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Optimal Power Flow Based Demand Response Offer Price Optimization  

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Optimal Power Flow Based Demand Response Offer Price Optimization Zhen Qiu 1 Introduction-time energy balance. Demand response programs are offered by the utility companies to reduce the load response cost in exchange for load reduction. A considerable amount of papers have discussed the demand

Lavaei, Javad

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Probabilistic Optimal Power Flow Using Linear Fuzzy Relation.  

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??Optimal Power Flow (OPF) is a very important tool for planning and analysis of power systems. In the recent times, uncertain renewable energy is being… (more)

Arneja, Inderdeep S. (Author)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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AC-DC Microgrid Optimal Power Flow.  

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??Electricity market deregulation has opened the door for novel electricity production schemes within the existing central production paradigm that dominates the electricity power industry. The… (more)

Duggal, Inderjeet (Author)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal mixing and optimal stirring for fixed energy, fixed power or fixed palenstrophy flows  

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Optimal mixing and optimal stirring for fixed energy, fixed power or fixed palenstrophy flows-time perfect mixing with a finite energy constraint on the stirring flow. On the other hand, using techniques, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (Dated: 31 March 2012) We consider passive scalar mixing

Novikov, Alexei

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Outage Detection in Power Distribution Networks with Optimally-Deployed Power Flow Sensors  

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Outage Detection in Power Distribution Networks with Optimally-Deployed Power Flow Sensors Yue Zhao deployed real-time power flow sensors and that of load estimates via Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI within each subtree only the sensors at its root and on its boundary are used. Outage detection

Zhao, Yue

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RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) for systems with high penetration of wind power  

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Abstract In this paper, we formulate a RLOPF (risk-limiting optimal power flow) problem for systems with high penetration of wind power to address the issue of possibly violating the security constraints in power systems due to the volatility of wind power generations. To cope with the computational complexity of the proposed RLOPF problem, we propose a computationally efficient RLOPF algorithm assisted by the off-line constructed probability distribution models for bus voltage magnitudes and transmission line real power flows. We apply the proposed RLOPF algorithm to the RLOPF problems on a 26-bus power system for two cases of significantly different re-dispatching percentage share for non-renewable power generations to compensate the volatility of wind power generations. The test results reveal that the performance of all solutions obtained by the proposed RLOPF algorithm of various step-sizes in both cases meet the required probability 0.95 on satisfying the security constraints in the presence of variable wind power generations, and the CPU time consumption are mostly within 1 s. We also test the performance of conventional OPF (optimal power flow) solution on both cases, and the resulted probability are all smaller than 0.783. These test results demonstrate the merit and the computational efficiency of the proposed RLOPF algorithm.

Shin-Yeu Lin; Ai-Chih Lin

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Exact Convex Relaxation of Optimal Power Flow in Radial Networks  

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flow laws can be approximated by linear equations known as the DC power flow model [2]­[4], if 1) line important for distribution networks due to the advent of distributed generation (e.g., rooftop photovoltaic panels) and controllable loads (e.g., electric vehicles). Distributed generation is difficult to predict

Low, Steven H.

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Optimal Power Flow of Multiple Energy Carriers(Geidl and Andersson 2007) |  

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Optimal Power Flow of Multiple Energy Carriers(Geidl and Andersson 2007) Optimal Power Flow of Multiple Energy Carriers(Geidl and Andersson 2007) Home > Groups > Energy Systems Integration Qinsun's picture Submitted by Qinsun(35) Member 15 November, 2012 - 13:04 Literature Review The author proposed a linear static state model for multiple energy carriers. The optimal power flow and economic dispatch was determined. The method is a simple method of integrated system planning The methods used in the paper are linear deterministic system without control signal, optimal power flow and economic dispatch The proposed method stabilized the power grid, reduced the marginal cost of electricity, and increased the marginal cost of natural gas. The strength of the proposed method is following: 1. it is integrated; 2. it secures to converge;

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DC Optimal Power Flow Formulation in AMES Leigh Tesfatsion  

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@iastate.edu, http://www.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/ Fig. 1. AMES day-ahead energy market activities during each day D wholesale power market testbed. I. AMES TESTBED The latest version of AMES (Agent-based Modeling.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/AMESLMPDetermination.LT.pdf this objective, the ISO operates a day-ahead energy market settled by means of LMP. The welfare of each LSE j

Tesfatsion, Leigh

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Optimal Power Flow Formulation in Market of Retail Wheeling Taiyou Yong, Student Member, IEEE Robert Lasseter, Fellow, IEEE  

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, transmission and distribution in an area. The rate of electricity is regulated. The market is monopoly. Retail. Optimal power flow is an optimizing tool for power system planning, energy management etc. Use Robert Lasseter, Fellow, IEEE Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin

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Centralized wind power plant voltage control with optimal power flow algorithm.  

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??This thesis presents a method of controlling the reactive power injected into a medium-voltage collection system by multiple wind turbine generators such that the voltage… (more)

Kline, Jared Andrew

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal power flow under both normal and contingent operation conditions using the hybrid fuzzy particle swarm optimisation and Nelder-Mead algorithm (HFPSO-NM)  

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In this paper, we solve the optimal power flow problem using by the new hybrid fuzzy particle swarm optimisation and Nelder-Mead (NM) algorithm (HFPSO-NM). The goal of combining the NM simplex method and the particle swarm optimisation (PSO) method is ... Keywords: Fuzzy logic, HFPSO-NM, Nelder-Mead method, Optimal power flow, Particle swarm optimisation, Voltage stability

Mahmood Joorabian; Ehsan Afzalan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A risk-averse security-constrained optimal power flow for a power grid subject to hurricanes  

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Abstract During the course of a hurricane, many components in the power grid may be affected. In particular, loss of transmission lines and/or towers due to excess wind conditions may adversely impact the operation of the grid and force a re-dispatch of the generation units. However, large generation units have considerable ramp rates and usually are not able to vary their outputs fast enough. This might lead to temporary imbalances between load and generation that, if not resolved quickly, may result in more severe cascading failures. When a large scale disturbance such as a hurricane is forthcoming it is most beneficial to proactively dispatch the grid so as to minimize the likelihood of future failures. To assist the operator in proactively responding to an imminent event such as a hurricane, a risk-averse generation dispatch model is presented in this paper based on security-constrained AC optimal power flow. To perform (N–k) contingency analysis, a geospatial model of the power grid is developed that allows for the computation of outage probabilities of the transmission lines affected by the hurricane wind fields. Statistical analysis has been performed on the historical data on the past hurricane events in the US in order to simulate realistic hurricane scenarios. The IEEE 118-bus test system has been mapped onto the map of the state of Texas in order to provide a realistic test bed. The proposed algorithm takes into account the cost of operation, as well as the risks associated with overload and over/undervoltage conditions. Moreover, it allows for preventive as well as corrective dispatch of the power grid.

Pirooz Javanbakht; Salman Mohagheghi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chance Constrained Optimal Power Flow: Risk-Aware Network Control under Uncertainty  

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When uncontrollable resources fluctuate, Optimum Power Flow (OPF), routinely used by the electric power industry to re-dispatch hourly controllable generation (coal, gas and hydro plants) over control areas of transmission networks, can result in grid instability, and, potentially, cascading outages. This risk arises because OPF dispatch is computed without awareness of major uncertainty, in particular fluctuations in renewable output. As a result, grid operation under OPF with renewable variability can lead to frequent conditions where power line flow ratings are significantly exceeded. Such a condition, which is borne by simulations of real grids, would likely resulting in automatic line tripping to protect lines from thermal stress, a risky and undesirable outcome which compromises stability. Smart grid goals include a commitment to large penetration of highly fluctuating renewables, thus calling to reconsider current practices, in particular the use of standard OPF. Our Chance Constrained (CC) OPF correct...

Bienstock, Daniel; Harnett, Sean

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal power flow considering fault current level constraints and fault current limiters  

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Abstract The aim of this paper is to present a novel method to dispatch the active generation power properly in the power system while incorporating fault current levels as constraints for the optimization problem. Due to the limited capacity of protective devices such as circuit breakers, allocating active power without considering fault current levels can probably lead to fault currents exceeding the rating of these devices. Hence restricting the fault current levels to an allowable amount while minimizing a specified objective function seems to be necessary. In a number of cases even the appropriate allocation of active power is not able to reduce the fault current levels to the permitted amount therefore using fault current limiters (FCL) is unavoidable. In this paper also a planning scheme is presented for the location and sizing of fault current limiters and the effect of fault current limiters on the objective functions is investigated.

Amirhossein Khazali; Mohsen Kalantar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk-Mitigated Optimal Power Flow for Wind Powered Grids Emma Sjodin, Dennice F. Gayme and Ufuk Topcu  

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." High grid penetrations of solar or wind power pose a number of operational challenges and it is widely transmission capacity [10]. Until now, the power industry has dealt with potential failures using deterministic, Baltimore, MD, USA, 21218. dennice@jhu.edu U. Topcu is with Control and Dynamical Systems at the California

Low, Steven H.

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Abstract--The optimal power flow (OPF) problem is a critical problem for power generation and is generally non-convex. This  

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voltage lines with voltage magnitudes below 100 kV. Traditionally OPF problem mainly focus on transmission generators to areas in need, the networks' voltages are typically above 100 kV. Distribution networks flow on the line P: vector of active power generations Q: vector of reactive power generations L: loss

Lavaei, Javad

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Structural power flow measurement  

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Previous investigations of structural power flow through beam-like structures resulted in some unexplained anomalies in the calculated data. In order to develop structural power flow measurement as a viable technique for machine tool design, the causes of these anomalies needed to be found. Once found, techniques for eliminating the errors could be developed. Error sources were found in the experimental apparatus itself as well as in the instrumentation. Although flexural waves are the carriers of power in the experimental apparatus, at some frequencies longitudinal waves were excited which were picked up by the accelerometers and altered power measurements. Errors were found in the phase and gain response of the sensors and amplifiers used for measurement. A transfer function correction technique was employed to compensate for these instrumentation errors.

Falter, K.J.; Keltie, R.F.

1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Synchrony-optimized power grids  

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We investigate synchronization in power grids, which we assume to be modeled by a network of Kuramoto oscillators with inertia. More specifically, we study the optimization of the power grid topology to favor the network synchronization. We introduce a rewiring algorithm which consists basically in a hill climb scheme where the edges of the network are swapped in order enhance the main measures of synchronization. As a byproduct of the optimization algorithm, we typically have also the anticipation of the synchronization onset for the optimized network. We perform several robustness tests for the synchrony-optimized power grids, including the impact of consumption peaks. In our analyses, we investigate synthetic random networks, which we consider as hypothetical decentralized power generation situations, and also a network based in the actual power grid of Spain, which corresponds to the current paradigm of centralized power grids. The synchrony-optimized power grids obtained by our algorithm have some intere...

Pinto, Rafael S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coordinated optimization of the parameters of the cooled gas-turbine flow path and the parameters of gas-turbine cycles and combined-cycle power plants  

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In the present paper, we evaluate the effectiveness of the coordinated solution to the optimization problem for the parameters of cycles in gas turbine and combined cycle power plants and to the optimization prob...

A. M. Kler; Yu. B. Zakharov; Yu. M. Potanina

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow optimization in diving helmets  

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Improved carbon dioxide transport from the annular space between the head and helmet is necessary to reduce fresh gas flow and associated noise. This paper gives an overview of new techniques for investigating this transport, and for optimizing helmet flow to remove CO{sub 2}. An analytical model predicts inhaled carbon dioxide fraction in terms of helmet and respiration characteristics. Fundamental behavior over a wide range of helmet parameters is computed. An experimental model uses Reynolds scaling with water and dye to simulate fresh gas and carbon dioxide respectively. The water/dye model supports measurement of inhaled dye concentration, and flow visualization. Detailed behavior is investigated for one helmet with air/CO{sub 2} and water/dye experiments. Results support validity of the analytic and water models, provide new insight to CO{sub 2} transport mechanisms, and suggest directions for optimizing helmet design.

Camperman, J.M. [Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, FL (United States). Coastal Systems Station; Tennant, J.S. [Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL (United States). Ocean Engineering Dept.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Simple Optimal Power Flow Model with Energy Storage K. Mani Chandy, Steven H. Low, Ufuk Topcu and Huan Xu  

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or solar power. In the state of California, peak demand for power in 2003 reached 52 GW, with projections decades, and a required 15% reserve margin, an additional 60 GW of new generation capacity will be needed by 2030 [8]. In 2006, Southern California Edison, the primary electricity utility company for the southern

Heaton, Thomas H.

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A Simple Optimal Power Flow Model with Energy Storage K. Mani Chandy, Steven H. Low, Ufuk Topcu and Huan Xu  

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is motivated by the intensifying trend to deploy renewable energy such as wind or solar power. In the state of California, peak demand for power in 2003 reached 52 GW, with projections for the year 2030 exceeding 80 GW% reserve margin, an additional 60 GW of new generation capacity will be needed by 2030 [9]. In 2006

Xu , Huan

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Optimizing Power Factor Correction  

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studied were 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, and 500 hours times each value of KW. The values of the capacitor cost parameters B and D were chosen to cover the range of costs suggested by capacitor suppliers and an electrical contractor. The values for B... plots correspond Power Factor Range: 0.5 to 1.0. to values of KW and KWH as shown in Fig. 5. The Figure 6; B ? $1,500; D ? $15 per kV I\\R. values of KWH are the products of the KW's and the hours. KWH/KII, hr 100 150 200 300 400 500 KII, kll...

Phillips, R. K.; Burmeister, L. C.

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Power Flow Controller for Renewables: Transformer-less Unified Power Flow Controller for Wind and Solar Power Transmission  

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GENI Project: MSU is developing a power flow controller to improve the routing of electricity from renewable sources through existing power lines. The fast, innovative, and lightweight circuitry that MSU is incorporating into its controller will eliminate the need for a separate heavy and expensive transformer, as well as the construction of new transmission lines. MSU’s controller is better suited to control power flows from distributed and intermittent wind and solar power systems than traditional transformer-based controllers are, so it will help to integrate more renewable energy into the grid. MSU‘s power flow controller can be installed anywhere in the existing grid to optimize energy transmission and help reduce transmission congestion.

None

2012-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Optimal Power Grid Protection through A ...  

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Feb 22, 2013 ... Optimal Power Grid Protection through A Defender-Attacker-Defender Model. Wei Yuan (weiyuan ***at*** mail.usf.edu) Long Zhao (longzhao ...

Wei Yuan

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Power network analysis and optimization  

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hierarchical power distribution design with a power tree [T. Roy, “Power distribution system design methodology andChen, “3D Power Distribution Network Co-design for Nanascale

Zhang, Wanping

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Power System Asset Optimization  

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NETL-430/061110 NETL-430/061110 March 7, 2011 430.01.03 Electric Power System Asset Optimization Disclaimer This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or

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Sandia National Laboratories: power flow control system  

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power flow control system ECIS-Princeton Power Systems, Inc.: Demand Response Inverter On March 19, 2013, in DETL, Distribution Grid Integration, Energy, Energy Surety, Facilities,...

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Partially Adaptive Stochastic Optimization for Electric Power ...  

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Jan 3, 2015 ... Abstract: Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning (GEP) is the problem of determining an optimal construction and generation plan of ...

Jikai Zou

2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Plant Optimization Demonstration Projects Cover Photos:  

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5 SEPTEMBER 2007 5 SEPTEMBER 2007 Power Plant Optimization Demonstration Projects Cover Photos: * Top left: Coal Creek Station * Top right: Big Bend Power Station * Bottom left: Baldwin Energy Complex * Bottom right: Limestone Power Plant A report on four projects conducted under separate cooperative agreements between the U.S. Department of Energy and: * Great River Energy * Tampa Electric Company * Pegasus Technologies * NeuCo. , Inc.  Power Plant Optimization Demonstration Projects Executive Summary .......................................................................................4 Background: Power Plant Optimization ......................................................5 Lignite Fuel Enhancement Project ...............................................................8

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Power network analysis and optimization  

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Marek-Sadowska, “On-chip power supply network optimizationtechniques for full-chip power supply noise analysis” IEEEFull-chip vectorless dynamic power integrity analysis and

Zhang, Wanping

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power network analysis and optimization  

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and J. N. Kozhaya, “Fast power grid simulation,” in Proc.C. Chen, “Efficient large-scale power grid analysis based onare connected between power grid nodes and the ground. Time-

Zhang, Wanping

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow shop scheduling with peak power consumption constraints  

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Mar 29, 2012 ... Flow shop scheduling with peak power consumption constraints ... Keywords: scheduling, flow shop, energy, peak power consumption, integer ...

K. Fang

2012-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: DC power optimizers  

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DC power optimizers Sandia R&D Funded under New DOE SunShot Program On November 27, 2013, in Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar,...

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Combined Thermal and Power Energy Management Optimization  

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, 'various types of prime movers (e.g. boilers, waste heat recovery, steam and gas turbines, etc.), and varying requirements for process heat and electrical power, particularly if bulk power is being dispatched to a utility grid. The ability...) maintaining the operating security of the energy supply system and equipment, and 3) optimization of energy use to meet given loads and constraints at the lowest costs. The thermal dispatch of power system boilers and turbines is the key function which...

Ahner, D. J.; Priestley, R. R.

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Strategies in tower solar power plant optimization  

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A method for optimizing a central receiver solar thermal electric power plant is studied. We parametrize the plant design as a function of eleven design variables and reduce the problem of finding optimal designs to the numerical problem of finding the minimum of a function of several variables. This minimization problem is attacked with different algorithms both local and global in nature. We find that all algorithms find the same minimum of the objective function. The performance of each of the algorithms and the resulting designs are studied for two typical cases. We describe a method to evaluate the impact of design variables in the plant performance. This method will tell us what variables are key to the optimal plant design and which ones are less important. This information can be used to further improve the plant design and to accelerate the optimization procedure.

Ramos, A

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetic Amplifier for Power Flow Control  

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GENI Project: ORNL is developing an electromagnet-based, amplifier-like device that will allow for complete control over the flow of power within the electric grid. To date, complete control of power flow within the grid has been prohibitively expensive. ORNL’s controller could provide a reliable, cost-effective solution to this problem. The team is combining two types of pre-existing technologies to assist in flow control, culminating in a prototype iron-based magnetic amplifier. Ordinarily, such a device would require expensive superconductive wire, but the magnetic iron core of ORNL’s device could serve as a low-cost alternative that is equally adept at regulating power flow.

None

2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of advanced telecommunication algorithms from power and performance perspective   

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This thesis investigates optimization of advanced telecommunication algorithms from power and performance perspectives. The algorithms chosen are MIMO and LDPC. MIMO is implemented in custom ASIC for power optimization ...

Khan, Zahid

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Free Flow Power Corporation | Open Energy Information  

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Flow Power Corporation Flow Power Corporation Jump to: navigation, search Name Free Flow Power Corporation Address 239 Causeway St Suite 300 Place Gloucester, Massachusetts Zip 1930 Sector Marine and Hydrokinetic, Ocean Product Massachusetts-based company that has developed a turbine generator designed to extract energy from tides, ocean currents, rivers, streams, canals and conduits. Free Flow has raised some initial funding and is prototype testing in rivers and tanks. Year founded 2007 Number of employees 28 Phone number 978-232-3536 Website http://www.free-flow-power.com Coordinates 37.413962°, -76.526305° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":37.413962,"lon":-76.526305,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Towards Holistic Power Tower System Optimization  

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Abstract Many stakeholders today consider power tower systems to be the most promising CSP technology for the future. Therefore much effort is spent to improve individual components and subsystems. While these are valuable steps towards cost reduction, it is also of great importance to perform an overall, i.e. ‘holistic’, system layout and optimization process. Still, even today heliostats are often characterized and even compared using the single parameter ‘cost per square meter’, which is not sufficient. More factors like optical and tracking accuracy, shape, structural deformation under operation loads and maybe even power consumption have to be factored in to allow for a meaningful comparison. In the paper recent activities targeting at a more holistic power tower system optimization are described. For the overall layout process of heliostat field, tower and receiver the complete system is modeled using SAM or an in-house tool based on SolTrace and Matlab to determine investment cost, annual electricity generation and resulting levelised electricity costs. By doing so, different heliostat types and field layouts can be directly compared using \\{LCoE\\} as a reasonable figure of merit. This logical approach to identify the optimum heliostat design is described and illustrated using two generic heliostat designs and the respective field layouts as an example; a recently developed updated tower cost curve is used. It is found that using specific heliostat costs (i.e. $/m2) alone as a figure of merit to assess different heliostat designs can be misleading, because heliostats characterized by lower specific investment costs, but also lower optical and tracking accuracy, can lead to higher levelised electricity costs, which means the real objective of power plant optimization is not reached by looking at heliostat costs per square meter alone.

G. Weinrebe; F. von Reeken; M. Wöhrbach; T. Plaz; V. Göcke; M. Balz

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Anion Exchange Membranes for Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries  

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vanadium redox flow battery; anion exchange membrane; ion exchange capacity; cycling performance; power density ... All electrochemical measurements were conducted using a fully automated redox flow battery testing system (Scribner 857 Redox Flow Cell System). ... Characteristics of a new all-vanadium redox flow battery ...

Dongyang Chen; Michael A. Hickner; Ertan Agar; E. Caglan Kumbur

2013-06-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow reversal power limit for the HFBR  

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The High Flux Beam Reactor (HFBR) is a pressurized heavy water moderated and cooled research reactor that began operation at 40 MW. The reactor was subsequently upgraded to 60 MW and operated at that level for several years. The reactor undergoes a buoyancy-driven reversal of flow in the reactor core following certain postulated accidents. Questions which were raised about the afterheat removal capability during the flow reversal transition led to a reactor shutdown and subsequent resumption of operation at a reduced power of 30 MW. An experimental and analytical program to address these questions is described in this report. The experiments were single channel flow reversal tests under a range of conditions. The analytical phase involved simulations of the tests to benchmark the physical models and development of a criterion for dryout. The criterion is then used in simulations of reactor accidents to determine a safe operating power level. It is concluded that the limit on the HFBR operating power with respect to the issue of flow reversal is in excess of 60 MW. Direct use of the experimental results and an understanding of the governing phenomenology supports this conclusion.

