman filter, this paper realizes the structure's finite element (FE) model under broad-band white noise excitations using an ARMAv model. Based on the asymptotic distribution of the parameter estimates of the ARMAv model, both a theoretical closed form and a numerical estimate form of the covariance of the estimates are obtained. Introducing the information entropy (differential entropy) measure, as well as various matrix norms, this paper attempts to find a reasonable measure to the uncertainties embedded in the ARMAv model estimates. Thus, it is possible to select the optimal sensor placement that would lead to the smallest uncertainties during the ARMAv identification process. Two numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the methodology and compare the sensor placement results upon various measures.
A Game-Theoretical Dynamic Model for Electricity Markets
Aswin Kannan
2010-10-06T23:59:59.000Z
Oct 6, 2010 ... Abstract: We present a game-theoretical dynamic model for competitive electricity markets.We demonstrate that the model can be used to ...
A Game-Theoretical Dynamic Model for Electricity Markets
Oct 6, 2010 ... Abstract: We present a game-theoretical dynamic model for competitive electricity markets.We demonstrate that the model can be used to ...
AFDM: An Advanced Fluid-Dynamics Model
Bohl, W.R.; Parker, F.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)); Wilhelm, D. (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik); Berthier, J. (CEA Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble, 38 (France)); Goutagny, L. (CEA Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache, 13 - Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France). Inst. de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire); Ninokata,
1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
AFDM, or the Advanced Fluid-Dynamics Model, is a computer code that investigates new approaches simulating the multiphase-flow fluid-dynamics aspects of severe accidents in fast reactors. The AFDM formalism starts with differential equations similar to those in the SIMMER-II code. These equations are modified to treat three velocity fields and supplemented with a variety of new models. The AFDM code has 12 topologies describing what material contacts are possible depending on the presence or absence of a given material in a computational cell, on the dominant liquid, and on the continuous phase. Single-phase, bubbly, churn-turbulent, cellular, and dispersed flow regimes are permitted for the pool situations modeled. Virtual mass terms are included for vapor in liquid-continuous flow. Interfacial areas between the continuous and discontinuous phases are convected to allow some tracking of phenomenological histories. Interfacial areas are also modified by models of nucleation, dynamic forces, turbulence, flashing, coalescence, and mass transfer. Heat transfer is generally treated using engineering correlations. Liquid-vapor phase transitions are handled with the nonequilibrium, heat-transfer-limited model, whereas melting and freezing processes are based on equilibrium considerations. Convection is treated using a fractional-step method of time integration, including a semi-implicit pressure iteration. A higher-order differencing option is provided to control numerical diffusion. The Los Alamos SESAME equation-of-state has been implemented using densities and temperatures as the independent variables. AFDM programming has vectorized all computational loops consistent with the objective of producing an exportable code. 24 refs., 4 figs.
Dislocation dynamics: from microscopic models to macroscopic crystal plasticity
Hajj, A El; Monneau, R
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we study the connection between four models describing dislocation dynamics: a generalized 2D Frenkel-Kontorova model at the atomic level, the Peierls-Nabarro model, the discrete dislocation dynamics and a macroscopic model with dislocation densities. We show how each model can be deduced from the previous one at a smaller scale.
CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION SPRING 2012
on control of dynamical systems, linear and nonlinear least squares optimization, model-based estimation, and optimal control. We mostly restrict our study to linear, time-invariant control systems. Introductory optimiza- tion, optimal control, Kalman filters, Bayesian estimation. Prerequisites. Linear algebra
Aalborg Universitet Modeling and Optimization of CatLiq Liquid Biofuel Process
Toor, Saqib
Aalborg Universitet Modeling and Optimization of CatLiq® Liquid Biofuel Process Toor, Saqib Sohail and Optimization of CatLiq® Liquid Biofuel Process. Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University. General.aau.dk on: juli 05, 2015 #12;Modelling and Optimization of Catliq® Liquid Biofuel Process by Saqib Sohail
Optimal control of CPR procedure using hemodynamic circulation model
Lenhart, Suzanne M. (Knoxville, TN); Protopopescu, Vladimir A. (Knoxville, TN); Jung, Eunok (Seoul, KR)
2007-12-25T23:59:59.000Z
A method for determining a chest pressure profile for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) includes the steps of representing a hemodynamic circulation model based on a plurality of difference equations for a patient, applying an optimal control (OC) algorithm to the circulation model, and determining a chest pressure profile. The chest pressure profile defines a timing pattern of externally applied pressure to a chest of the patient to maximize blood flow through the patient. A CPR device includes a chest compressor, a controller communicably connected to the chest compressor, and a computer communicably connected to the controller. The computer determines the chest pressure profile by applying an OC algorithm to a hemodynamic circulation model based on the plurality of difference equations.
Gradient Navigation Model for Pedestrian Dynamics
Felix Dietrich; Gerta Köster
2014-05-14T23:59:59.000Z
We present a new microscopic ODE-based model for pedestrian dynamics: the Gradient Navigation Model. The model uses a superposition of gradients of distance functions to directly change the direction of the velocity vector. The velocity is then integrated to obtain the location. The approach differs fundamentally from force based models needing only three equations to derive the ODE system, as opposed to four in, e.g., the Social Force Model. Also, as a result, pedestrians are no longer subject to inertia. Several other advantages ensue: Model induced oscillations are avoided completely since no actual forces are present. The derivatives in the equations of motion are smooth and therefore allow the use of fast and accurate high order numerical integrators. At the same time, existence and uniqueness of the solution to the ODE system follow almost directly from the smoothness properties. In addition, we introduce a method to calibrate parameters by theoretical arguments based on empirically validated assumptions rather than by numerical tests. These parameters, combined with the accurate integration, yield simulation results with no collisions of pedestrians. Several empirically observed system phenomena emerge without the need to recalibrate the parameter set for each scenario: obstacle avoidance, lane formation, stop-and-go waves and congestion at bottlenecks. The density evolution in the latter is shown to be quantitatively close to controlled experiments. Likewise, we observe a dependence of the crowd velocity on the local density that compares well with benchmark fundamental diagrams.
Modelling and simulation of multidisciplinary dynamic systems Lead: A. Fakri.
Baudoin, GeneviÃ¨ve
Modelling and simulation of multidisciplinary dynamic systems Lead: A. Fakri. Permanent members: P. Integration of various engineering disciplines and the consideration of the dynamic control need a concurrent suited for the energy exchanges to study multidisciplinary dynamic engineering systems modelling. Our
Data-Driven Optimization for Modeling in Computer Graphics and Vision
Yu, Lap Fai
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
optimization problem, including: Explicit Control: Users can have explicit control over the modeling process,process while having close, interactive control. For example, in the Clutterbrush project, an optimization-
Zhang, Xuesong
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
This study focuses on developing and evaluating efficient and effective parameter calibration and uncertainty methods for hydrologic modeling. Five single objective optimization algorithms and six multi-objective optimization ...
Boyer, Edmond
866 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, VOL. 44, NO. 6, JUNE 2008 Dynamical Models for Eddy Current accurate dynamical models for representing eddy currents are studied. The simulation of the relay is provided. Index Terms--AC circuit breakers (CBs), eddy currents, magnetic hysteresis, optimization methods
Dynamics of an Economics Model for Generation Coupled to the OPA Power Transmission Model
Dobson, Ian
Dynamics of an Economics Model for Generation Coupled to the OPA Power Transmission Model B. A a dynamic model of the power transmission system (OPA) and a simple economic model of power generation development. Despite the simplicity of this economic model, complex dynamics both in the economics (prices
Linking Dynamical and Population Genetic Models of Persistent Viral Infection
Kelly, John K.; Williamson, Scott; Orive, Maria E.; Smith, Marilyn S.; Holt, Robert D.
2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This article develops a theoretical framework to link dynamical and population genetic models of persistent viral infection. This linkage is useful because, while the dynamical and population genetic theories have developed ...
Implications of a Regime-Switching Model on Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation
Forsyth, Peter A.
Implications of a Regime-Switching Model on Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation-switching model for the risk adjusted natural gas spot price and study the implications of the model on the valuation and optimal operation of natural gas storage facilities. We calibrate the model parameters to both
Demonstration of Open Quantum System Optimal Control in Dynamic Nuclear Polarization
Sarah Sheldon; David G. Cory
2015-07-09T23:59:59.000Z
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) is used in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to transfer polarization from electron spins to nuclear spins. The resulting nuclear polarization enhancement can, in theory, be two or three orders of magnitude depending on the sample. In solid state systems, however, there are competing mechanisms of DNP, which, when occurring simultaneously, reduce the net polarization enhancement of the nuclear spin. We present a simple quantum description of DNP and apply optimal control theory (OCT) with an open quantum system framework to design pulses that select one DNP process and suppress the others. We demonstrate experimentally an order of magnitude improvement in the DNP enhancement using OCT pulses.
Demonstration of Open Quantum System Optimal Control in Dynamic Nuclear Polarization
Sarah Sheldon; David G. Cory
2015-07-20T23:59:59.000Z
Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) is used in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to transfer polarization from electron spins to nuclear spins. The resulting nuclear polarization enhancement can, in theory, be two or three orders of magnitude depending on the sample. In solid state systems, however, there are competing mechanisms of DNP, which, when occurring simultaneously, reduce the net polarization enhancement of the nuclear spin. We present a simple quantum description of DNP and apply optimal control theory (OCT) with an open quantum system framework to design pulses that select one DNP process and suppress the others. We demonstrate experimentally an order of magnitude improvement in the DNP enhancement using OCT pulses.
Toward a mechanistic modeling of nitrogen limitation on vegetation dynamics
Xu, Chonggang [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Fisher, Rosie [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); Wullschleger, Stan D [ORNL; Wilson, Cathy [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); Cai, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL); McDowell, Nathan [Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nitrogen is a dominant regulator of vegetation dynamics, net primary production, and terrestrial carbon cycles; however, most ecosystem models use a rather simplistic relationship between leaf nitrogen content and photosynthetic capacity. Such an approach does not consider how patterns of nitrogen allocation may change with differences in light intensity, growing-season temperature and CO{sub 2} concentration. To account for this known variability in nitrogen-photosynthesis relationships, we develop a mechanistic nitrogen allocation model based on a trade-off of nitrogen allocated between growth and storage, and an optimization of nitrogen allocated among light capture, electron transport, carboxylation, and respiration. The developed model is able to predict the acclimation of photosynthetic capacity to changes in CO{sub 2} concentration, temperature, and radiation when evaluated against published data of V{sub c,max} (maximum carboxylation rate) and J{sub max} (maximum electron transport rate). A sensitivity analysis of the model for herbaceous plants, deciduous and evergreen trees implies that elevated CO{sub 2} concentrations lead to lower allocation of nitrogen to carboxylation but higher allocation to storage. Higher growing-season temperatures cause lower allocation of nitrogen to carboxylation, due to higher nitrogen requirements for light capture pigments and for storage. Lower levels of radiation have a much stronger effect on allocation of nitrogen to carboxylation for herbaceous plants than for trees, resulting from higher nitrogen requirements for light capture for herbaceous plants. As far as we know, this is the first model of complete nitrogen allocation that simultaneously considers nitrogen allocation to light capture, electron transport, carboxylation, respiration and storage, and the responses of each to altered environmental conditions. We expect this model could potentially improve our confidence in simulations of carbon-nitrogen interactions and the vegetation feedbacks to climate in Earth system models.
AFDM: An Advanced Fluid-Dynamics Model
Berthier, J. (CEA Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble, 38 (France)); Wilhelm, D. (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany, F.R.). Inst. fuer Neutronenphysik und Reaktortechnik); Bohl, W.R. (Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA))
1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report consists of three parts. First, for the standard Advanced Fluid-Dynamics Model (AFDM), heat-transfer coefficients between components are worked out, depending on the different possible topologies. Conduction, convection, and radiative heat-transfer mechanisms are modeled. For solid particles, discontinuous phases that obey a rigid'' model, and components lacking relative motion, heat transfer is by conduction. Convection is represented for fluids in motion inside circulating'' bubbles and/or droplets. Radiation is considered between droplets in vapor continuous flow. In addition, a film-boiling model has been formulated, where radiation provides the lower limit on the fuel-to-coolant heat-transfer coefficient. Second, the momentum-exchange coefficients are defined for the standard AFDM. Between a continuous and discontinuous phase, the model consists of both laminar and turbulent terms. The most important feature is the drag coefficient in the turbulent term. It is calculated by a drag similarity hypothesis with limits for large Reynolds numbers, distorted particles,'' and churn-turbulent flow. A unique hysteresis algorithm exists to treat the liquid continuous to vapor continuous transition. Two discontinuous components are coupled using a turbulent term with an input drag coefficient. Fluid- structure momentum exchange is represented with a standard friction-factor correlation. Third, the formulas used for the AFDM simplified Step 1 models are discussed. These include the heat-transfer coefficients, the momentum-exchange functions, and the manner in which interfacial areas are determined from input length scales. The simplified modeling uses steady-state engineering correlations, as in SIMMER-II.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell: Perspective of Dynamic Modeling and Control
Huang, Biao
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell: Perspective of Dynamic Modeling and Control Biao Huang Yutong Qi Monjur: This paper presents a review of state-of-the-art solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), from perspective of dynamic. Keywords: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, Control Relevant Model, Model Predictive Control 1. INTRODUCTION Today
Dynamic Bayesian Networks model to estimate process availability.
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Dynamic Bayesian Networks model to estimate process availability. Weber P. Centre de Recherche en reported here explores a new methodology to develop Dynamic Bayesian Network-based Availability of the system availability estimation comparing DBN model with the classical Markov chain model. Keywords
Stochastic Dynamic Demand Inventory Models with Explicit Transportation Costs and Decisions
Zhang, Liqing
2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Peters August 2011 Major Subject: Industrial Engineering iii ABSTRACT Stochastic Dynamic Demand Inventory Models with Explicit Transportation Costs and Decisions. (August 2011) Liqing Zhang, B.S.; M.S., Tsinghua University, P.R. China Chair... An Illustration of (Q,~s, ~S) Policy ( m = ? s1n?Qn C ? + 1 ) . . . . . . . . 52 5 Optimal Policies for Special Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 6 Influence of Parameter K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 7 Influence...
Characteristics of identifying linear dynamic models from impulse response data using Prony analysis
Trudnowski, D.J.
1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of the study was to investigate the characteristics of fitting linear dynamic models to the impulse response of oscillatory dynamic systems using Prony analysis. Many dynamic systems exhibit oscillatory responses with multiple modes of oscillations. Although the underlying dynamics of such systems are often nonlinear, it is frequently possible and very useful to represent the system operating about some set point with a linear model. Derivation of such linear models can be done using two basic approaches: model the system using theoretical derivations and some linearization method such as a Taylor series expansion; or use a curve-fitting technique to optimally fit a linear model to specified system response data. Prony analysis belongs to the second class of system modeling because it is a method of fitting a linear model to the impulse response of a dynamic system. Its parallel formulation inherently makes it well suited for fitting models to oscillatory system data. Such oscillatory dynamic effects occur in large synchronous-generator-based power systems in the form of electromechanical oscillations. To study and characterize these oscillatory dynamics, BPA has developed computer codes to analyze system data using Prony analysis. The objective of this study was to develop a highly detailed understanding of the properties of using Prony analysis to fit models to systems with characteristics often encountered in power systems. This understanding was then extended to develop general ``rules-of-thumb`` for using Prony analysis. The general characteristics were investigated by performing fits to data from known linear models under controlled conditions. The conditions studied include various mathematical solution techniques; different parent system configurations; and a large variety of underlying noise characteristics.
Characteristics of identifying linear dynamic models from impulse response data using Prony analysis
Trudnowski, D.J.
1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The purpose of the study was to investigate the characteristics of fitting linear dynamic models to the impulse response of oscillatory dynamic systems using Prony analysis. Many dynamic systems exhibit oscillatory responses with multiple modes of oscillations. Although the underlying dynamics of such systems are often nonlinear, it is frequently possible and very useful to represent the system operating about some set point with a linear model. Derivation of such linear models can be done using two basic approaches: model the system using theoretical derivations and some linearization method such as a Taylor series expansion; or use a curve-fitting technique to optimally fit a linear model to specified system response data. Prony analysis belongs to the second class of system modeling because it is a method of fitting a linear model to the impulse response of a dynamic system. Its parallel formulation inherently makes it well suited for fitting models to oscillatory system data. Such oscillatory dynamic effects occur in large synchronous-generator-based power systems in the form of electromechanical oscillations. To study and characterize these oscillatory dynamics, BPA has developed computer codes to analyze system data using Prony analysis. The objective of this study was to develop a highly detailed understanding of the properties of using Prony analysis to fit models to systems with characteristics often encountered in power systems. This understanding was then extended to develop general rules-of-thumb'' for using Prony analysis. The general characteristics were investigated by performing fits to data from known linear models under controlled conditions. The conditions studied include various mathematical solution techniques; different parent system configurations; and a large variety of underlying noise characteristics.
Optimal Control of Distributed Energy Resources using Model Predictive Control
Mayhorn, Ebony T.; Kalsi, Karanjit; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Zhang, Wei; Lu, Shuai; Samaan, Nader A.; Butler-Purry, Karen
2012-07-22T23:59:59.000Z
In an isolated power system (rural microgrid), Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as renewable energy resources (wind, solar), energy storage and demand response can be used to complement fossil fueled generators. The uncertainty and variability due to high penetration of wind makes reliable system operations and controls challenging. In this paper, an optimal control strategy is proposed to coordinate energy storage and diesel generators to maximize wind penetration while maintaining system economics and normal operation. The problem is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem with the goals of minimizing fuel costs and changes in power output of diesel generators, minimizing costs associated with low battery life of energy storage and maintaining system frequency at the nominal operating value. Two control modes are considered for controlling the energy storage to compensate either net load variability or wind variability. Model predictive control (MPC) is used to solve the aforementioned problem and the performance is compared to an open-loop look-ahead dispatch problem. Simulation studies using high and low wind profiles, as well as, different MPC prediction horizons demonstrate the efficacy of the closed-loop MPC in compensating for uncertainties in wind and demand.
LDRD final report : mesoscale modeling of dynamic loading of...
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)
Technical Report: LDRD final report : mesoscale modeling of dynamic loading of heterogeneous materials. Citation Details In-Document Search Title: LDRD final report : mesoscale...
Thermodynamic modeling and optimization of a screw compressor chiller and cooling tower system
Graves, Rhett David
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents a thermodynamic model for a screw chiller and cooling tower system for the purpose of developing an optimized control algorithm for the chiller plant. The thermodynamic chiller model is drawn from the thermodynamic models...
Albert, Réka
with a random network with a given degree distribution P(k). Mark edges with probability T. DisregardThe two faces of network dynamics Evolving network models describe the dynamics (assembly, evolution) OF networks by the addition/removal of nodes and edges. It is possible to have network dynamics
Deep Learning Helicopter Dynamics Models Ali Punjani and Pieter Abbeel
Abbeel, Pieter
Deep Learning Helicopter Dynamics Models Ali Punjani and Pieter Abbeel Abstract-- We consider the problem of system identification of helicopter dynamics. Helicopters are complex systems, cou- pling rigid inspiration from recent results in Deep Learning to represent the helicopter dynamics with a Rectified Linear
Optimization of Pacing Strategies for Cycling Time Trials Using a Smooth 6-Parameter Endurance Model
Deussen, Oliver
.1. The mechanical - -model As established by [1], the relationship between pedalling power (control variable time trials can be formulated as an optimal control problem, where a mechanical model review approaches that use the 3-parameter critical power model to compute optimal pacing strategies
20.18 Optimization Problems in Air Pollution Modeling Ivan Dimov, and Zahari Zlatev
Dimov, Ivan
20.18 Optimization Problems in Air Pollution Modeling Ivan Dimov, and Zahari Zlatev ABSTRACT. The appearance of optimization problems in the field of air pollution modeling and their importance arising in air pollution modeling will be considered. We shall present a review of some approaches
Applying the Battery Ownership Model in Pursuit of Optimal Battery Use Strategies (Presentation)
Neubauer, J.; Ahmad, P.; Brooker, A.; Wood, E.; Smith, K.; Johnson, C.; Mendelsohn, M.
2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
This Annual Merit Review presentation describes the application of the Battery Ownership Model for strategies for optimal battery use in electric drive vehicles (PEVs, PHEVs, and BEVs).
Time consistency and risk averse dynamic decision models ...
2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z
sistent models as we provide practitioners with an intuitive economic inter- pretation for the ... ning and financial engineering problems. Based on ... consistency is shown to be one basic requirement to get suitable optimal de- cisions, in ...
Dynamic Modeling and Recipe Optimization of Polyether Polyol Processes
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
Epoxides (ethylene oxide (EO), propylene oxide (PO)) OO OO Molecules containing active hydrogen atoms: PnO- K+ + PmOH ke - PnOH + PmO- K+ O- K+ OH OO O O O OH O Material Starter Propylene glycol (PG- K+ OH OO O O O OH O O O- K+ H Material Starter Propylene glycol (PG) Water Catalyst KOH Monomer PO
Dynamic Modeling and Recipe Optimization of Polyether Polyol Processes
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
Polyether polyol process description Key ingredients Epoxides (ethylene oxide (EO), propylene oxide (PO)) OO Polyether polyol process description Key ingredients Epoxides (ethylene oxide (EO), propylene oxide (PO)) OO, m 0) Gn + Rm ke ---- ke Dn + Qm (n, m 0) Material Starter Propylene glycol (PG) Water Catalyst KOH
Discretized Maximum Likelihood and Almost Optimal Adaptive Control of Ergodic Markov Models
Duncan, T. E.; Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna J.; Stettner, L.
1998-04-02T23:59:59.000Z
processes, almost optimal adaptive control AMS subject classi#12;cations. 93E35, 93C40, 60J05, 62M05 PII. S0363012996298369 1. Introduction. In many control problems the models are not completely de- scribed and there are perturbations or unmodeled dynamics....s., so by (64), (93) I1((v^n; n 2 N)) #20; lim sup n!1 1 n n?1 X i=0 Z E c(z; uiN (z))#25; #11;0 uiN (dz) + " a.s. For ! 2 ? n N it follows from (93) that (94) I1((v^n; n 2 N)) #20; lim sup n!1 1 n n?1 X i=0 1F (#22;#14;)(#11;^iN ) Z E c(z; uiN (z))#25...
Multi-model Simulation for Optimal Control of Aeroacoustics.
Collis, Samuel Scott; Chen, Guoquan
2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z
Flow-generated noise, especially rotorcraft noise has been a serious concern for bothcommercial and military applications. A particular important noise source for rotor-craft is Blade-Vortex-Interaction (BVI)noise, a high amplitude, impulsive sound thatoften dominates other rotorcraft noise sources. Usually BVI noise is caused by theunsteady flow changes around various rotor blades due to interactions with vorticespreviously shed by the blades. A promising approach for reducing the BVI noise isto use on-blade controls, such as suction/blowing, micro-flaps/jets, and smart struc-tures. Because the design and implementation of such experiments to evaluate suchsystems are very expensive, efficient computational tools coupled with optimal con-trol systems are required to explore the relevant physics and evaluate the feasibilityof using various micro-fluidic devices before committing to hardware.In this thesis the research is to formulate and implement efficient computationaltools for the development and study of optimal control and design strategies for com-plex flow and acoustic systems with emphasis on rotorcraft applications, especiallyBVI noise control problem. The main purpose of aeroacoustic computations is todetermine the sound intensity and directivity far away from the noise source. How-ever, the computational cost of using a high-fidelity flow-physics model across thefull domain is usually prohibitive and itmight also be less accurate because of thenumerical diffusion and other problems. Taking advantage of the multi-physics andmulti-scale structure of this aeroacoustic problem, we develop a multi-model, multi-domain (near-field/far-field) method based on a discontinuous Galerkin discretiza-tion. In this approach the coupling of multi-domains and multi-models is achievedby weakly enforcing continuity of normal fluxes across a coupling surface. For ourinterested aeroacoustics control problem, the adjoint equations that determine thesensitivity of the cost functional to changes in control are also solved with same ap-proach by weakly enforcing continuity ofnormal fluxes across a coupling surface.Such formulations have been validated extensively for several aeroacoustics state andcontrol problems.A multi-model based optimal control framework has been constructed and ap-plied to our interested BVI noise control problem. This model problem consists ofthe interaction of a compressible vortex with Bell AH-1 rotor blade with wall-normal3 velocity used as control on the rotor blade surface. The computational domain isdecomposed into the near-field and far-field. The near-field is obtained by numericalsolution of the Navier-Stokes equations while far away from the noise source, wherethe effect of nonlinearities is negligible, the linearized Euler equations are used tomodel the acoustic wave propagation. The BVI wave packet is targeted by definingan objective function that measures the square amplitude of pressure fluctuations inan observation region, at a time interval encompassing the dominant leading edgecompressibility waves. Our control results show that a 12dB reduction in the ob-servation region is obtained. Interestingly, the control mechanism focuses on theobservation region and only minimize the sound level in that region at the expense ofother regions. The vortex strength and trajectory get barely changed. However, theoptimal control does alter the interaction of the vortical and potential fields, whichis the source of BVI noise. While this results in a slight increase in drag, there is asignificant reduction in the temporal gradient of lift leading to a reduction in BVIsound levels.4
From quantum to classical dynamics: Dynamic crossover in the relativistic $O(N)$ model
Mesterházy, David; Tanizaki, Yuya
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the transition from quantum to classical dynamics in the relativistic $O(N)$ vector model using the nonperturbative functional renormalization group in the real-time formalism. In thermal equilibrium, the theory is characterized by two scales, the interaction range for coherent scattering of particles and the mean free path determined by the rate of incoherent collision with excitations in the thermal medium. Their competition determines the renormalization group flow and the effective dynamics of the model. Here we quantify the dynamic properties of the model in terms of the scale-dependent dynamic critical exponent $z$ for arbitrary temperatures and in $2 \\leq d \\leq 4$ spatial dimensions.
Factoring Gaussian Precision Matrices for Linear Dynamic Models
Frankel, Joe; King, Simon
2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The linear dynamic model (LDM), also known as the Kalman filter model, has been the subject of research in the engineering, control, and more recently, machine learning and speech technology communities. The Gaussian noise processes are usually...
A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation,
Nagurney, Anna
and Operations Management Isenberg School of Management University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts 01003A Dynamic Network Oligopoly Model with Transportation Costs, Product Differentiation, and Quality Network Oligopoly Model with Quality Competition #12;Acknowledgments This research was supported, in part
A Dynamic Model of Social Network Formation Brian Skyrms 1
Pemantle, Robin
A Dynamic Model of Social Network Formation Brian Skyrms 1 Robin Pemantle 2;3 ABSTRACT: We consider a dynamic social network model in which agents play repeated games in pairings determined by a stochastically evolving social network. In- dividual agents begin to interact at random, with the interactions
Computational Modeling of Brain Dynamics during Repetitive Head Motions
Burtscher, Martin
Computational Modeling of Brain Dynamics during Repetitive Head Motions Igor Szczyrba School the HIC scale to arbitrary head motions. Our simulations of the brain dynamics in sagittal and horizontal injury modeling, resonance effects 1 Introduction A rapid head motion can result in a severe brain injury
A New Motorcycle Simulator Platform: Mechatronics Design, Dynamics Modeling
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
A New Motorcycle Simulator Platform: Mechatronics Design, Dynamics Modeling and Control L. Nehaoua and dynamics modeling will be presented. Some results are shown, validating the actutation requirements and platform control. 1. INTRODUCTION Road safety has become a major political and economical issue. While all
Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters
Thrun, Sebastian
Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters Pieter Abbeel Computer Abstract We consider the problem of modeling a helicopter's dynamics based on stateaction trajectories such as learned by CIFER (the industry standard in helicopter identification), and show that the linear
Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters
Thrun, Sebastian
Learning vehicular dynamics, with application to modeling helicopters Pieter Abbeel Computer Abstract We consider the problem of modeling a helicopter's dynamics based on state-action trajectories such as learned by CIFER (the industry standard in helicopter identification), and show that the linear
A model simulation of white-winged dove population dynamics in the Tamaulipan Biotic Province
Martinez, Cristina Ann
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
the population dynamics model. The current population dynamics model is useful in the understanding of observed patterns and processes of WWDO population dynamics. The model also serves to direct research efforts that would enhance the reliability of the model...
Optimization and neural modelling of pulse combustors for drying applications
Zbicinski, I.; Smucerowicz, I.; Strumillo, C.; Kasznia, J.; Stawczyk, J.; Murlikiewicz, K. [Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland). Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering
1999-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Results of investigations of a valved pulse combustor to choose optimal geometry, which covered measurements of the flow rates of air and fuel, pressure oscillations, including pressure amplitude and frequency and flue gas composition are presented in the paper. Experimental studies comparing the operation of the pulse combustor coupled with a drying chamber and working separately are described. It was found that coupling of the pulse combustor with a drying chamber had no significant effect on the pulse combustion process. Smoother runs of pressure oscillations in the combustion chamber, lower noise level and slightly higher NO{sub x} emission were observed. The velocity flow field inside the drying chamber was measured by LDA technique. Results confirmed a complex character of pulsating flow in the chamber. A large experimental data set obtained from measurements enabled developing a neural model of pulse combustion process. Artificial neural networks were trained to predict amplitudes and frequencies of pressure oscillations, temperatures in the combustion chamber and emission of toxic substances. An excellent mapping performance of the developed neural models was obtained. Due to complex character of the pulse combustion process, the application of artificial neural networks seems to be the best way to predict inlet parameters of drying agent produced by the pulse combustor.
Dr. Chenn Zhou
2008-10-15T23:59:59.000Z
Pulverized coal injection (PCI) into the blast furnace (BF) has been recognized as an effective way to decrease the coke and total energy consumption along with minimization of environmental impacts. However, increasing the amount of coal injected into the BF is currently limited by the lack of knowledge of some issues related to the process. It is therefore important to understand the complex physical and chemical phenomena in the PCI process. Due to the difficulty in attaining trus BF measurements, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling has been identified as a useful technology to provide such knowledge. CFD simulation is powerful for providing detailed information on flow properties and performing parametric studies for process design and optimization. In this project, comprehensive 3-D CFD models have been developed to simulate the PCI process under actual furnace conditions. These models provide raceway size and flow property distributions. The results have provided guidance for optimizing the PCI process.
Optimal system size for complex dynamics in random neural networks near criticality
Wainrib, Gilles, E-mail: wainrib@math.univ-paris13.fr [Laboratoire Analyse Géométrie et Applications, Université Paris XIII, Villetaneuse (France)] [Laboratoire Analyse Géométrie et Applications, Université Paris XIII, Villetaneuse (France); García del Molino, Luis Carlos, E-mail: garciadelmolino@ijm.univ-paris-diderot.fr [Institute Jacques Monod, Université Paris VII, Paris (France)
2013-12-15T23:59:59.000Z
In this article, we consider a model of dynamical agents coupled through a random connectivity matrix, as introduced by Sompolinsky et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 61(3), 259–262 (1988)] in the context of random neural networks. When system size is infinite, it is known that increasing the disorder parameter induces a phase transition leading to chaotic dynamics. We observe and investigate here a novel phenomenon in the sub-critical regime for finite size systems: the probability of observing complex dynamics is maximal for an intermediate system size when the disorder is close enough to criticality. We give a more general explanation of this type of system size resonance in the framework of extreme values theory for eigenvalues of random matrices.
MODEL AND OPTIMIZATION OF ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS Amelia McNamara
MODEL AND OPTIMIZATION OF ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS By Amelia McNamara Jordan Seering and Yi Zeng: 612/626-7370 URL: http://www.ima.umn.edu #12;Model and Optimization of Organic Photovoltaic Cells the organic photovoltaic cell, an important topic in the energy industry which has not been well studied. We
Optimal trade execution and absence of price manipulations in limit order book models
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Optimal trade execution and absence of price manipulations in limit order book models Aur and optimal trade execution strategies in a model for an electronic limit order book with nonlinear price function of the limit order book, placing deterministic trade sizes at trading dates that are homogeneously
Finite Element Solution of Optimal Control Problems Arising in Semiconductor Modeling
Siefert, Chris
- timization problem, especially for highly heterogeneous materials with large jumps in material properties. 1Finite Element Solution of Optimal Control Problems Arising in Semiconductor Modeling Pavel Bochev, and inverse problems arising in the modeling of semiconductor devices lead to optimization problems
Parameter optimization for the Gaussian model of protein foldingq Albert Erkipa
Seok, Chaok
of protein folding and ligand docking are large and complex. Few systematic methods have yet been developed apply this parameter optimization method to the recently developed Gaussian model of protein folding Science Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Gaussian model; Protein folding; Parameter optimization 1
Gas Network Optimization: A comparison of Piecewise Linear Models
2014-06-22T23:59:59.000Z
Gas network optimization manages the gas transport by minimizing operating costs and .... This problem represents the transportation process of natural gas. 79.
Embedded Online Optimization for Model Predictive Control at ...
2013-03-05T23:59:59.000Z
optimization-based control systems on low cost embedded platforms. ..... Modern computing platforms must allow for a wide range of applications that operate on.
Using the NOABL flow model and mathematical optimization as a micrositing tool
Wegley, H.L.; Barnard, J.C.
1986-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report describes the use of an improved mass-consistent model that is intended for diagnosing wind fields in complex terrain. The model was developed by merging an existing mass-consistent model, the NOABL model, with an optimization procedure. The optimization allows objective calculation of important model input parameters that previously had been supplied through guesswork; in this manner, the accuracy of the calculated winds has been greatly increased. The report covers such topics as the software structure of the model, assembling an input file, processing the model's output, and certain cautions about the model's operation. The use of the model is illustrated by a test case.
Reliability-yield allocation for semiconductor integrated circuits: modeling and optimization
Ha, Chunghun
2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
This research develops yield and reliability models for fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits and develops optimization algorithms that can be directly applied to these models. Since defects cause failures in microelectronics systems...
Reliability-yield allocation for semiconductor integrated circuits: modeling and optimization
Ha, Chunghun
2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
This research develops yield and reliability models for fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits and develops optimization algorithms that can be directly applied to these models. Since defects cause failures in microelectronics systems...
Dynamic Modeling of Cascading Failure in Power Systems
Song, Jiajia; Ghanavati, Goodarz; Hines, Paul D H
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The modeling of cascading failure in power systems is difficult because of the many different mechanisms involved; no single model captures all of these mechanisms. Understanding the relative importance of these different mechanisms is an important step in choosing which mechanisms need to be modeled for particular types of cascading failure analysis. This work presents a dynamic simulation model of both power networks and protection systems, which can simulate a wider variety of cascading outage mechanisms, relative to existing quasi-steady state (QSS) models. The model allows one to test the impact of different load models and protections on cascading outage sizes. This paper describes each module of the developed dynamic model and demonstrates how different mechanisms interact. In order to test the model we simulated a batch of randomly selected $N-2$ contingencies for several different static load configurations, and found that the distribution of blackout sizes and event lengths from the proposed dynamic...
Dynamic Modeling in Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells Controller Design
Lu, Ning; Li, Qinghe; Sun, Xin; Khaleel, Mohammad A.
2007-06-28T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper, a dynamic model of the solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power unit is developed for the purpose of designing a controller to regulate fuel flow rate, fuel temperature, air flow rate, and air temperature to maintain the SOFC stack temperature, fuel utilization rate, and voltage within operation limits. A lumped model is used to consider the thermal dynamics and the electro-chemial dynamics inside an SOFC power unit. The fluid dynamics at the fuel and air inlets are considered by using the in-flow ramp-rates.
Stefanopoulou, Anna
Dynamics, Optimization and Control of a Fuel Cell Based Combined Heat Power (CHP) System, a natural gas fuel processor system (FPS), a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEM-FC) and a catalytic) systems based on fuel cells and fuel processing technologies have great potential for future shipboard
Stentz, Tony
Abstract Planning for multiple mobile robots in dynamic environ- ments involves determining the optimal path each robot should follow to accomplish the goals of the mission, given the current knowledge reassign robots to goals in order to continually minimize the time to complete the mission. In this paper
Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrid: Models & Tools (Fact Sheet)
Not Available
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This brochure describes Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE), a trademarked process NREL employs to produce conceptual microgrid designs. This systems-based process enables designs to be optimized for economic value, energy surety, and sustainability. Capabilities NREL offers in support of microgrid design are explained.
Optimal SCR Control Using Data-Driven Models
Stevens, Andrew J.; Sun, Yannan; Lian, Jianming; Devarakonda, Maruthi N.; Parker, Gordon
2013-04-16T23:59:59.000Z
We present an optimal control solution for the urea injection for a heavy-duty diesel (HDD) selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The approach taken here is useful beyond SCR and could be applied to any system where a control strategy is desired and input-output data is available. For example, the strategy could also be used for the diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) system. In this paper, we identify and validate a one-step ahead Kalman state-space estimator for downstream NOx using the bench reactor data of an SCR core sample. The test data was acquired using a 2010 Cummins 6.7L ISB production engine with a 2010 Cummins production aftertreatment system. We used a surrogate HDD federal test procedure (FTP), developed at Michigan Technological University (MTU), which simulates the representative transients of the standard FTP cycle, but has less engine speed/load points. The identified state-space model is then used to develop a tunable cost function that simultaneously minimizes NOx emissions and urea usage. The cost function is quadratic and univariate, thus the minimum can be computed analytically. We show the performance of the closed-loop controller in using a reduced-order discrete SCR simulator developed at MTU. Our experiments with the surrogate HDD-FTP data show that the strategy developed in this paper can be used to identify performance bounds for urea dose controllers.
Adams, D.M.; Alig, R.J.; Callaway, J.M.; McCarl, B.A.; Winnett, S.M.
1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Forest and Agricultural Sector Opimization Model (FASOM) is a dynamic, nonlinear programming model of the forest and agricultural sectors in the United States. The FASOM model initially was developed to evaluate welfare and market impacts of alternative policies for sequestering carbon in trees but also has been applied to a wider range of forest and agricultural sector policy scenarios. The authors describe the model structure and give selected examples of policy applications. A summary of the data sources, input data file format, and the methods used to develop the input data files also are provided.
Generic solar photovoltaic system dynamic simulation model specification.