Cheng, L.Y.; Tichler, P.R.

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distribution Power Flow for Smart Grid Technologies  

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Smart Grid technologies hold the promise of being able to solve many of the problems currently facing in the electric power industry. However, the large scale deployment of these new technologies has been limited due to an inability to accurately model their effects or to quantify their potential benefits. GridLAB-D is a new open source power system modeling and simulation environment developed by the United States Department of Energy specifically to integrate detailed power systems and end-use models. In order to effectively model the vast array of possible smart grid technologies GridLAB-D was developed as a general simulation environment. This paper describes the basic design concept, the power flow solutions implemented, and a detailed example of the type of analysis that can be performed within the simulation environment in order to support the evaluation of smart grid technologies.

Schneider, Kevin P.; Chassin, David P.; Chen, Yousu; Fuller, Jason C.

2009-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Endogenous Carbon Taxes Electric Power Supply Chains with Power Plants  

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Optimal Endogenous Carbon Taxes for Electric Power Supply Chains with Power Plants Anna Nagurney for the determination of optimal carbon taxes applied to electric power plants in the con- text of electric power supply portion of such policy inter- ventions directed at the electric power industry. The general framework

Nagurney, Anna

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Multi-objective optimization of solar tower power plants  

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Multi-objective optimization of solar tower power plants Pascal Richter Center for Computational · Optimization of solar tower power plants 1/20 #12;Introduction ­ Solar tower power plants Solar tower PS10 (11 MW) in Andalusia, Spain · Solar tower with receiver · Heliostat field with self-aligning mirrors

Ábrahám, Erika

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Power Supply Radius Optimized with Fuzzy Geometric Program in Substation  

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An optimization is made in this paper by means of classical geometric programming and geometric programming under the fuzzy environment, although the optimization is complicated in an economical radius for power ...

Bing-Yuan Cao

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow Simulation and Optimization of Plasma Reactors for Coal Gasification  

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This paper reports a 3-d numerical simulation system to analyze the complicated flow in plasma reactors for coal gasification, which involve complex chemical reaction, two-phase flow and plasma effect. On the basis of analytic results, the distribution of the density, temperature and components' concentration are obtained and a different plasma reactor configuration is proposed to optimize the flow parameters. The numerical simulation results show an improved conversion ratio of the coal gasification. Different kinds of chemical reaction models are used to simulate the complex flow inside the reactor. It can be concluded that the numerical simulation system can be very useful for the design and optimization of the plasma reactor.

Ji Chunjun; Zhang Yingzi; Ma Tengcai

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Voltage Control of the Southern Norwegian Power Grid.  

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??This thesis contains the synthesis, analysis and simulation results of an automatic optimal voltage controller for the Southern Norwegian power grid. Currently the high voltage… (more)

Hannisdal, Erik Lundegaard

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An integrated optimal design method for utility power distribution systems.  

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??This dissertation presents a comprehensive and integrated design methodology to optimize both the electrical and the economic performance of a utility power distribution system. The… (more)

Fehr, Ralph E

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Programming Project : Admittance Matrix and Power/Load-Flow  

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Programming Project : Admittance Matrix and Power/Load-Flow EE 581 April 19, 2012 1 Introduction This project will be to develop your own power-flow (also known as load-flow) solver to study balanced, three-phase power systems in sinusoidal steady-state. The program will read in data from three files (bus, line

Wedeward, Kevin

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Optimal combined wind power forecasts using exogeneous variables  

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Optimal combined wind power forecasts using exogeneous variables Fannar ¨Orn Thordarson Kongens of the thesis is combined wind power forecasts using informations from meteorological forecasts. Lyngby, January

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Power optimization of algorithmic analog-to-digital converters  

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The dissertation presents techniques for power optimization in algorithmic analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) enabling realization of ultra low power data converters. Implantable biomedical devices and autonomous wireless sensor networks are among the ...

Steven Daniel Tucker / David M. Binkley

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Programming Project 4: Power-Flow March 1, 2010  

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SocorroLo 6 1 0 0 0 -0.34 -0.29 Table 1: Bus data for 6 bus power system. ** Load Flow Solution ** Bus will be to develop your own power-flow (also known as load-flow) solver and power system simulator to study power/O Specifications The desired format of your input and power system description is three sections (or files) of data

Wedeward, Kevin

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Newton-Krylov Methods in Power Flow and Contingency Analysis  

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for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy. Power systems are considered to be the largest and most complex man-made systems. As electrical energy is vital to our society, power systems in both operational control and planning of power systems. Essential tools are power flow (or load flow

Vuik, Kees

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Optimal Operating Frequency in Wireless Power Transmission for Implantable Devices  

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Optimal Operating Frequency in Wireless Power Transmission for Implantable Devices Ada S. Y. Poon, Stephen O'Driscoll, and Teresa H. Meng Abstract-- This paper examines short-range wireless power- ing run on power levels ranging from 10 µW to 1 mW. However, the wireless interface for both power

Poon, Ada

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Optimal Power Schedule for Distributed MIMO Links  

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an integration of link scheduling and power control for MIMOmedium access control, space-time power scheduling. Fig. 1.

Rong, Yue; Hua, Yingbo

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power Grid Analysis and Optimization Using Algebraic Multigrid  

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This paper presents a class of power grid analysis and optimization techniques, all of which are based on the algebraic-multigrid (AMG) method. First, a new AMG-based reduction scheme is proposed to improve the efficiency of reducing the problem size ... Keywords: Capacitance, multigrid, optimization, power grid, simulation

Cheng Zhuo; Jiang Hu; Min Zhao; Kangsheng Chen

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ENERGY PAYBACK OPTIMIZATION OF THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR SYSTEMS  

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and the thermoelectric module should be performed. Active cooling and the design of the heat sink are customized to findENERGY PAYBACK OPTIMIZATION OF THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATOR SYSTEMS Kazuaki Yazawa Dept model for optimizing thermoelectric power generation system is developed and utilized for parametric

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696 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 18, NO. 2, MARCH 2003 Optimized Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Circuit  

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such as an ac- tively tuned vibration absorber [1], a foot powered radio "tag" [2], [3], or a PicoRadio [4696 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 18, NO. 2, MARCH 2003 Optimized Piezoelectric. In this configuration, the converter regu- lates the power flow from the piezoelectric element to the desired electronic

Hofmann, Heath F.

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Optimization Online - Solving Power-Constrained Gas ...  

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Nov 24, 2014 ... Solving Power-Constrained Gas Transportation Problems using an ... quantities but further incorporate heat power supplies and demands as ...

Björn Geißler

2014-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Objective determination of optimal power line designs.  

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??Includes abstract. The thesis investigated the possibility of overhead power line designs being decided by using an objective rather thana subjective method. Power lines are… (more)

Stephen, Robert G.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FORTRAN SUBROUTINES FOR NETWORK FLOW OPTIMIZATION ...  

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Mar 13, 2004 ... If it is required that the flow xij be integer, (2) is replaced with ... pute the ?yk component of the direction as the solution of the system of normal ..... Source Code Files ... serve as guides for developing custom applications invoking the ..... approved April 3, 1978, American National Standards Institute, Inc.:.

2004-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Application/architecture power co-optimization for embedded systems powered by renewable sources  

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Embedded systems are being built with renewable power sources such as solar cells to replenish the energy of batteries. The renewable power sources have a wide range of efficiency levels that depend on environment parameters and the current drawn from ... Keywords: architectural optimization, load matching, power management, power utilization, renewable power source

Dexin Li; Pai H. Chou

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Bidding Strategies for Wind Power Producers with Meteorological Forecasts  

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Optimal Bidding Strategies for Wind Power Producers with Meteorological Forecasts Antonio that the inherent variability in wind power generation and the related difficulty in predicting future generation profiles, raise major challenges to wind power integration into the electricity grid. In this work we study

Giannitrapani, Antonello

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Optimal Shipboard Power System Management via Mixed Integer Dynamic Programming  

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Optimal Shipboard Power System Management via Mixed Integer Dynamic Programming Harry G. Kwatny' power systems using a logical specification to define the transition dynamics of the discrete subsystem following component failure(s) is a central goal of power system management including electric shipboard

Kwatny, Harry G.

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Power consumption optimization in multi-mode mobile relay  

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Power consumption optimization in multi-mode mobile relay C´edric L´evy-Bencheton #1 , Guillaume-mode can reduce terminal power consumption. Software Defined Radio is an enabler towards multi through relays, is another solution to reduce power consumption. We look at multi-mode relaying, where

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Optimal Scheduling of Industrial Combined Heat and Power Plants  

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Optimal Scheduling of Industrial Combined Heat and Power Plants under Time-sensitive Electricity Prices Sumit Mitra , Lige Sun , Ignacio E. Grossmann December 24, 2012 Abstract Combined heat and power companies. However, under-utilization can be a chance for tighter interaction with the power grid, which

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Unified boundary and probabilistic power flow  

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Abstract Different types of uncertainties exist in system data. Outages, errors in load forecasts and renewable generations are generally represented as probabilistic uncertainties. Load model coefficients and network parameters, on the other hand, are best represented as interval uncertainties. Irrespective of the nature of these uncertainties, all of them need to be considered in an integrated manner for proper system analysis. This paper tries to fulfill this precise need. By utilizing the synergy of boundary and probabilistic power flow algorithms, development of efficient line outage simulation and use of constant Jacobian approach, the computational burden has been kept to a manageable level. The proposed approach can be used for both transmission and distribution systems. Results for two transmission and one distribution systems have been obtained with various types of uncertainties. Validation of results has been done through the Monte Carlo Simulations (MCS).

A. Mohapatra; P.R. Bijwe; B.K. Panigrahi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility system integration and optimization models for nuclear power management  

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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 ...

Deaton, Paul Ferris

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimization of voltage deviation and power losses in power networks using Pareto optimization methods  

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Voltage regulation is an important task in electrical engineering for controlling node voltages in a power network. A widely used solution for the problem of voltage regulation is based on adjusting the taps in under load tap changers (ULTCs) power transformers ... Keywords: Multi-objective optimization, Power distribution network, Power losses, Under load tap changers, Voltage regulation

Francisco G. Montoya; Raúl Baños; Consolación Gil; Antonio Espín; Alfredo Alcayde; Julio Gómez

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel optimization sizing model for hybrid solar-wind power generation system  

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This paper develops the Hybrid Solar-Wind System Optimization Sizing (HSWSO) model, to optimize the capacity sizes of different components of hybrid solar-wind power generation systems employing a battery bank. The HSWSO model consists of three parts: the model of the hybrid system, the model of Loss of Power Supply Probability (LPSP) and the model of the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCE). The flow chart of the HSWSO model is also illustrated. With the incorporated HSWSO model, the sizing optimization of hybrid solar-wind power generation systems can be achieved technically and economically according to the system reliability requirements. A case study is reported to show the importance of the HSWSO model for sizing the capacities of wind turbines, PV panel and battery banks of a hybrid solar-wind renewable energy system.

Hongxing Yang; Lin Lu; Wei Zhou

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Power-Intensive Energy Systems with Carbon Capture  

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Optimization of Power-Intensive Energy Systems with Carbon Capture ... Three concepts for capturing CO2 from natural gas-fired combined gas/steam turbine power plants are evaluated and compared in this paper: (A) sepn. of CO2 from exhaust gas coming from a std. ...

Xuesong Zheng; Jin-Kuk Kim

2011-09-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Optimization Methodology for the Design of Power Equipment  

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health effects from overhead power line conductors [6,7]. Even though no conclusive evidence has been of utility companies have been involved in a redesign of their overhead transmission lines to avoid potentialNumerical Optimization Methodology for the Design of Power Equipment Gaurav Tewari* My M. Hua

Mamishev, Alexander

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Optimal PMU Placement Evaluation for Power System Dynamic State Estimation  

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Optimal PMU Placement Evaluation for Power System Dynamic State Estimation Jinghe Zhang, Student--The synchronized phasor measurement unit (PMU), developed in the 1980s, is considered to be one of the most important devices in the future of power systems. The recent development of PMU technology provides high

Bishop, Gary

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Optimized Jacobian Matrix Solution of a generalized electric power network  

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and transmission lines as well as power rcqui emcnts at specified points of the network. A , ample e' cctrical network i depicted in I'igure 1. The different types of nodal points are described in Appendix $. Electrical power companies use power flow analysis...'icient precision for analyzing power los, es on transmission lines. At this point, power industiy personnel began to look a, t the capabilities of auto- mat, ic d' gi tal computers for the solution oi' power system problems. Ir. Gctober of 1955, J. B. lard...

Moore, Jimmie Archer

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Partially Adaptive Stochastic Optimization for Electric Power ...  

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Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning (GEP) is the problem of ... expansion models can have significant advantages in terms of total expected costs ...... Base Load, Combined Cycle (CC), Combined Turbine (CT), Nuclear, Wind, and.

2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid robust predictive optimization method of power system dispatch  

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A method of power system dispatch control solves power system dispatch problems by integrating a larger variety of generation, load and storage assets, including without limitation, combined heat and power (CHP) units, renewable generation with forecasting, controllable loads, electric, thermal and water energy storage. The method employs a predictive algorithm to dynamically schedule different assets in order to achieve global optimization and maintain the system normal operation.

Chandra, Ramu Sharat (Niskayuna, NY); Liu, Yan (Ballston Lake, NY); Bose, Sumit (Niskayuna, NY); de Bedout, Juan Manuel (West Glenville, NY)

2011-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical analysis of the optimal turbine pressure drop ratio in a solar chimney power plant  

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Abstract In a solar chimney power plant, only a fraction of the available total pressure difference can be used to run the turbine to generate electrical power. The optimal ratio of the turbine pressure drop to the available total pressure difference in a solar chimney system is investigated using theoretical analysis and 3D numerical simulations. The values found in the literature for the optimal ratio vary between 2/3 and 0.97. In this study, however, the optimal ratio was found to vary with the intensity of solar radiation, and to be around 0.9 for the Spanish prototype. In addition, the optimal ratios obtained from the analytical approach are close to those from the numerical simulation and their differences are mainly caused by the neglect of aerodynamic losses associated with skin friction, flow separation, and secondary flow in the theoretical analysis. This study may be useful for the preliminary estimation of power plant performance and the power-regulating strategy option for solar chimney turbines.

Penghua Guo; Jingyin Li; Yuan Wang; Yingwen Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Computation of the maximum loadability of a power system using nonlinear optimization  

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Between Generator and Load. . . . . . . . . 34 E. Flowchart for Optimization Program F. Tutorial Example G. Conclusion. . 35 36 44 V SIMULATION RESULTS. 45 A. Introduction. B. Results of Simulation for Maximum Loadability of the Total System. I... of this work starting from the basics. Chapter III will cover concepts of power flow and loadability along with tutorial example. The literature survey over this topic and previous work as well as problem statement and solution method will be covered...

Khabirov, Abdufarrukh

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Technical Diagnostics Procedures for Hydroelectric Power Plants  

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In this paper, a mathematical model is proposed for determination of the optimal solution for the maintenance system of a specific steel structure – the hydraulic power plant. The aim is to obtain the maximum efficiency of the plant within existing conditions and limitations. The objective of a mathematical model is to select the diagnostics parameters, which define knowledge of the permissible reliability level and certain analytic expression, which corresponds to precisely described state of hydroelectric power plant components assembly. Model of technical diagnostics procedures optimization represents a specific approach to problems of preventive maintaining according to state. It is related to the concept of state parameters change, which represents a basis for obtaining the optimal solution for procedures of technical diagnostics. It also creates direct relations between the law of the state parameter changes and reliability of the considered power plant components.

D. Nikoli?; R.R. Nikoli?; B. Krsti?; V. Lazi?; I.Ž. Nikoli?; I. Krsti?; V. Krsti?

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Investment  

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Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Investment Primus Power's Flow Battery Powered by $11 Million in Private Investment June 14, 2011 - 10:00am Addthis Primus Power's energy cell stack. | Photo Courtesy of Primus Power Primus Power's energy cell stack. | Photo Courtesy of Primus Power Kristina Pflanz Writer & Contractor, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy What does this mean for me? Will make renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind, available to more utility customers. In February, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced that six of its projects, which initially received a total of $23.6 million in agency seed funding, had collectively generated more than $100 million in outside private capital investment. ARPA-E recently

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Tidal flow to power New York City  

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... Verdant Power, an energy company based in Arlington, Virginia, plans to plunge six electricity turbines into the East River. If the $4.5-million project is successful, the ... 5-million project is successful, the generators will form the first farm of tide-powered turbines in the world. The plan is to attach the machines, which look like small ...

Helen Pearson

2004-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Demand Response Based on Utility Maximization in Power Networks  

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Optimal Demand Response Based on Utility Maximization in Power Networks Na Li, Lijun Chen different appliances including PHEVs and batteries and propose a demand response approach based on utility. The utility company can thus use dynamic pricing to coordinate demand responses to the benefit of the overall

Low, Steven H.

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TAS: 89 0227: TAS Recovery Act - Optimization and Control of Electric Power Systems: ARRA  

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The name SuperOPF is used to refer several projects, problem formulations and soft-ware tools intended to extend, improve and re-define some of the standard methods of optimizing electric power systems. Our work included applying primal-dual interior point methods to standard AC optimal power flow problems of large size, as well as extensions of this problem to include co-optimization of multiple scenarios. The original SuperOPF problem formulation was based on co-optimizing a base scenario along with multiple post-contingency scenarios, where all AC power flow models and constraints are enforced for each, to find optimal energy contracts, endogenously determined locational reserves and appropriate nodal energy prices for a single period optimal power flow problem with uncertainty. This led to example non-linear programming problems on the order of 1 million constraints and half a million variables. The second generation SuperOPF formulation extends this by adding multiple periods and multiple base scenarios per period. It also incorporates additional variables and constraints to model load following reserves, ramping costs, and storage resources. A third generation of the multi-period SuperOPF, adds both integer variables and a receding horizon framework in which the problem type is more challenging (mixed integer), the size is even larger, and it must be solved more frequently, pushing the limits of currently available algorithms and solvers. The consideration of transient stability constraints in optimal power flow (OPF) problems has become increasingly important in modern power systems. Transient stability constrained OPF (TSCOPF) is a nonlinear optimization problem subject to a set of algebraic and differential equations. Solving a TSCOPF problem can be challenging due to (i) the differential-equation constraints in an optimization problem, (ii) the lack of a true analytical expression for transient stability in OPF. To handle the dynamics in TSCOPF, the set of differential equations can be approximated or converted into equivalent algebraic equations before they are included in an OPF formulation. In Chapter 4, a rigorous evaluation of using a predefined and fixed threshold for rotor angles as a mean to determine transient stability of the system is developed. TSCOPF can be modeled as a large-scale nonlinear programming problem including the constraints of differential-algebraic equations (DAE). Solving a TSCOPF problem can be challenging due to (i) the differential-equation constraints in an optimization problem, (ii) the lack of a true analytical expression for transient stability constraint in OPF. Unfortunately, even the current best TSCOPF solvers still suffer from the curse of dimensionality and unacceptable computational time, especially for large-scale power systems with multiple contingencies. In chapter 5, thse issues will be addressed and a new method to incorporate the transient stability constraints will be presented.

Chiang, Hsiao-Dong

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A numerical study for the optimal arrangement of ocean current turbine generators in the ocean current power parks  

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The present paper deals with the investigation of the flow distribution in the ocean current power park in order to optimize the arrangement of the turbine generators in the sea and the lake sides. To produce more reliable results, the detailed geometry of the ocean current generators is included in the computational domain with frozen rotor method to consider rotating effect. The numerical results show the details of flow distribution in the ocean current power park and propose the appropriate arrangement of the turbine generators for the efficient operation, which is essential for possible maximum power generation.

Seung Ho Lee; Sang Hyuk Lee; Kyungsoo Jang; Jungeun Lee; Nahmkeon Hur

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of operation of a three-electrode gyrotron with the use of a flow-type calorimeter  

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Results are presented for measurements of microwave power of the Borets-75/0.8 gyrotron with recovery of residual electron energy, which were performed by a flow-type calorimeter. This gyrotron is a part of the ECR plasma heating complex put into operation in 2010 at the L-2M stellarator. The new calorimeter is capable of measuring microwave power up to 0.5 MW. Monitoring of the microwave power makes it possible to control the parameters of the gyrotron power supply unit (its voltage and current) and the magnetic field of the cryomagnet in order to optimize the gyrotron operation and arrive at maximum efficiency.

Kharchev, Nikolay K.; Batanov, German M.; Kolik, Leonid V.; Malakhov, Dmitrii V.; Petrov, Aleksandr Ye.; Sarksyan, Karen A.; Skvortsova, Nina N.; Stepakhin, Vladimir D. [Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Vavilova ul. 38, Moscow 119991 (Russian Federation); Belousov, Vladimir I. [Institute of Applied Physics, Ul'yanova ul. 46, Nizhnii Novgorod 603950 (Russian Federation); Malygin, Sergei A.; Tai, Yevgenii M. [GYCOM Company, Ul'yanova ul. 46, Nizhnii Novgorod 603155 (Russian Federation)

2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPHASE FLOW NETWORKS IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS  

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1 GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPHASE FLOW NETWORKS IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION SYSTEMS MSc. Hans in an oil production system is developed. Each well may be manipulated by injecting lift gas and adjusting in the maximum oil flow rate, water flow rate, liquid flow rate, and gas flow rate. The wells may also

Johansen, Tor Arne

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On optimal multistage electric power distribution networks expansion planning  

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Abstract The optimal expansion planning of electric power distribution network to meet system load growth and overcome to pseudo dynamic behavior of network parameters considering a large number of constraints is a hard satisfactory multiobjective optimization problem. This paper implements new developed Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA) for the optimal expansion planning of distribution network. The topology of medium voltage (MV) distribution network as backbone of electric power distribution systems is designed by optimal sizing, siting and timing of medium voltage network components such as HV substation and MV feeders’ routes. A multistage expansion planning is proposed to consider dynamic behavior of the system parameters asset management and geographical constraints. In order to reach the global solution an efficient coding is developed for ICA parameters. The Greedy algorithm is used to solve the minimum spanning tree problem to construct a radial configuration of the mesh network. At each stage of the problem the results are fully illustrated either by figures or by tables. A sensitivity analysis is used to show the robustness of the results with respect to ICA parameters variation. The obtained results are compared with GA as well known heuristic optimization tool. The efficiency and capability of the methodology has been tested on an under developed relatively large-scale distribution network.

S. Najafi Ravadanegh; R. Gholizadeh Roshanagh

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation and optimization of cogeneration power plant operation using an Energy Optimization Program  

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. . . . . . . . . . 44 Significance of the work General procedures. MAVM for boiler ?11 . . 44 . . 45 . . 46 V OPTIMIZATION ALGORITHM RESEARCH 75 Introduction Equal incremental cost load dispatching Example of equal incremental cost load dispatching...) equipment models. 90 90 91 VII CASE STUDIES . . . . . . 93 Case study I: Power plant operational cost savings potential evaluation . . . . . . 93 Case study 2: Impact of basic utility rates on power plant load dispatching . 97 VIII SUMMARY...

Zhou, Jijun

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal tuning of PI controller using PSO optimization for indirect power control for DFIG based wind turbine with MPPT  

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In this paper, an artificial intelligence method particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm is presented for determining the optimal PI controller parameters for the indirect control active and reactive power of...

Youcef Bekakra; Djilani Ben Attous

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic Power Flow Controller: Compact Dynamic Phase Angle Regulators for Transmission Power Routing  

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GENI Project: Varentec is developing compact, low-cost transmission power controllers with fractional power rating for controlling power flow on transmission networks. The technology will enhance grid operations through improved use of current assets and by dramatically reducing the number of transmission lines that have to be built to meet increasing contributions of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. The proposed transmission controllers would allow for the dynamic control of voltage and power flow, improving the grid’s ability to dispatch power in real time to the places where it is most needed. The controllers would work as fail-safe devices whereby the grid would be restored to its present operating state in the event of a controller malfunction instead of failing outright. The ability to affordably and dynamically control power flow with adequate fail-safe switchgear could open up new competitive energy markets which are not possible under the current regulatory structure and technology base.

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2012-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Distributed Voltage Regulation in Power Distribution Networks  

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In this paper, we address the problem of voltage regulation in power distribution networks with deep-penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs), e.g., renewable-based generation, and storage-capable loads such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. We cast the problem as an optimization program, where the objective is to minimize the losses in the network subject to constraints on bus voltage magnitudes, limits on active and reactive power injections, transmission line thermal limits and losses. We provide sufficient conditions under which the optimization problem can be solved via its convex relaxation. Using data from existing networks, we show that the conditions are expected to be satisfied by most networks. We also provide an efficient distributed algorithm to solve the problem. The algorithm is asynchronous, with a communication topology that is the same as the electrical network topology. We illustrate the algorithm's performance in the IEEE 34-bus and the 123-bus feeder test systems.

Lam, Albert Y S; Dominguez-Garcia, Alejandro; Tse, David

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Magnetocaloric materials and the optimization of cooling power density  

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Abstract The magnetocaloric effect is the thermal response of a material to an external magnetic field. This manuscript focuses on the physics and the properties of materials which are commonly used for magnetic refrigeration at cryogenic temperatures. After a brief overview of the magnetocaloric effect and associated thermodynamics, typical requirements on refrigerants are discussed from a standpoint of cooling power density optimization. Finally, a compilation of the most important properties of several common magnetocaloric materials is presented.

Patrick Wikus; Edgar Canavan; Sarah Trowbridge Heine; Koichi Matsumoto; Takenori Numazawa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of a solar powered absorption cycle under Abu Dhabi's weather conditions  

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In order for the solar absorption air conditioners to become a real alternative to the conventional vapour compression systems, their performance has to be improved and their total cost has to be reduced. A solar powered absorption cycle is modeled using the Transient System Simulation (TRNSYS) program and Typical Meteorological Year 2 data of Abu Dhabi. It uses evacuated tube collectors to drive a 10 kW ammonia-water absorption chiller. Firstly, the system performance and its total cost are optimized separately using single objective optimization algorithms. The design variables considered are: the collector slope, the collector mass flow rate, the collector area and the storage tank volume. The single objective optimization results show that MATLAB global optimization methods agree with the TRNSYS optimizer. Secondly, MATLAB is used to solve a multi-objective optimization problem to improve the system's performance and cost, simultaneously. The optimum designs are presented using Pareto curve and show the potential improvements of the baseline system. (author)

Al-Alili, A.; Hwang, Y.; Radermacher, R. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Kubo, I. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW PEMFC FLOW FIELD PLATE OPTIMIZATION COMPARISON - ANSYS FLUENT FUEL-CELL SIMULATION.  

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??The performance of a new cathode flow field plate located on a PEM fuel cell was compared to an industry standard and optimal serpentine design… (more)

Soueidan, Ahmed Yassin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Domain Decomposition Methods in Optimal Flow Control for High Performance Computing.  

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??This thesis is concerned with linear and non-linear optimal flow control problems which are modeled by systems of partial differential equations. The numerical treatment of… (more)

Ketelaer, Eva

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transaction Based Power Flow Analysis For Transmission Utilization Allocation  

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allocation rules for cross terms are proposed to hedge firm or existing transactions against market risk markets (PX) and bilateral contract transactions (BC) share the same transmission system, and their ownTransaction Based Power Flow Analysis For Transmission Utilization Allocation Garng Huang, Senior

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POWER FLOW ANALYSIS OF ELECTROSTRICTIVE ACTUATORS DRIVEN BYSWITCHMODE AMPLIFIERS  

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the actuator. INTRODUCTION Smart materials or smart structures are materials that contain actuators, sensors@vt.edu Journal on Intelligent Material Systems and Structures Vol. 9, No 3, March, 1998 pp. 210 - 222. Keywords: smart structures, smart skin, switchmode amplifiers, power flow analysis, electrostrictive actuators

Lindner, Douglas K.

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Power Control and Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversion Systems /  

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be realized by capturing wind power at altitudes over the2011. [2] ——, “High altitude wind power systems: A survey onOckels, “Optimal cross-wind towing and power generation with

Ghaffari, Azad

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Self-Optimization of Antenna Tilt and Pilot Power for Dedicated Channels  

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Self-Optimization of Antenna Tilt and Pilot Power for Dedicated Channels Abstract-- In Radio Access Networks (RAN), fixed configurations result in poor network efficiency. This sub- optimal performance present a framework for a self-optimizing RAN, which adapts Antenna Tilt and Pilot Power according

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

102

Self-Optimization in Mobile Cellular Networks: Power Control and User Association  

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Self-Optimization in Mobile Cellular Networks: Power Control and User Association Chung Shue Chen develop mathematical and algorith- mic tools for the self-optimization of mobile cellular networks the wireless devices are proposed. We focus on the optimization of transmit power and of user association

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

103

Cooling Flows as a Calorimeter of AGN Mechanical Power  

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The assumption that radiative cooling of gas in the centers of galaxy clusters is approximately balanced by energy input from a central supermassive black hole implies that the observed X-ray luminosity of the cooling flow region sets a lower limit on AGN mechanical power. The conversion efficiency of AGN mechanical power into gas heating is uncertain, but we argue that it can be high even in the absence of strong shocks. These arguments inevitably lead to the conclusion that the time averaged mechanical power of AGNs in cooling flows is much higher than the presently observed bolometric luminosity of these objects. The energy balance between cooling losses and AGN mechanical power requires some feedback mechanism. We consider a toy model in which the accretion rate onto a black hole is set by the classic Bondi formula. Application of this model to the best studied case of M87 suggests that accretion proceeds at approximately the Bondi rate down to a few gravitational radii with most of the power (at the level of a few percent of the rest mass) carried away by an outflow.

E. Churazov; R. Sunyaev; W. Forman; H. Boehringer

2002-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

104

A mixed integer programming approach for optimal power grid intentional islanding  

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A power grid island is a self-sufficient subnetwork in ... flows are allowed. Intentional islanding of a power grid is helpful for the analysis of distributed generation systems connected to a power grid, and val...

Neng Fan; David Izraelevitz; Feng Pan; Panos M. Pardalos; Jianhui Wang

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Optimization of a Steady-State Tokamak-Based Power Plant  

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Optimization of a Steady-State Tokamak-Based Power Plant Farrokh Najmabadi University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA IEA Workshop 59 "Shape and aspect ratio optimization for high , steady between a physics optimization and an integrated systems optimization Identify key impact of physics

106

Free Flow Power Partners to Improve Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance and Cost  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Free Flow Power is working to enable American utilities to generate power from river sites not suited to conventional hydropower generation.

107

Joint Power Control and Link Scheduling in Wireless Networks for Throughput Optimization  

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Joint Power Control and Link Scheduling in Wireless Networks for Throughput Optimization Liqun Fu formulate the general joint link scheduling and power control problem as an in- teger linear programming optimality. Index Terms--scheduling, power control, SINR constraints. I. INTRODUCTION Due to their unconfined

Huang, Jianwei

108

Techno-economic Optimization of Integrating Wind Power into Constrained Electric Networks  

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Techno-economic Optimization of Integrating Wind Power into Constrained Electric Networks by Jesse-economic Optimization of Integrating Wind Power into Constrained Electric Networks by Jesse David Maddaloni B-carbon energy sources such as wind and small-scale hydroelectric power. Models generally employ only a simple

Victoria, University of

109

Optimal adaptive control of cascading power grid failures1 Version 2010-Dec-20  

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Optimal adaptive control of cascading power grid failures1 Version 2010-Dec-20 Daniel Bienstock Columbia University New York 1 Introduction Power grids have long been a source of interesting optimization, the central modeling ingredient is that power grids display cascading behavior. A cascade is the process

Bienstock, Daniel

110

Power optimization of wind turbines with data mining and evolutionary computation  

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Power optimization of wind turbines with data mining and evolutionary computation Andrew Kusiak July 2009 Accepted 25 August 2009 Available online 17 September 2009 Keywords: Wind turbine Data mining for maximization of the power produced by wind turbines is presented. The power optimization objective

Kusiak, Andrew

111

Optimization of Wind Power and Its Variability With a Computational Intelligence Approach  

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Optimization of Wind Power and Its Variability With a Computational Intelligence Approach Zijun is presented for maximizing the generation of wind power while minimizing its variability. In the optimization model, data-driven approaches are used to model the wind-power generation process based on industrial

Kusiak, Andrew

112

Optimal Contract for Wind Power in Day-Ahead Electricity Markets  

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Optimal Contract for Wind Power in Day-Ahead Electricity Markets Desmond W. H. Cai1 Sachin Adlakha2 integration in current electric power systems. In this work, we study how a wind power producer can bid wind power producer will produce as much as wind power is available (up to its contract size). 1

Adlakha, Sachin

113

Proc. IEEE PowerTech, Bucharest, June 2009. 1 Abstract-Power flow studies are typically used to determine  

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to determine the steady state or operating conditions of power systems for specified sets of load, and hence reliable solution algorithms that incorporate the effect of data uncertainty into the power flow that incorporate the effect of data uncertainties into the power flow This work was partially supported by NSERC

Cañizares, Claudio A.

114

Modified Centrality Measure Based on Bidirectional Power Flow for Smart and Bulk Power  

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the directionality of power flow of future smart grid. Appli- cability of the proposed method has been evaluated smart and new technologies by utilities [1]. The scope of smart grid includes various generation options systems is the most lucrative part of smart grid from the point of view of regulating energy usage. Excess

Pota, Himanshu Roy

115

Multiobjective Optimization of Renewable Energy Penetration Rate in Power Systems  

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Abstract Nowadays, multi-source systems based on renewable energy technologies become the key to a sustainable energy supply infrastructure against the rising cost and the pollutant nature of fossil primary energy used in conventional power plant. However, the cost of renewable energy technologies and the reliability of a multi-sources generation system are generally conflicting with each other. This paper presents a multiobjective formulation to allow optimizing simultaneously both the annualized renewable energy cost the system reliability defined as the renewable energy - load disparity (RELD). This later takes into account the lack of energy as well as the exceed weighted by a penalty factor. The optimization is reach by acting on the penetration rate of each type of renewable generation technologies in order to satisfy a certain load curve. In order to solve this problem, this work suggests to use the fast and elitist multiobjective genetic algorithm: NSGA-II. A case study shows that the use of diversified resources allows to handle the RELD and to decrease the exceed renewable energy (RERE) and load energy notsupplied (LENS).

Hasnae Bilil; Ghassane Aniba; Mohamed Maaroufi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

A Global Optimization Approach to the Design of Solar Power Plants  

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Apr 1, 2014 ... Abstract: A method for optimizing a Solar Power Tower system is proposed, in which both the location of the heliostats and the characteristics of ...

E. Carrizosa

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

A Global Optimization Approach to the Design of Solar Power Plants  

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May 8, 2014 ... A method for optimizing a Solar Power Tower system is proposed, ... at a high temperature is then transferred to the heat transfer fluid to ...

2014-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

118

Adaptive hybrid predictive control for a combined cycle power plant optimization .  

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??The design and development of an adaptive hybrid predictive controller for the optimization of a real combined cycle power plant (CCPP) are presented. The real… (more)

Sáez, D.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Optimization and control of a large-scale solar chimney power plant.  

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??ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The dissertation builds on previous research (Pretorius, 2004) and investigates the optimization and control of a large-scale solar chimney power plant. Performance results… (more)

Pretorius, Johannes Petrus

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

A tractable optimization framework for Air Traffic Flow Management addressing fairness, collaboration and stochasticity  

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We propose a tractable optimization framework for network Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) with an eye towards the future. The thesis addresses two issues in ATFM research: a) fairness and collaboration amongst airlines; ...

Gupta, Shubham, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Cost–Performance Analysis and Optimization of Fuel-Burning Thermoelectric Power Generators  

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Energy cost analysis and optimization of thermoelectric (TE) power generators burning fossil fuel show a lower initial cost ... The produced heat generates electric power. Unlike waste heat recovery systems, the ...

Kazuaki Yazawa; Ali Shakouri

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints  

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iteration to another. The complexity of a given iteration becomes linear in the number of generators instead of the coupling between generator time- spanning constraints and system-wide instantaneous constraints, suers from combinatoric complexity as the number of generators increases. It is this feature that dooms

123

A parallel textured algorithm for optimal power flow  

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transmission lines (branches). I. et bus s be a, generator bus for i = 1, 2, . . . , [A"[ and bus j be a losel bus 1'or j [A'[+ 1, [lV'[+ 2, . . . , iV. By treating each bus as a, node and each transmission line as a branch, we represent the system as a...: Conventional Formulation pv'I IVIinimize: P C, (PG ) (2 1) Subject, to; Pc ? Pn ? Q f, , (b?cl) for i = 1, 2, . . . , 1V, PG, , l7l|7l + PG, Po, , max for' & = I t -) t I-'V (2. 3) f ~, ?& fu & f. . . ?, for all transmission lines i-j, (2. 4) where C...

Hsieh, Shih-Chieh

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

124

Power network verication and optimization at planning stages  

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Results and Summary . . . . . . . . vi Chapter 3 Power Gridof the power grid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zoom-in part ofparameters of a power grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table

Du, Peng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

Optimal Trajectory Generation in Ocean Flows Tamer Inanc, Shawn C. Shadden and Jerrold E. Marsden  

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currents to help propel the gliders around the ocean for sustainable missions. The idea of exploitingOptimal Trajectory Generation in Ocean Flows Tamer Inanc, Shawn C. Shadden and Jerrold E. Marsden near optimal trajectories for autonomous underwater gliders in a dynamic ocean environment. This opens

Marsden, Jerrold

126

Thermo-economic triple-objective optimization of a solar chimney power plant using genetic algorithms  

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Abstract A triple-objective design method was developed for a solar chimney power plant system that simultaneously optimizes the expenditure, total efficiency, and power output. A multi-objective genetic algorithm was used to obtain the best combination of geometric parameters of the power plant. The following design parameters were selected: collector radius, chimney height, and chimney diameter. Two different solar chimney power plant configurations were considered: the Kerman pilot power plant and Manzanares prototype power plant. A set of possible optimal solutions (Pareto optimal set) was obtained. Based on the optimal solutions, the best configuration for each power plant was selected. The performance and expenditure of the optimal solutions and the built power plants were compared. The results showed that the increment of the power output was higher than the increment of the expenditure in the optimal configuration. A parametric study was conducted to evaluate the effects of changing design parameters on different objective functions. This paper provides a very useful design and optimization methodology for solar chimney power plant systems.

Ehsan Gholamalizadeh; Man-Hoe Kim

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Power Generation Loading Optimization using a Multi-Objective Constraint-Handling Method via  

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results of the power generation loading optimization based on a coal-fired power plant demonstrates algorithm in solving significant industrial problems. I. INTRODUCTION Most power generation plants have.e., heat rate/NOx vs. load, for a given plant condition. There are two objectives for the power generation

Li, Xiaodong

128

Optimal transition from coal to gas and renewable power under capacity constraints and adjustment costs  

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Optimal transition from coal to gas and renewable power under capacity constraints and adjustment existing coal power plants to gas and renewable power under a carbon budget. It solves a model of polluting, exhaustible resources with capacity constraints and adjustment costs (to build coal, gas, and renewable power

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

129

Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization  

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1 Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization Qinru Qiu, Qing Wu of a power-managed electronic system. We formulate the problem of system-level power management-digital components. Dynamic power management ­ which refers to a selective shut-off or slow-down of system components

Pedram, Massoud

130

An Integrated Approach for Optimal Coordination of Wind Power and Hydro Pumping Storage  

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is the active power delivered by the wind-hydro plant, during interval i; PHi is the active power produced1 An Integrated Approach for Optimal Coordination of Wind Power and Hydro Pumping Storage Edgardo D Claude Daunesse, F-06904 Sophia Antipolis, France. Abstract The increasing wind power penetration

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

131

Particle swarm optimization with query-based learning for multi-objective power contract problem  

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Particle swarm optimization (PSO) is one of the most important research topics on swarm intelligence. Existing PSO techniques, however, still contain some significant disadvantages. In this paper, we present a new QBL-PSO algorithm that uses QBL (query-based ... Keywords: Multi-objective optimization, Particle swarm optimization, Power contract, Query-based learning

Ray-I Chang; Shu-Yu Lin; Yuhsin Hung

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Probability-Based Software for Grid Optimization: Improved Power System Operations Using Advanced Stochastic Optimization  

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GENI Project: Sandia National Laboratories is working with several commercial and university partners to develop software for market management systems (MMSs) that enable greater use of renewable energy sources throughout the grid. MMSs are used to securely and optimally determine which energy resources should be used to service energy demand across the country. Contributions of electricity to the grid from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are intermittent, introducing complications for MMSs, which have trouble accommodating the multiple sources of price and supply uncertainties associated with bringing these new types of energy into the grid. Sandia’s software will bring a new, probability-based formulation to account for these uncertainties. By factoring in various probability scenarios for electricity production from renewable energy sources in real time, Sandia’s formula can reduce the risk of inefficient electricity transmission, save ratepayers money, conserve power, and support the future use of renewable energy.

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2012-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

133

Power system analysis project Modeling and Sizing optimization of Stand-alone  

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Power system analysis project Modeling and Sizing optimization of Stand-alone photovoltaic/wind-in, cut-out wind speed and rated power, into the optimization based on the real load of the site and write wind turbine is used to adopt its advantage of low noise and relatively low requirement of the quality

Lavaei, Javad

134

Optimal Power Allocation and Load Distribution for Multiple Heterogeneous Multicore Server  

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Optimal Power Allocation and Load Distribution for Multiple Heterogeneous Multicore Server clouds and data centers, the aggregated performance of the cloud of clouds can be optimized by load of performance and energy efficiency. The present paper aims to develop power and performance constrained load

Stojmenovic, Ivan

135

A fast global optimization approach to VAR planning for the large scale electric power systems  

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In this paper, an innovative fast global optimization technique, Hybrid Partial Gradient Descent/Simulated Annealing (HPGDSA), for optimal VAR planning is presented. The HPGDSA is introduced to search the global optimal solution considering both quality and speed at the same time. The basic idea of the HPGDSA is that partial gradient descent and simulated annealing alternate with each other such that it reduces the CPU time of the conventional Simulated Annealing (SA) method while retaining the main characteristics of SA, i.e., the ability to get the global optimal solution. The HPGDSA was applied to a practical power system, Taiwan Power System (Tai-Power System), with satisfactory results.

Liu, C.W.; Jwo, W.S.; Liu, C.C. [National Taiwan Univ., Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Hsiao, Y.T. [Tamkang Univ., Taipei (Taiwan, Province of China). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Optimal management of hybrid PV/fuel cell/battery power system: A comparison of optimal hybrid approaches  

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Abstract In this paper, different optimal hybrid techniques have been proposed for management of a hybrid power generation system including photovoltaic (PV), fuel cell and battery. The main power of the hybrid system comes from the photovoltaic panels, while the fuel cell and batteries are used as back up units. In order to achieve maximum power point tracking for the photovoltaic system, both fuzzy logic controller and perturb and observation methods are examined and their performances have been investigated via simulations. Next, the performance of the hybrid system has been improved via employing a family of well-known optimization approaches for load sharing among the available resources. Imperialist Competitive Algorithm (ICA), Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), Quantum behaved Particle Swarm Optimization (QPSO), Ant Colony Optimization (ACO), and Cuckoo Optimization Algorithm (COA) are used to manage the load sharing to achieve optimal performance while the system constraints are met. The optimal performance has been characterized via the control strategy performance measure being the ratio of the amount of hydrogen production with respect to the hydrogen consumption. In order to verify the system performance, simulation studies have been carried out using practical load demand data and real weather data (solar irradiance and air temperature). Different combination of maximum power point tracking methods with various optimization algorithms have been compared with each other. The results show that the combination of fuzzy logic controller with QPSO has the best performance among the considered combinations. In this situation, when the solar irradiation is noticeably high, the required load is supplied mainly by PV array, while the battery is charged, simultaneously. In the other times, the load is mainly fed by the battery and fuel cell while the performance constraints of battery is met and the daily performance measure is optimized.

Nooshin Bigdeli

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Finding Benefits by Modeling and Optimizing Steam and Power Systems  

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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...