Ellis, Abraham; Behnke, Michael Robert; Elliott, Ryan Thomas
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This document is intended to serve as a specification for generic solar photovoltaic (PV) system positive-sequence dynamic models to be implemented by software developers and approved by the WECC MVWG for use in bulk system dynamic simulations in accordance with NERC MOD standards. Two specific dynamic models are included in the scope of this document. The first, a Central Station PV System model, is intended to capture the most important dynamic characteristics of large scale (> 10 MW) PV systems with a central Point of Interconnection (POI) at the transmission level. The second, a Distributed PV System model, is intended to represent an aggregation of smaller, distribution-connected systems that comprise a portion of a composite load that might be modeled at a transmission load bus.
Fibre Based Modeling of Wood Dynamics and Fracture
Bridson, Robert
Fibre Based Modeling of Wood Dynamics and Fracture by Sean Meiji Sutherland B.Sc., The University for the simulation of the dynamics and fracturing char- acteristics of wood, specifically its anisotropic behaviour bundles of fibres. Additionally, we describe the conditions under which fracture occurs in the material
Dynamic Simulation Model of a Consumer Foods Production Process !
Sun, Yu
schedule based on product list The SIMUL8 Component 1. Over 200 lines of simula0on code 2. ReadsDynamic Simulation Model of a Consumer Foods Production Process ! Goals · Create a dynamic simula0 Created par0ally automated Excel files to go handin hand with simula0on o Contains all SKUs and meat
Dynamic Modelling for Control of Fuel Cells Federico Zenith
Skogestad, Sigurd
Dynamic Modelling for Control of Fuel Cells Federico Zenith Sigurd Skogestad Department of Chemical Engineering Norwegian University of Science and Technology ( ntnu) Trondheim Abstract Fuel-cell dynamics have been investigated with a variable-resistance board applied to a high temperature polymer fuel cell
UNEDITED PREPRINT Building a dynamic growth model for trembling
García, Oscar
UNEDITED PREPRINT Building a dynamic growth model for trembling aspen in Western Canada without age for even-aged thinned or unthinned stands dominated by trembling aspen. Estimation used permanent sample words: Forest growth and yield, Populus tremuloides, quacking aspen, thinning, dynamical systems, TAG. 1
Kinetic modeling and automated optimization in microreactor systems
Moore, Jason Stuart
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The optimization, kinetic investigation, or scale-up of a reaction often requires significant time and materials. Silicon microreactor systems have been shown advantageous for studying chemical reactions due to their small ...
Modeling and Optimization of a Bioethanol Production Facility
Gabriel, Kerron Jude
2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
The primary objective of this work is to identify the optimal bioethanol production plant capacity and configuration based on currently available technology for all the processing sections involved. To effect this study, a systematic method...
Optimal reservoir management using adaptive reduced-order models
Alghareeb, Zeid M
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Reservoir management and decision-making is often cast as an optimization problem where we seek to maximize the field's potential recovery while minimizing associated operational costs. Two reservoir management aspects are ...
Cogeneration System Size Optimization Constant Capacity and Constant Demand Models
Wong-Kcomt, J. B.; Turner, W. C.
proposed to select a combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration system and to evaluate its optimal size. Here, "optimal" size means the nominal system size (in kW ) that minimizes the total e equivalent annual cost (TEAC) to own, operate... ratio (HPR l ). Thus, Canton et.al (2) have developed a graphical method to visualize different operating scenarios. Hay (3) and the AGA Manual (I) consider the following operation modes for a plant with variable CHP loads. Each operation mode...
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin Energy Optimization Model
Troge, Michael [Project Manager
2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z
Oneida Nation is located in Northeast Wisconsin. The reservation is approximately 96 square miles (8 miles x 12 miles), or 65,000 acres. The greater Green Bay area is east and adjacent to the reservation. A county line roughly splits the reservation in half; the west half is in Outagamie County and the east half is in Brown County. Land use is predominantly agriculture on the west 2/3 and suburban on the east 1/3 of the reservation. Nearly 5,000 tribally enrolled members live in the reservation with a total population of about 21,000. Tribal ownership is scattered across the reservation and is about 23,000 acres. Currently, the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin (OTIW) community members and facilities receive the vast majority of electrical and natural gas services from two of the largest investor-owned utilities in the state, WE Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. All urban and suburban buildings have access to natural gas. About 15% of the population and five Tribal facilities are in rural locations and therefore use propane as a primary heating fuel. Wood and oil are also used as primary or supplemental heat sources for a small percent of the population. Very few renewable energy systems, used to generate electricity and heat, have been installed on the Oneida Reservation. This project was an effort to develop a reasonable renewable energy portfolio that will help Oneida to provide a leadership role in developing a clean energy economy. The Energy Optimization Model (EOM) is an exploration of energy opportunities available to the Tribe and it is intended to provide a decision framework to allow the Tribe to make the wisest choices in energy investment with an organizational desire to establish a renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
Transmission Dynamics of an Influenza Model with Age of Infection ...
2010-07-20T23:59:59.000Z
J Dyn Diff Equat. DOI 10.1007/s10884-010-9178-x. Transmission Dynamics of an Influenza Model with Age of Infection and Antiviral Treatment. Zhipeng Qiu ...
Model reduction for nonlinear dynamical systems with parametric uncertainties
Zhou, Yuxiang Beckett
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Nonlinear dynamical systems are known to be sensitive to input parameters. In this thesis, we apply model order reduction to an important class of such systems -- one which exhibits limit cycle oscillations (LCOs) and ...
2.003 Modeling Dynamics and Control I, Spring 2002
Trumper, David L.
First of two-term sequence on modeling, analysis and control of dynamic systems. Mechanical translation, uniaxial rotation, electrical circuits and their coupling via levers, gears and electro-mechanical devices. Analytical ...
Off-line calibration of Dynamic Traffic Assignment models
Balakrishna, Ramachandran, 1978-
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Advances in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) have resulted in the deployment of surveillance systems that automatically collect and store extensive network-wide traffic data. Dynamic Traffic Assignment (DTA) models ...
Applications of axial and radial compressor dynamic system modeling
Spakovszky, Zoltán S. (Zoltán Sándor), 1972-
2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The presented work is a compilation of four different projects related to axial and centrifugal compression systems. The projects are related by the underlying dynamic system modeling approach that is common in all of them. ...
A Dynamic Island Model for Adaptive Operator Selection Caner Candan
Goëffon, Adrien
A Dynamic Island Model for Adaptive Operator Selection Caner Candan LERIA - University of Angers Angers, France caner.candan@univ-angers.fr Adrien Goëffon LERIA - University of Angers Angers, France
Modeling and control of undesirable dynamics in atomic force microscopes
El Rifai, Osamah M
2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The phenomenal resolution and versatility of the atomic force microscope (AFM), has made it a widely-used instrument in nanotechnology. In this thesis, a detailed model of AFM dynamics has been developed. It includes a new ...
Human Growth and Body Weight Dynamics: An Integrative Systems Model
Rahmandad, Hazhir
Quantifying human weight and height dynamics due to growth, aging, and energy balance can inform clinical practice and policy analysis. This paper presents the first mechanism-based model spanning full individual life and ...
Dynamic Modelling and Control Design of Pre-combustion Power
Foss, Bjarne A.
- pressors, gas and steam turbines and a heat recovery system. Analysis of dynamic models at an early stage principles. The pre- combustion gas power cycle plants consist of reformers and separation units, com
SIMULATING MARKET TRANSFORMATION DYNAMICS USING A HYBRID ENERGY ECONOMY MODEL
ii SIMULATING MARKET TRANSFORMATION DYNAMICS USING A HYBRID ENERGY ECONOMY MODEL: A LOOK to society in the long run. My goal was to use a "hybrid" energy economy model (CIMS), which combines.............................................. 1 1.2 The Challenge of Energy-Economy Modelling
A Diffusion Model in Population Genetics with Mutation and Dynamic
O'Leary, Michael
A Diffusion Model in Population Genetics with Mutation and Dynamic Fitness Mike O'Leary Department of Mathematics Towson University May 24, 2008 Mike O'Leary (Towson University) A Diffusion Model in Genetics May Miller, Georgetown University Mike O'Leary (Towson University) A Diffusion Model in Genetics May 24, 2008
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODELING OF SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS MODELING OF SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS Ugur Pasaogullari and Chao-dimensional model has been developed to simulate solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). The model fully couples current density operation. INTRODUCTION Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are among possible candidates
REGULAR ARTICLE A Simple Dynamic Model of Respiratory Pump
Fontecave-Jallon, Julie
REGULAR ARTICLE A Simple Dynamic Model of Respiratory Pump Pascale Calabrese · Pierre Baconnier the relative motion of rib cage and abdomen during quiet breathing. Keywords Respiratory pump model Á. Hillman and Finucane (1987) have produced a simple model of the respiratory pump that ``appears
Dynamic wind turbine models in power system simulation tool
Dynamic wind turbine models in power system simulation tool DIgSILENT Anca D. Hansen, Florin Iov models in power system simulation tool DIgSILENT Department: Wind Energy Department Risø-R-1400(ed.2)(EN and at a system level. The report contains both the description of DIgSILENT built-in models for the electrical
Dynamic modeling of a single-stage downward firing, entrained flow gasifier
Kasule, J., Turton, R., Bhattacharyya, D., Zitney, S.
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The gasifier is the heart of the integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC), a technology that has emerged as an attractive alternative to conventional coal-fired power plant technology due to its higher efficiency and cleaner environmental performance especially with the option of CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration. Understanding the optimal performance of the gasifier is therefore paramount for the efficient operation of IGCC power plants. Numerous gasifier models of varying complexity have been developed to study the various aspects of gasifier performance. These range from simple one-dimensional (1D) process-type models to rigorous higher order 2-3D models based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Whereas high-fidelity CFD models can accurately predict most key aspects of gasifier performance, they are computationally expensive and typically take hours to days to execute on high-performance computers. Therefore, faster 1D partial differential equation (PDE)-based models are required for use in dynamic simulation studies, control system analysis, and training applications. A number of 1D gasifier models can be found in the literature, but most are steady-state models that have limited application in the practical operation of the gasifier. As a result, 1D PDE-based dynamic models are needed to further study and predict gasifier performance under a wide variety of process conditions and disturbances. In the current study, a 1D transient model of a single-stage downward-fired GE/Texaco-type entrained-flow gasifier has been developed. The model comprises mass, momentum and energy balances for the gas and solid phases. The model considers the initial gasification processes of water evaporation and coal devolatilization. In addition, the key heterogeneous and homogeneous chemical reactions have been modeled. The resulting time-dependent PDE model is solved using the well-known method of lines approach in Aspen Custom Modeler®, whereby the PDEs in the spatial domain are discretized and the resulting differential algebraic equations (DAEs) are then integrated over time using a dynamic integrator. The dynamic response results of the gasifier performance parameters to certain disturbances commonly encountered during practical operation are presented. These disturbances include ramp and step changes to input variables such as coal flow rate, oxygen-to-coal ratio and water-to-coal ratio among others. Comparison of model predictions to available dynamic data will also be discussed.
Developing Generic Dynamic Models for the 2030 Eastern Interconnection Grid
Kou, Gefei [ORNL; Hadley, Stanton W [ORNL; Markham, Penn N [ORNL; Liu, Yilu [ORNL
2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) has built three major power flow cases for the 2030 Eastern Interconnection (EI) based on various levels of energy/environmental policy conditions, technology advances, and load growth. Using the power flow cases, this report documents the process of developing the generic 2030 dynamic models using typical dynamic parameters. The constructed model was validated indirectly using the synchronized phasor measurements by removing the wind generation temporarily.
Power system analysis project Modeling and Sizing optimization of Stand-alone
Lavaei, Javad
to flexible wind directions and widely variable speed. The inclination and azimuth angle of solar panel-in, cut-out wind speed and rated power, into the optimization based on the real load of the site and writePower system analysis project Modeling and Sizing optimization of Stand-alone photovoltaic/wind
A Network Modeling Approach Optimization of Internet-Based Advertising Strategies and Pricing
Nagurney, Anna
A Network Modeling Approach for the Optimization of Internet-Based Advertising Strategies and evaluation of optimal Internet mar- keting strategies when a firm is advertising on multiple websites examples are constructed that demonstrate two paradoxes: (1). that advertising on more websites may reduce
Global optimization by coupled local minimizers and its application to FE model updating
-3001 Heverlee, Belgium Received 2 August 2002; accepted 3 July 2003 Abstract Coupled local minimizersGlobal optimization by coupled local minimizers and its application to FE model updating Anne (CLM) is a new method applicable to global optimization of functions with multiple local minima. In CLM
Modeling Zero Energy Building: technical and economical optimization Maria Ferrara1-2
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
1 Modeling Zero Energy Building: technical and economical optimization Maria Ferrara1-2 , Joseph by the recast of Energy Performance of Buildings. The aim of this work is to provide a useful method to deal combines the use of TRNSYS, building energy simulation program, with GenOpt, Generic Optimization program
Change Management in Enterprise IT Systems: Process Modeling and Capacity-optimal Scheduling
Sarkar, Saswati
Change Management in Enterprise IT Systems: Process Modeling and Capacity-optimal Scheduling of the optimal fluid scheduling policy, which is well suited for application to a real change management system management Â or handling of problem diagnosis and root cause analysis, and (ii) Change management Â or timely
Optimization of a Chilled Water Plant Using a Forward Plant Model
Zhang, Z.; Turner, W. D.; Chen, Q.; Xu, C.; Deng, S.
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
. Optimization of water-cooled chiller-cooling tower combinations. CTI Journal 26(1): 12-19. Graves, R. D. 2003. Thermodynamic modelling and optimization of a screw compressor chiller and cooling tower system. M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical...
Brouns, Gido
models, admission and termination control, optimal threshold policies, Markov decision processes. 1 systems. The basic principle of performance optimization is the question of how to control some type of models for the optimal control of queueing systems. Emphasis is laid on models based on Markov decision
Skogestad, Sigurd
Sensitivity Analysis of Optimal Operation of an Activated Sludge Process Model for Economic operation conducted on an activated sludge process model based on the test-bed benchmark simulation model no. 1 (BSM1) and the activated sludge model no. 1 (ASM1). The objective is to search for a control
Dynamic reactor modeling with applications to SPR and ZEDNA.
Suo-Anttila, Ahti Jorma
2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z
A dynamic reactor model has been developed for pulse-type reactor applications. The model predicts reactor power, axial and radial fuel expansion, prompt and delayed neutron population, and prompt and delayed gamma population. All model predictions are made as a function of time. The model includes the reactivity effect of fuel expansion on a dynamic timescale as a feedback mechanism for reactor power. All inputs to the model are calculated from first principles, either directly by solving systems of equations, or indirectly from Monte Carlo N-Particle Transport Code (MCNP) derived results. The model does not include any empirical parameters that can be adjusted to match experimental data. Comparisons of model predictions to actual Sandia Pulse Reactor SPR-III pulses show very good agreement for a full range of pulse magnitudes. The model is also applied to Z-pinch externally driven neutron assembly (ZEDNA) type reactor designs to model both normal and off-normal ZEDNA operations.
Mesoscale modeling of phase transition dynamics of thermoresponsive polymers
Li, Zhen; Li, Xuejin; Karniadakis, George Em
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We present a non-isothermal mesoscopic model for investigation of the phase transition dynamics of thermoresponsive polymers. Since this model conserves energy in the simulations, it is able to correctly capture not only the transient behavior of polymer precipitation from solvent, but also the energy variation associated with the phase transition process. Simulations provide dynamic details of the thermally induced phase transition and confirm two different mechanisms dominating the phase transition dynamics. A shift of endothermic peak with concentration is observed and the underlying mechanism is explored.
ERCOT's Dynamic Model of Wind Turbine Generators: Preprint
Muljadi, E.; Butterfield, C. P.; Conto, J.; Donoho, K.
2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
By the end of 2003, the total installed wind farm capacity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) system was approximately 1 gigawatt (GW) and the total in the United States was about 5 GW. As the number of wind turbines installed throughout the United States increases, there is a greater need for dynamic wind turbine generator models that can properly model entire power systems for different types of analysis. This paper describes the ERCOT dynamic models and simulations of a simple network with different types of wind turbine models currently available.
Human Muscle Fatigue Model in Dynamic Motions
Boyer, Edmond
into account. In this paper, each human joint is assumed to be controlled by two muscle groups to generate on motor units pattern. They demonstrated the relationship among muscle activation, fatigue and recovery fatigue trend in static working posture (elbow = 90 , shoulder = 30 ), but in dynamic working situation
Using Evolution Strategy with Meta-models for Well Placement Optimization
Bouzarkouna, Zyed; Auger, Anne
2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Optimum implementation of non-conventional wells allows us to increase considerably hydrocarbon recovery. By considering the high drilling cost and the potential improvement in well productivity, well placement decision is an important issue in field development. Considering complex reservoir geology and high reservoir heterogeneities, stochastic optimization methods are the most suitable approaches for optimum well placement. This paper proposes an optimization methodology to determine optimal well location and trajectory based upon the Covariance Matrix Adaptation - Evolution Strategy (CMA-ES) which is a variant of Evolution Strategies recognized as one of the most powerful derivative-free optimizers for continuous optimization. To improve the optimization procedure, two new techniques are investigated: (1). Adaptive penalization with rejection is developed to handle well placement constraints. (2). A meta-model, based on locally weighted regression, is incorporated into CMA-ES using an approximate ranking ...
A stochastic evolutionary model for capturing human dynamics
Fenner, Trevor; Loizou, George
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The recent interest in human dynamics has led researchers to investigate the stochastic processes that explain human behaviour in various contexts. Here we propose a generative model to capture the dynamics of survival analysis, traditionally employed in clinical trials and reliability analysis in engineering. We derive a general solution for the model in the form of a product, and then a continuous approximation to the solution via the renewal equation describing age-structured population dynamics. This enables us to model a wide rage of survival distributions, according to the choice of the mortality distribution. We provide empirical evidence for the validity of the model from a longitudinal data set of popular search engine queries over 114 months, showing that the survival function of these queries is closely matched by the solution for our model with power-law mortality.
Optimal Regulation of Heating Systems with Metering Based on Dynamic Simulation
Zhao, H.; Wang, P.; Zeng, G.; Tian, Y.
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
the radiator's parameters. The primary purpose of these works is the strategy of optimal regulation of heating system with metering. In a ramiform heating system with three heat users, an optimal scheme with certain combination of different object functions...
Optimization of hybrid dynamic/steady-state processes using process integration
Grooms, Daniel Douglas
2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z
optimization analysis. This methodology is as general as possible. Unlike many existing unsteadystate optimization methods, it determines all three main components of process design: the network configuration, sizes of units, and operation schedule...
Efficient Nonlinear Optimization with Rigorous Models for Large Scale Industrial Chemical Processes
Zhu, Yu
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
uncertainty with rigorous models. For optimal operation, this dissertation takes cryogenic air separation units as a primary case study and focuses on formulations for handling uncertain product demands, contractual constraints on customer satisfaction levels...
Geometric modeling and optimization in 3D solar cells : implementation and algorithms
Wan, Jin Hao, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Conversion of solar energy in three-dimensional (3D) devices has been essentially untapped. In this thesis, I design and implement a C++ program that models and optimizes a 3D solar cell ensemble embedded in a given ...
Lee, Yuan-Hsuan
2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z
This dissertation focuses on issues related to fitting an optimal variance-covariance structure in multilevel linear modeling framework with two Monte Carlo simulation studies. In the first study, the author evaluated the ...
Soontrapa, Chaiyod
2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Modifying material properties provides another approach to optimize coated particle fuel used in pebble bed reactors. In this study, the MIT fuel performance model (TIMCOAT) was applied after benchmarking against the ...
Sparse Models and Methods for Optimal Instruments with an Application to Eminent Domain
Belloni, Alexandre
2011-07-12T23:59:59.000Z
We develop results for the use of LASSO and Post-LASSO methods to form first-stage predictions and estimate optimal instruments in linear instrumental variables (IV) models with many instruments, p, that apply even when p ...
Yu, Guo
2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z
the circuits are robust and optimized with consideration of parametric variations. This research presents innovative computer-aided design approaches to address three such problems: (1) large analog/mixed-signal performance modeling under process variations, (2...
A Dynamic Model with Import Quota Constraints
Basak, Suleyman
2004-07-09T23:59:59.000Z
The analysis of import quotas is predominantly based on a static model, which is unable to capture the fact that a quota is imposed over a period of time. This article develops a continuous-time model ...
Modeling emotion dynamics in intelligent agents
Seif El-Nasr, Magy
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Emotions were shown to have a leading role in the human decision-making process, and thus they play an important role in human intelligence. Intelligent agents' research produced many models of emotional agents. However, most of these models focused...
Structure formation: Models, Dynamics and Status
T. Padmanabhan
1995-08-25T23:59:59.000Z
The constraints on the models for the structure formation arising from various cosmological observations at different length scales are reviewed. The status of different models for structure formation is examined critically in the light of these observations.
Oracle-Based Optimization Applied to Climate Model Calibration
Beltran-Royo, Cesar
and earth system modelling since even so-called intermediate complexity models, such as the one used
S. G. Schirmer; J. V. Leahy
2000-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
In this paper we investigate the limits of control for mixed-state quantum systems. The constraint of unitary evolution for non-dissipative quantum systems imposes kinematical bounds on the optimization of arbitrary observables. We summarize our previous results on kinematical bounds and show that these bounds are dynamically realizable for completely controllable systems. Moreover, we establish improved bounds for certain partially controllable systems. Finally, the question of dynamical realizability of the bounds for arbitary partially controllable systems is shown to depend on the accessible sets of the associated control system on the unitary group U(N) and the results of a few control computations are discussed briefly.
Thermodynamic modeling and optimization of a screw compressor chiller and cooling tower system
Graves, Rhett David
2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z
THERMODYNAMIC MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF A SCREW COMPRESSOR CHILLER AND COOLING TOWER SYSTEM A Thesis by RHETT DAVID GRAVES Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2003 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THERMODYNAMIC MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF A SCREW COMPRESSOR CHILLER AND COOLING TOWER SYSTEM A Thesis by RHETT DAVID GRAVES Submitted to Texas A&M University in partial...
Optimal Control for a System Modelling Tumor Anti-Angiogenesis
Ledzewicz, Urszula
inhibitors given. For both mod- els a full synthesis of optimal solutions is presented and the differences of chemotherapy in cancer treatments is drug resistance. Different from normal cells, cancer cells are geneti- cally highly unstable and thus quite diversified in their structure. As a consequence, some cancer cells
AM 121: Intro to Optimization Models and Methods
Chen, Yiling
s and dual surplus var's · If there is slack in the primal resource constraint, then dual ( shadow price ) should be zero · If the shadow price is non-zero, then there must be scarce resources (no slack in primal: Complementary Slackness Lesson Plan · Complementary slackness · A compatibility requirement between an optimal
Modeling, Optimization and Economic Evaluation of Residual Biomass Gasification
Georgeson, Adam
2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z
. .............................................................................. 7 Table 2. Components Used in Simulation. ...................................................................... 20 Table 3. Composition of Biomass Feedstock to Biorefinery. ......................................... 43 Table 4. Operating... for optimizing gasification plant design from an economic perspective. Specifically, the problem addressed in this work is stated as follows: Given are: ? A set of biomass feedstocks {i|i = 1,2,?,I } which includes fresh as well as residue biomass ? A set...
Efficient mold Danscooling optimization by using model reduction
Mongeau, Marcel
.Chinesta@ec-nantes.fr ABSTRACT Optimization and inverse identification are two procedures usually encountered in many industrial the polymer melt into the mold. Its screw rotates and axially reciprocates to melt, mix, and pump the polymer to evacuate the heat since polymers are bad conductors as thermal conductivity #12;ranges form 0.1 W/mK to 1
OPTIMAL METABOLIC REGULATION USING A CONSTRAINT-BASED MODEL
Segrè, Daniel
role in the maintenance of metabolic homeostasis, and in the capacity of living systems to undergo: metabolic regulation; flux balance analysis; enzyme kinetics; metabolism; optimality; logistic map; chaos 1 at unperturbed steady states, regulatory networks may have an important role in ensuring homeostatic stability
Computational fluid dynamics modeling of coal gasification in a pressurized spout-fluid bed
Zhongyi Deng; Rui Xiao; Baosheng Jin; He Huang; Laihong Shen; Qilei Song; Qianjun Li [Southeast University, Nanjing (China). Key Laboratory of Clean Coal Power Generation and Combustion Technology of Ministry of Education
2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, which has recently proven to be an effective means of analysis and optimization of energy-conversion processes, has been extended to coal gasification in this paper. A 3D mathematical model has been developed to simulate the coal gasification process in a pressurized spout-fluid bed. This CFD model is composed of gas-solid hydrodynamics, coal pyrolysis, char gasification, and gas phase reaction submodels. The rates of heterogeneous reactions are determined by combining Arrhenius rate and diffusion rate. The homogeneous reactions of gas phase can be treated as secondary reactions. A comparison of the calculated and experimental data shows that most gasification performance parameters can be predicted accurately. This good agreement indicates that CFD modeling can be used for complex fluidized beds coal gasification processes. 37 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.
Numerically Estimating Internal Models of Dynamic Virtual Objects
Sekuler, Robert
human subjects to manipulate a computer-animated virtual object. This virtual object (vO) was a high, human cognition, human information processing, ideal performer, internal model, virtual object, virtual, specifically how humans acquire an internal model of a dynamic virtual object. Our methodology minimizes
Numerical Modeling of Brain Dynamics in Traumatic Situations -Impulsive Translations
Burtscher, Martin
.S.A. Abstract We numerically model the brain dy- namics during and after impulsive head translations using brain injuries appear among boxers and shaken babies despite minimal rotations of their heads. Modeling head translations also helps understand the brain dynamics during head rotations about an arbitrary
A STOCHASTIC CELLULAR AUTOMATON MODEL OF EBOLA VIRUS DYNAMICS
Hawkins, Jane M.
A STOCHASTIC CELLULAR AUTOMATON MODEL OF EBOLA VIRUS DYNAMICS E. BURKHEAD AND J. HAWKINS Abstract. We construct a stochastic cellular automaton (SCA) model for the spread of the Ebola virus (EBOV). We of virus and the typical immune response to it, and the differences which reflect the drastically different
Thermodiffusion in model nanofluids by molecular dynamics simulations
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
1 Thermodiffusion in model nanofluids by molecular dynamics simulations G. Galliero1,2,* , S. Volz3-Jones fluids and for model nanofluids (spherical non-metallic nanoparticles + Lennard-Jones fluid) where concentration. Then, in nanofluids in the liquid state, by changing the nature of the nanoparticle (size, mass
Title of dissertation: MODELING, SIMULATING, AND CONTROLLING THE FLUID DYNAMICS
Shapiro, Benjamin
ABSTRACT Title of dissertation: MODELING, SIMULATING, AND CONTROLLING THE FLUID DYNAMICS OF ELECTRO an algorithm to steer indi- vidual particles inside the EWOD system by control of actuators already present number of actuators available in the EWOD system. #12;MODELING, SIMULATING, AND CONTROLLING THE FLUID
A Dynamic Model coupling Photoacclimation and Photoinhibition in Microalgae
Boyer, Edmond
in microalgae, thereby spanning multiple time scales. The properties of the model are investigated under quasi2 mitigation due to their inherent consumption of CO2 during photosynthesis, they can be coupledA Dynamic Model coupling Photoacclimation and Photoinhibition in Microalgae Philipp Hartmann1
DYNAMIC MODELLING OF AUTONOMOUS POWER SYSTEMS INCLUDING RENEWABLE POWER SOURCES.
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
DYNAMIC MODELLING OF AUTONOMOUS POWER SYSTEMS INCLUDING RENEWABLE POWER SOURCES. ABSTRACT The use of renewable energies for electricity production presents a growing interest, especially in autonomous power production imposes several difficulties to the power system operation when penetration is high. Here, a model
Fluid Dynamic Models of Flagellar and Ciliary Beating
Fauci, Lisa
University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA ABSTRACT: We have developed a fluidmechanical model of a eucaryotic mechanics of microtubules, and forces due to nexin links with a surrounding incompressible fluid. This model mechanisms, the passive elastic structure of the axoneme, and the external fluid dynamics. These flagellar
Dislocation dynamics: from microscopic models to macroscopic crystal plasticity
El Hajj, Ahmad
Dislocation dynamics: from microscopic models to macroscopic crystal plasticity A. El Hajj , H study ranges from atomic models to macroscopic crystal plasticity. At each scale, dislocations can crystal Z3 where each position with integer coordinates is occupied by one atom. We want to describe
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling on Soot Yield for Fire
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling on Soot Yield for Fire Engineering Assessment Yong S (CFD) Modelling is now widely used by fire safety engineers throughout the world as a tool of the smoke control design as part of the performance based fire safety design in the current industry
Controlling Social Dynamics with a Parametrized Model of Floor Regulation
Das, Suman
Controlling Social Dynamics with a Parametrized Model of Floor Regulation Crystal Chao, Andrea L is to build autonomous robot controllers for successfully engaging in human-like turn-taking interactions. Towards this end, we present CADENCE, a novel computational model and architecture that explicitly reasons
Model Reduction Near Periodic Orbits of Hybrid Dynamical Systems
Sastry, S. Shankar
manipulation in manufacturing [2], gene regulation in cells [3], and power generation in electrical systems [41 Model Reduction Near Periodic Orbits of Hybrid Dynamical Systems Samuel A. Burden, Shai Revzen system. We demonstrate reduction of a highÂdimensional underactuated mechanical model for terrestrial
Dynamical many-body localization in an integrable model
Aydin Cem Keser; Sriram Ganeshan; Gil Refael; Victor Galitski
2015-06-17T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate dynamical many-body localization and delocalization in an integrable system of periodically-kicked, interacting linear rotors. The Hamiltonian we investigate is linear in momentum, and its Floquet evolution operator is analytically tractable for arbitrary interaction strengths. One of the hallmarks of this model is that depending on certain parameters, it manifest both localization and delocalization in momentum space. We explicitly show that, for this model, the energy being bounded at long times is not a sufficient condition for dynamical localization. Besides integrals of motion associated to the integrability, this model manifests additional integrals of motion, which are the exclusive consequence of dynamical many-body localization. We also propose an experimental scheme, involving voltage-biased Josephson junctions, to realize such many-body kicked models.
Modeling and simulation of consumer response to dynamic pricing.
Valenzuela, J.; Thimmapuram, P.; Kim, J (Decision and Information Sciences); (Auburn Univ.)
2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z
Assessing the impacts of dynamic-pricing under the smart grid concept is becoming extremely important for deciding its full deployment. In this paper, we develop a model that represents the response of consumers to dynamic pricing. In the model, consumers use forecasted day-ahead prices to shift daily energy consumption from hours when the price is expected to be high to hours when the price is expected to be low while maintaining the total energy consumption as unchanged. We integrate the consumer response model into the Electricity Market Complex Adaptive System (EMCAS). EMCAS is an agent-based model that simulates restructured electricity markets. We explore the impacts of dynamic-pricing on price spikes, peak demand, consumer energy bills, power supplier profits, and congestion costs. A simulation of an 11-node test network that includes eight generation companies and five aggregated consumers is performed for a period of 1 month. In addition, we simulate the Korean power system.
Logic-based Modeling and Solution of Nonlinear Discrete/Continuous Optimization Problems
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
1 Logic-based Modeling and Solution of Nonlinear Discrete/Continuous Optimization Problems Sangbum the authors have extensively investigated over the last few years. Solution strategies for GDP models. We first present a brief review of MILP and MINLP for the case when these problems are modeled
Active and Accelerated Learning of Cost Models for Optimizing Scientific Applications
Chase, Jeffrey S.
Active and Accelerated Learning of Cost Models for Optimizing Scientific Applications Piyush Shivam of sciences including astrophysics, bioinformatics, systems biology, and climate modeling [15, 31]. This new University chase@cs.duke.edu ABSTRACT We present the NIMO system that automatically learns cost models
Modeling Space-Time Dynamics of Aerosols Using Satellite Data and Atmospheric Transport Model Output
Shi, Tao
Modeling Space-Time Dynamics of Aerosols Using Satellite Data and Atmospheric Transport Model of aerosol optical depth across mainland Southeast Asia. We include a cross validation study to assess
Friction in a Model of Hamiltonian Dynamics
Juerg Froehlich; Zhou Gang; Avy Soffer
2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
We study the motion of a heavy tracer particle weakly coupled to a dense ideal Bose gas exhibiting Bose-Einstein condensation. In the so-called mean-field limit, the dynamics of this system approaches one determined by nonlinear Hamiltonian evolution equations describing a process of emission of Cerenkov radiation of sound waves into the Bose-Einstein condensate along the particle's trajectory. The emission of Cerenkov radiation results in a friction force with memory acting on the tracer particle and causing it to decelerate until it comes to rest.
DYNAMICAL MODEL OF AN EXPANDING SHELL
Pe'er, Asaf [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MS-51, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)
2012-06-10T23:59:59.000Z
Expanding blast waves are ubiquitous in many astronomical sources, such as supernova remnants, X-ray emitting binaries, and gamma-ray bursts. I consider here the dynamics of such an expanding blast wave, both in the adiabatic and the radiative regimes. As the blast wave collects material from its surroundings, it decelerates. A full description of the temporal evolution of the blast wave requires consideration of both the energy density and the pressure of the shocked material. The obtained equation is different from earlier works in which only the energy was considered. The solution converges to the familiar results in both the ultrarelativistic and the sub-relativistic (Newtonian) regimes.
Hanson, Floyd B.
Optimal control of drug delivery to brain tumors for a PDE driven model using the Galerkin finite is used to examine the optimal drug delivery to brain tumors. The PDE driven mathematical model and the drug concentration. An optimal control problem is formulated keeping in mind the primary goals
Pedram, Massoud
grid technologies. This is a particularly interesting problem with the use of dynamic energy pricing method to solve this problem is dynamic energy pricing [2]-[10]. Dynamic changes in energy prices provide the customers' peak-hour demands. So, dynamic energy pricing can benefit both the consumer and the producer
Weeks, Eric R.
this behavior. The mode coupling theory [1] describes many aspects of dynamical behavior at high T- stood as a simple activated bondbreaking process. Here, we perform molecular dynamics (MD) simula- tionsSpatially Heterogeneous Dynamics and Dynamic Facilitation in a Model of Viscous Silica Michael
Slow dynamics in a model of the cellulose network
O. V. Manyuhina; A. Fasolino; M. I. Katsnelson
2007-06-07T23:59:59.000Z
We present numerical simulations of a model of cellulose consisting of long stiff rods, representing cellulose microfibrils, connected by stretchable crosslinks, representing xyloglucan molecules, hydrogen bonded to the microfibrils. Within a broad range of temperature the competing interactions in the resulting network give rise to a slow glassy dynamics. In particular, the structural relaxation described by orientational correlation functions shows a logarithmic time dependence. The glassy dynamics is found to be due to the frustration introduced by the network of xyloglucan molecules. Weakening of interactions between rod and xyloglucan molecules results in a more marked reorientation of cellulose microfibrils, suggesting a possible mechanism to modify the dynamics of the plant cell wall.
Optimization Online - A Non-Parametric Structural Hybrid Modeling ...
Somayeh Moazeni
2014-06-30T23:59:59.000Z
Jun 30, 2014 ... A Non-Parametric Structural Hybrid Modeling Approach for Electricity Prices ... Keywords: Electricity market; Electricity price modeling; Energy ...
Lu, Qingda; Gao, Xiaoyang; Krishnamoorthy, Sriram; Baumgartner, Gerald; Ramanujam, J.; Sadayappan, Ponnuswamy
2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
Empirical optimizers like ATLAS have been very effective in optimizing computational kernels in libraries. The best choice of parameters such as tile size and degree of loop unrolling is determined by executing different versions of the computation. In contrast, optimizing compilers use a model-driven approach to program transformation. While the model-driven approach of optimizing compilers is generally orders of magnitude faster than ATLAS-like library generators, its effectiveness can be limited by the accuracy of the performance models used. In this paper, we describe an approach where a class of computations is modeled in terms of constituent operations that are empirically measured, thereby allowing modeling of the overall execution time. The performance model with empirically determined cost components is used to perform data layout optimization together with the selection of library calls and layout transformations in the context of the Tensor Contraction Engine, a compiler for a high-level domain-specific language for expressing computational models in quantum chemistry. The effectiveness of the approach is demonstrated through experimental measurements on representative computations from quantum chemistry.
Subramanian, Venkat
of energy density. optimization of design parameters. such as implantable cardiovascular defibrillators (ICDs) to high power/high energy applications such as hybrid carsModel-based simultaneous optimization of multiple design parameters for lithium-ion batteries
Liu, M.; Claridge, D. E.
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Optimal hot and cold deck reset schedules can decrease simultaneous heating and cooling in VAV AHUs comparing with constant cold deck temperature operation. In this paper, optimization models are developed. The energy impacts are simulated for a...
Generative modeling of dynamic visual scenes
Lin, Dahua, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Modeling visual scenes is one of the fundamental tasks of computer vision. Whereas tremendous efforts have been devoted to video analysis in past decades, most prior work focuses on specific tasks, leading to dedicated ...
Modeling Infection with Multi-agent Dynamics
Dong, Wen
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Developing the ability to comprehensively study infections in small populations enables us to improve epidemic models and better advise individuals about potential risks to their health. We currently have a limited ...
Modeling emotion dynamics in intelligent agents
Seif El-Nasr, Magy
1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
OF SIMULATION AND RESULTS . . . . . . . . . . . D. CONTRIBUTIONS 7. STRUCTURE OF THE THESIS 1 3 4 7 9 13 13 15 18 18 19 11 PREVIOUS WORK . . 20 1. PSYCHOLOGICAL MODELS . A. MOTIVATIONAL STATES . B. APPRAISAL MODELS OF EMOTIONS... all the needs and urges, while the mind is the heart of the rational thinking process [9]. After three centuries, new theories of emotions were established. By 1884, William James [15] published his article "What is Emotion?" At that time...
Fetcho-Phillips, Kacey L. (Kacey Lynn)
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Application of system optimization theory, supply chain principles, and capacity modeling are increasingly valuable tools for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry - ...
Optimized shooting method for finding periodic orbits of nonlinear dynamical systems
W. Dednam; A. E. Botha
2014-08-14T23:59:59.000Z
An alternative numerical method is developed to find stable and unstable periodic orbits of nonlinear dynamical systems. The method exploits the high-efficiency of the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm for medium-sized problems and has the additional advantage of being relatively simple to implement. It is also applicable to both autonomous and non-autonomous systems. As an example of its use, it is employed to find periodic orbits in the R\\"ossler system, a coupled R\\"ossler system, as well as an eight-dimensional model of a flexible rotor-bearing; problems which have been treated previously via two related methods. The results agree with the previous methods and are seen to be more accurate in some cases. A simple implementation of the method, written in the Python programming language, is provided as an Appendix.