Jones, B.; Nelson, D.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Multiobjective optimal placement of switches and protective devices in electric power distribution systems using ant colony optimization  

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This paper presents a multiobjective optimization methodology to optimally place switches and protective devices in electric power distribution networks. Identifying the type and location of them is a combinatorial optimization problem described by a nonlinear and nondifferential function. The multiobjective ant colony optimization (MACO) has been applied to this problem to minimize the total cost while simultaneously minimize two distribution network reliability indices including system average interruption frequency index (SAIFI) and system interruption duration index (SAIDI). Actual distribution feeders are used in the tests, and test results have shown that the algorithm can determine the set of optimal nondominated solutions. It allows the utility to obtain the optimal type and location of devices to achieve the best system reliability with the lowest cost.

Wiwat Tippachon; Dulpichet Rerkpreedapong

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Abstract--A bi-objective optimization model of power and power changes generated by a wind turbine is discussed in this  

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for optimizing the power of the DFIG (Doubly Fed Induction Generator). Abdelli et al. [5] applied a multi

Kusiak, Andrew

140

Stochastic Co-optimization for Hydro-Electric Power Generation  

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in three hydroelectric power plants and is currently constructing a fourth, earns income from power sales and maintain stable towns close to the river. We both get the benefits of improved hydroelectric power

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141

Measurements of Film Flow Rate in Heated Tubes with Various Axial Power Distributions  

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Measurements of Film Flow Rate in Heated Tubes with Various Axial Power Distributions by Carl, Measurements of Film Flow Rate in Heated Tubes with Various Axial Power Distributions KTH Nuclear Reactor power is limited by a phenomenon called critical heat flux (CHF). It appears as a sudden detoriation

Haviland, David

142

Optimization Online - An Exact Algorithm for Power Grid Interdiction ...  

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Jan 10, 2012 ... Abstract: Power grid vulnerability analysis is often performed through solving a bi

Long Zhao

2012-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

143

OPTIMAL DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION UNDER NETWORK LOAD CONSTRAINTS,  

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-producers. Decentralized Power Generation (DPG) refers to an electric power source such as solar, wind or combined heat (the approach used in the traditional electric power paradigm), DPG systems employ numerous, but small¨EL BLOEMHOF, JOOST BOSMAN§, DAAN CROMMELIN¶, JASON FRANK , AND GUANGYUAN YANG Abstract. In electrical power

Frank, Jason

144

E-Print Network 3.0 - active power flow Sample Search Results  

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Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization 8 IEEE INFOCOM 2000 1 Effortlimited Fair (ELF) Scheduling for Wireless Summary: on each flow using a per-flow power factor setting. The...

145

Precision control of high temperature furnaces using an auxiliary power supply and charged practice current flow  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Two power supplies are combined to control a furnace. A main power supply heats the furnace in the traditional manner, while the power from the auxiliary supply is introduced as a current flow through charged particles existing due to ionized gas or thermionic emission. The main power supply provides the bulk heating power and the auxiliary supply provides a precise and fast power source such that the precision of the total power delivered to the furnace is improved.

Pollock, George G. (San Ramon, CA)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Precision control of high temperature furnaces using an auxiliary power supply and charged particle current flow  

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Two power supplies are combined to control a furnace. A main power supply heats the furnace in the traditional manner, while the power from the auxiliary supply is introduced as a current flow through charged particles existing due to ionized gas or thermionic emission. The main power supply provides the bulk heating power and the auxiliary supply provides a precise and fast power source such that the precision of the total power delivered to the furnace is improved. 5 figs.

Pollock, G.G.

1997-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

147

Optimal Power Sharing for Microgrid with Multiple Distributed Generators  

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Abstract This paper describes the active power sharing of multiple distributed generators (DGs) in a microgrid. The operating modes of a microgrid are 1) a grid-connected mode and 2) an autonomous mode. During islanded operation, one DG unit should share its output power with other DG units in exact accordance with the load. Unit output power control (UPC) is introduced to control the active power of DGs. The viability of the proposed power control mode is simulated by MATLAB/SIMULINK.

V. Logeshwari; N. Chitra; A. Senthil Kumar; Josiah Munda

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Stochastic Modeling and Optimization for Robust Power Management in a Partially Observable System  

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or hard disk. The power management hardware/software monitors the state transition in the systemStochastic Modeling and Optimization for Robust Power Management in a Partially Observable System As the hardware and software complexity grows, it is unlikely for the power management hardware/software to have

Qiu, Qinru

149

Power Grid Optimization in 3D Circuits Using MIM and CMOS Decoupling Capacitors  

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Power Grid Optimization in 3D Circuits Using MIM and CMOS Decoupling Capacitors Pingqiang Zhou severe in 3D. CMOS decoupling capacitors (decaps) have been used effectively for controlling power grid between MIM and CMOS decaps. Experimental results show that power grid noise can be more effectively

Sapatnekar, Sachin

150

Exploiting Schedule Slacks for RateOptimal PowerMinimum Software Pipelining #  

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­engineered compiler on Wattch power simulator, we observe that our approach can reduce dynamic energy consumptionExploiting Schedule Slacks for Rate­Optimal Power­Minimum Software Pipelining # Hongbo Yang + R systems de­ mand new compiler techniques geared toward both high performance and low power. Software

Gao, Guang R.

151

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2012 East Campus Power Plant Deaerator Optimization  

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PENNSTATE Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Spring 2012 East Campus Power Plant Deaerator Optimization Overview In the East Campus Power plant a new Deaerator system has been installed. Approach Understand the inner-workings and operations of the power plant and the Deaerator system. Visit

Demirel, Melik C.

152

Paper Number Sizing and Optimal Operation of a Power Split Hydraulic  

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operation becomes more complex. Drive train sizing and system operation in a power-split hybrid vehiclePaper Number Sizing and Optimal Operation of a Power Split Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Train Felicitas operation of a power-split drive train. A method for sizing components, and a modal operation in which

Li, Perry Y.

153

Optimization Flow Control, I: Basic Algorithm and Convergence  

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and variable bandwidth to a set of elastic sources and price them according to excess demand, and the sources minus bandwidth cost, and network links adjust bandwidth prices to coordinate the sources' decisions. We flow control, congestion pricing, gradient projection, asynchronous algorithm, Convergence I

Low, Steven H.

154

Finding Benefits by Modeling and Optimizing Steam and Power Systems  

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A site-wide steam modeling and optimization program (Visual Mesa) was implemented at the Bayou Cogen plant in Bayport, Texas in 1997 and has been in use continuously since that time. This program optimizes steam production among four cogen units...

Harper, C.; Nelson, D. A.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

ESS 2012 Peer Review - Low Cost, High Performance and Long Life Flow Battery Electrodes - Tom Stepien, Primus Power  

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With ARPA-E we optimized With ARPA-E we optimized * Adhesion * Current density * Duration * Catalytic coatings * Voltaic performance Goals * Cost-effectiveness * High-efficiency * Uniformity EnergyPod Low Cost, High Performance and Long Life Flow Battery Electrodes TM A Breakthrough In Distributed, Grid Scale Energy Storage ARPA-E has enabled Primus Power to create an innovative and technically advanced electrode Electrode Zinc Plating This, combined with our other advances has enabled us to create a unique flow battery system with ...  Low cost electrodes  Long life  High efficiency  Flexibility For...  Ubiquitous  Dispatchable  Cost effective ... grid-scale electrical energy storage to: * Accelerate renewable

156

Optimal Placement of Wind Power Plants for Delivery Loss Minimization  

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In this chapter we investigate how to minimize power delivery losses in the distribution system on ... We show that strategically placing and utilizing new wind power plants can lead to significant loss reduction...

Masoud Honarvar Nazari

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Power network verication and optimization at planning stages  

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describes a power grid sizing method to mini- mize the worstmini- xvi mizes the worst total voltage violation area for all outputs of a given on-chip power grid

Du, Peng

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Optimization of Power Consumption for Wireless Sensor Networks  

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Transmission using excess power not only shortens the lifetime of sensor nodes, but also introduces interference. Packets should ideally be transmitted with moderate power. This work proposes a multi-level pow...

Sheng-Tzong Cheng; Jia-Shing Shih

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Multi-Objective Optimization Analysis of Post-Fukushima Power Generation Planning in Japan with Considering Nuclear Power’s Risk Cost  

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In the present study, multi-objective optimization analysis was conducted on the post-Fukushima power generation planning in Japan up to 2030 from economic and environmental perspectives with considering nuclear

Qi Zhang; Tetsuo Tezuka; Keiichi Ishihara

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

The Application of Robust Optimization in Power Systems  

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Engineering Research Center Empowering Minds to Engineer the Future Electric Energy System #12;#12;The.Hedman@asu.edu Power Systems Engineering Research Center The Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is a multi-university Center con- ducting research on challenges facing the electric power industry

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161

An investigation of two network flow optimization algorithms  

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of attention has been paid to a class of problems known as optimization problems. An important subclass of these problems are network problems. Networks consist, of a set of nodes interconnected by a set of arcs, as discussed more completely below. Many... of the network algorithms and a liter- ature survey. Graph Theory A graph is a set of points or nodes and a set of line segments or arcs mapped into pairs of nodes. These arcs are mapped so that no node is interior to any line segment and each end point...

Steelquist, John Anders

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated Synthesis Tool for Design Optimization of Power Electronic Converters  

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module-integrated photovoltaic inverter is also optimized for efficiency, volume and reliability. An actual converter is constructed using commercial off-the-shelf components. The converter design is chosen as close as possible to a point obtained...

Mirjafari, Mehran

2013-01-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Incremental costs and optimization of in-core fuel management of nuclear power plants  

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This thesis is concerned with development of methods for optimizing the energy production and refuelling decision for nuclear power plants in an electric utility system containing both nuclear and fossil-fuelled stations. ...

Watt, Hing Yan

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal dimensions minimizing expected travel time of a single machine flow rack AS/RS  

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Abstract In this paper, the aim is to determine the optimal dimensions of a flow rack automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) using a single machine for storage and retrieval operations. These optimal dimensions are evaluated for minimum expected travel times of the storage and retrieval machine. An enumeration technique is used on a large range of system configurations going from 100 to 20,000 storage segments. Initially, optimization is carried out on six travel time expressions dealing with single and dual cycle travel times considering two dwell point positions. The results are then studied to investigate the influence of travel time expressions on both optimal dimensions and the shape factor of the system rack. Secondly, a new generalized mathematical model was developed by introducing an occurrence proportion parameter, relative to dual cycles, in order to determine the influence of the system functioning (proportion of dual cycles and load rate) on optimal dimensions.

Mohammed Adel Hamzaoui; Zaki Sari

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time series power flow analysis for distribution connected PV generation.  

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Distributed photovoltaic (PV) projects must go through an interconnection study process before connecting to the distribution grid. These studies are intended to identify the likely impacts and mitigation alternatives. In the majority of the cases, system impacts can be ruled out or mitigation can be identified without an involved study, through a screening process or a simple supplemental review study. For some proposed projects, expensive and time-consuming interconnection studies are required. The challenges to performing the studies are twofold. First, every study scenario is potentially unique, as the studies are often highly specific to the amount of PV generation capacity that varies greatly from feeder to feeder and is often unevenly distributed along the same feeder. This can cause location-specific impacts and mitigations. The second challenge is the inherent variability in PV power output which can interact with feeder operation in complex ways, by affecting the operation of voltage regulation and protection devices. The typical simulation tools and methods in use today for distribution system planning are often not adequate to accurately assess these potential impacts. This report demonstrates how quasi-static time series (QSTS) simulation and high time-resolution data can be used to assess the potential impacts in a more comprehensive manner. The QSTS simulations are applied to a set of sample feeders with high PV deployment to illustrate the usefulness of the approach. The report describes methods that can help determine how PV affects distribution system operations. The simulation results are focused on enhancing the understanding of the underlying technical issues. The examples also highlight the steps needed to perform QSTS simulation and describe the data needed to drive the simulations. The goal of this report is to make the methodology of time series power flow analysis readily accessible to utilities and others responsible for evaluating potential PV impacts.

Broderick, Robert Joseph; Quiroz, Jimmy Edward; Ellis, Abraham; Reno, Matthew J. [Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; Smith, Jeff [Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN; Dugan, Roger [Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating calculations and optimization design of a new HVDC supply power for light rail system  

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such a complex system, taking into account vehicle motion and HVDC electrical distribution. Then, an optimizationSimulating calculations and optimization design of a new HVDC supply power for light rail system Rémi Vial, Delphine Riu, Nicolas Retière Grenoble Electrical Engineering Laboratory, 38402 Saint

Boyer, Edmond

167

Asymptotically Optimal Power-Aware Routing for Multihop Wireless Networks with Renewable  

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1 Asymptotically Optimal Power-Aware Routing for Multihop Wireless Networks with Renewable Energy the performance of multihop radio networks in the presence of energy constraints, and design routing algorithms to optimally utilize the available energy. The energy model allows vastly different energy sources

Srikant, Rayadurgam

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Optimizing the Output of a Human-Powered Energy Harvesting System with Miniaturization and Integrated Control  

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1 Optimizing the Output of a Human-Powered Energy Harvesting System with Miniaturization mechanical energy from human foot-strikes and explore its configuration and control towards optimized energy output. Dielectric Elastomers (DEs) are high-energy density, soft, rubber-like material

Potkonjak, Miodrag

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Integrating multi-objective optimization with computational fluid dynamics to optimize boiler combustion process of a coal fired power plant  

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Abstract The dominant role of electricity generation and environment consideration have placed strong requirements on coal fired power plants, requiring them to improve boiler combustion efficiency and decrease carbon emission. Although neural network based optimization strategies are often applied to improve the coal fired power plant boiler efficiency, they are limited by some combustion related problems such as slagging. Slagging can seriously influence heat transfer rate and decrease the boiler efficiency. In addition, it is difficult to measure slag build-up. The lack of measurement for slagging can restrict conventional neural network based coal fired boiler optimization, because no data can be used to train the neural network. This paper proposes a novel method of integrating non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA II) based multi-objective optimization with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to decrease or even avoid slagging inside a coal fired boiler furnace and improve boiler combustion efficiency. Compared with conventional neural network based boiler optimization methods, the method developed in the work can control and optimize the fields of flue gas properties such as temperature field inside a boiler by adjusting the temperature and velocity of primary and secondary air in coal fired power plant boiler control systems. The temperature in the vicinity of water wall tubes of a boiler can be maintained within the ash melting temperature limit. The incoming ash particles cannot melt and bond to surface of heat transfer equipment of a boiler. So the trend of slagging inside furnace is controlled. Furthermore, the optimized boiler combustion can keep higher heat transfer efficiency than that of the non-optimized boiler combustion. The software is developed to realize the proposed method and obtain the encouraging results through combining ANSYS 14.5, ANSYS Fluent 14.5 and CORBA C++.

Xingrang Liu; R.C. Bansal

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - The Worst-case Wind Power Scenario for ...  

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Sep 16, 2014 ... The Worst-case Wind Power Scenario for Adaptive Robust Unit Commitment Problems. German Morales-España(gmorales ***at*** kth.se).

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2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Robustified Reserve Modelling for Wind Power ...  

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Jul 8, 2014 ... Robustified Reserve Modelling for Wind Power Integration in Ramp-Based Unit Commitment. German Morales-España(gmorales ***at*** ...

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2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - A Power Penalty Method for Second-order ...  

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Apr 26, 2014 ... A Power Penalty Method for Second-order Cone Nonlinear Complementarity Problems. Zijun Hao(haozijun ***at*** whu.edu.cn) Zhongping ...

Zijun Hao

2014-04-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of the Flow of a Power Law Fluid in an Elbow Bend  

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A numerical study of flow of power law fluid in an elbow bend has been carried out. The motivation behind this study is to analyze the velocity profiles, especially the pattern of the secondary flow of power law fluid in a bend as there are several...

Kanakamedala, Karthik

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind power application for low flow irrigation from the Edwards-Trinity aquifer of West Texas  

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for this region. A relationship of flow pumped from a wind powered pumping system was developed to better predict flow rate based on available wind speed and pumping water depth data.The economic analysis of this system showed that if the local utility sold power...

Molla, Saiful Islam

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Chilled Water Flow and Its Distribution in Central Cooling System  

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delivered to branch 3; the branch with maximum cooling load and proportionately deficient water flow, the same amount of water (10,000 l/m) it was receiving with three pumps, as shown in Table 2. This measure saved the power of one pump and reduced its.... 2b. Temperature rise in three branches for the adjusted flow with two pumps and six chillers in flow. Table 2. Original and Adjusted Flow with Two and Three Pumps and Six Chillers. l/m GPM % l/m GPM % l/m GPM % l/m GPM...

Maheshwari, G. P.; Hajiah, A. E.; ElSherbini, A. I.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Weight and power optimization of steam bottoming cycle for offshore oil and gas installations  

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Abstract Offshore oil and gas installations are mostly powered by simple cycle gas turbines. To increase the efficiency, a steam bottoming cycle could be added to the gas turbine. One of the keys to the implementation of combined cycles on offshore oil and gas installations is for the steam cycle to have a low weight-to-power ratio. In this work, a detailed combined cycle model and numerical optimization tools were used to develop designs with minimum weight-to-power ratio. Within the work, single-objective optimization was first used to determine the solution with minimum weight-to-power ratio, then multi-objective optimization was applied to identify the Pareto frontier of solutions with maximum power and minimum weight. The optimized solution had process variables leading to a lower weight of the heat recovery steam generator while allowing for a larger steam turbine and condenser to achieve a higher steam cycle power output than the reference cycle. For the multi-objective optimization, the designs on the Pareto front with a weight-to-power ratio lower than in the reference cycle showed a high heat recovery steam generator gas-side pressure drop and a low condenser pressure.

Lars O. Nord; Emanuele Martelli; Olav Bolland

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS INVOLVING CHEMICAL LOOPING COMBUSTION  

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Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) system using coal gasification is an important approach for future energy options. This work focuses on understading the system operation and optimizing it in the presence of uncertain operating conditions using ASPEN Plus and CAPE-OPEN compliant stochastic simulation and multiobjective optimization capabilities developed by Vishwamitra Research Institute. The feasible operating surface for the IGCC system is generated and deterministic multiobjective optimization is performed. Since the feasible operating space is highly non-convex, heuristics based techniques that do not require gradient information are used to generate the Pareto surface. Accurate CFD models are simultaneously developed for the gasifier and chemical looping combustion system to characterize and quantify the process uncertainty in the ASPEN model.

Juan M. Salazar; Urmila M. Diwekar; Stephen E. Zitney

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Homogenization of Perfusion Flows in Microfluidic Bio-Reactors: A Numerical Study  

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Optimal Homogenization of Perfusion Flows in Microfluidic Bio-Reactors: A Numerical Study Fridolin of Denmark, DTU Nanotech, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark Abstract In recent years, the interest in small-scale bio-reactors microfluidic bio-reactors, we develop a general design of a continually feed bio- reactor with uniform

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Predicting power-optimal kinematics of avian wings  

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...aerodynamic and inertial loads on the wings...previous experimental data. 2. Method 2...Birds generate this load primarily using...impact on flight power consumption at...considered aerodynamic loads only [33]. Here...predictions of mechanical power at low cruise speeds...revealed quantitative data on flexion dynamics...

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Security of Information Flow in the Electric Power Grid  

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The confidentiality of information in a system can be breached through unrestricted information flow. The formal properties of non-deducibility and non-inference are often used to assess information flow in purel...

Han Tang; Bruce McMillin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of the System Effect in the Optimization of the Operating Modes of Pumped-Storage Power Plants1  

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An original method for optimizing the operation of pumped-storage power plants in the grid under the ... the new power market is presented. The system effect due to the operation of a pumped-storage power plant i...

Yu. A. Miroshnikova

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the Lattice-Boltzmann-Based Code PowerFLOW: Flow Through a Parallel Confined Jet  

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Recent advances in the development and practical implementation of the Lattice-Boltzmann (LB) method as applied to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have spurred much interest. A simple literature search of this area yielded well over 200 articles published in the open literature since 1997. The key advantage of the LB method is the time-accurate simulation of complex flow phenomena that are intractable with traditional methods. Analysis of flow in a parallel confined jet (PCJ) has been performed using the commercial LB-based CFD code PowerFLOW (Exa Corporation, Lexington, MA, USA). Results are compared to both experimental data and numerical results given in the literature, and it was observed that PowerFLOW does very well in accurately emulating the PJC experimental data as compared to Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes schemes. In addition, the inherently transient nature of the LB method allowed the analysis of time-dependent aspects of jet flows (e.g., flapping).

S.J. Vinay III; J.R. Buchanan, Jr.

2002-08-23T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanorod Niobium Oxide as Powerful Catalysts for an All Vanadium Redox Flow Battery  

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Nanorod Niobium Oxide as Powerful Catalysts for an All Vanadium Redox Flow Battery ... A powerful low-cost electrocatalyst, nanorod Nb2O5, is synthesized using the hydrothermal method with monoclinic phases and simultaneously deposited on the surface of a graphite felt (GF) electrode in an all vanadium flow battery (VRB). ... Flow battery cyclic performance also demonstrates the excellent stability of the as prepared Nb2O5 catalyst enhanced electrode. ...