Modeling the influence of polls on elections: a population dynamics approach
Hyman, James M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Restrepo, Juan M [UNIV OF ARIZONA; Rael, Rosalyn C [UNIV OF ARIZONA
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a population dynamics model for quantifying the effects of polling data on the outcome of multi-party elections decided by a majority-rule voting process. We divide the population into two groups: committed voters impervious to polling data, and susceptible voters whose decision to vote is influenced by data, depending on its reliability. This population-based approach to modeling the process sidesteps the problem of upscaling models based upon the choices made by individuals. We find releasing poll data is not advantageous to leading candidates, but it can be exploited by those closely trailing. The analysis identifies the particular type of voting impetus at play in different stages of an election and could help strategists optimize their influence on susceptible voters.
A system-level cost-of-energy wind farm layout optimization with landowner modeling
Chen, Le [Ames Laboratory; MacDonald, Erin [Ames Laboratory
2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This work applies an enhanced levelized wind farm cost model, including landowner remittance fees, to determine optimal turbine placements under three landowner participation scenarios and two land-plot shapes. Instead of assuming a continuous piece of land is available for the wind farm construction, as in most layout optimizations, the problem formulation represents landowner participation scenarios as a binary string variable, along with the number of turbines. The cost parameters and model are a combination of models from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Windustiy. The system-level cost-of-energy (COE) optimization model is also tested under two land-plot shapes: equally-sized square land plots and unequal rectangle land plots. The optimal COEs results are compared to actual COE data and found to be realistic. The results show that landowner remittances account for approximately 10% of farm operating costs across all cases. Irregular land-plot shapes are easily handled by the model. We find that larger land plots do not necessarily receive higher remittance fees. The model can help site developers identify the most crucial land plots for project success and the optimal positions of turbines, with realistic estimates of costs and profitability. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Analytical properties of a three-compartmental dynamical demographic model
E. B. Postnikov
2015-07-29T23:59:59.000Z
The three-compartmental demographic model by Korotaeyv-Malkov-Khaltourina, connecting population size, economic surplus, and educational level, is considered from the point of view of dynamical systems theory. It is shown that there exist two integrals of motion, which enable the system to be reduced to one non-linear ordinary differential equation. The study of its structure provides analytical criteria for the dominance ranges of the dynamics of Malthus and Kremer. Additionally, the particular ranges of parameters enable the derived general ordinary differential equations to be reduced to the models of Gompertz and Thoularis-Wallace.
CSAW: a dynamical model of protein folding
Kerson Huang
2006-01-12T23:59:59.000Z
CSAW (conditioned self-avoiding walk) is a model of protein folding that combines SAW (self-avoiding walk) with Monte-Carlo. It simulates the Brownian motion of a chain molecule in the presence of interactions, both among chain residues, and with the environment. In a first model that includes the hydrophobic effect and hydrogen bonding, a chain of 30 residues folds into a native state with stable secondary and tertiary structures. The process starts with a rapid collapse into an intermediate "molten globule", which slowly decays into the native state afer a relatively long quiescent period. The behavior of the radius of gyration mimics experimental data.
THE APPLICATION OF AN EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHM TO THE OPTIMIZATION OF A MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL MODEL
Werth, D.; O'Steen, L.
2008-02-11T23:59:59.000Z
We show that a simple evolutionary algorithm can optimize a set of mesoscale atmospheric model parameters with respect to agreement between the mesoscale simulation and a limited set of synthetic observations. This is illustrated using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS). A set of 23 RAMS parameters is optimized by minimizing a cost function based on the root mean square (rms) error between the RAMS simulation and synthetic data (observations derived from a separate RAMS simulation). We find that the optimization can be efficient with relatively modest computer resources, thus operational implementation is possible. The optimization efficiency, however, is found to depend strongly on the procedure used to perturb the 'child' parameters relative to their 'parents' within the evolutionary algorithm. In addition, the meteorological variables included in the rms error and their weighting are found to be an important factor with respect to finding the global optimum.
Variable horizon model predictive control: robustness and optimality
Shekhar, Rohan Chandra
2012-07-03T23:59:59.000Z
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 6.3 Kinematic vectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 6.4 Mechanism model showing generalised coordinates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 6.5 Static balance of material failure forces... .1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 6.1.1 Nomenclature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 6.2 Mechanism Model...
Model Order Reduction in Porous Media Flow Simulation and Optimization
Ghasemi, Mohammadreza
2015-05-06T23:59:59.000Z
Subsurface flow modeling and simulation is ubiquitous in many energy related processes, including oil and gas production. These models are usually large scale and simulating them can be very computationally demanding, particularly in work-flows...
Model Based Safety Assessment Dynamic System
Grigoras, .Romulus
Assessment Techniques ·Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) Model: from a local failure to its system chain .... 2 Functional FMEA template FT unannunciated loss of wheel braking #12;Drawbacks of the Classical Safety Assessment Techniques · Fault Tree, FMEA Give failure propagation paths without referring
An Optimization Model for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL] [ORNL; Smith, David E [ORNL] [ORNL
2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
The necessity for environmentally conscious vehicle designs in conjunction with increasing concerns regarding U.S. dependency on foreign oil and climate change have induced significant investment towards enhancing the propulsion portfolio with new technologies. More recently, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have held great intuitive appeal and have attracted considerable attention. PHEVs have the potential to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the commercial transportation sector. They are especially appealing in situations where daily commuting is within a small amount of miles with excessive stop-and-go driving. The research effort outlined in this paper aims to investigate the implications of motor/generator and battery size on fuel economy and GHG emissions in a medium-duty PHEV. An optimization framework is developed and applied to two different parallel powertrain configurations, e.g., pre-transmission and post-transmission, to derive the optimal design with respect to motor/generator and battery size. A comparison between the conventional and PHEV configurations with equivalent size and performance under the same driving conditions is conducted, thus allowing an assessment of the fuel economy and GHG emissions potential improvement. The post-transmission parallel configuration yields higher fuel economy and less GHG emissions compared to pre-transmission configuration partly attributable to the enhanced regenerative braking efficiency.
Suthar, B; Northrop, PWC; Braatz, RD; Subramanian, VR
2014-07-30T23:59:59.000Z
This paper illustrates the application of dynamic optimization in obtaining the optimal current profile for charging a lithium-ion battery by restricting the intercalation-induced stresses to a pre-determined limit estimated using a pseudo 2-dimensional (P2D). model. This paper focuses on the problem of maximizing the charge stored in a given time while restricting capacity fade due to intercalation-induced stresses. Conventional charging profiles for lithium-ion batteries (e.g., constant current followed by constant voltage or CC-CV) are not derived by considering capacity fade mechanisms, which are not only inefficient in terms of life-time usage of the batteries but are also slower by not taking into account the changing dynamics of the system. (C) The Author(s) 2014. Published by ECS. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 License (CC BY-NC-ND, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is not changed in any way and is properly cited. For permission for commercial reuse, please email: oa@electrochem.org. All rights reserved.
Instrumenting V8 to Measure the Efficacy of Dynamic Optimizations on Production Code
websites, such as Gmail and Facebook, are made possible by extensive and complex use of the language optimization requires overhead to actually perform the compilation that could have instead been occupied optimization techniques fare on the real-world, popular workloads such as Gmail and Facebook. Though
Boyer, Edmond
trajectory of the averaged system. Key words: Optimal control, Singular perturbations, occupational measures is to study singularly perturbed control systems. Firstly, we provide linearized formulation version and sufficient conditions in order to identify the optimal trajectory of the averaged system. Linear programming
Green Algae as Model Organisms for Biological Fluid Dynamics
Goldstein, Raymond E
2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
In the past decade the volvocine green algae, spanning from the unicellular $Chlamydomonas$ to multicellular $Volvox$, have emerged as model organisms for a number of problems in biological fluid dynamics. These include flagellar propulsion, nutrient uptake by swimming organisms, hydrodynamic interactions mediated by walls, collective dynamics and transport within suspensions of microswimmers, the mechanism of phototaxis, and the stochastic dynamics of flagellar synchronization. Green algae are well suited to the study of such problems because of their range of sizes (from 10 $\\mu$m to several millimetres), their geometric regularity, the ease with which they can be cultured and the availability of many mutants that allow for connections between molecular details and organism-level behavior. This review summarizes these recent developments and highlights promising future directions in the study of biological fluid dynamics, especially in the context of evolutionary biology, that can take advantage of these re...
Green Algae as Model Organisms for Biological Fluid Dynamics
Raymond E. Goldstein
2014-09-08T23:59:59.000Z
In the past decade the volvocine green algae, spanning from the unicellular $Chlamydomonas$ to multicellular $Volvox$, have emerged as model organisms for a number of problems in biological fluid dynamics. These include flagellar propulsion, nutrient uptake by swimming organisms, hydrodynamic interactions mediated by walls, collective dynamics and transport within suspensions of microswimmers, the mechanism of phototaxis, and the stochastic dynamics of flagellar synchronization. Green algae are well suited to the study of such problems because of their range of sizes (from 10 $\\mu$m to several millimetres), their geometric regularity, the ease with which they can be cultured and the availability of many mutants that allow for connections between molecular details and organism-level behavior. This review summarizes these recent developments and highlights promising future directions in the study of biological fluid dynamics, especially in the context of evolutionary biology, that can take advantage of these remarkable organisms.
Tentzeris, Manos
Modeling and Optimization of RF-MEMS Reconfigurable Tuners with Computationally Efficient Time of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332 2 Raytheon Company, Tucson AZ, 85734 Abstract -- Modern RF-MEMS device design methods in which the FDTD technique can be used to model a reconfigurable RF-MEMS tuner. A new method
Modelling and Design Optimization of Low Speed Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Victoria, University of
Modelling and Design Optimization of Low Speed Fuel Cell Hybrid Electric Vehicles by Matthew Blair and utility purposes in many countries. In order to explore the viability of fuel cell - battery hybrid for a fuel cell - battery hybrid electric scooter. The modelling and simulation of the fuel cell electric
An optimizing reduced order FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model
Aluffi, Paolo
An optimizing reduced order FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model Zhendong Luoa) for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity model. Ensembles of data are compiled from transient solutions computed from the discrete equation system derived by FDS for the tropical Pacific Ocean reduced gravity
Anderson, Charles H.
Green Petroleum Refining - Mathematical Models for Optimizing Petroleum Refining Under Emission understand that my thesis may be made electronically available to the public. #12;iii Abstract Petroleum and treating options for petroleum refinery waste streams. The performance of the developed model
A Mathematical Programming Model for Optimal Layout Considering Quantitative Risk Analysis
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
A Mathematical Programming Model for Optimal Layout Considering Quantitative Risk Analysis Nancy of plant layout with safety considerations. The model considers a quantitative risk analysis to take safety aims at providing a more elaborate analysis of risk sources by considering a complete quantitative risk
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
PASI 2011 PASI 2011: Process Modeling and Optimization for Energy and Sustainability Mineral;Balance between global consumption and the available production Motivation PSE at CICITEM Models, The roles of Asia and Chile in the world copper market, Resources Policy 30 (2005) 131139 #12;5 Motivation
Modeling and Optimization Issues Concerning a Circular Piezoelectric Actuator Design \\Lambda
Modeling and Optimization Issues Concerning a Circular Piezoelectric Actuator Design \\Lambda Steven Raleigh, NC 27695 Abstract An electromechanical model for a circular piezoelectric actuator is developed and analyzed. A crit ical challenge in certain applications employing piezoceramic actuators is to maximize
Dynamic crack initiation toughness : experiments and peridynamic modeling.
Foster, John T.
2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
This is a dissertation on research conducted studying the dynamic crack initiation toughness of a 4340 steel. Researchers have been conducting experimental testing of dynamic crack initiation toughness, K{sub Ic}, for many years, using many experimental techniques with vastly different trends in the results when reporting K{sub Ic} as a function of loading rate. The dissertation describes a novel experimental technique for measuring K{sub Ic} in metals using the Kolsky bar. The method borrows from improvements made in recent years in traditional Kolsky bar testing by using pulse shaping techniques to ensure a constant loading rate applied to the sample before crack initiation. Dynamic crack initiation measurements were reported on a 4340 steel at two different loading rates. The steel was shown to exhibit a rate dependence, with the recorded values of K{sub Ic} being much higher at the higher loading rate. Using the knowledge of this rate dependence as a motivation in attempting to model the fracture events, a viscoplastic constitutive model was implemented into a peridynamic computational mechanics code. Peridynamics is a newly developed theory in solid mechanics that replaces the classical partial differential equations of motion with integral-differential equations which do not require the existence of spatial derivatives in the displacement field. This allows for the straightforward modeling of unguided crack initiation and growth. To date, peridynamic implementations have used severely restricted constitutive models. This research represents the first implementation of a complex material model and its validation. After showing results comparing deformations to experimental Taylor anvil impact for the viscoplastic material model, a novel failure criterion is introduced to model the dynamic crack initiation toughness experiments. The failure model is based on an energy criterion and uses the K{sub Ic} values recorded experimentally as an input. The failure model is then validated against one class of problems showing good agreement with experimental results.
Mittelmann, Hans D.
is shown by applying it to a case study involving composition control of a binary distillation column. I is demonstrated in a binary high-purity distillation column case study by Weischedel and McAvoy [7], a demandingOptimization-based Design of Plant-Friendly Input Signals for Model-on-Demand Estimation and Model
Industrial Optimization Compact Course
Kirches, Christian
of the processes are typically nonlinear and dyna- mic. Thus, complex dynamic optimization or optimal control Topics Â· Optimal Control Â· Parameter Estimation and Optimum Experimental Design Â· Real-Time OptimizationIndustrial Optimization Compact Course and Challenge Workshop Optimization plays a crucial role
Optimization of large-scale heterogeneous system-of-systems models.
Parekh, Ojas; Watson, Jean-Paul; Phillips, Cynthia Ann; Siirola, John; Swiler, Laura Painton; Hough, Patricia Diane (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Lee, Herbert K. H. (University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA); Hart, William Eugene; Gray, Genetha Anne (Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA); Woodruff, David L. (University of California, Davis, Davis, CA)
2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Decision makers increasingly rely on large-scale computational models to simulate and analyze complex man-made systems. For example, computational models of national infrastructures are being used to inform government policy, assess economic and national security risks, evaluate infrastructure interdependencies, and plan for the growth and evolution of infrastructure capabilities. A major challenge for decision makers is the analysis of national-scale models that are composed of interacting systems: effective integration of system models is difficult, there are many parameters to analyze in these systems, and fundamental modeling uncertainties complicate analysis. This project is developing optimization methods to effectively represent and analyze large-scale heterogeneous system of systems (HSoS) models, which have emerged as a promising approach for describing such complex man-made systems. These optimization methods enable decision makers to predict future system behavior, manage system risk, assess tradeoffs between system criteria, and identify critical modeling uncertainties.
A Dynamical Model of Plasma Turbulence in the Solar Wind
Howes, G G
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
A dynamical approach, rather than the usual statistical approach, is taken to explore the physical mechanisms underlying the nonlinear transfer of energy, the damping of the turbulent fluctuations, and the development of coherent structures in kinetic plasma turbulence. It is argued that the linear and nonlinear dynamics of Alfven waves are responsible, at a very fundamental level, for some of the key qualitative features of plasma turbulence that distinguish it from hydrodynamic turbulence, including the anisotropic cascade of energy and the development of current sheets at small scales. The first dynamical model of kinetic turbulence in the weakly collisional solar wind plasma that combines self-consistently the physics of Alfven waves with the development of small-scale current sheets is presented and its physical implications are discussed. This model leads to a simplified perspective on the nature of turbulence in a weakly collisional plasma: the nonlinear interactions responsible for the turbulent casca...
Sayyar-Rodsari, Bijan; Schweiger, Carl; Hartman, Eric
2007-10-07T23:59:59.000Z
The difficult problems being tackled in the accelerator community are those that are nonlinear, substantially unmodeled, and vary over time. Such problems are ideal candidates for model-based optimization and control if representative models of the problem can be developed that capture the necessary mathematical relations and remain valid throughout the operation region of the system, and through variations in system dynamics. The goal of this proposal is to develop the methodology and the algorithms for building high-fidelity mathematical representations of complex nonlinear systems via constrained training of combined first-principles and neural network models.
Sparse optimization for inverse problems in atmospheric modelling
2015-04-13T23:59:59.000Z
Apr 13, 2015 ... In S.-E. Gryning and F. Schiermeier, editors, Air Pollution Modeling and Its Application. XI, volume 21 of NATO Challenges of Modern Society, ...
Optimal Execution Under Jump Models For Uncertain Price Impact
2012-08-13T23:59:59.000Z
May 12, 2011 ... Unfortunately current quantitative analysis of the execution cost ... Thus risk assessment under this model, particularly the tail risk, is likely to be ...
Optimization Online - A Structure-Conveying Modelling Language ...
Marco Colombo
2009-03-24T23:59:59.000Z
Mar 24, 2009 ... A Structure-Conveying Modelling Language for Mathematical and Stochastic Programming. Marco Colombo (m.colombo ***at*** ed.ac.uk)
Optimization Online - PSMG-A Parallel Structured Model Generator ...
Feng Qiang
2014-10-10T23:59:59.000Z
Oct 10, 2014 ... As far as we are aware, PSMG is the first processor for an algebraic modelling language that is capable of generating the problem in parallel.
Model Independent Analysis of Beam Centroid Dynamics in Accelerators
Wang, Chun-xi
2003-04-21T23:59:59.000Z
Fundamental issues in Beam-Position-Monitor (BPM)-based beam dynamics observations are studied in this dissertation. The major topic is the Model-Independent Analysis (MIA) of beam centroid dynamics. Conventional beam dynamics analysis requires a certain machine model, which itself of ten needs to be refined by beam measurements. Instead of using any particular machine model, MIA relies on a statistical analysis of the vast amount of BPM data that often can be collected non-invasively during normal machine operation. There are two major parts in MIA. One is noise reduction and degrees-of-freedom analysis using a singular value decomposition of a BPM-data matrix, which constitutes a principal component analysis of BPM data. The other is a physical base decomposition of the BPM-data matrix based on the time structure of pulse-by-pulse beam and/or machine parameters. The combination of these two methods allows one to break the resolution limit set by individual BPMs and observe beam dynamics at more accurate levels. A physical base decomposition is particularly useful for understanding various beam dynamics issues. MIA improves observation and analysis of beam dynamics and thus leads to better understanding and control of beams in both linacs and rings. The statistical nature of MIA makes it potentially useful in other fields. Another important topic discussed in this dissertation is the measurement of a nonlinear Poincare section (one-turn) map in circular accelerators. The beam dynamics in a ring is intrinsically nonlinear. In fact, nonlinearities are a major factor that limits stability and influences the dynamics of halos. The Poincare section map plays a basic role in characterizing and analyzing such a periodic nonlinear system. Although many kinds of nonlinear beam dynamics experiments have been conducted, no direct measurement of a nonlinear map has been reported for a ring in normal operation mode. This dissertation analyzes various issues concerning map measurements and shows that it is possible to measure the Poincare section map (in terms of Taylor series) of a circular accelerator to a surprisingly high order and accuracy based on present BPM technology. MIA can overcome the inherent limit of BPM resolution. Nonlinear map measurements will advance understanding of the beam dynamics of a ring.
Open problem: Dynamic Relational Models for Improved Hazardous Weather Prediction
McGovern, Amy
Open problem: Dynamic Relational Models for Improved Hazardous Weather Prediction Amy McGovern1 dis- covery methods for use on mesoscale weather data. Severe weather phenomena such as tornados, thun, current techniques for predicting severe weather are tied to specific characteristics of the radar systems
Parameterized Model Order Reduction of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems
Reif, Rafael
Parameterized Model Order Reduction of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Brad Bond Research Laboratory reduction technique for non-linear systems. Our approach combines an existing non-parameterized trajectory piecewise linear method for non-linear systems, with an existing moment matching param- eterized technique
Transport coefficients of a mesoscopic fluid dynamics model
N. Kikuchi; C. M. Pooley; J. F. Ryder; J. M. Yeomans
2003-02-21T23:59:59.000Z
We investigate the properties of stochastic rotation dynamics (Malevanets-Kapral method), a mesoscopic model used for simulating fluctuating hydrodynamics. Analytical results are given for the transport coefficients. We discuss the most efficient way of measuring the transport properties and obtain excellent agreement between the theoretical and numerical calculations.
Lessons Learned from Quantitative Dynamical Modeling in Systems Biology
Timmer, Jens
Lessons Learned from Quantitative Dynamical Modeling in Systems Biology Andreas Raue1,2 *. , Marcel of Physics, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, 2 Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Center, Munich, Germany, 3 Systems Biology of Signal Transduction, German Cancer Research Center
Non-perturbative Dynamical Decoupling Control: A Spin Chain Model
Zhao-Ming Wang; Lian-Ao Wu; Jun Jing; Bin Shao; Ting Yu
2012-03-24T23:59:59.000Z
This paper considers a spin chain model by numerically solving the exact model to explore the non-perturbative dynamical decoupling regime, where an important issue arises recently (J. Jing, L.-A. Wu, J. Q. You and T. Yu, arXiv:1202.5056.). Our study has revealed a few universal features of non-perturbative dynamical control irrespective of the types of environments and system-environment couplings. We have shown that, for the spin chain model, there is a threshold and a large pulse parameter region where the effective dynamical control can be implemented, in contrast to the perturbative decoupling schemes where the permissible parameters are represented by a point or converge to a very small subset in the large parameter region admitted by our non-perturbative approach. An important implication of the non-perturbative approach is its flexibility in implementing the dynamical control scheme in a experimental setup. Our findings have exhibited several interesting features of the non-perturbative regimes such as the chain-size independence, pulse strength upper-bound, noncontinuous valid parameter regions, etc. Furthermore, we find that our non-perturbative scheme is robust against randomness in model fabrication and time-dependent random noise.
Dynamic and Static Influence Models on Starbucks Networks Minkyoung Kim
Dynamic and Static Influence Models on Starbucks Networks Minkyoung Kim Interdisciplinary Program Starbucks stores in Korea, which have been spread most rapidly in the world, as an exemplary social network for Starbucks to open the 100th store in Korea, which is the fastest growth of Starbucks in the world [10
Wind Energy Applications of Unified and Dynamic Turbulence Models
Heinz, Stefan
Wind Energy Applications of Unified and Dynamic Turbulence Models Stefan Heinz and Harish Gopalan applicable as a low cost alternative. 1 Introduction There is a growing interest in using wind energy suggests the possibility of providing 20% of the electricity in the U.S. by wind energy in 2030
Modelling Dynamic Trust with Property Based Attestation in Trusted Platforms
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
Modelling Dynamic Trust with Property Based Attestation in Trusted Platforms Aarthi Nagarajan attestation in trusted computing provides the ability to reason about the state of a platform using integrity attestation by abstracting low level binary values to high level security properties or functions of platforms
Modeling Combined Time-and Event-Driven Dynamic Systems
Baclawski, Kenneth B.
such as logistical systems, distributed sensor sys- tems and intelligent highway vehicle systems, are complex dynamic. In this approach, future behaviors are generated through quantitative simulation which "executes" a simulation model, typically at fixed time steps, to obtain quantitative values of state and/or output variables. 1
Geographical Information Systems and Dynamic Modeling via Agent Based Systems
de Figueiredo, Luiz Henrique
Geographical Information Systems and Dynamic Modeling via Agent Based Systems Cláudio Antônio da fariasol@eng.uerj.br ABSTRACT A full integration among Geographical Information Systems and Agent Based integrated with Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The first one is the movement of pedestrians
Multiscale modeling of polystyrene dynamics in different environments
Faller, Roland
Multiscale modeling of polystyrene dynamics in different environments Qi Sun1 , Florence Pon1 simulations can address not only the average properties of the system but also the distribution over any component in their neighborhood and vice versa. The simulation temperature of 450 K is chosen to be above
Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction
Veatch, Michael H.
of approximating functions for the differential cost. The first contribution of this paper is identifying new or piece-wise quadratic. Fluid cost has been used to initialize the value iteration algorithm [5Approximate Dynamic Programming for Networks: Fluid Models and Constraint Reduction Michael H
Model-Driven Dynamic Control of Embedded Wireless Sensor Networks
Agarwal, Pankaj K.
Model-Driven Dynamic Control of Embedded Wireless Sensor Networks Paul G. Flikkema1 , Pankaj K-generation wireless sensor networks may revolution- ize understanding of environmental change by assimilating heteroge of wireless sensor networks is now becoming a mature research field. As a result, the discipline is undergoing
Dynamical Analysis of the Fitzhugh-Nagumo Model
Beer, Randall D.
Dynamical Analysis of the Fitzhugh-Nagumo Model #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer This isYour Brain #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer Action Potentials Tateno, T., Harsch, A. and Robinson, H.P.C. (2004). Threshold Firing. Neurophysiology 92:2283-2294. #12;IU/COGS-Q580/Beer The Ionic Basis of the Action Potential Delcomyn, F. (1998
LECTURES ON GLAUBER DYNAMICS FOR DISCRETE SPIN MODELS
Transitions 5.1 The SolidonSolid Approximation 5.2 Back to the Ising Model 5.3 Recent Progresses 6. Phase Measures 2.3 Weak and Strong Mixing Conditions 2.4 Mixing properties and bounds on relative densities 3 on the Spectral Gap with Free B.C 6.6 Mixed B.C 6.7 Applications 7. Glauber Dynamics for the Dilute Ising Model 7
Optimizing Mobile Application Performance with ModelDriven Engineering
Schmidt, Douglas C.
describes current research in developing an MDE tool for modeling mobile software architectures and using the following contributions to the study of mobile software development: (1) it shows how models of a mobile it difficult to test power consumption and performance until late in the software lifecycle [14], e.g., during
Ryan, Sarah M.
Process and Continuous Monitoring Index terms--Optimal replacement, proportional hazards model, semi-Markovian covariate process, which we assume is under continuous monitoring. The form of an optimal policy-Markov process, threshold replacement policy, sensitivity analysis SUMMARY This paper deals with the optimal
Deshpande, Vighnesh Prakash
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
A performance model and a reliability-based optimization model for flexible pavements that accounts for the effects of rehabilitation actions are developed. The developed performance model can be effectively implemented ...
Deshpande, Vighnesh Prakash
2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z
A performance model and a reliability-based optimization model for flexible pavements that accounts for the effects of rehabilitation actions are developed. The developed performance model can be effectively implemented in all the applications...
Gauge turbulence, topological defect dynamics, and condensation in Higgs models
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Gasenzer, Thomas [Universitat Heidelberg, Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Heidelberg (Germany); GSI, ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, Darmstadt (Germany); McLerran, Larry [Brookhaven National Laboratory, Physics Department, RIKEN BNL Research Center Upton NY (United States); China Central Normal University, Physics Department, Wuhan (China); Pawlowski, Jan M [Universitat Heidelberg, Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Heidelberg (Germany); GSI, ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, Darmstadt (Germany); Sexty, Denes [Universitat Heidelberg, Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Heidelberg (Germany); GSI, ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, Darmstadt (Germany)
2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The real-time dynamics of topological defects and turbulent configurations of gauge fields for electric and magnetic confinement are studied numerically within a 2+1D Abelian Higgs model. It is shown that confinement is appearing in such systems equilibrating after a strong initial quench such as the overpopulation of the infrared modes. While the final equilibrium state does not support confinement, metastable vortex defect configurations appearing in the gauge field are found to be closely related to the appearance of physically observable confined electric and magnetic charges. These phenomena are seen to be intimately related to the approach of a non-thermal fixed point of the far-from-equilibrium dynamical evolution, signaled by universal scaling in the gauge-invariant correlation function of the Higgs field. Even when the parameters of the Higgs action do not support condensate formation in the vacuum, during this approach, transient Higgs condensation is observed. We discuss implications of these results for the far-from-equilibrium dynamics of Yang–Mills fields and potential mechanisms of how confinement and condensation in non-Abelian gauge fields can be understood in terms of the dynamics of Higgs models. These suggest that there is an interesting new class of dynamics of strong coherent turbulent gauge fields with condensates.
Gauge turbulence, topological defect dynamics, and condensation in Higgs models
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Gasenzer, Thomas; McLerran, Larry; Pawlowski, Jan M.; Sexty, Dénes
2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z
The real-time dynamics of topological defects and turbulent configurations of gauge fields for electric and magnetic confinement are studied numerically within a 2+1D Abelian Higgs model. It is shown that confinement is appearing in such systems equilibrating after a strong initial quench such as the overpopulation of the infrared modes. While the final equilibrium state does not support confinement, metastable vortex defect configurations appearing in the gauge field are found to be closely related to the appearance of physically observable confined electric and magnetic charges. These phenomena are seen to be intimately related to the approach of a non-thermal fixedmore »point of the far-from-equilibrium dynamical evolution, signaled by universal scaling in the gauge-invariant correlation function of the Higgs field. Even when the parameters of the Higgs action do not support condensate formation in the vacuum, during this approach, transient Higgs condensation is observed. We discuss implications of these results for the far-from-equilibrium dynamics of Yang–Mills fields and potential mechanisms of how confinement and condensation in non-Abelian gauge fields can be understood in terms of the dynamics of Higgs models. These suggest that there is an interesting new class of dynamics of strong coherent turbulent gauge fields with condensates.« less
Russell, Lynn
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory general circulation model investigation of the indirect Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, USA V. Ramaswamy, Paul A. Ginoux, and Larry W. Horowitz Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, New
California at Irvine, University of
CVSys: A Coordination Framework for Dynamic and Fully Distributed Cardiovascular Modeling and dynamic simulation control. This coordination framework uniquely incorporates attributes of open indigenous and a more integrated system representation. Dynamic simulation control serves to interject new
Temperature-Aware Dynamic Resource Provisioning in a Power-Optimized Datacenter
Pedram, Massoud
-wide power and thermal management (PTM) solutions that improve the energy efficiency of the datacenters power consumption (for both servers and air conditioning units) while meeting an upper bound, resource provisioning, energy efficient, power optimization, temperature aware I. INTRODUCTION Cloud
Hybrid Model for Building Performance Diagnosis and Optimal Control
Wang, S.; Xu, X.
2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
simulation model is based on first principles, either a detailed first principles model, such as EnergyPlus (Crawley and Drury 2000), DOE-2 (Ed Kidd et al. 2001), or a simplified first principles model, such as AIRMODEL (Giebler et al. 1998) which....D. (1999). Whole building diagnostics. http://poet.lbl.gov/diagworkshop/proceedings Crawley, Drury B. (2000). EnergyPlus: energy simulation program; ASHRAE Journal Apr 2000; Vol. 42(4):49-56. Davis L. (1991). Handbook of genetic algorithms. New...
Hybrid fuzzy and optimal modeling for water quality evaluation
Wang, Dong; Singh, Vijay P.; Zhu, Yuansheng
2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
Water quality evaluation entails both randomness and fuzziness. Two hybrid models are developed, based on the principle of maximum entropy (POME) and engineering fuzzy set theory (EFST). Generalized weighted distances are ...
Constraining climate model properties using optimal fingerprint detection methods
Forest, Chris Eliot.; Allen, Myles R.; Sokolov, Andrei P.; Stone, Peter H.
We present a method for constraining key properties of the climate system that are important for climate prediction (climate sensitivity and rate of heat penetration into the deep ocean) by comparing a model's response to ...
Hybrid fuzzy and optimal modeling for water quality evaluation
Wang, Dong; Singh, Vijay P.; Zhu, Yuansheng
2007-05-08T23:59:59.000Z
Water quality evaluation entails both randomness and fuzziness. Two hybrid models are developed, based on the principle of maximum entropy (POME) and engineering fuzzy set theory (EFST). Generalized weighted distances are defined for considering...
A dynamical symmetry breaking model in Weyl space
A. Feoli; W. R. Wood; G. Papini
1998-05-11T23:59:59.000Z
The dynamical process following the breaking of Weyl geometry to Riemannian geometry is considered by studying the motion of de Sitter bubbles in a Weyl vacuum. The bubbles are given in terms of an exact, spherically symmetric thin shell solution to the Einstein equations in a Weyl-Dirac theory with a time-dependent scalar field of the form beta = f(t)/r. The dynamical solutions obtained lead to a number of possible applications. An important feature of the thin shell model is the manner in which beta provides a connection between the interior and exterior geometries since information about the exterior geometry is contained in the boundary conditions for beta.
Recent developments in DYNSUB: New models, code optimization and parallelization
Daeubler, M.; Trost, N.; Jimenez, J.; Sanchez, V. [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)
2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
DYNSUB is a high-fidelity coupled code system consisting of the reactor simulator DYN3D and the sub-channel code SUBCHANFLOW. It describes nuclear reactor core behavior with pin-by-pin resolution for both steady-state and transient scenarios. In the course of the coupled code system's active development, super-homogenization (SPH) and generalized equivalence theory (GET) discontinuity factors may be computed with and employed in DYNSUB to compensate pin level homogenization errors. Because of the largely increased numerical problem size for pin-by-pin simulations, DYNSUB has bene fitted from HPC techniques to improve its numerical performance. DYNSUB's coupling scheme has been structurally revised. Computational bottlenecks have been identified and parallelized for shared memory systems using OpenMP. Comparing the elapsed time for simulating a PWR core with one-eighth symmetry under hot zero power conditions applying the original and the optimized DYNSUB using 8 cores, overall speed up factors greater than 10 have been observed. The corresponding reduction in execution time enables a routine application of DYNSUB to study pin level safety parameters for engineering sized cases in a scientific environment. (authors)
Gaussian Process Model for Collision Dynamics of Complex Molecules
Cui, Jie
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
We show that a Gaussian Process model can be combined with a small number of scattering calculations to provide an accurate multi-dimensional dependence of scattering observables on the experimentally controllable parameters (such as the collision energy, temperature or external fields) as well as the potential energy surface parameters. This can be used for solving the inverse scattering problem, the prediction of collision properties of a specific molecular system based on the information for another molecule, the efficient calculation of thermally averaged observables and for reducing the error of the molecular dynamics calculations by averaging over the potential energy surface variations. We show that, trained by a combination of classical and quantum dynamics calculations, the model provides an accurate description of the scattering cross sections, even near scattering resonances. In this case, the classical calculations stabilize the model against uncertainties arising from wildly varying correlations ...
Evolutionary dynamic optimization: A survey of the state of the art
2012-04-09T23:59:59.000Z
[68] E. Alba, B. Sarasola, Measuring fitness degradation in dynamic optimiza-. 1561 tion problems, in: European Workshops on Applications of Evolutionary.
Sensitivity analysis of a dynamic model for submerged arc silicon furnaces.
Foss, Bjarne A.
Sensitivity analysis of a dynamic model for submerged arc silicon furnaces. B. F. Lund1 , B. A for a dynamic model of submerged arc silicon furnaces. The model we study, called "Simod", was developed updating a nonlinear, dynamic model of a silicon furnace. We have identified a parameter set that has
Model for dynamic self-assembled magnetic surface structures.
Belkin, M.; Glatz, A.; Snezhko, A.; Aranson, I. S.; Materials Science Division; Northwestern Univ.
2010-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
We propose a first-principles model for the dynamic self-assembly of magnetic structures at a water-air interface reported in earlier experiments. The model is based on the Navier-Stokes equation for liquids in shallow water approximation coupled to Newton equations for interacting magnetic particles suspended at a water-air interface. The model reproduces most of the observed phenomenology, including spontaneous formation of magnetic snakelike structures, generation of large-scale vortex flows, complex ferromagnetic-antiferromagnetic ordering of the snake, and self-propulsion of bead-snake hybrids.
Modeling Dynamics in the Central Regions of Disk Galaxies
Isaac Shlosman
2004-12-07T23:59:59.000Z
The central regions of disk galaxies are hosts to supermassive black holes whose masses show a tight correlation with the properties of surrounding stellar bulges. While the exact origin of this dependency is not clear, it can be related to the very basic properties of dark matter halos and the associated gas and stellar dynamics in the central kpc of host galaxies. In this review we discuss some of the recent developments in modeling the wide spectrum of dynamical processes which can be affiliated with the above phenomena, such as the structure of molecular tori in AGN, structure formation in triaxial halos, and dissipative and non-dissipative dynamics in nested bar systems, with a particular emphasis on decoupling of gaseous nuclear bars. We also briefly touch on the subject of fueling the nuclear starbursts and AGN.
Deep ACS Imaging in the Globular Cluster NGC6397: Dynamical Models
Jarrod R. Hurley; Michael M. Shara; Harvey B. Richer; Ivan R. King; D. Saul Davis; Jason S. Kalirai; Brad M. S. Hansen; Aaron Dotter; Jay Anderson; Gregory G. Fahlman; R. Michael Rich
2008-02-28T23:59:59.000Z
We present N-body models to complement deep imaging of the metal-poor core-collapsed cluster NGC6397 obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope. All simulations include stellar and binary evolution in-step with the stellar dynamics and account for the tidal field of the Galaxy. We focus on the results of a simulation that began with 100000 objects (stars and binaries), 5% primordial binaries and Population II metallicity. After 16 Gyr of evolution the model cluster has about 20% of the stars remaining and has reached core-collapse. We compare the color-magnitude diagrams of the model at this age for the central region and an outer region corresponding to the observed field of NGC6397 (about 2-3 half-light radii from the cluster centre). This demonstrates that the white dwarf population in the outer region has suffered little modification from dynamical processes - contamination of the luminosity function by binaries and white dwarfs with non-standard evolution histories is minimal and should not significantly affect measurement of the cluster age. We also show that the binary fraction of main-sequence stars observed in the NGC6397 field can be taken as representative of the primordial binary fraction of the cluster. For the mass function of the main-sequence stars we find that although this has been altered significantly by dynamics over the cluster lifetime, especially in the central and outer regions, that the position of the observed field is close to optimal for recovering the initial mass function of the cluster stars (below the current turn-off mass). More generally we look at how the mass function changes with radius in a dynamically evolved stellar cluster and suggest where the best radial position to observe the initial mass function is for clusters of any age.