Bin Li; Meng Gu; Zimin Nie; Xiaoliang Wei; Chongmin Wang; Vincent Sprenkle; Wei Wang

2013-11-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Optimization of a Photovoltaic Generator with an Active Power Filter Application  

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1 Performance Optimization of a Photovoltaic Generator with an Active Power Filter Application (MPPT) for photovoltaic (PV) systems maximizes the power that can be transferred from the PV system), a constant voltage on the DC side of the inverter was proposed, it is a photovoltaic generator which is used

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Optimal placement and sizing of FACTS devices for loadability enhancement in deregulated power systems  

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This paper presents the use of Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) for improving loadability of the system in deregulated electric power system. The optimallocation and parameter settingsof two types of FACTS devices have been investigated in this ... Keywords: harmony search algorithm, loadability, particle swarm optimization, power system loadability, static synchronous series compensator (SSSC), thyristor controlled series compensation (TCSC), unified

Mahmoud Mohammadi; Alireza Rezazadeh; Mostafa Sedighizadeh

2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Asymptotically Optimal Transmission Policies for Large-Scale Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks  

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Asymptotically Optimal Transmission Policies for Large-Scale Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks. The objective is to devise joint routing, power control and transmission scheduling policies in order to gather formulate the problem as maximizing the utility of transmissions subject to explicit fairness constraints

Starobinski, David

187

Optimization of wind turbine energy and power factor with an evolutionary computation algorithm  

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Optimization of wind turbine energy and power factor with an evolutionary computation algorithm the energy capture from the wind and enhance the quality of the power produced by the wind turbine, and harmonic distortion. As the generation of wind energy on an industrial scale is relatively new, the area

Kusiak, Andrew

188

A Mathematical Solution to Power Optimal Pipeline Design by Utilizing Soft Edge Flip-Flops  

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A Mathematical Solution to Power Optimal Pipeline Design by Utilizing Soft Edge Flip-Flops Mohammad a novel technique to minimize the total power consumption of a synchronous linear pipeline circuit by exploiting extra slacks available in some stages of the pipeline. The key idea is to utilize soft-edge flip

Pedram, Massoud

189

Optimizing hysteretic power loss of magnetic ferrite nanoparticles  

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This thesis seeks to correlate hysteretic power loss of tertiary ferrite nanoparticles in alternating magnetic fields to trends predicted by physical models. By employing integration of hysteresis loops simulated from ...

Chen, Ritchie

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

A Power Optimized Display Memory Organization for Handheld User Terminals  

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Today's handheld devices become more and more multimedia capable. One subsystem of a multimedia terminal that accounts for a considerable amount of the total power consumption is the display unit. The backlight is the major culprit there. As new display ...

Lieven Hollevoet; Andy Dewilde; Kristof Denolf; Francky Catthoor; Filip Louagie

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reactive Power Management using Firefly and Spiral Optimization ...  

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Genetic-Simulated annealing and interior point method [5] ... A comparison between both the algorithms has been ..... results have been simulated using MATLAB Software ... AReview”, IEEE International Journal of Power and Energy systems,.

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2013-09-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Kansas City Power and Light- Energy Optimizer Programmable Thermostat Program  

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Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) offers a free Honeywell programmable thermostat, worth $300, and free installation to qualifying customers to manage energy usage. Only residential and small...

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Designing Optimal Heat and Power Systems for Industrial Processes  

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Industrial heat and power systems are complex and not fully understood as integrated systems. Within the context of the overall manufacturing process, they represent enormous capital investments and substantially contribute to the total operating...

Rutkowski, M. A.; Witherell, W. D.

194

Optimal monitoring and visualization of steady state power system operation  

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the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) and feeding them into state estimation function, state estimation can provide an estimate for all measured and unmeasured electrical quantities and network parameters of the entire power system, detect...

Xu, Bei

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

195

Optimum dimension of geometric parameters of solar chimney power plants – A multi-objective optimization approach  

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Abstract In this communication, a multi-objective optimization method is implemented using evolutionary algorithm techniques in order to determine optimum configuration of solar chimney power plant. The two objective functions which are simultaneously considered in the analysis are power output and capital cost of the plant. Power output of the system is maximized while capital cost of the component is minimized. Design parameters of the considered plant include collector diameter (Dcoll), chimney height (Hch) and chimney diameter (Dch). The results of optimal designs are obtained as a set of multiple optimum solutions, called ‘the Pareto frontier’. For some sample points of Pareto, optimal geometric is presented. In addition, effect of changing design variables on both objective functions is performed. This multi-objective optimization approach is very helpful and effective for selecting optimal geometric parameters of solar chimney power plants. The results show that, power output of the plant increases linearly when solar irradiation increases and increase in ambient temperature causes slight decrease in power output of the plant.

Saeed Dehghani; Amir H. Mohammadi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Optimal Power Tracking Control Strategy of Grid-Connected Excited Synchronous Wind Power Generator.  

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??In this thesis, the wind power system is a coaxial coupling structure between servo motor and excited synchronous wind power generator. By using the excited… (more)

Cheng, Wen-kai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Performance and power optimization in VLSI physical design  

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. This foresees the wide applicability of TDL technique. However, measured performance based on fabricated circuits is much worse than simulated performance based on the layout. It is suspected that the via resistance variation is the cause. The problem aggravates... courses inVLSI design, which provided me with many techniques for VLSI circuit analysis and optimization. In his course projects, I implemented several algorithms and performed a lot of simulations, which prepared me well to be confident in my job...

Jiang, Zhanyuan

2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

198

A Novel Power Flow Method for Long Term Frequency Stability Analysis  

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This thesis presents a novel approach for a power system to find a practical power flow solution when all the generators in the system have hit their real power output limits, such as some generator units shutting down or load outages. The approach...

Yan, Wenjin

2013-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

199

A Power-Law Formulation of Laminar Flow in Short Pipes Max Sherman  

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A Power-Law Formulation of Laminar Flow in Short Pipes Max Sherman Indoor Environment Program ABSTRACT This report develops a theoretical description of the hydrodynamic relationship based on a power pipes can be described with a simple power law dependence on pressure, but that the exponent

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Parametric Optimization of Vapor Power and Cooling Cycle  

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Abstract The proposed solar thermal based combined power and cooling cycle can be operated from low grade energy such as heat and well suited for domestic and industrial needs. The hybridization of vapour absorption refrigeration (VAR) and Kalina cycle system (KCS) results power in addition to cooling. The proposed plant has two turbines with super heater and reheater to recover more heat from the solar thermal collectors. The refrigerant vapour from the high pressure turbine is reheated for low pressure turbine which gives 9.3 kW of extra power. The total power and cooling are 14.05 kW and 73.58 kW respectively at 0.42 absorber concentration and 99% of turbine concentration and 150 °C of solar collector temperature. The invention also highlights the flexibility in the operation of system on only power mode or on only cooling mode. Thermodynamic analysis has been carried out with a focus on separator temperature and turbine concentration.

R. Shankar; T. Srinivas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow Shop Scheduling with Peak Power Consumption Constraints  

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To conduct our experiments, we considered a hypothetical flow shop scheduling ... There are two types of machines with different operations: face milling. 16 ...

2012-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

202

Optimization and the effect of steam turbine outlet quality on the output power of a combined cycle power plant  

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Abstract A narrow path exists to a sustainable solution which passes through careful steps of efficiency improvement (resource management) and provides environmental friendly energies. Thermal power plants are more common in many power production sites around the world. Therefore, in this current research study a comprehensive thermodynamic modeling of a combined cycle power plant with dual pressure heat recovery steam generator is presented. Since the steam turbine outlet quality is a restrictive parameter, optimization of three cases with different steam quality are conducted and discussed. In other hand, energy and exergy analysis of each components for these three different cases estimated and compared. Obtained results show that it is really important to keep the quality of the vapor at turbine outlet constant in 88% for the results to be more realistic and also optimization and data are more technically feasible and applicable.

A. Ganjehkaviri; M.N. Mohd Jaafar; S.E. Hosseini

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

A three phase load flow algorithm for Shipboard Power Systems  

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to distribution systems since the assumptions made for transmission systems are not valid for the unique characteristics of distribution systems. A Shipboard Power System (SPS) is a finite inertia electric power system. The generation, transmission...

Medina-Calder?on, M?onica M

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

204

Probabilistic flows for reliability evaluation of multiarea power  

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-system enhancement is given. Compu- tational-times data is also presented. Keywords: electric power systems policy which determines how the power is routed in the case of a loss of load. The following/'. This is the probability that a lack of power transfer capability from area i to area j contributes to the loss of load

Gross, George

205

Inverse Prediction and Optimization of Flow Control Conditions for Confined Spaces using a CFD-Based Genetic Algorithm  

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temperature and velocity. In order to identify the best flow control conditions, conventional approach function to optimize the inlet boundary conditions (e.g., supply velocity, temperature, and angle of critical flow control conditions such as flow inlet temperature, velocity and angle. In order to identify

Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

206

Power Supply Optimization in Sub-130 nm Leakage Dominant Technologies Man L Mui Kaustav Banerjee Amit Mehrotra  

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behaviour as a function of power supply and temperature. We use these models to calculate the full, it is essential to control the leakage power and the temperature of the die. One viable method for optimizingPower Supply Optimization in Sub-130 nm Leakage Dominant Technologies Man L Mui Kaustav Banerjee

207

A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real-World Electricity Pricing  

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1 A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real for optimizing their utility bills. Our focus is on a subset of this work that carries out demand response (DR

Urgaonkar, Bhuvan

208

Design of an advanced electric power distribution systems using seeker optimization algorithm  

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Abstract The power distribution network design problem has a growing impact on secure and economical operation of distribution power system. This issue is well known as a non-linear, multi-modal and multi-objective optimization problem where global optimization techniques are required in order to avoid local minima. In this study, a new approach using seeker optimization algorithm (SOA) is proposed for distribution system planning problem with simultaneous placement of automatic reclosers (RAs), considering total system economic cost, overall system reliability, system power losses and voltage deviations as an objective functions. Normally, conventional power distribution systems (CPDS) are radial in nature and momentary fault in the system causes large area of the grid to be blacked out, which leads to huge load interruptions. Reliable distribution system minimize this effect by allowing faults to clear themselves by protection device operations such as automatic reclosers (RAs) and quickly restores the power through system reconfiguration by minimizing the loads affected. Thus, in order to prevent the system from momentary faults, simultaneous placement of \\{RAs\\} has been also done which leads to a design of an advanced power distribution system (APDS). Thus, the reliability issues are of major importance for effective planning of an APDS. For evaluation of reliability measure, the contingency-load-loss index (CLLI) is assessed in this paper, which is independent of the failure rate and fault repair duration of the feeder branches. The performance of the proposed algorithm is extensively assessed and comparisons are made with Particle Swarm Optimization (PSOs), Genetic Algorithm (GA) and graph theoretical approach (GTA) applied on the 54 and 100-bus primary power distribution systems. The simulation results show that the proposed approach performed better than the other listed algorithms and can be efficiently used for the optimal design of an advanced power distribution system.

Deepak Kumar; S.R. Samantaray

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Free Flow Power Partners to Improve Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

as the device performed as expected, with no discernible harm to river-dwelling fish. Free Flow has also completed preliminary designs of utility-scale installations at a...

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Distributed series reactance: a new approach to realize grid power flow control.  

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??The objective of the proposed research is to develop a cost-effective power flow controller to improve the utilization and reliability of the existing transmission, sub-transmission,… (more)

Johal, Harjeet

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Analysis of operating data related to power and flow distribution in a PWR  

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The analysis of the effects of the uncertainties associated with temperature and power measurements in the Connecticut Yankee Reactor leads to the evaluation of the uncertainty associated with the effective flow factor. ...

Herbin, Henry Christophe

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Unbalanced Three-Phase Power Flow Calculation Based on Newton Method for Micro-Grid  

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Because of the connection of distributed generation to energy complementary micro-grid, there are multi-supplying points and loop ... power flow calculation based on Newton method for micro-grid is presented, in ...

Jiang Guixiu; Shu Jie; Wu Zhifeng…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multidisciplinary Modeling, Control, and Optimization of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell/Gas Turbine Hybrid Power System.  

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??This thesis describes a systematical study, including multidisciplinary modeling, simulation, control, and optimization, of a fuel cell - gas turbine hybrid power system that aims… (more)

Abbassi Baharanchi, Atid

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

Optimizing the Design of a Hybrid Solar-Wind Power Plant to meet Variable Power Demand  

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Not enough studies have been done on operating the two most available and renewable energy sources, sun and wind energy, alongside one another. A complementary ... presents an optimal design for a hybrid solar-wind

K. Mousa; A. Diabat

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

An Equivalent Network for Load-Flow Analysis of Power Systems  

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AN EQUIVALENT NETWORK FOR LOAD-FLOW ANALYSIS OF POWER SYSTEMS A Thesis by Meri on L. Johnson Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partihl fulfillment of the requirements for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE May, 1960 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering AN EQUIVALENT NETWORK FOR LOAD-FLOW ANALYSIS OF POWER SYSTEMS A Thesis By Merion L. Johnson Approv as to style a d content by (Chairman of Co ittee ) (Head of Department...

Johnson, Merion Luke

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparisons of complex network based models and direct current power flow model to analyze power grid vulnerability under intentional attacks  

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Abstract Many scholars have applied complex network based models to investigate power grid vulnerability, but how effective are these models to capture the real performance is an interesting topic. This paper selects two typical complex network based models, including a purely topological model (PTM) and a betweenness based model (BBM), as well as a direct current power flow model (DCPFM), to simulate the topology-based and flow-based vulnerability of power grid under degree, betweenness, maximum traffic and importance based intentional attacks. The relationships of vulnerability results from different models are analyzed and discussed for model comparisons. Taking IEEE 300 power grid with line capacity set proportional to tolerant parameter tp as example, the results show that there exists a critical node attack intensity A I = 0.147 , above which the three models produce almost identical topology-based vulnerability results under each attack strategy at any t p ? 1 , while producing identical flow-based vulnerability results from PTM and DCPFM occurs at A I > 0.147 , and A I > 0.73 for BBM and DCPFM, which indicates that the PTM can better approach the DCPFM for flow-based vulnerability analysis under intentional attacks. Similar results are also found for intentional edge attacks and other power grids.

Min Ouyang; Lijing Zhao; Zhezhe Pan; Liu Hong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Power Sources 128 (2004) 5460 Microfluidic fuel cell based on laminar flow  

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Journal of Power Sources 128 (2004) 54­60 Microfluidic fuel cell based on laminar flow Eric R a novel microfluidic fuel cell concept that utilizes the occurrence of multi-stream laminar flow of a Y-shaped microfluidic channel in which two liquid streams containing fuel and oxidant merge

Kenis, Paul J. A.

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Turbulence effects on the wake flow and power production of a horizontal-axis wind turbine  

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Abstract This study experimentally investigated the effects of ambient turbulence on the wake flows and power production of a horizontal-axis wind turbine. The approaching flows included low-turbulence smooth flow and grid-generated turbulent flow. The profiles of time-averaged velocity, turbulence intensity and Reynolds stress from the intermediate to the far-wake regions were measured and compared for smooth and turbulent flows. Based on the measured data, prediction models for the centerline velocity deficit, turbulence intensity, wake radius and velocity profile were proposed. In addition, the experimental results showed that the power productions in the grid-generated turbulent flows were slightly higher than that in the smooth flow. But the power loss due to the velocity deficit in the wake flow was larger than 50% when the downwind distance was less than 12D (D is the rotor diameter). An empirical relation between the power production and the downwind distance x and lateral distance y was proposed.

Chia-Ren Chu; Pei-Hung Chiang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Fog Inlet Air Cooling System for Combined Cycle Power Plants using Genetic Algorithm  

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Abstract In this research paper, a comprehensive thermodynamic modeling of a combined cycle power plant is first conducted and the effects of gas turbine inlet fogging system on the first and second law efficiencies and net power outputs of combined cycle power plants are investigated. The combined cycle power plant (CCPP) considered for this study consist of a double pressure heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) to utilize the energy of exhaust leaving the gas turbine and produce superheated steam to generate electricity in the Rankine cycle. In order to enhance understanding of this research and come up with optimum performance assessment of the plant, a complete optimization is using a genetic algorithm conducted. In order to achieve this goal, a new objective function is defined for the system optimization including social cost of air pollution for the power generation systems. The objective function is based on the first law efficiency, energy cost and the external social cost of air pollution for an operational system. It is concluded that using inlet air cooling system for the CCPP system and its optimization results in an increase in the average output power, first and second law efficiencies by 17.24%, 3.6% and 3.5%, respectively, for three warm months of year.

Mehdi A. Ehyaei; Mojtaba Tahani; Pouria Ahmadi; M. Esfandiari

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Optimization Online - Information Gap Decision Theory Based OPF ...  

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Jan 3, 2015 ... Abstract: A method for solving the optimal power flow (OPF) problem including HVDC connected offshore wind farms is presented in this paper.

rabiee abbas

2015-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal fracture treatment design for dry gas wells maximizes well performance in the presence of non-Darcy flow effects  

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This thesis presents a methodology based on Proppant Number approach for optimal fracture treatment design of natural gas wells considering non-Darcy flow effects in the design process. Closure stress is taken into account, by default, because...

Lopez Hernandez, Henry De Jesus

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A power–flow analysis based on continuum dynamics  

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...first-order partial differential equation which does not directly correspond to the equation...respect to x, so that a choice of = 0 does not affect the value of the energy-flow...and slip damping. In Shock and vibration handbook (ed. C. M. Harris & C. E. Crede...

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Similarity flow solutions of a non-Newtonian power-law fluid Mohamed Guedda, Zakia Hammouch  

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for a steady-state laminar bound- ary layer flow, governed by the Ostwald-de Wael power-law model-Newtonian fluid mechanics is the Ostwald-de Wael model (with a power-law rheology [2, 3, 4, 5, 6]), which

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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An Optimal Fuzzy Logic Power Sharing Strategy for Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicles  

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An Optimal Fuzzy Logic Power Sharing Strategy for Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicles F. Khoucha1 presents a fuzzy logic controller for a Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The PHEV required driving economy, and emissions. Index Terms--Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), Internal Combustion Engine

Brest, Université de

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A STOCHASTIC OPTIMAL CONTROL APPROACH FOR POWER MANAGEMENT IN PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES  

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A STOCHASTIC OPTIMAL CONTROL APPROACH FOR POWER MANAGEMENT IN PLUG-IN HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES.e., the engine and electric machines) in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Existing studies focus mostly. INTRODUCTION This paper examines plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), i.e., automobiles that can extract

Krstic, Miroslav

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Optimization and Visualization of the North American Eastern Interconnect Power Market  

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. Hale DHALE@eia.doe.gov U.S. Energy Information Agency Washington, DC 20585 USA Thomas J. OverbyeOptimization and Visualization of the North American Eastern Interconnect Power Market Douglas R Overbye@ece.uiuc.edu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL 61801 USA Abstract This paper

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HIGH-LEVEL MULTI-STEP INVERTER OPTIMIZATION, USING A MINIMUM NUMBER OF POWER TRANSISTORS.  

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HIGH-LEVEL MULTI-STEP INVERTER OPTIMIZATION, USING A MINIMUM NUMBER OF POWER TRANSISTORS. Juan 56-41-246-999 e-mail lmoran@renoir.die.udec.cl ABSTRACT Multilevel inverters with a large number-5]. Multi-level inverters can operate not only with PWM techniques but also with amplitude modulation (AM

Catholic University of Chile (Universidad Católica de Chile)

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Optimal Power Procurement and Demand Response with Quality-of-Usage Guarantees  

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welfare. Our model takes into consideration the effect of the renewable energy and the multi-stage feature-optimal utility and ensures that the QoU requirement is met with bounded deficit. WMA can be implemented have witnessed enormous efforts to modernize the power grid. Central to this challenging task

Huang, Longbo

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Joint optimization algorithm for network reconfiguration and reactive power control of wind farm in distribution system  

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In recent years, the number of small size wind farms used as DG sources located within the distribution system are rapidly increasing. Wind farm made up with doubly fed induction generators (DFIG) is proposed in this paper as the continuous reactive ... Keywords: DFIG wind turbine, network reconfiguration, particle swarm optimization, reactive power control, wind farm

Jingjing Zhao; Xin Li; Jiping Lu; Congli Zhang

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concurrent Optimization of Consumer's Electrical Energy Bill and Producer's Power Generation Cost under a Dynamic Pricing  

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Concurrent Optimization of Consumer's Electrical Energy Bill and Producer's Power Generation Cost lower cost. I. INTRODUCTION There is no substitute for the status of electrical energy, which. Availability of affordable and sustainable electrical energy has been the key to prosperity and continued socio

Pedram, Massoud

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Optimal Power Management in Wireless Control Systems Konstantinos Gatsis, Alejandro Ribeiro and George J. Pappas  

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but a separation principle for finite horizon costs can be established [11], and optimal plant and transmission the sensor. The power allocated to these transmissions determines the probability of successful reception of transmissions protected with capacity achieving codes, conventional event-triggered policies are recovered

Pappas, George J.

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A Multi-Objective Memetic Optimization Method for Power Network Cascading Failures Protection  

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-dominated sorting mechanism and the Lamarckian local search. The 380 kV Italian power transmission network is used than conventional EAs [15]. In this paper, we formulate the optimal transmission line switching problem for their management. In this paper, we address this latter problem by line switching and propose a multi

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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An optimized mean variance estimation method for uncertainty quantification of wind power forecasts  

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Abstract A statistical optimized technique for rapid development of reliable prediction intervals (PIs) is presented in this study. The mean–variance estimation (MVE) technique is employed here for quantification of uncertainties related with wind power predictions. In this method, two separate neural network models are used for estimation of wind power generation and its variance. A novel PI-based training algorithm is also presented to enhance the performance of the MVE method and improve the quality of PIs. For an in-depth analysis, comprehensive experiments are conducted with seasonal datasets taken from three geographically dispersed wind farms in Australia. Five confidence levels of \\{PIs\\} are between 50% and 90%. Obtained results show while both traditional and optimized \\{PIs\\} are hypothetically valid, the optimized \\{PIs\\} are much more informative than the traditional MVE PIs. The informativeness of these \\{PIs\\} paves the way for their application in trouble-free operation and smooth integration of wind farms into energy systems.

Abbas Khosravi; Saeid Nahavandi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization Qinru Qiu, Qing Wu and Massoud Pedram  

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1 Stochastic Modeling of a Power-Managed System: Construction and Optimization Qinru Qiu, Qing Wu of a power-managed electronic system. We formulate the problem of system-level power management-digital components. Dynamic power management ­ which refers to selective shut-off or slow-down of system components

Qiu, Qinru

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Optimal power grid protection through a defender–attacker–defender model  

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Abstract Power grid vulnerability is a major concern of our society, and its protection problem is often formulated as a tri-level defender–attacker–defender model. However, this tri-level problem is computationally challenging. In this paper, we design and implement a Column-and-Constraint Generation algorithm to derive its optimal solutions. Numerical results on an IEEE system show that: (i) the developed algorithm identifies optimal solutions in a reasonable time, which significantly outperforms the existing exact algorithm; (ii) the attack solution obtained through solving the attacker–defender model does not lead to the optimal protection plan in general; and (iii) protection using the optimal solution from the defender–attacker–defender model always improves the grid survivability under contingencies. The proposed model and algorithm can be easily modified to accommodate for other critical infrastructure network protection problems.

Wei Yuan; Long Zhao; Bo Zeng

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow Noise Prediction and Control in Steam Piping Systems for Nuclear Power Plants  

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The flow noise of steam in pipe lines particularly in power plants is a major noise source and contributor to OSHA noise problems. The ability to predict flow noise levels is vital to efficient and economical noise control. Octave?band measurements of flow noise in the main steam piping system of a nuclear power plant were made. To determine the effect of velocity measurements were conducted for a wide range of velocities during plant start?up. Results in the form of plots of measured flow noise as a function of velocity were compared with limited data that have been recently published. An empirical formula for prediction of flow noise and corresponding design techniques for control of noise by proper pipe sizing have been developed. Alternate methods of noise control are reviewed.

F. H. Brittain; S. W. Giampapa

1973-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparisons of purely topological model, betweenness based model and direct current power flow model to analyze power grid vulnerability  

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This paper selects three frequently used power grid models including a purely topological model (PTM) a betweennness based model (BBM) and a direct current power flow model (DCPFM) to describe three different dynamical processes on a power grid under both single and multiple component failures. Each of the dynamical processes is then characterized by both a topology-based and a flow-based vulnerability metrics to compare the three models with each other from the vulnerability perspective. Taking as an example the IEEE 300 power grid with line capacity set proportional to a tolerance parameter tp the results show non-linear phenomenon: under single node failures there exists a critical value of tp?=?1.36 above which the three models all produce identical topology-based vulnerability results and more than 85% nodes have identical flow-based vulnerability from any two models; under multiple node failures that each node fails with an identical failure probability fp there exists a critical fp?=?0.56 above which the three models produce almost identical topology-based vulnerability results at any tp???1 but producing identical flow-based vulnerability results only occurs at fp?=?1. In addition the topology-based vulnerability results can provide a good approximation for the flow-based vulnerability under large fp and the priority of PTM and BBM to better approach the DCPFM for vulnerability analysis mainly depends on the value of fp. Similar results are also found for other failure types other system operation parameters and other power grids.

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High Average Power Laser Gain Medium With Low Optical Distortion Using A Transverse Flowing Liquid Host  

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A high average power, low optical distortion laser gain media is based on a flowing liquid media. A diode laser pumping device with tailored irradiance excites the laser active atom, ion or molecule within the liquid media. A laser active component of the liquid media exhibits energy storage times longer than or comparable to the thermal optical response time of the liquid. A circulation system that provides a closed loop for mixing and circulating the lasing liquid into and out of the optical cavity includes a pump, a diffuser, and a heat exchanger. A liquid flow gain cell includes flow straighteners and flow channel compression.

Comaskey, Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA); Ault, Earl R. (Livermore, CA); Kuklo, Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)

2005-07-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Towards Optimal Measurement of Power Spectra I: Minimum Variance Pair Weighting and the Fisher Matrix  

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This is the first of a pair of papers which address the problem of measuring the unredshifted power spectrum in optimal fashion from a survey of galaxies, with arbitrary geometry, for Gaussian or non-Gaussian fluctuations, in real or redshift space. In this first paper, that pair weighting is derived which formally minimizes the expected variance of the unredshifted power spectrum windowed over some arbitrary kernel. The inverse of the covariance matrix of minimum variance estimators of windowed power spectra is the Fisher information matrix, which plays a central role in establishing optimal estimators. Actually computing the minimum variance pair window and the Fisher matrix in a real survey still presents a formidable numerical problem, so here a perturbation series solution is developed. The properties of the Fisher matrix evaluated according to the approximate method suggested here are investigated in more detail in the second paper.

A. J. S. Hamilton

1997-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal tracking and robust power control of the DFIG wind turbine  

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In the present paper, an optimal operation of a grid-connected variable speed wind turbine equipped with a Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) is presented. The proposed cascaded nonlinear controller is designed to perform two main objectives. In the outer loop, a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm based on fuzzy logic theory is designed to permanently extract the optimal aerodynamic energy, whereas in the inner loop, a second order sliding mode control (2-SM) is applied to achieve smooth regulation of both stator active and reactive powers quantities. The obtained simulation results show a permanent track of the MPP point regardless of the turbine power-speed slope moreover the proposed sliding mode control strategy presents attractive features such as chattering-free, compared to the conventional first order sliding technique (1-SM).

S. Abdeddaim; A. Betka

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Poster presented at the OCEANS'11 Conference, September, 2011 Seeking Optimal Geometry of a Heaving Body for Improved Wave Power  

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1 Poster presented at the OCEANS'11 Conference, September, 2011 Seeking Optimal Geometry of a Heaving Body for Improved Wave Power Absorption Efficiency Rachael Hager, Nelson Fernandez and Michelle H power absorption efficiency with various shaped bodies. The goal is to optimize the geometry of a two

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Optimal Design of a PV/Fuel Cell Hybrid Power System for the City of Brest in France  

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source. The produced hydrogen feeds then a fuel cell (FC) system, which will supply the city of BrestOptimal Design of a PV/Fuel Cell Hybrid Power System for the City of Brest in France Omar Hazem with the optimal design of a stand-alone hybrid photovoltaic and fuel cell power system without battery storage

Brest, Université de

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Optimal homogenization of perfusion flows in microfluidic bio-reactors; a numerical study  

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To ensure homogeneous conditions within the complete area of perfused microfluidic bio-reactors, we develop a general design of a continuously feed bio-reactor with uniform perfusion flow. This is achieved by introducing a specific type of perfusion inlet to the reaction area. The geometry of these inlets are found using the methods of topology optimization and shape optimization. The results are compared with two different analytic models, from which a general parametric description of the design is obtained and tested numerically. Such a parametric description will generally be beneficial for the design of a broad range of microfluidic bioreactors used for e.g. cell culturing and analysis, and in feeding bio-arrays.

Okkels, Fridolin; Bruus, Henrik

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of the output and efficiency of a high power cascaded arc hydrogen plasma source  

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The operation of a cascaded arc hydrogen plasma source was experimentally investigated to provide an empirical basis for the scaling of this source to higher plasma fluxes and efficiencies. The flux and efficiency were determined as a function of the input power, discharge channel diameter, and hydrogen gas flow rate. Measurements of the pressure in the arc channel show that the flow is well described by Poiseuille flow and that the effective heavy particle temperature is approximately 0.8 eV. Interpretation of the measured I-V data in terms of a one-parameter model shows that the plasma production is proportional to the input power, to the square root of the hydrogen flow rate, and is independent of the channel diameter. The observed scaling shows that the dominant power loss mechanism inside the arc channel is one that scales with the effective volume of the plasma in the discharge channel. Measurements on the plasma output with Thomson scattering confirm the linear dependence of the plasma production on the input power. Extrapolation of these results shows that (without a magnetic field) an improvement in the plasma production by a factor of 10 over where it was in van Rooij et al. [Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 121501 (2007)] should be possible.

Vijvers, W. A. J.; Gils, C. A. J. van; Goedheer, W. J.; Meiden, H. J. van der; Veremiyenko, V. P.; Westerhout, J.; Lopes Cardozo, N. J.; Rooij, G. J. van [FOM-Institute for Plasma Physics Rijnhuizen, Association EURATOM-FOM, Trilateral Euregio Cluster, P.O. Box 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein (Netherlands); Schram, D. C. [Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven (Netherlands)

2008-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of solid thermal energy storage modules for solar thermal power plant applications  

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Abstract Solid sensible heat storage is an attractive option for high-temperature storage applications in terms of investment and maintenance costs. Typical solid thermal energy storage systems use a heat transfer fluid to exchange heat as the fluid flows through a tubular heat exchanger embedded in the solid storage material. The modified lumped capacitance method is used with an effective heat transfer coefficient in a simplified analysis of the heat transfer in solid thermal energy storage systems for a solid cylindrical heat storage unit. The analytical solution was found using the Laplace transform method. The solution was then used to develop an optimization method for designing solid storage modules which uses the system requirements (released energy and fluid outlet temperature) as the constraint conditions and the storage module cost as the objective function for the optimization. Optimized results are then given for many kinds of system configurations.

Yongfang Jian; Quentin Falcoz; Pierre Neveu; Fengwu Bai; Yan Wang; Zhifeng Wang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Particle Swarm Optimization and Gradient Descent Methods for Optimization of PI Controller for AGC of Multi-area Thermal-Wind-Hydro Power Plants  

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The automatic generation control (AGC) of three unequal interconnected Thermal, Wind and Hydro power plant has been designed with PI controller. Further computational intelligent technique Particle Swarm Optimization and conventional Gradient Descent ... Keywords: Automatic generation control, Particle swarm optimization, Gradient Descent method, Generation rate constraint, Area control error, Wind energy conversion system

Naresh Kumari; A N. Jha

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power flow in a gun-injected spheromak plasma  

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We describe results from the gun-injected spheromak device SPHEX, which show that the power required to sustain the plasma is initially deposited in a column, about 8 cm in radius, along the geometric axis of the device, and is transmitted from the column to the remainder of the plasma by a radially propagating oscillation at about 20 kHz. These results are relevant to the process of relaxation in spheromak systems.

P. K. Browning; G. Cunningham; S. J. Gee; K. J. Gibson; A. al-Karkhy; D. A. Kitson; R. Martin; M. G. Rusbridge

1992-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-objective optimization of a combined cooling, heating and power system driven by solar energy  

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Abstract This paper presented a multi-objective optimization of a combined cooling, heating and power system (CCHP) driven by solar energy. The flat-plate solar collector was employed to collect the solar radiation and to transform it into thermal energy. The thermal storage unit was installed to storage the thermal energy collected by the collectors to ensure a continuous energy supplement when solar energy was weak or insufficient. The CCHP system combined an organic Rankine cycle with an ejector refrigeration cycle to yield electricity and cold capacity to users. In order to conduct the optimization, the mathematical model of the solar-powered CCHP system was established. Owing to the limitation of the single-objective optimization, the multi-objective optimization of the system was carried out. Four key parameters, namely turbine inlet temperature, turbine inlet pressure, condensation temperature and pinch temperature difference in vapor generator, were selected as the decision variables to examine the performance of the overall system. Two objective functions, namely the average useful output and the total heat transfer area, were selected to maximize the average useful output and to minimize the total heat transfer area under the given conditions. NSGA-II (Non-dominated Sort Genetic Algorithm-II) was employed to achieve the final solutions in the multi-objective optimization of the system operating in three modes, namely power mode, combined heat and power (CHP) mode, and combined cooling and power (CCP) mode. For the power mode, the optimum average useful output and total heat transfer area were 6.40 kW and 46.16 m2. For the CCP mode, the optimum average useful output and total heat transfer area were 5.84 kW and 58.74 m2. For the CHP mode, the optimum average useful output and total heat transfer area were 8.89 kW and 38.78 m2. Results also indicated that the multi-objective optimization provided a more comprehensive solution set so that the optimum performance could be achieved according to different requirements for system.

Man Wang; Jiangfeng Wang; Pan Zhao; Yiping Dai

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic load flow with versatile non-Gaussian power injections  

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Abstract A probabilistic load flow distinguished by the versatility in the way in which input data can be provided is presented. The main contribution of the proposal involves taking advantage of the data available as well as completing any missing information. This enables the proposal to be applied at any voltage level, even in medium-voltage networks where there is a glaring lack of systematic data collection. The use of the Gaussian Mixture Model is also a key feature of the proposed solution, and determinant in the final solution. Not only does the detailed and thorough analysis through numerous tests demonstrate the good performance of the proposed procedure, but it also confirms the accuracy of the results.

Cristina Carmona-Delgado; Esther Romero-Ramos; Jesús Riquelme-Santos

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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220 kV SSSC device for power flow control (Smart Grid Project) | Open  

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Integrating modified Delphi method with fuzzy AHP for optimal power substation location selection  

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Evaluation and selection of power substation location is an important strategic decision making problem for both public and private sector. The multi-dimensional, multi-criteria nature of the power substation location problem limits the usefulness of any particular single objective model. Studies have shown that electromagnetic radiations emanating from the high voltage lines and substations, pose serious adverse health consequences to living beings. In this study, social, technological, economical, environmental and site characteristics factors and sub criteria, have been derived to make the optimal power substation location selection decision more realistic and effectual. In this paper, an improved and more appropriate power substation location evaluation and selection model has been developed by integrating Modified Delphi method with Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP). A numerical example is presented to show applicability and performance of the proposed methodology followed by a sensitivity analysis to discuss and explain the results.

Golam Kabir; M. Ahsan Akhtar Hasin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Sizing of Energy Storage and Photovoltaic Power Systems for Demand Charge Mitigation (Poster)  

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Commercial facility utility bills are often a strong function of demand charges -- a fee proportional to peak power demand rather than total energy consumed. In some instances, demand charges can constitute more than 50% of a commercial customer's monthly electricity cost. While installation of behind-the-meter solar power generation decreases energy costs, its variability makes it likely to leave the peak load -- and thereby demand charges -- unaffected. This then makes demand charges an even larger fraction of remaining electricity costs. Adding controllable behind-the-meter energy storage can more predictably affect building peak demand, thus reducing electricity costs. Due to the high cost of energy storage technology, the size and operation of an energy storage system providing demand charge management (DCM) service must be optimized to yield a positive return on investment (ROI). The peak demand reduction achievable with an energy storage system depends heavily on a facility's load profile, so the optimal configuration will be specific to both the customer and the amount of installed solar power capacity. We explore the sensitivity of DCM value to the power and energy levels of installed solar power and energy storage systems. An optimal peak load reduction control algorithm for energy storage systems will be introduced and applied to historic solar power data and meter load data from multiple facilities for a broad range of energy storage system configurations. For each scenario, the peak load reduction and electricity cost savings will be computed. From this, we will identify a favorable energy storage system configuration that maximizes ROI.

Neubauer, J.; Simpson, M.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear power flow control applications to conventional generator swing equations subject to variable generation.  

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In this paper, the swing equations for renewable generators are formulated as a natural Hamiltonian system with externally applied non-conservative forces. A two-step process referred to as Hamiltonian Surface Shaping and Power Flow Control (HSSPFC) is used to analyze and design feedback controllers for the renewable generator system. This formulation extends previous results on the analytical verification of the Potential Energy Boundary Surface (PEBS) method to nonlinear control analysis and design and justifies the decomposition of the system into conservative and non-conservative systems to enable a two-step, serial analysis and design procedure. In particular, this approach extends the work done by developing a formulation which applies to a larger set of Hamiltonian Systems that has Nearly Hamiltonian Systems as a subset. The results of this research include the determination of the required performance of a proposed Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS)/storage device to enable the maximum power output of a wind turbine while meeting the power system constraints on frequency and phase. The FACTS/storage device is required to operate as both a generator and load (energy storage) on the power system in this design. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is applied to the power flow equations to determine the stability boundaries (limit cycles) of the renewable generator system and enable design of feedback controllers that meet stability requirements while maximizing the power generation and flow to the load. Necessary and sufficient conditions for stability of renewable generators systems are determined based on the concepts of Hamiltonian systems, power flow, exergy (the maximum work that can be extracted from an energy flow) rate, and entropy rate.

Robinett, Rush D., III; Wilson, David Gerald

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy confinement studies in the tandem mirror experiment (TMX): Power flow  

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Using the measured plasma densities and energies the flow of power between the different particle species and regions of the tandem mirror experiment (TMX) is analyzed. The power flow is described by a simple classical model modified to include: (1) a halo of cool plasma that reduces end?cell ion losses due to charge exchange on background gas (2) instability heating of the central?cell ions both in the central cell and as they escape through the plugs (3) electron energy transport along the field lines which is less than predicted and (4) radial transport of the central?cell ions. Our global power balance including all particles and regions accounts for 87±27% of the trapped neutral?beam power.

D. P. Grubb; S. L. Allen; T. A. Casper; J. F. Clauser; F. H. Coensgen; R. H. Cohen; D. L. Correll; W. C. Cummins; J. C. Davis; R. P. Drake; J. H. Foote; A. H. Futch; R. K. Goodman; G. E. Gryczkowski; E. B. Hooper Jr.; R. S. Hornady; A. L. Hunt; C. V. Karmendy; W. E. Nexsen; W. L. Pickles; G. D. Porter; P. Poulsen; T. D. Rognlien; T. C. Simonen; D. R. Slaughter; P. Coakley; G. A. Hallock; O. T. Strand

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CONCEPTUAL DESIGN AND OPTIMAL POWER CONTROL STRATEGY FOR AN ECO?FRIENDLY HYBRID VEHICLE  

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This paper presents a new concept for a hybrid vehicle using a torque and speed splitting technique. It is implemented by the newly developed controller in combination with a two degree of freedom epicyclic gear transmission. This approach enables optimization of the power split between the less powerful electrical motor and more powerful engine while driving a car load. The power split is fundamentally a dual?energy integration mechanism as it is implemented by using the epicyclic gear transmission that has two inputs and one output for a proper power distribution. The developed power split control system manages the operation of both the inputs to have a known output with the condition of maintaining optimum operating efficiency of the internal combustion engine and electrical motor. This system has a huge potential as it is possible to integrate all the features of hybrid vehicle known to?date such as the regenerative braking system series hybrid parallel hybrid series/parallel hybrid and even complex hybrid (bidirectional). By using the new power split system it is possible to further reduce fuel consumption and increase overall efficiency.

N. Mir Nasiri; Frederick T. A. Chieng

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation and Optimization of a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Conversion Cycle for Nuclear Applications  

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There have been a number of studies involving the use of gases operating in the supercritical mode for power production and process heat applications. Supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) is particularly attractive because it is capable of achieving relatively high power conversion cycle efficiencies in the temperature range between 550°C and 750°C. Therefore, it has the potential for use with any type of high-temperature nuclear reactor concept, assuming reactor core outlet temperatures of at least 550°C. The particular power cycle investigated in this paper is a supercritical CO2 Recompression Brayton Cycle. The CO2 Recompression Brayton Cycle can be used as either a direct or indirect power conversion cycle, depending on the reactor type and reactor outlet temperature. The advantage of this cycle when compared to the helium Brayton Cycle is the lower required operating temperature; 550°C versus 850°C. However, the supercritical CO2 Recompression Brayton Cycle requires an operating pressure in the range of 20 MPa, which is considerably higher than the required helium Brayton cycle operating pressure of 8 MPa. This paper presents results of analyses performed using the UniSim process analyses software to evaluate the performance of the supercritical CO2 Brayton Recompression Cycle for different reactor outlet temperatures. The UniSim model assumed a 600 MWt reactor power source, which provides heat to the power cycle at a maximum temperature of between 550°C and 750°C. The UniSim model used realistic component parameters and operating conditions to model the complete power conversion system. CO2 properties were evaluated, and the operating range for the cycle was adjusted to take advantage of the rapidly changing conditions near the critical point. The UniSim model was then optimized to maximize the power cycle thermal efficiency at the different maximum power cycle operating temperatures. The results of the analyses showed that power cycle thermal efficiencies in the range of 40 to 50% can be achieved.

Edwin A. Harvego; Michael G. McKellar

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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738 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS, VOL. 27, NO. 4, APRIL 2008 Power Grid Analysis and Optimization  

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, APRIL 2008 Power Grid Analysis and Optimization Using Algebraic Multigrid Cheng Zhuo, Student Member of power grid analy- sis and optimization techniques, all of which are based on the algebraic of reducing the problem size for power grid analysis and optimization. Next, with the proposed reduction

Hu, Jiang

258

Towards Optimal Measurement of Power Spectra II: A Basis of Positive, Compact, Statistically Orthogonal Kernels  

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This is the second of two papers which address the problem of measuring the unredshifted power spectrum of fluctuations from a galaxy survey in optimal fashion. A key quantity is the Fisher matrix, which is the inverse of the covariance matrix of minimum variance estimators of the power spectrum of the survey. It is shown that bases of kernels which give rise to complete sets of statistically orthogonal windowed power spectra are obtained in general from the eigenfunctions of the Fisher matrix scaled by some arbitrary positive definite scaling matrix. Among the many possible bases of kernels, there is a basis, obtained by applying an infinitely steep scaling function, which leads to kernels which are positive and compact in Fourier space. This basis of kernels, along with the associated minimum variance pair weighting derived in the previous paper, would appear to offer a solution to the problem of how to measure the unredshifted power spectrum optimally. Illustrative kernels are presented for the case of the PSCz survey.

A. J. S. Hamilton

1997-01-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing heat integration in a flexible coal–natural gas power station with CO2 capture  

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Abstract Computational optimization is used to simultaneously determine the design and planned operating profile of a flexible coal–natural gas power station with CO2 capture, under a CO2 emission performance standard. The facility consists of a coal-fired power station undergoing retrofit with CO2 capture. The CO2 capture energy demand is provided by a specially designed combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT). The heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) component of the CCGT is modeled and optimized in detail, with explicit treatment of the discrete aspects of the HRSG configuration, including the number and sequential arrangement of HRSG internal components. Variable facility operations are represented by discrete operating modes selected based on the electricity price–duration curve. Two objectives, the minimization of capital requirement and the maximization of net present value, are considered in a bi-objective mixed-integer nonlinear programming formulation. Pareto frontiers, which define the optimal tradeoffs between these two objectives, are generated for six scenarios constructed from recent historical data from West Texas, the United Kingdom, and India. For a 440 MW coal plant in a scenario based on 2011 West Texas data, the minimum effective net present cost required for the retrofit (which meets the CO2 emission performance standard) varies from $278 to 383 million, and the minimum total capital investment requirement ranges from $346 to 517 million. The variations in these optimized values correspond to the range of the Pareto frontier within the bounds of the problem. The net present cost of the retrofit is less than the present value of the existing coal plant, $476 million, indicating that a retrofit is preferred over decommissioning. In the case of very low energy prices, however, decommissioning is shown to be the preferred option. The UK and India scenarios demonstrate that optimal designs can vary greatly depending upon location-specific economic conditions.