Modeling and optimization of a chiller plant Xiupeng Wei*
Kusiak, Andrew
. The chillers have varying energy efficiency. Since the chiller plant model derived from data-driven approach of chillers, cooling towers, pumps and chilled water storage tanks. It is frequently used to air conditioning was found and controlled to reduce fluc- tuation in chiller efficiency in different operating conditions
Modeling an optical magnetometer with electronic circuits Analysis and optimization
6 3.2 Model verification 7 3.3 Different detection scheme in self-oscillation mode 8 3.3.1 Pump-probe arrangement with balanced polarimeter 8 3.3.2 Pump-probe arrangement with nearly-crossed polarizer 9 3, and bandwidths of the sensors, as well as their different sizes, prices, and maintenance costs [1]. Currently
Correlations, Competition, and Optimality: Modelling the Development of
Goodhill, Geoffrey J.
both qualitative and quantitative comparisons with the performance of an algorithm based on the self not satisfactorily address both of these phenomena simultaneously. In this thesis we discuss in detail several models was a great source of inspiration and encouragement to me throughout the thesis, and I am particularly
Dynamic Absorption Model for Off-Gas Separation
Veronica J. Rutledge
2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
Modeling and simulations will aid in the future design of U.S. advanced reprocessing plants for the recovery and recycle of actinides in used nuclear fuel. The specific fuel cycle separation process discussed in this report is the off-gas treatment system. The off-gas separation consists of a series of scrubbers and adsorption beds to capture constituents of interest. Dynamic models are being developed to simulate each unit operation involved so each unit operation can be used as a stand-alone model and in series with multiple others. Currently, a rate based, dynamic absorption model is being developed in gPROMS software. Inputs include liquid and gas stream constituents, column properties, liquid and gas phase reactions, number of stages, and inlet conditions. It simulates multiple component absorption with countercurrent flow and accounts for absorption by mass transfer and chemical reaction. The assumption of each stage being a discrete well-mixed entity was made. Therefore, the model is solved stagewise. The simulation outputs component concentrations in both phases as a function of time from which the rate of absorption is determined. Temperature of both phases is output as a function of time also. The model will be used able to be used as a standalone model in addition to in series with other off-gas separation unit operations. The current model is being generated based on NOx absorption; however, a future goal is to develop a CO2 specific model. The model will have the capability to be modified for additional absorption systems. The off-gas models, both adsorption and absorption, will be made available via the server or web for evaluation by customers.
Dynamics of Matter in a Compactified Kaluza-Klein Model
Valentino Lacquaniti; Giovanni Montani
2009-02-10T23:59:59.000Z
A longstanding problem in Kaluza-Klein models is the description of matter dynamics. Within the 5D model, the dimensional reduction of the geodesic motion for a 5D free test particle formally restores electrodynamics, but the reduced 4D particle shows a charge-mass ratio that is upper bounded, such that it cannot fit to any kind of elementary particle. At the same time, from the quantum dynamics viewpoint, there is the problem of the huge massive modes generation. We present a criticism against the 5D geodesic approach and face the hypothesis that in Kaluza-Klein space the geodesic motion does not deal with the real dynamics of test particle. We propose a new approach: starting from the conservation equation for the 5D matter tensor, within the Papapetrou multipole expansion, we prove that the 5D dynamical equation differs from the 5D geodesic one. Our new equation provides right coupling terms without bounding and in such a scheme the tower of massive modes is removed.
Model of a deterministic detector and dynamical decoherence
Lee, Jae Weon; Shepelyansky, Dima L. [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, UMR 5152 du CNRS, Univ. P. Sabatier, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 4 (France); Averin, Dmitri V. [Department of Physics, University of Stony Brook, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York 11794 (United States); Benenti, Giuliano [Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria and Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia, Unita di Como, Via Valleggio 11, 22100 Como (Italy)
2005-07-15T23:59:59.000Z
We discuss a deterministic model of detector coupled to a two-level system (a qubit). The detector is a quasiclassical object whose dynamics is described by the kicked rotator Hamiltonian. We show that in the regime of quantum chaos the detector acts as a chaotic bath and induces decoherence of the qubit. We discuss the dephasing and relaxation rates and demonstrate that the main features of single-qubit decoherence due to a heat bath can be reproduced by our fully deterministic dynamical model. Moreover, we show that, for strong enough qubit-detector coupling, the dephasing rate is given by the rate of exponential instability of the detector's dynamics, that is, by the Lyapunov exponent of classical motion. Finally, we discuss the measurement in the regimes of strong and weak qubit-detector coupling. For the case of strong coupling the detector performs a measurement of the up/down state of the qubit. In the case of weak coupling, due to chaos, the dynamical evolution of the detector is strongly sensitive to the state of the qubit. However, in this case it is unclear how to extract a signal from any measurement with a coarse-graining in the phase space on a size much larger than the Planck cell.
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
greenhouse gas levels and energy consumption by 20% and increase the share of renewables by 20%, all9th International Conference of Modeling, Optimization and Simulation - MOSIM'12 June 6-8, 2012 engine to its standard internal combustion engine. The aim for the prototype is to use the electrical
Gitelson, Anatoly
Optimizing spectral indices and chemometric analysis of leaf chemical properties using radiative for Sciences, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA d Center for Advanced Land Management Information squares regression We used synthetic reflectance spectra generated by a radiative transfer model, PROSPECT
Gitelson, Anatoly
Optimizing spectral indices and chemometric analysis of leaf chemical properties using radiative for Sciences, 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA 94305, USA d Center for Advanced Land Management Information regression We used synthetic reflectance spectra generated by a radiative transfer model, PROSPECT-5
Pedram, Massoud
to meet the expected growth of energy consumption among end users under the worst-case power demandAccurate Component Model Based Optimal Control for Energy Storage Systems in Households of Southern California Los Angeles, CA, USA {yanzhiwa, xuelin, pedram}@usc.edu Abstract
Optimal Perturbations in the Eady Model: Resonance versus PV Unshielding H. DE VRIES
de Vries, Hylke
Optimal Perturbations in the Eady Model: Resonance versus PV Unshielding H. DE VRIES Institute August 2004) ABSTRACT Using a nonmodal decomposition technique based on the potential vorticity (PV, such that the initial surface potential temperature (PT) is zero. These nonmodal structures are used as PV building
Modeling and Optimization of Next Generation Feedstock Development for Chemical Process
Grossmann, Ignacio E.
Modeling and Optimization of Next Generation Feedstock Development for Chemical Process Industry -Glutamic acid Anaerobic digestion mass Cellulose Biogas Bio oil Gasoline Diesel Butanol Dimethyl ether,Oil Polyol Biodiesel Glycerin Naphtha and Diesel Liquefaction / d h l Thermo chemical Protein Protein
Stochastic Modeling and Optimization for Robust Power Management in a Partially Observable System
Qiu, Qinru
Stochastic Modeling and Optimization for Robust Power Management in a Partially Observable System power management technique gives significantly better performance and energy tradeoff. 1. Introduction or hard disk. The power management hardware/software monitors the state transition in the system
Boyer, Edmond
strategies based on anaerobic energy and variations of velocity J. Fr´ed´eric Bonnans Inria-Saclay and CMAP of running strategies hal-01024231,version1-15Jul2014 #12;Keller's model Variable energy recreation Bounding.F. Bonnans, Optimization of running strategies based on anaerobic energy and variations of velocity. SIAM J
Neural NetworkBased Modeling and Optimization for Effective Vehicle Emission Testing and
Huang, Yinlun
Neural NetworkBased Modeling and Optimization for Effective Vehicle Emission Testing and Engine and Materials Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA In automotive manufacturing, vehicle emission testing and engine calibration are the key to achieving emission standards with satisfactory fuel
Finding best practices for automotive glazing recycling: a network optimization model
Boyer, Edmond
: a network optimization model," Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. Xx, 2013 DOI : 10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2013.02.022 hal-00796046,version1-1Mar2013 Author manuscript, published in "Journal of Cleaner Production (2013 for transport glazing from store s to treatment unit r Unit cost for treatment in unit r Production coefficient
THE USE OF HYDRAULIC MODELS TO OPTIMIZE THE REHABILITATION OF AN OPEN CHANNEL IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
THE USE OF HYDRAULIC MODELS TO OPTIMIZE THE REHABILITATION OF AN OPEN CHANNEL IRRIGATION SYSTEM of irrigation, as well as the type of control used for managing the system and has led to the use factors like diurnal irrigation or the significant storage capacity of the system, and would lead
Baer, Ferdinand
Optimizing Computations in Weather and Climate Prediction Models* F. BAER, BANGLIN ZHANG, AND BING scenarios for many time scales, more computer power than is currently available will be needed. One and sometimes with a biosphere included, are very complex and require so much computing power on available
Recent developments in model-based optimization and control of subsurface flow
Van den Hof, Paul
; identifiability; model reduction. 1. INTRODUCTION The production of oil and gas from petroleum reservoirs the pores of subsurface rock lay- ers. The production life of a petroleum reservoir generally lasts a number configurations and production strategies, but an emerging use is in the 'real-time' optimization and control
Wu, Xindong
Engines April 15, 2009 7 / 57 #12;Introduction - Section II - Outline Terms and Definitions Brief Search' or displayed back to the user in hypertextual format. mek (UVM) Search Engines April 15, 2009 9 / 57 #12;TermsModeling and Optimizing Hypertextual Search Engines Based on the Reasearch of Larry Page and Sergey
MODELING AND TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION OF WATER SPRAY COOLING IN A LIQUID PISTON AIR COMPRESSOR
Li, Perry Y.
MODELING AND TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION OF WATER SPRAY COOLING IN A LIQUID PISTON AIR COMPRESSOR Storage (CAES) system for offshore wind turbine that has recently been proposed in [1,2]. Since the air in [5]. The porous material greatly increases the heat transfer area and the liquid piston prevents air
1 P A P E R 2 Design, Modeling and Optimization of an
Qu, Zhihua
1 P A P E R 2 Design, Modeling and Optimization of an 3 Ocean Wave Power Generation Buoy 4 A U T H source of energy. Exist- 44 ing systems, typically hydraulic turbines powered by high-pressure fluids, are very 45 large in size and costly. Additionally, they require large ocean waves in which to op- 46 erate
Fang-Yen, Christopher
EESOM: Electrical Energy Sourcing Optimization Model Department of Electrical and Systems Sobkiw Dr. John Keenan Project Overview The United States' electrical energy sector faces a set. Questions such as when and where electrical energy is needed and how the resources that fuel its generation
IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS-.-1 Modeling and optimal force control of a nonlinear
Paris-Sud XI, Université de
IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS-.- 1 Modeling and optimal force control of a nonlinear analysis, Kalman filtering, LQG force control, Micro-glass balls manipulation. I. INTRODUCTION Designing and controlling systems able to perform dexter- ous manipulation tasks on small components (i.e. between 1µm and 1
Dynamic ModelingDynamic Modeling the Electric Power Networkthe Electric Power Network
Oro, Daniel
at the National Energy Modeling System/Annual Energy Outlook Conference, Washington, DC, March 10, 2003] #12
Swing Dynamics as Primal-Dual Algorithm for Optimal Load Control
Low, Steven H.
al. studied the aggregate response character- istics when individual loads are turned on networks, loads can pro- vide flexible, fast responsive, and decentralized sources for frequency regulation and generation-demand balancing, com- plementary to generation control. We consider an optimal load control (OLC
Dynamic Optimization for Functional Reactive Programming using Generalized Algebraic Data Types
Nilsson, Henrik
practical purposes. However, this may require quite sophisticated library implementa- tions in the form of a self-optimizing, arrow-based Haskell combinator library. The paper has two aims. Firstly of "pre-composed" primitives that were there mainly for per- formance reasons are no longer needed
Powell, Warren B.
OPTIMAL HOURAHEAD BIDDING IN THE REALTIME ELECTRICITY MARKET WITH BATTERY STORAGE USING System Operator) require that battery storage operators place bids into an hour ahead market (although in the use of gridlevel storage to smooth variations in supply that are likely to arise with increased use
Energy Savings Opportunities through Combined Heat and Power Systems Optimization Model Case Studies
Owaidh, M.
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Use Energy Savings Opportunities Through CHP Optimization Models IETC, Jun 2-4 2015 © Copyright 2015, Saudi Aramco. All rights reserved. ESL-IE-15-06-07 Proceedings of the Thrity-Seventh Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. June 2...-4, 2015 Saudi Aramco: Company General Use Outline: • Introduction – Overview of CHP models – Current Reality • Case Study – Correlations development – Analysis • Conclusion ESL-IE-15-06-07 Proceedings of the Thrity-Seventh Industrial Energy Technology...
Bergman, Keren
· Fluctuation of market price of reclaimed materials 2 #12;Macro-level Reverse Logistics Cost Model Determine Distance matrix between collection and recycling sites (actual distance between sites) Reverse logistics Capital cost to open up a PVTBC ($K) selected location Capital cost ($K) Reverse logistics cost ($K
Integrated method to create optimal dynamic strategic plans for corporate technology start-ups
Mikati, Samir Omar
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents an innovative method for evaluating and dynamically planning the development of uncertain technology investments. Its crux centers on a paradigm shift in the way managers assess investments, toward an ...
From Physics Model to Results: An Optimizing Framework for Cross-Architecture Code Generation
DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)
Blazewicz, Marek; Hinder, Ian; Koppelman, David M.; Brandt, Steven R.; Ciznicki, Milosz; Kierzynka, Michal; Löffler, Frank; Schnetter, Erik; Tao, Jian
2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Starting from a high-level problem description in terms of partial differential equations using abstract tensor notation, theChemoraframework discretizes, optimizes, and generates complete high performance codes for a wide range of compute architectures. Chemora extends the capabilities of Cactus, facilitating the usage of large-scale CPU/GPU systems in an efficient manner for complex applications, without low-level code tuning. Chemora achieves parallelism through MPI and multi-threading, combining OpenMP and CUDA. Optimizations include high-level code transformations, efficient loop traversal strategies, dynamically selected data and instruction cache usage strategies, and JIT compilation of GPU code tailored to the problem characteristics. The discretization is based onmore »higher-order finite differences on multi-block domains. Chemora's capabilities are demonstrated by simulations of black hole collisions. This problem provides an acid test of the framework, as the Einstein equations contain hundreds of variables and thousands of terms.« less
From Physics Model to Results: An Optimizing Framework for Cross-Architecture Code Generation
Marek Blazewicz; Ian Hinder; David M. Koppelman; Steven R. Brandt; Milosz Ciznicki; Michal Kierzynka; Frank Löffler; Erik Schnetter; Jian Tao
2013-07-24T23:59:59.000Z
Starting from a high-level problem description in terms of partial differential equations using abstract tensor notation, the Chemora framework discretizes, optimizes, and generates complete high performance codes for a wide range of compute architectures. Chemora extends the capabilities of Cactus, facilitating the usage of large-scale CPU/GPU systems in an efficient manner for complex applications, without low-level code tuning. Chemora achieves parallelism through MPI and multi-threading, combining OpenMP and CUDA. Optimizations include high-level code transformations, efficient loop traversal strategies, dynamically selected data and instruction cache usage strategies, and JIT compilation of GPU code tailored to the problem characteristics. The discretization is based on higher-order finite differences on multi-block domains. Chemora's capabilities are demonstrated by simulations of black hole collisions. This problem provides an acid test of the framework, as the Einstein equations contain hundreds of variables and thousands of terms.
On the Single-Zone Modeling for Optimal Climate Control of a Real-Sized Livestock Stable System
Yang, Zhenyu
climate control systems. A typical modern stable system is usually equipped with a hybrid ventilation [3On the Single-Zone Modeling for Optimal Climate Control of a Real-Sized Livestock Stable System and implementation of a model-based optimal indoor climate control for a real-sized livestock stable system
Heaton, Thomas H.
A Simple Optimal Power Flow Model with Energy Storage K. Mani Chandy, Steven H. Low, Ufuk Topcu and Huan Xu Abstract-- The integration of renewable energy, such as wind power, into the electric grid OPF model with storage and study how storage allows optimization of power generation across multiple
Xu , Huan
A Simple Optimal Power Flow Model with Energy Storage K. Mani Chandy, Steven H. Low, Ufuk Topcu and Huan Xu Abstract-- The integration of renewable energy generation, such as wind power how storage allows optimization of power generation across multiple time periods. The model
Nuclear Hybrid Energy System Modeling: RELAP5 Dynamic Coupling Capabilities
Piyush Sabharwall; Nolan Anderson; Haihua Zhao; Shannon Bragg-Sitton; George Mesina
2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z
The nuclear hybrid energy systems (NHES) research team is currently developing a dynamic simulation of an integrated hybrid energy system. A detailed simulation of proposed NHES architectures will allow initial computational demonstration of a tightly coupled NHES to identify key reactor subsystem requirements, identify candidate reactor technologies for a hybrid system, and identify key challenges to operation of the coupled system. This work will provide a baseline for later coupling of design-specific reactor models through industry collaboration. The modeling capability addressed in this report focuses on the reactor subsystem simulation.
Dynamic Versus Steady-State Modeling of FACTS Controllers in Transmission Congestion
Cañizares, Claudio A.
1 Dynamic Versus Steady-State Modeling of FACTS Controllers in Transmission Congestion Claudio A of dynamic models of power systems elements, including FACTS controllers, and a better representation controller dynamic models in market clearing and power dispatch. The research work presented here
Learning Multiple Models of Non-Linear Dynamics for Control under Varying Contexts
Vijayakumar, Sethu
Learning Multiple Models of Non-Linear Dynamics for Control under Varying Contexts Georgios Petkos for adaptive motor control exist which learn the system's inverse dynamics online and use this single model;II Command Context 1 Context 2 Dynamics models Context n Control Learning Commands Switch / Mix
AIAA 2001-2126 DYNAMICAL MODELS FOR CONTROL OF CAVITY OSCILLATIONS
Dabiri, John O.
AIAA 2001-2126 DYNAMICAL MODELS FOR CONTROL OF CAVITY OSCILLATIONS Clarence W. Rowley Tim Colonius have used an explicit dynamical model for control design, or analysis of performance or robustness, CA 91125 Abstract We investigate nonlinear dynamical models for self- sustained oscillations
Learning Multiple Models of Non-Linear Dynamics for Control under Varying Contexts
Toussaint, Marc
Learning Multiple Models of Non-Linear Dynamics for Control under Varying Contexts Georgios Petkos for adaptive motor control exist which learn the system's inverse dynamics online and use this single model version - to appear in ICANN 2006 #12;II Command Context 1 Context 2 Dynamics models Context n Control
Load estimation and control using learned dynamics models Georgios Petkos and Sethu Vijayakumar
Vijayakumar, Sethu
Load estimation and control using learned dynamics models Georgios Petkos and Sethu Vijayakumar with their robustness in light of imperfect, intermediate dynamic models. I. INTRODUCTION Adaptive control the learned dynamics for control. In Section IV, we see how from a set of learned models with known inertial
Best practices for system dynamics model design and construction with powersim studio.
Malczynski, Leonard A.
2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z
This guide addresses software quality in the construction of Powersim{reg_sign} Studio 8 system dynamics simulation models. It is the result of almost ten years of experience with the Powersim suite of system dynamics modeling tools (Constructor and earlier Studio versions). It is a guide that proposes a common look and feel for the construction of Powersim Studio system dynamics models.
MOGO: Model-Oriented Global Optimization of Petascale Applications
Malony, Allen D.; Shende, Sameer S.