Charles A. Kang; Adam R. Brandt; Louis J. Durlofsky

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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HHFW Power Flow Along Magnetic Field Lines In The Scrape-off Layer of NSTX  

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A significant fraction of high-harmonic fast-wave (HHFW) power applied to NSTX can be lost to the scrape-off layer (SOL) and deposited in bright and hot spirals on the divertor rather than in the core plasma. We show that the HHFW power flows to these spirals along magnetic field lines passing through the SOL in front of the antenna, implying that the HHFW power couples across the entire width of the SOL rather than mostly at the antenna face. This result will help guide future efforts to understand and minimize these edge losses in order to maximize fast wave heating and current drive.

Rory Perkins, et. al.

2012-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Model of Centrality Measure based on Bidirectional Power Flow for  

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power flow based model to evaluate the criticality in smart grid environment. Change in direction of smart grid includes various generation options, primarily in the distribution side ­ near consumers. Engagement of customers with the energy management systems is the most lucrative part of smart grid from

Pota, Himanshu Roy

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Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component)- Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion  

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Free Flow Energy (TRL 1 2 3 Component) - Design and Development of a Cross-Platform Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion

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Two-phase power-law modeling of pipe flows displaying shear-thinning phenomena  

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This paper describes work in modeling concentrated liquid-solids flows in pipes. COMMIX-M, a three-dimensional transient and steady-state computer program developed at Argonne National Laboratory, was used to compute velocities and concentrations. Based on the authors` previous analyses, some concentrated liquid-solids suspension flows display shear-thinning rather than Newtonian phenomena. Therefore, they developed a two-phase non-Newtonian power-law model that includes the effect of solids concentration on solids viscosity. With this new two-phase power-law solids-viscosity model, and with constitutive relationships for interfacial drag, virtual mass effect, shear lift force, and solids partial-slip boundary condition at the pipe walls, COMMIX-M is capable of analyzing concentrated three-dimensional liquid-solids flows.

Ding, Jianmin; Lyczkowski, R.W.; Sha, W.T.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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A Novel Quantum Particle Swarm Optimization for Power Grid with Plug-In Electric Vehicles in Shanghai  

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This paper studies the plug-in electric vehicles charging/discharging mode under the intelligent power grid in Shanghai with the objective of minimizing ... vehicles charging/discharging optimization model is bui...

Jinwei Gu; Manzhan Gu; Quansheng Shi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real-World Electricity Pricing  

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1 A Hierarchical Demand Response Framework for Data Center Power Cost Optimization Under Real bills. Our focus is on a subset of this work that carries out demand response (DR) by modulating

Urgaonkar, Bhuvan

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BBO-based small autonomous hybrid power system optimization incorporating wind speed and solar radiation forecasting  

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Abstract Rising carbon emission or carbon footprint imposes grave concern over the earth?s climatic condition, as it results in increasing average global temperature. Renewable energy sources seem to be the favorable solution in this regard. It can reduce the overall energy consumption rate globally. However, the renewable sources are intermittent in nature with very high initial installation price. Off-grid Small Autonomous Hybrid Power Systems (SAHPS) are good alternative for generating electricity locally in remote areas, where the transmission and distribution of electrical energy generated from conventional sources are otherwise complex, difficult and costly. In optimizing SAHPS, weather data over past several years are generally the main input, which include wind speed and solar radiation. The weather resources used in this optimization process have unsystematic variations based on the atmospheric and seasonal phenomenon and it also varies from year to year. While using past data in the analysis of SAHPS performance, it was assumed that the same pattern will be followed in the next year, which in reality is very unlikely to happen. In this paper, we use BBO optimization algorithm for SAHPS optimal component sizing by minimizing the cost of energy. We have also analysed the effect of using forecast weather data instead of past data on the SAHPS performance. ANNs, which are trained with back-propagation training algorithm, are used for wind speed and solar radiation forecasting. A case study was used for demonstrating the performance of BBO optimization algorithm along with forecasting effects. The simulation results clearly showed the advantages of utilizing wind speed and solar radiation forecasting in a SAHPS optimization problem.

R.A. Gupta; Rajesh Kumar; Ajay Kumar Bansal

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Optimization strategies for the vulnerability analysis of the electric power grid.  

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Identifying small groups of lines, whose removal would cause a severe blackout, is critical for the secure operation of the electric power grid. We show how power grid vulnerability analysis can be studied as a mixed integer nonlinear programming (minlp) problem. Our analysis reveals a special structure in the formulation that can be exploited to avoid nonlinearity and approximate the original problem as a pure combinatorial problem. The key new observation behind our analysis is the correspondence between the Jacobian matrix (a representation of the feasibility boundary of the equations that describe the flow of power in the network) and the Laplacian matrix in spectral graph theory (a representation of the graph of the power grid). The reduced combinatorial problem is known as the network inhibition problem, for which we present a mixed integer linear programming formulation. Our experiments on benchmark power grids show that the reduced combinatorial model provides an accurate approximation, to enable vulnerability analyses of real-sized problems with more than 10,000 power lines.

Meza, Juan C. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory); Pinar, Ali; Lesieutre, Bernard (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory); Donde, Vaibhav (ABB Inc., Raleigh NC)

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an entrained flow gasifier model for process optimization study  

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Coal gasification is a versatile process to convert a solid fuel in syngas, which can be further converted and separated in hydrogen, which is a valuable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier. Different technologies (fixed beds, fluidized beds, entrained flow reactors) are used, operating under different conditions of temperature, pressure, and residence time. Process studies should be performed for defining the best plant configurations and operating conditions. Although 'gasification models' can be found in the literature simulating equilibrium reactors, a more detailed approach is required for process analysis and optimization procedures. In this work, a gasifier model is developed by using AspenPlus as a tool to be implemented in a comprehensive process model for the production of hydrogen via coal gasification. It is developed as a multizonal model by interconnecting each step of gasification (preheating, devolatilization, combustion, gasification, quench) according to the reactor configuration, that is in entrained flow reactor. The model removes the hypothesis of equilibrium by introducing the kinetics of all steps and solves the heat balance by relating the gasification temperature to the operating conditions. The model allows to predict the syngas composition as well as quantity the heat recovery (for calculating the plant efficiency), 'byproducts', and residual char. Finally, in view of future works, the development of a 'gasifier model' instead of a 'gasification model' will allow different reactor configurations to be compared.

Biagini, E.; Bardi, A.; Pannocchia, G.; Tognotti, L. [Consorzio Pisa Ric, Pisa (Italy). Div Energia Ambiente

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of waste heat recovery boiler of a combined cycle power plant  

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This paper describes the details of a procedure developed for optimization of a waste heat recovery boiler (WHRB) of a combined cycle power plant (CCPP) using the program for performance prediction of a typical CCPP, details of which have been presented elsewhere (Seyedan et al., 1994). In order to illustrate the procedure, the optimum design of a WHRB for a typical CCPP (employing dual-pressure bottoming cycle) built by a prominent Indian company, has been carried out. The present design of a WHRB is taken as the base design and the newer designs generated by this procedure are compared with it to assess the extent of cost reduction possible.

Seyedan, B.; Dhar, P.L.; Gaur, R.R. [Indian Inst. of Tech., New Delhi (India). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; Bindra, G.S. [Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd., New Delhi (India)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Use of Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Systems in an 85% Renewable Energy Scenario  

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Abstract In future energy systems with high shares of fluctuating renewable energy generation, electricity storage will become increasingly important for the utilization of surplus energy. The Power-to-Gas (PtG) technology is one promising option for solving the challenge of long-term electricity storage and is theoretically able to ease situations of grid congestion at the same time. This article presents the perspectives of PtG in an 85% renewable energy scenario for Germany, quantifying an economic optimum for the PtG capacity as well as an optimized spatial PtG deployment.

Mareike Jentsch; Tobias Trost; Michael Sterner

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Combined cooling, heating and power: A review of performance improvement and optimization  

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Abstract This paper presents a review on combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) systems. This work summarizes the methods used to perform energetic and exergetic analyses, system optimization, performance improvement studies, and development and analysis of CCHP systems, as reported in existing literature. In addition, this work highlights the most current research and emerging trends in CCHP technologies. It is envisioned that the information collected in this review paper will be a valuable source of information, for researchers, designers, and engineers, and provides direction and guidance for future research in CCHP technology.

Heejin Cho; Amanda D. Smith; Pedro Mago

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing lattice Boltzmann simulations for unsteady flows A.M. Artoli, A.G. Hoekstra *, P.M.A. Sloot  

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Optimizing lattice Boltzmann simulations for unsteady flows A.M. Artoli, A.G. Hoekstra *, P Available online 21 April 2005 Abstract We present detailed analysis of a lattice Boltzmann approach of the collision operator [5­7]. The lattice Boltzmann method was introduced to remove these shortcomings [8

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Big Bend Power Station Neural Network-Intelligent Sootblower (NN-ISB) Optimization  

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Big Bend Power Station neural network- Big Bend Power Station neural network- intelligent SootBlower (nn-iSB) oPtimization (comPleted) Project Description The overall goal of this project was to develop a Neural Network-Intelligent Sootblowing (NN-ISB) system on the 445 MW Tampa Electric Big Bend Unit #2 to initiate sootblowing in response to real-time events or conditions within the boiler rather than relying on general rule-based protocols. Other goals were to increase unit efficiency, reduce NO X , and improve stack opacity. In a coal-fired boiler, the buildup of ash and soot on the boiler tubes can lead to a reduction in boiler efficiency. Thus, one of the most important boiler auxiliary operations is the cleaning of heat-absorbing surfaces. Ash and soot deposits are removed by a process known as sootblowing, which uses mechanical devices for on-line cleaning

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Design of a Power Oscillation Damper for DFIG-based Wind Energy Conversion System Using Modified Particle Swarm Optimizer  

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This paper presents a method to design a Power Oscillation Damper (POD) for Double-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) based Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS), operating with voltage control loop. Based on eigen values information from Small Signal Stability ... Keywords: Computational Intelligence, double fed induction generator, power oscillation damper, modified particle swarm optimizer, small signal stability analysis, wind energy conversion system

Huazhang Huang; C. Y. Chung

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design optimization methodology for power converters based on global energy requirement criteria. Application to a DC-DC flyback structure  

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for power electronic converters according to the Global Energy Requirement (GER) criterion, i.e. the primary-design converters in order to take its environmental impacts (here, only its global primary energy consumptionDesign optimization methodology for power converters based on global energy requirement criteria

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276

Network flow model for multi-energy systems  

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This paper describes a novel approach to model networks with multiple energy carrier. The proposed nodal matrix establishes a link between an optimization of enclosed areas and their interconnections via networks. In the envisioned network flow model ... Keywords: energy conversion, energy hubs, grids, line losses, network flow, optimal power flow

Matthias Schulze; Goran Gašparovi?

2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

The power of efficiency: Optimizing environmental and social benefits through demand-side-management  

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Abstract Substantial social and environmental benefits can be achieved through regional DSM (demand-side management) strategies. Here, three DSM scenarios that vary in capital investment costs of technology retrofits were tested for the contemporary Northeastern US. These resulted in an 8.3–16.5% decrease in summertime regional electricity consumption. The lower power consumption achieved through DSM was analyzed under an additional five SPR (strategic power reduction) scenarios to explore how the reduced electricity demand could be optimized through different modalities of thermoelectric power production that lower human health risks, thermal water pollution, carbon emissions or system costs (operation and maintenance) of power plants. SPR scenarios show potential to lower health risks to nearly two million people with corresponding avoided external costs of $11 billion per year, lower carbon emissions (31%, maximum) and thermal water pollution (37%, maximum). By internalizing external costs, some unfavorable investments (NPV (net present value)  0). Results show that integrating tradeoffs of DSM beyond the building scale unveil considerable social and environmental benefits that are ignored in typical financial valuations. This, in turn, can provide more holistic assessments and identify actionable policy alternatives of value to energy and environmental planners that aim to achieve sustainable development.

Ariel Miara; Craig Tarr; Rachel Spellman; Charles J. Vörösmarty; Jordan E. Macknick

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Distributed control of reactive power flow in a radial distribution circuit with high photovoltaic penetration  

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We show how distributed control of reactive power can serve to regulate voltage and minimize resistive losses in a distribution circuit that includes a significant level of photovoltaic (PV) generation. To demonstrate the technique, we consider a radial distribution circuit with a single branch consisting of sequentially-arranged residential-scale loads that consume both real and reactive power. In parallel, some loads also have PV generation capability. We postulate that the inverters associated with each PV system are also capable of limited reactive power generation or consumption, and we seek to find the optimal dispatch of each inverter's reactive power to both maintain the voltage within an acceptable range and minimize the resistive losses over the entire circuit. We assume the complex impedance of the distribution circuit links and the instantaneous load and PV generation at each load are known. We compare the results of the optimal dispatch with a suboptimal local scheme that does not require any communication. On our model distribution circuit, we illustrate the feasibility of high levels of PV penetration and a significant (20% or higher) reduction in losses.

Chertkov, Michael [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Turitsyn, Konstantin [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Backhaus, Scott [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sule, Petr [NEW MEXICO CONSORTIUM

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of fault type on the optimal location of superconducting fault current limiter in electrical power grid  

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Abstract This paper presents a novel approach to determine the optimal location of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) to improve the transient stability of an electric power grid (EPG). The presented method use the angular separation of the rotors of synchronous machines present in the power system to select the optimal location of SFCL. The selection of this optimal location is coordinated with the corresponding optimal resistive value to improve transient stability in case of short-circuit fault. To obtain a global study on the optimal placement of SFCL in case of fault, various types of short-circuits are considered (single phase grounded fault, two phases grounded fault, etc.). To evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method, the IEEE benchmarked four-machine two-area test system is used to carry out several case studies. It is shown that the optimal location of SFCL as well as its optimal resistance value are not the same for each fault studied. A global analysis of EPG stability is presented in the paper to select only one location of the SFCL in the EPG. Results show that the optimal location of SFCL combined with its optimal resistive value reduces the angular separation of the rotors that improves effectively the stability of the EPG for any type of short-circuit.

G. Didier; J. Lévêque

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow simulation of the Component Development Integration Facility magnetohydrodynamic power train system  

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This report covers application of Argonne National Laboratory`s (ANL`s) computer codes to simulation and analysis of components of the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) power train system at the Component Development and Integration Facility (CDIF). Major components of the system include a 50-MWt coal-fired, two-stage combustor and an MHD channel. The combustor, designed and built by TRW, includes a deswirl section between the first and the second-stage combustor and a converging nozzle following the second-stage combustor, which connects to the MHD channel. ANL used computer codes to simulate and analyze flow characteristics in various components of the MHD system. The first-stage swirl combustor was deemed a mature technology and, therefore, was not included in the computer simulation. Several versions of the ICOMFLO computer code were used for the deswirl section and second-stage combustor. The MGMHD code, upgraded with a slag current leakage submodel, was used for the MHD channel. Whenever possible data from the test facilities were used to aid in calibrating parameters in the computer code, to validate the computer code, or to set base-case operating conditions for computations with the computer code. Extensive sensitivity and parametric studies were done on cold-flow mixing in the second-stage combustor, reacting flow in the second-stage combustor and converging nozzle, and particle-laden flow in the deswirl zone of the first-stage combustor, the second-stage combustor, and the converging nozzle. These simulations with subsequent analysis were able to show clearly in flow patterns and various computable measures of performance a number of sensitive and problematical areas in the design of the power train. The simulations of upstream components also provided inlet parameter profiles for simulation of the MHD power generating channel. 86 figs., 18 tabs.

Chang, S.L.; Lottes, S.A.; Bouillard, J.X.; Petrick, M.

1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal design and techno-economic analysis of a hybrid solar–wind power generation system  

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Solar energy and wind energy are the two most viable renewable energy resources in the world. Good compensation characters are usually found between solar energy and wind energy. This paper recommend an optimal design model for designing hybrid solar–wind systems employing battery banks for calculating the system optimum configurations and ensuring that the annualized cost of the systems is minimized while satisfying the custom required loss of power supply probability (LPSP). The five decision variables included in the optimization process are the PV module number, PV module slope angle, wind turbine number, wind turbine installation height and battery capacity. The proposed method has been applied to design a hybrid system to supply power for a telecommunication relay station along south-east coast of China. The research and project monitoring results of the hybrid project were reported, good complementary characteristics between the solar and wind energy were found, and the hybrid system turned out to be able to perform very well as expected throughout the year with the battery over-discharge situations seldom occurred.

Hongxing Yang; Zhou Wei; Lou Chengzhi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Engineering Predictions in Industrial and Power Flows Using the Retrograde Condensation Curve. Part I-Methodology  

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Industrial and power systems rely on engineering predictions of the flow properties of working fluids. The paper proposes a way of the utilization of the vapor quality values along the new retrograde condensation curve in the generation of the void fraction design guidelines and reliable prediction of the saturated liquid specific volumes/densities. The new procedure eliminates the involvement of semi-empirical relationships like rectilinear diameter and other similar models.

Labinov, Mark S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

An Energy-Flow Model for Self-Powered Routers and its Application for Energy-Aware Routing  

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of electrical energy. Depen- dence on renewable energy sources and variable power consump- tion make energy trend estimation we develop an energy flow model that accounts for communication and energy, network devices are self-powered, i.e., powered by energy harvested from renewable sources such as wind

Belding-Royer, Elizabeth M.

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Manufacture and properties of continuous grain flow crankshafts for locomotive and power generation diesel engines  

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The bulk of the large crankshaft production volume is associated with the medium speed diesel engine market. These engines have seen intense development to obtain higher power outputs without change in the physical size of the crankshaft and at the same time there has been continuing pressure to reduce costs. Fatigue and bearing normal wear are the major technical hurdles that threaten the crankshaft life, and measures for dealing with these issues are described. Continuous grain flow (CGF) crankshafts are responsible for the continued integrity of these enhanced power output engines and the production of these crankshafts is described. Comparisons are made with the older slab forging crankshaft production method. The demand for the medium speed diesel engine and its natural gas derivative is strong and supports an aggressive engine building industry serving locomotive, marine and power generation markets. This demand in turn relies on practical national standards that serve the needs of the engine builder, material supplier and the end user.

Antos, D.J.; Nisbett, E.G. [National Forge Co., Irvine, PA (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

285

Similarity Flow Solutions of a Non-Newtonian Power-law Fluid  

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In this paper we present a mathematical analysis for a steady-state laminar boundary layer flow, governed by the Ostwald-de Wael power-law model of an incompressible non- Newtonian fluid past a semi-infinite power-law stretched flat plate with uniform free stream velocity. A generalization of the usual Blasius similarity transformation is used to find similarity solutions [1]. Under appropriate assumptions, partial differential equations are transformed into an autonomous third-order nonlinear degenerate ordinary differential equation with boundary conditions. Using a shooting method, we establish the existence of an infinite number of global unbounded solutions. The asymptotic behavior is also discussed. Some properties of those solutions depend on the viscosity power-law index.

Guedda, Mohamed

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine layout for and optimization of solar chimney power conversion units.  

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??ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The power conversion unit of a large solar chimney power plant converts the fluid power, first into mechanical power, and then into electrical… (more)

Fluri, Thomas Peter

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Real-Time Combined Heat and Power Operational Strategy Using a Hierarchical Optimization Algorithm  

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Existing attempts to optimize the operation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems for building applications have two major limitations: the electrical and thermal loads are obtained from historical weather profiles; and the CHP system models ignore transient responses by using constant equipment efficiencies. This paper considers the transient response of a building combined with a hierarchical CHP optimal control algorithm to obtain a real-time integrated system that uses the most recent weather and electric load information. This is accomplished by running concurrent simulations of two transient building models. The first transient building model uses current as well as forecast input information to obtain short term predictions of the thermal and electric building loads. The predictions are then used by an optimization algorithm, i.e., a hierarchical controller, that decides the amount of fuel and of electrical energy to be allocated at the current time step. In a simulation, the actual physical building is not available and, hence, to simulate a real-time environment, a second, building model with similar but not identical input loads are used to represent the actual building. A state-variable feedback loop is completed at the beginning of each time step by copying, i.e., measuring, the state variable from the actual building and restarting the predictive model using these ?measured? values as initial conditions. The simulation environment presented in this paper features nonlinear effects such as the dependence of the heat exchanger effectiveness on their operating conditions. The results indicate that the CHP engine operation dictated by the proposed hierarchical controller with uncertain weather conditions have the potential to yield significant savings when compared to conventional systems using current values of electricity and fuel prices.

Yun, Kyung Tae; Cho, Heejin; Luck, Rogelio; Mago, Pedro J.

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Optimization of Electric Power Systems for Off-Grid Domestic Applications: An Argument for Wind/Photovoltaic Hybrids  

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The purpose of this research was to determine the optimal configuration of home power systems relevant to different regions in the United States. The hypothesis was that, regardless of region, the optimal system would be a hybrid incorporating wind technology, versus a photovoltaic hybrid system without the use of wind technology. The method used in this research was HOMER, the Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables. HOMER is a computer program that optimizes electrical configurations under user-defined circumstances. According to HOMER, the optimal system for the four regions studied (Kansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Arizona) was a hybrid incorporating wind technology. The cost differences between these regions, however, were dependent upon regional renewable resources. Future studies will be necessary, as it is difficult to estimate meteorological impacts for other regions.

Jennings, W.; Green, J.

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Numerical Polynomial Homotopy Continuation Method to Locate All The Power Flow Solutions  

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The manuscript addresses the problem of finding all solutions of power flow equations or other similar nonlinear system of algebraic equations. This problem arises naturally in a number of power systems contexts, most importantly in the context of direct methods for transient stability analysis and voltage stability assessment. We introduce a novel form of homotopy continuation method called the numerical polynomial homotopy continuation (NPHC) method that is mathematically guaranteed to find all the solutions without ever encountering a bifurcation. The method is based on embedding the real form of power flow equation in complex space, and tracking the generally unphysical solutions with complex values of real and imaginary parts of the voltage. The solutions converge to physical real form in the end of the homotopy. The so-called $\\gamma$-trick mathematically rigorously ensures that all the paths are well-behaved along the paths, so unlike other continuation approaches, no special handling of bifurcations is necessary. The method is \\textit{embarrassingly parallelizable} and can be applied to reasonably large sized systems. We demonstrate the technique by analysis of several standard test cases up to the 14-bus system size. Finally, we discuss possible strategies for scaling the method to large size systems, and propose several applications for transient stability analysis and voltage stability assessment.