2012-09-14T23:59:59.000Z
The MOGO project was initiated under in 2008 under the DOE Program Announcement for Software Development Tools for Improved Ease-of-Use on Petascale systems (LAB 08-19). The MOGO team consisted of Oak Ridge National Lab, Argonne National Lab, and the University of Oregon. The overall goal of MOGO was to attack petascale performance analysis by developing a general framework where empirical performance data could be efficiently and accurately compared with performance expectations at various levels of abstraction. This information could then be used to automatically identify and remediate performance problems. MOGO was be based on performance models derived from application knowledge, performance experiments, and symbolic analysis. MOGO was able to make reasonable impact on existing DOE applications and systems. New tools and techniques were developed, which, in turn, were used on important DOE applications on DOE LCF systems to show significant performance improvements.
Shu, Chuan-Cun; Henriksen, Niels E. [Department of Chemistry, Building 207, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800, Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)
2012-01-28T23:59:59.000Z
We implement phase-only shaped laser pulses within quantum optimal control theory for laser-molecule interaction. This approach is applied to the indirect photofragmentation dynamics of NaI in the weak-field limit. It is shown that optimized phase-modulated pulses with a fixed frequency distribution can substantially modify transient dissociation probabilities as well as the momentum distribution associated with the relative motion of Na and I.
Modelling the e#ects of air pollution on health using Bayesian Dynamic Generalised Linear Models
Bath, University of
Modelling the e#ects of air pollution on health using Bayesian Dynamic Generalised Linear Models 1 Introduction The potential detrimental e#ects of ambient air pollution is a major issue in public (2004)). Large multicity studies such as `Air pollution and health: a European approach' (APHEA
Modeling and Simulation of the Longitudinal Beam Dynamics - RF Station Interaction in the LHC Rings
Mastorides, T; Rivetta, C.; Fox, J.D.; Winkle, D.Van; /SLAC; Baudrenghien, P.; Tuckmantel, J.; /CERN
2008-07-07T23:59:59.000Z
A non-linear time-domain simulation has been developed to study the interaction between longitudinal beam dynamics and RF stations in the LHC rings. The motivation for this tool is to determine optimal LLRF configurations, to study system sensitivity on various parameters, and to define the operational and technology limits. It will be also used to study the effect of RF station noise, impedance, and perturbations on the beam life time and longitudinal emittance. It allows the study of alternative LLRF implementations and control algorithms. The insight and experience gained from our PEP-II simulation is important for this work. In this paper we discuss properties of the simulation tool that will be helpful in analyzing the LHC RF system and its initial results. Partial verification of the model with data taken during the LHC RF station commissioning is presented.
User Guide for PV Dynamic Model Simulation Written on PSCAD Platform
Muljadi, E.; Singh, M.; Gevorgian, V.
2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z
This document describes the dynamic photovoltaic model developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and is intended as a guide for users of these models.
Use dynamic simulation to model HPU reactor depressuring
Ernest, J.B.; Depew, C.A. (Fluor Daniel, Inc., Irvine, CA (United States))
1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Dynamic simulation is the best available method for the analysis of hydroprocessing unit (HPU) depressuring. Depressuring is crucial for the safe operation of hydrocracking and other HPUs with catalysts that have hydrocracking activity. Effective design for depressuring is valuable for all types of HPUs, both grass-roots and revamps. Reactor loop depressuring can set design temperatures and pressures for the reactor effluent cooling train and other equipment and piping in an HPU. Unfortunately, usual methods for determining equipment and piping design conditions during depressuring leave much room for improvement because they poorly account for time-dependent temperature and pressure changes. Dynamic simulation makes it practical to more accurately estimate these transient conditions. The paper discusses depressuring design, including the nature of depressuring, the impact of depressuring on design, and depressuring calculation methods. The author then describes modeling of hydroprocessing unit depressuring by discussing the general and particular correspondence of simulation modules to physical equipment using the base case of total electrical power failure. The special data that is required for dynamic simulation is described and typical simulation results are given. Lastly, the advantages of dynamic simulation are summarized.
Design of Optimal Dynamic Analyzers: Mathematical Aspects of Wave Pattern Recognition
V. P. Belavkin; V. P. Maslov
2004-12-03T23:59:59.000Z
We give a review of the most important results on optimal tomography as mathematical wave-pattern recognition theory emerged in the 70's in connection with the problems of optimal estimation and hypothesis testing in quantum theory. In quantum theory such problems are sometimes referred as the problem of optimal measurement of an unknown quantum state, and are the main subject of the emerging mathematical theory of quantum statistics. We develop the results of quantum pattern recognition theory, most of which belong to VPB, further into the direction of wave, rather than particle statistical estimation and hypothesis testing theory, with the aim to include not only quantum matter waves but also classical wave patterns like optical and acoustic waves. We conclude that Hilbert space and operator methods developed in quantum theory are equally useful in the classical wave theory, as soon as the possible observations are restricted to only intensity distributions of waves, i.e. when the wave states are not the allowed observables, as they are not the observables of individual particles in the quantum theory. We show that all characteristic attributes of quantum theory such as complementarity, entanglement or Heisenberg uncertainty relations are also attributes of the generalized wave pattern recognition theory.
Eulerian hydrocode modeling of a dynamic tensile extrusion experiment (u)
Burkett, Michael W [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Clancy, Sean P [Los Alamos National Laboratory
2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Eulerian hydrocode simulations utilizing the Mechanical Threshold Stress flow stress model were performed to provide insight into a dynamic extrusion experiment. The dynamic extrusion response of copper (three different grain sizes) and tantalum spheres were simulated with MESA, an explicit, 2-D Eulerian continuum mechanics hydrocode and compared with experimental data. The experimental data consisted of high-speed images of the extrusion process, recovered extruded samples, and post test metallography. The hydrocode was developed to predict large-strain and high-strain-rate loading problems. Some of the features of the features of MESA include a high-order advection algorithm, a material interface tracking scheme and a van Leer monotonic advection-limiting. The Mechanical Threshold Stress (MTS) model was utilized to evolve the flow stress as a function of strain, strain rate and temperature for copper and tantalum. Plastic strains exceeding 300% were predicted in the extrusion of copper at 400 m/s, while plastic strains exceeding 800% were predicted for Ta. Quantitative comparisons between the predicted and measured deformation topologies and extrusion rate were made. Additionally, predictions of the texture evolution (based upon the deformation rate history and the rigid body rotations experienced by the copper during the extrusion process) were compared with the orientation imaging microscopy measurements. Finally, comparisons between the calculated and measured influence of the initial texture on the dynamic extrusion response of tantalum was performed.
Dynamic mesoscale model of dipolar fluids via fluctuating hydrodynamics
Persson, Rasmus A. X.; Chu, Jhih-Wei, E-mail: jwchu@nctu.edu.tw [Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30068, Taiwan (China); Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30068, Taiwan (China); Voulgarakis, Nikolaos K. [Department of Mathematics, Washington State University, Richland, Washington 99372 (United States)
2014-11-07T23:59:59.000Z
Fluctuating hydrodynamics (FHD) is a general framework of mesoscopic modeling and simulation based on conservational laws and constitutive equations of linear and nonlinear responses. However, explicit representation of electrical forces in FHD has yet to appear. In this work, we devised an Ansatz for the dynamics of dipole moment densities that is linked with the Poisson equation of the electrical potential ? in coupling to the other equations of FHD. The resulting ?-FHD equations then serve as a platform for integrating the essential forces, including electrostatics in addition to hydrodynamics, pressure-volume equation of state, surface tension, and solvent-particle interactions that govern the emergent behaviors of molecular systems at an intermediate scale. This unique merit of ?-FHD is illustrated by showing that the water dielectric function and ion hydration free energies in homogeneous and heterogenous systems can be captured accurately via the mesoscopic simulation. Furthermore, we show that the field variables of ?-FHD can be mapped from the trajectory of an all-atom molecular dynamics simulation such that model development and parametrization can be based on the information obtained at a finer-grained scale. With the aforementioned multiscale capabilities and a spatial resolution as high as 5 Å, the ?-FHD equations represent a useful semi-explicit solvent model for the modeling and simulation of complex systems, such as biomolecular machines and nanofluidics.
Multiphase flow in the advanced fluid dynamics model
Bohl, W.R.; Wilhelm, D.; Berthier, J.; Parker, F.P.; Ichikawa, S.; Goutagny, L.; Ninokata, H.
1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
This paper describes the modeling used in the Advanced Fluid Dynamics Model (AFDM), a computer code to investigate new approaches to simulating severe accidents in fast reactors. The AFDM code has 12 topologies describing what material contacts are possible depending on the presence or absence of a given material in a computational cell, the dominant liquid, and the continuous phase. Single-phase, bubbly, churn-turbulent, cellular, and dispersed flow are permitted for the pool situations modeled. Interfacial areas between the continuous and discontinuous phases are convected to allow some tracking of phenomenological histories. Interfacial areas also are modified by models of nucleation, dynamic forces, turbulence, flashing, coalescence, and mass transfer. Heat transfer generally is treated using engineering correlations. Liquid/vapor phase transitions are handled with a nonequililbrium heat-transfer-limited model, whereas melting and freezing processes are based on equilibrium considerations. The Los Alamos SESAME equation of state (EOS) has been inplemented using densities and temperatures as the independent variables. A summary description of the AFDM numerical algorithm is provided. The AFDM code currently is being debugged and checked out. Two sample three-field calculations also are presented. The first is a three-phase bubble column mixing experiment performed at Argonne National Laboratory; the second is a liquid-liquid mixing experiment performed at Kernforschungszentrum, Karlsruhe, that resulted in rapid vapor production. We conclude that only qualitative comparisons currently are possible for complex multiphase situations. Many further model developments can be pursued, but there are limits because of the lack of a comprehensive theory, the lack of detailed multicomponent experimental data, and the difficulties in keeping the resulting model complexities tractable.
Computational fluid dynamic modeling of fluidized-bed polymerization reactors
Rokkam, Ram [Ames Laboratory
2012-11-02T23:59:59.000Z
Polyethylene is one of the most widely used plastics, and over 60 million tons are produced worldwide every year. Polyethylene is obtained by the catalytic polymerization of ethylene in gas and liquid phase reactors. The gas phase processes are more advantageous, and use fluidized-bed reactors for production of polyethylene. Since they operate so close to the melting point of the polymer, agglomeration is an operational concern in all slurry and gas polymerization processes. Electrostatics and hot spot formation are the main factors that contribute to agglomeration in gas-phase processes. Electrostatic charges in gas phase polymerization fluidized bed reactors are known to influence the bed hydrodynamics, particle elutriation, bubble size, bubble shape etc. Accumulation of electrostatic charges in the fluidized-bed can lead to operational issues. In this work a first-principles electrostatic model is developed and coupled with a multi-fluid computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model to understand the effect of electrostatics on the dynamics of a fluidized-bed. The multi-fluid CFD model for gas-particle flow is based on the kinetic theory of granular flows closures. The electrostatic model is developed based on a fixed, size-dependent charge for each type of particle (catalyst, polymer, polymer fines) phase. The combined CFD model is first verified using simple test cases, validated with experiments and applied to a pilot-scale polymerization fluidized-bed reactor. The CFD model reproduced qualitative trends in particle segregation and entrainment due to electrostatic charges observed in experiments. For the scale up of fluidized bed reactor, filtered models are developed and implemented on pilot scale reactor.
Parameter Estimation of Dynamic Air-conditioning Component Models Using Limited Sensor Data
Hariharan, Natarajkumar
2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z
This thesis presents an approach for identifying critical model parameters in dynamic air-conditioning systems using limited sensor information. The expansion valve model and the compressor model parameters play a crucial role in the system model...
Nucleon-nucleon interaction in the chromodielectric soliton model: Dynamics
Pepin, S.; Stancu, F. [Universite de Liege, Institut de Physique B.5, Sart-Tilman, B-4000 Liege 1 (Belgium)] [Universite de Liege, Institut de Physique B.5, Sart-Tilman, B-4000 Liege 1 (Belgium); Koepf, W. [School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv (Israel)] [School of Physics and Astronomy, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Tel Aviv (Israel); Wilets, L. [Department of Physics, FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)] [Department of Physics, FM-15, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (United States)
1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z
The present work is an extension of a previous study of the nucleon-nucleon interaction based on the chromodielectric soliton model. The former approach was static, leading to an adiabatic potential. Here we perform a dynamical study in the framework of the generator coordinate method. In practice we derive an approximate Hill-Wheeler differential equation and obtain a local nucleon-nucleon potential as a function of a mean generator coordinate. This coordinate is related to an effective separation distance between the two nucleons by a Fujiwara transformation. This latter relationship is especially useful in studying the quark substructure of light nuclei. We investigate the explicit contribution of the one-gluon exchange part of the six-quark Hamiltonian to the nucleon-nucleon potential, and we find that the dynamics are responsible for a significant part of the short-range {ital N}-{ital N} repulsion. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}
Madanat, S M; Park, Sejung; Kuhn, K D
2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
S. ?2002?. “Optimal maintenance and repair policies inM. I. ?1987?. “Optimal maintenance decisions for pavement?1997?. “Pontis: A system for maintenance optimization and
Observations on the Optimality Tolerance in the CAISO 33% RPS Model
Yao, Y; Meyers, C; Schmidt, A; Smith, S; Streitz, F
2011-09-22T23:59:59.000Z
In 2008 Governor Schwarzenegger of California issued an executive order requiring that 33 percent of all electricity in the state in the year 2020 should come from renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and small hydroelectric facilities. This 33% renewable portfolio standard (RPS) was further codified and signed into law by Governor Brown in 2011. To assess the market impacts of such a requirement, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) initiated a study to quantify the cost, risk, and timing of achieving a 33% RPS by 2020. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) was contracted to manage this study. The production simulation model used in this study was developed using the PLEXOS software package, which allows energy planners to optimize long-term system planning decisions under a wide variety of system constraints. In this note we describe our observations on varying the optimality tolerance in the CAISO 33% RPS model. In particular, we observe that changing the optimality tolerance from .05% to .5% leads to solutions over 5 times faster, on average, producing very similar solutions with a negligible difference in overall distance from optimality.
Optimizing future imaging survey of galaxies to confront dark energy and modified gravity models
Kazuhiro Yamamoto; David Parkinson; Takashi Hamana; Robert C. Nichol; Yasushi Suto
2007-07-22T23:59:59.000Z
We consider the extent to which future imaging surveys of galaxies can distinguish between dark energy and modified gravity models for the origin of the cosmic acceleration. Dynamical dark energy models may have similar expansion rates as models of modified gravity, yet predict different growth of structure histories. We parameterize the cosmic expansion by the two parameters, $w_0$ and $w_a$, and the linear growth rate of density fluctuations by Linder's $\\gamma$, independently. Dark energy models generically predict $\\gamma \\approx 0.55$, while the DGP model $\\gamma \\approx 0.68$. To determine if future imaging surveys can constrain $\\gamma$ within 20 percent (or $\\Delta\\gammafuture CMB observations.
ARRAY OPTIMIZATION FOR TIDAL ENERGY EXTRACTION IN A TIDAL CHANNEL – A NUMERICAL MODELING ANALYSIS
Yang, Zhaoqing; Wang, Taiping; Copping, Andrea
2014-04-18T23:59:59.000Z
This paper presents an application of a hydrodynamic model to simulate tidal energy extraction in a tidal dominated estuary in the Pacific Northwest coast. A series of numerical experiments were carried out to simulate tidal energy extraction with different turbine array configurations, including location, spacing and array size. Preliminary model results suggest that array optimization for tidal energy extraction in a real-world site is a very complex process that requires consideration of multiple factors. Numerical models can be used effectively to assist turbine siting and array arrangement in a tidal turbine farm for tidal energy extraction.
Model for Aggregated Water Heater Load Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks
Vlachopoulou, Maria; Chin, George; Fuller, Jason C.; Lu, Shuai; Kalsi, Karanjit
2012-07-19T23:59:59.000Z
The transition to the new generation power grid, or “smart grid”, requires novel ways of using and analyzing data collected from the grid infrastructure. Fundamental functionalities like demand response (DR), that the smart grid needs, rely heavily on the ability of the energy providers and distributors to forecast the load behavior of appliances under different DR strategies. This paper presents a new model of aggregated water heater load, based on dynamic Bayesian networks (DBNs). The model has been validated against simulated data from an open source distribution simulation software (GridLAB-D). The results presented in this paper demonstrate that the DBN model accurately tracks the load profile curves of aggregated water heaters under different testing scenarios.
Optimal modeling of 1D azimuth correlations in the context of Bayesian inference
De Kock, Michiel B; Trainor, Thomas A
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
Analysis and interpretation of spectrum and correlation data from high-energy nuclear collisions is currently controversial because two opposing physics narratives derive contradictory implications from the same data-one narrative claiming collision dynamics is dominated by dijet production and projectile-nucleon fragmentation, the other claiming collision dynamics is dominated by a dense, flowing QCD medium. Opposing interpretations seem to be supported by alternative data models, and current model-comparison schemes are unable to distinguish between them. There is clearly need for a convincing new methodology to break the deadlock. In this study we introduce Bayesian Inference (BI) methods applied to angular correlation data as a basis to evaluate competing data models. For simplicity the data considered are projections of 2D angular correlations onto 1D azimuth from three centrality classes of 200 GeV Au-Au collisions. We consider several data models typical of current model choices, including Fourier seri...
Explorations in combining cognitive models of individuals and system dynamics models of groups.
Backus, George A.
2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z
This report documents a demonstration model of interacting insurgent leadership, military leadership, government leadership, and societal dynamics under a variety of interventions. The primary focus of the work is the portrayal of a token societal model that responds to leadership activities. The model also includes a linkage between leadership and society that implicitly represents the leadership subordinates as they directly interact with the population. The societal model is meant to demonstrate the efficacy and viability of using System Dynamics (SD) methods to simulate populations and that these can then connect to cognitive models depicting individuals. SD models typically focus on average behavior and thus have limited applicability to describe small groups or individuals. On the other hand, cognitive models readily describe individual behavior but can become cumbersome when used to describe populations. Realistic security situations are invariably a mix of individual and population dynamics. Therefore, the ability to tie SD models to cognitive models provides a critical capability that would be otherwise be unavailable.
Bailey, Nicholas P; Hansen, Jesper Schmidt; Veldhorst, Arno A; Bøhling, Lasse; Lemarchand, Claire A; Olsen, Andreas E; Bacher, Andreas K; Larsen, Heine; Dyre, Jeppe C; Schrøder, Thomas B
2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z
RUMD is a general purpose, high-performance molecular dynamics (MD) simulation package running on graphical processing units (GPU's). RUMD addresses the challenge of utilizing the many-core nature of modern GPU hardware when simulating small to medium system sizes (roughly from a few thousand up to hundred thousand particles). It has a performance that is comparable to other GPU-MD codes at large system sizes and substantially better at smaller sizes.RUMD is open-source and consists of a library written in C++ and the CUDA extension to C, an easy-to-use Python interface, and a set of tools for set-up and post-simulation data analysis. The paper describes RUMD's main features, optimizations and performance benchmarks.
Optimization Online - TACO - A Toolkit for AMPL Control Optimization
Christian Kirches
2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z
Nov 7, 2011 ... ... optimal control problems for ODE or DAE dynamic processes. ... This toolkit is designed to facilitate the coupling of existing optimal control ...
An Approximate Inference Approach to Temporal Optimization in Optimal Control
Vijayakumar, Sethu
Motivation · Stochastic Optimal feedback control (SOFC) is a plausible move- ment generation strategy in goal with non-linear dynamics and non-quadratic costs SOFC law can only be found locally and iteratively, e SOFC Model Random variables we use here: xt state of a plant (joint angles q and velocities q) ut