Dhagash Mehta; Hung Nguyen; Konstantin Turitsyn

2014-08-12T23:59:59.000Z

290

Study on optimization model of energy collection efficiency and its power generation benefit evaluation of landfill gas  

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An optimization model for joint biogas energy collection efficiency that targets the prediction model for landfill gas output dynamics and the optimization model for gas well output has been established. The model was used to comprehensively analyze and evaluate the collection efficiency of a landfill gas well together with the long-term monitoring the gas output of the gas well within Chenjiachong Landfill. The collection efficiency increased by more than 50% than the original collection of landfill biogas and the power generation efficiency increased more than two times after the reservoir area of the landfill was optimized and regulated.

Xue Qiang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Power Control and Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversion Systems /  

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and Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversionand Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversionpower of Photovoltaic modules and Wind Energy Conversion

Ghaffari, Azad

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Using HOMER Software, NREL's Micropower Optimization Model, to Explore the Role of Gen-sets in Small Solar Power Systems; Case Study: Sri Lanka  

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This paper discusses using HOMER Software, NREL's Micropower Optimization Model, to explore the role of gen-sets in small solar power systems in Sri Lanka.

Givler, T.; Lilienthal, P.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Application Study of the Pump Water Flow Station for Building Energy Consumption Monitoring and Control Optimization  

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. For example, the Venturi meter is commonly used for steam flow measurement, but it is less commonly used for water flow measurement because of the poor accuracy at low flow rates and high installation cost. 2) Displacement flow meter: The meter works... by using the fluid to rotate or displace a device inserted into the flow stream, e.g., a turbine flow meter, tangential paddlewheel meter, etc. It causes extra pressure drop. The bearing wears out and calibration is often needed to ensure accuracy...

Liu, G.; Liu, M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

AVTA: Vehicle to Grid Power Flow Regulations and Building Codes Review  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following report is a review of Vehicle-to-Grid power flow regulations and building codes, as informed by the AVTA's testing on plug-in electric vehicle charging equipment. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

295

Optimal Synthesis of a Pulverized Coal Power Plant with Carbon Capture  

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Coal constitutes an important source of fuel for the production of power in the United States. For instance, in January 2009, pulverized coal (PC) power plants alone contributed to over 45 percent of the Nation's total electric power production. However, PC power plants also contribute to increased emissions of greenhouse gases principally carbon-dioxide (CO2). Recently, various carbon capture strategies have been under active investigation so as to make these plants compete with the more environmental friendly renewable energy sources. One such technology that has received considerable success is the capture of CO2 by an amine-based solvent extraction process. However, an aqueous absorption/stripping technology when used in a PC power plant can reduce the net power output of the plant by as much as 20-40%. The energy penalty comes from heating up the solvent in the regenerator, balancing the enthalpy of reaction, and water stripping. This energy penalty poses considerable limitations on commercial viability of the solvent extraction process and, as a result, various energy-saving modifications have been proposed in the literature ranging from the use of hybrid solvents to novel stripper configurations. In this paper, we show that the energy penalty can be further reduced by heat integration of various PC plant components with the carbon capture system. In addition to the release of greenhouse gases to the environment, PC plants also consume a large amount of freshwater. It is estimated that subcritical and supercritical PC plants have water losses of 714 gal/MWh and 639 gal/MWh, respectively. Water loss is based on an overall balance of the plant source and exit streams. This includes coal moisture, air humidity, process makeup, cooling tower makeup (equivalent to evaporation plus blowdown), process losses (including losses through reactions, solids entrainment, and process makeup/blowdown) and flue gas losses. The primary source of water used in PC power plants is the closed-loop steam-based (Rankine) power cycles. These plants need to condense large quantities of low-pressure steam back to water so that it can be reused to produce high pressure steam. However, this requires the removal of large quantities of heat from the low pressure steam in the condensation process. This is usually done by transferring the heat to cooling water, which in turn transfers this heat to the environment by evaporation to the atmosphere. Also, the inclusion of a carbon capture process can increase the raw water usage by as much as 95 percent. In this work, we use heat exchanger network synthesis followed by an optimization approach to process synthesis for developing strategies for reducing water use in a supercritical PC power plant with a carbon capture and compression system. Uncertainties associated with dry bulb temperature, relative humidity, and demand will also be considered in this analysis.

Prakash R. Kotecha; Juan M. Salazar; Stephen Zitney

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

An update on the wind power input to the surface geostrophic flow of the World Ocean  

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The rate of working of the surface wind stress on the geostrophic component of the surface flow of the World Ocean is revisited. The global mean is found to be about 0.85 to 1.0 TW. Consistent with previous estimates, about 0.75 to 0.9 TW comes from outside the equatorial region (poleward of 3 ? ). The rate of forcing of fluctuating currents integrates to only about 0.02 TW when the equatorial region is included, or close to zero over the extratropical region. Uncertainty in wind power input due to uncertainty in the surface currents is negligible. Results from several different wind stress products are compared, suggesting that uncertainty in wind stress is the dominant source of error. Ignoring the surface currents’ influence upon wind stress leads to a systematic bias in net wind power input; an overestimate of about 10 to 30%. (In previous estimates this positive bias was offset by too weak winds.) Small-scale, zonally elongated structures in the wind power input were found, but have both positive and negative contributions and lead to little net wind power input.

Robert B. Scott; Yongsheng Xu

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Mixed Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Quantification for Hypersonic Flows via Gradient-Based Optimization  

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Mixed Aleatory/Epistemic Uncertainty Quantification for Hypersonic Flows via Gradient/aleatory uncertainties is demonstrated within the context of hypersonic flows. Specifically, this work focuses in which experimental data is difficult or impossible to obtain, as is the case with hypersonic flows

Anitescu, Mihai

298

OpenPEOPLE D2.8 Ergonomic Page 1/37 Open Power and Energy Optimization Platform and Estimator  

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OpenPEOPLE D2.8­ Ergonomic Page 1/37 OpenPEOPLE Open Power and Energy Optimization Platform and Estimator Internal Deliverable 2.8 Ergonomics Document Manager Contributors Checked by Name Jonathan PONROY ergonomic for the OpenPEOPLE software platform. inria-00624000,version1-16Sep2011 #12;OpenPEOPLE D2

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

299

4968 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 28, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2013 Optimized FTR Portfolio Construction Based on the  

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markets, since it may restrict the amounts of some transactions and not allow others to take place4968 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 28, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2013 Optimized FTR Portfolio rights (FTR) or congestion revenue rights portfolio for an FTR market participant given his as- sessment

Gross, George

300

2004 35th Annual lEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference Aachen. Germany, 2004 Optimal Harmonic Elimination Control  

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fidelity and/or efficiency. For a variable frequency applications, e.g. motor drives, the optimal harmonic-phase inverter and a three-phase induction motor drive system. Ultimately, it is shown that there exists, in an uninterruptible power supply, the fixed output frequency might suggest that all harmonics be controlled

Chapman, Patrick

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2001 111 Reliability and Costs Optimization for Distribution  

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methodology, using an evolutionary algorithm, for finding out the best distribution network reliability whileIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2001 111 Reliability and Costs Optimization for Distribution Networks Expansion Using an Evolutionary Algorithm Ignacio J. Ramírez

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

302

The role of radial particle flow on power balance in DIII-D  

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The importance of radial particle flow on the power flowing across the last closed flux surface (separatrix) in DIII-D [Luxon et al. International Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion (International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna 1986) Vol. I p. 159] is considered. The perpendicular thermal diffusivity at the separatrix is near 1 m2/s in low confinement operation (L-mode) and 0.1 m2/s in high confinement (H-mode). The particle diffusivity is about one-fourth of the thermal diffusivity producing radial particle fluxes of the order of kilo-amperes. The particle flux is 10 to 100 times the particle input from neutral beam sources consistent with core fueling being dominated by neutral recycling. The radial particle flux scales with the neutral pressure in the private flux region suggesting the core is fueled predominantly from neutrals which recycle from the divertor through the private flux and into the core near the singular point where the poloidal field is zero (X-point). There is significant core power loss associated with the large particle flux across the separatrix. The electron temperature measured at the top of the edge pedestal in H-mode operation scales inversely with the particle flux. In turn the core energy confinement scales with the pedestal temperature and hence inversely with the particle flux. The results presented here indicate the global particle confinement time is between 0.5 and 2 times the global energy confinement time.

G. D. Porter; DIII-D team

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Optimization of power generation from a set of low-temperature abandoned gas wells, using organic Rankine cycle  

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This research article deals with the employment of organic Rankine cycle (ORC) to generate electricity from a set of low-temperature abandoned gas wells in Iran. At first a thermodynamic analysis was performed to select an appropriate power cycle; consequently organic Rankine cycle was chosen. Then a comprehensive investigation was carried out to find a typical low-temperature abandoned gas reservoir so an abandoned gas reservoir in the central part of Iran was considered. The next step was selecting the working fluid; in this regard a vast range of common organic fluids were studied and R125 was chosen. Finally the gas well and the power plant were simulated and then a parametric optimization of the ORC plant was performed in order to achieve optimum power generation and also to compute generated power at different operational parameters of gas wells and power cycle.

Mahyar Ebrahimi; Seyed Ebrahim Moussavi Torshizi

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Nonlinear power flow feedback control for improved stability and performance of airfoil sections  

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A computer-implemented method of determining the pitch stability of an airfoil system, comprising using a computer to numerically integrate a differential equation of motion that includes terms describing PID controller action. In one model, the differential equation characterizes the time-dependent response of the airfoil's pitch angle, .alpha.. The computer model calculates limit-cycles of the model, which represent the stability boundaries of the airfoil system. Once the stability boundary is known, feedback control can be implemented, by using, for example, a PID controller to control a feedback actuator. The method allows the PID controller gain constants, K.sub.I, K.sub.p, and K.sub.d, to be optimized. This permits operation closer to the stability boundaries, while preventing the physical apparatus from unintentionally crossing the stability boundaries. Operating closer to the stability boundaries permits greater power efficiencies to be extracted from the airfoil system.

Wilson, David G.; Robinett, III, Rush D.

2013-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

305

Optimal Energy Recovery from Ammonia Synthesis in a Solar Thermal Power Plant  

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This work estimates the optimal performance, and evaluates a process modification to approach optimal ammonia production and subsequent energy produced, in the ammonia synthesis heat recovery system for a 10 MW(e...

S. Siddiq; S. Khushnood; Z. U. Koreshi…

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

A detailed MILP optimization model for combined cooling, heat and power system operation planning  

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Abstract A detailed optimization model is presented for planning the short-term operation of combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) energy systems. The purpose is, given the design of a cogeneration system, to determine an operating schedule that minimizes the total operating and maintenance costs minus the revenue due to the electricity sold to the grid, while taking into account time-varying loads, tariffs and ambient conditions. The model considers the simultaneous use of different prime movers (generating electricity and heat), boilers, compression heat pumps and chillers, and absorption chillers to satisfy given electricity, heat and cooling demands. Heat and cooling load can be stored in storage tanks. Units can have one or two operative variables, highly nonlinear performance curves describing their off-design behavior, and limitations or penalizations affecting their start-up/shut-down operations. To exploit the effectiveness of state-of-the-art Mixed Integer Linear Program (MILP) solvers, the resulting Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) model is converted into a MILP by appropriate piecewise linear approximation of the nonlinear performance curves. The model, written in the AMPL modeling language, has been tested on several plant test cases. The computational results are discussed in terms of the quality of the solutions, the linearization accuracy and the computational time.

Aldo Bischi; Leonardo Taccari; Emanuele Martelli; Edoardo Amaldi; Giampaolo Manzolini; Paolo Silva; Stefano Campanari; Ennio Macchi

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Open-Source Software for Power Industry Research, Teaching, and Training  

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1 Open-Source Software for Power Industry Research, Teaching, and Training: A DC Optimal Power Flow.S. wholesale power markets. About 50% of U.S. electric power generating capacity is now operating under some by an Independent System Operator (ISO) or a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) Day-ahead & real-time markets

Tesfatsion, Leigh

308

System-Optimal Routing of Traffic Flows with User Constraints in Networks with Congestion  

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The design of route-guidance systems faces a well-known dilemma. The approach that theoretically yields the system-optimal traffic pattern may discriminate against some users, for the sake of favoring ...

Jahn, Olaf

2004-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

309

Optimal Contool for a Mixed Flow of Hamiltonian and Gradient Type in Space of Probability Measures  

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Abstract. In this paper we investigate an optimal control problem in the space of measures on R2. The problem is motivated by a stochastic interacting particle model which gives the 2-D Navier-Stokes equations in their ...

Feng, Jin; Swiech, Andrezej; Stefanov, Atanas

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transient stability and control of renewable generators based on Hamiltonian surface shaping and power flow control. Part II, analysis.  

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The swing equations for renewable generators connected to the grid are developed and a wind turbine is used as an example. The swing equations for the renewable generators are formulated as a natural Hamiltonian system with externally applied non-conservative forces. A two-step process referred to as Hamiltonian Surface Shaping and Power Flow Control (HSSPFC) is used to analyze and design feedback controllers for the renewable generators system. This formulation extends previous results on the analytical verification of the Potential Energy Boundary Surface (PEBS) method to nonlinear control analysis and design and justifies the decomposition of the system into conservative and non-conservative systems to enable a two-step, serial analysis and design procedure. The first step is to analyze the system as a conservative natural Hamiltonian system with no externally applied non-conservative forces. The Hamiltonian surface of the swing equations is related to the Equal-Area Criterion and the PEBS method to formulate the nonlinear transient stability problem. This formulation demonstrates the effectiveness of proportional feedback control to expand the stability region. The second step is to analyze the system as natural Hamiltonian system with externally applied non-conservative forces. The time derivative of the Hamiltonian produces the work/rate (power flow) equation which is used to ensure balanced power flows from the renewable generators to the loads. The Second Law of Thermodynamics is applied to the power flow equations to determine the stability boundaries (limit cycles) of the renewable generators system and enable design of feedback controllers that meet stability requirements while maximizing the power generation and flow to the load. Necessary and sufficient conditions for stability of renewable generators systems are determined based on the concepts of Hamiltonian systems, power flow, exergy (the maximum work that can be extracted from an energy flow) rate, and entropy rate. This paper will present the analysis and numerical simulation results for two nonlinear control design examples that include: (1) the One-Machine Infinite Bus (OMIB) system with a Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) and (2) the swing equation for a wind turbine connected to an infinite bus through a UPFC to determine the required performance of the UPFC to enable the maximum power output of a wind turbine subject to stochastic inputs while meeting the power system constraints on frequency and phase. The energy storage requirements will also be identified from the UPFC and/or FACTS devices while working in combination with the wind turbine.

Robinett, Rush D., III; Wilson, David Gerald

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Optimization of Gas Nozzles Geometry in Dual-Fuel Burners of Power Stations  

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Thermal power required by boilers in steam power stations is supplied through gas or heavy oil fueled burners. Incorrect functioning ... in the boilers of Shazand 325 MW power station in Arak. Gas-fueled nozzles ...

Ebrahim Moussavi Torshizi…

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Power Optimization of Sum-of-Products Design for Signal Processing Applications  

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and W. Fichtner, "Low-power logic styles: CMOS versuspass -and R.W. Brodersen, "Minimizing power consumption in digitaland R. W. Brodersen, "Low power CMOS digital design,” IEEE

Heo, Seok Won

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Wind Energy Curtailment for Optimal Operation of Power Systems Under Uncertainty.  

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??As the penetration of wind power increases in power systems, there is a need to address the eect of wind forecasting error during the real… (more)

Madapati, Koushik

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

Optimum Capacity Allocation of DG Units Based on Unbalanced Three-phase Optimal Power Flow  

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of distributed generation (DG). Some positive support benefits of DG installation are system energy loss distribution system planning is necessary. Adnan Anwar and H. R. Pota are with the School of Engineering for determining opti- mum generation capacity of multiple distributed generation (DG) units is presented

Pota, Himanshu Roy

315

CHANCE CONSTRAINED OPTIMAL POWER FLOW: RISK-AWARE NETWORK CONTROL UNDER UNCERTAINTY  

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in the grid are largely of an engineering nature (i.e. the flywheel-directed generator response used to handle generation (coal, gas and hy- dro plants) over control areas of transmission networks, can result in grid awareness of major uncertainty, in particular fluctuations in renewable output. As a result, grid operation

Bienstock, Daniel

316

An Algorithm for the Optimization of Insertion Devices to Increase Useful Flux and to Decrease Useless Radiation Power  

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A continuous spectrum of synchrotron radiation in the hard x-ray region, 5-20 keV, is necessary for the special demand of users, but the high radiation power in that continuous spectrum adversely affects the design of optical components in the beam line. A compromise between photon flux and radiation power of insertion devices should hence be considered. An algorithm and code for spectrum optimization was hence developed using program Mathematica. A wiggler-like undulator with a continuous spectrum was investigated with this code. An optimization algorithm for continuous spectra in the energy range 5-20 keV is presented, and features of the wiggler-like undulator with a continuous spectrum are discussed herein.

Chen, S. D. [Department of of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); Hwang, C. S. [NSRRC, 101 Hsin-Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China); Liang, K. S. [Department of of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan (China); NSRRC, 101 Hsin-Ann Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu 30076, Taiwan (China)

2010-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

317

Optimization of a stand?alone Solar PV?Wind?DG Hybrid System for Distributed Power Generation at Sagar Island  

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An estimation of a stand?alone solar PV and wind hybrid system for distributed power generation has been made based on the resources available at Sagar island a remote area distant to grid operation. Optimization and sensitivity analysis has been made to evaluate the feasibility and size of the power generation unit. A comparison of the different modes of hybrid system has been studied. It has been estimated that Solar PV?Wind?DG hybrid system provides lesser per unit electricity cost. Capital investment is observed to be lesser when the system run with Wind?DG compared to Solar PV?DG.

P. C. Roy; A. Majumder; N. Chakraborty

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

A multi-period modelling and optimization approach to the planning of China's power sector with consideration of carbon dioxide mitigation  

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A great challenge China's power sector faces is to mitigate its carbon dioxide emissions while satisfying the ever-increasing power demand. Optimal planning of the power sector with consideration of carbon mitigation for a long-term future remains a complex task, involving many technical alternatives and an infinite number of possible plants installations, retrofitting, and decommissioning over the planning horizon. This paper presents a multi-period modelling and optimization framework for the optimal planning of China's power sector between 2010 and 2050. The planning horizon is divided into several time intervals, over which power plants of all types can be installed, retrofitted, or closed. Impacts of carbon mitigation related measures, including carbon cap and price, application of carbon capture and sequestration, are explicitly represented. A case study follows, based on real-life data of existing capacity of China's power sector in 2009, and a year-by-year development plan for China's power sector is proposed.

Dongjie Zhang; Pei Liu; Linwei Ma; Zheng Li; Weidou Ni

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Optimal Placement of Wind Generators in Medium Voltage Power Grids -- Investigations of Genetic Algorithm  

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The paper presents investigations of a genetic algorithm for computations of power losses in the MV power grid. In this case, the vector of start population PO0 and mutation likelihood was investigated. Diagrams of power losses in the grid dependent ... Keywords: genetic algorithm, wind generators, power grid, parallel processing, MPI

Andrzej Jordan; Carsten Maple; Ryszard Szczebiot; Lukasz Swierczewski

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Power Control and Optimization of Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Conversion Systems /  

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77 5.2 Wind Energy Conversion System . . . . .Optimization and Control in Wind Energy Conversion SystemsAC matrix con- verter for wind energy conversion system,” in

Ghaffari, Azad

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of high-performance low-power CMOS VLSI interconnects  

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total delay and energy dissipation of pipelined globaltotal energy of parallel wires under the total throughput constraint [15]. Max-TPA is utilized for optimizing global

Zhang, Yulei

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Intercontinental cross-linking of power supply - calculating an optimal power line corridor from North Africa to Central Europe  

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An oversupply of solar radiation in Northern Africa as well as high energy consumption in the economic centers of Central ... power lines. By this means only, the energy can be economically transferred from the s...

Katrin Walter; Stephan Bosch

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Optimal control system design of an acid gas removal unit for an IGCC power plants with CO2 capture  

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Future IGCC plants with CO{sub 2} capture should be operated optimally in the face of disturbances without violating operational and environmental constraints. To achieve this goal, a systematic approach is taken in this work to design the control system of a selective, dual-stage Selexol-based acid gas removal (AGR) unit for a commercial-scale integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant with pre-combustion CO{sub 2} capture. The control system design is performed in two stages with the objective of minimizing the auxiliary power while satisfying operational and environmental constraints in the presence of measured and unmeasured disturbances. In the first stage of the control system design, a top-down analysis is used to analyze degrees of freedom, define an operational objective, identify important disturbances and operational/environmental constraints, and select the control variables. With the degrees of freedom, the process is optimized with relation to the operational objective at nominal operation as well as under the disturbances identified. Operational and environmental constraints active at all operations are chosen as control variables. From the results of the optimization studies, self-optimizing control variables are identified for further examination. Several methods are explored in this work for the selection of these self-optimizing control variables. Modifications made to the existing methods will be discussed in this presentation. Due to the very large number of candidate sets available for control variables and due to the complexity of the underlying optimization problem, solution of this problem is computationally expensive. For reducing the computation time, parallel computing is performed using the Distributed Computing Server (DCS®) and the Parallel Computing® toolbox from Mathworks®. The second stage is a bottom-up design of the control layers used for the operation of the process. First, the regulatory control layer is designed followed by the supervisory control layer. Finally, an optimization layer is designed. In this paper, the proposed two-stage control system design approach is applied to the AGR unit for an IGCC power plant with CO{sub 2} capture. Aspen Plus Dynamics® is used to develop the dynamic AGR process model while MATLAB is used to perform the control system design and for implementation of model predictive control (MPC).

Jones, D.; Bhattacharyya, D.; Turton, R.; Zitney, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Harmonic Fast-Wave Power Flow along Magnetic Field Lines in the Scrape-Off Layer of NSTX  

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A significant fraction of high-harmonic fast-wave (HHFW) power applied to NSTX can be lost to the scrape-off layer (SOL) and deposited in bright and hot spirals on the divertor rather than in the core plasma. We show that the HHFW power flows to these spirals along magnetic field lines passing through the SOL in front of the antenna, implying that the HHFW power couples across the entire width of the SOL rather than mostly at the antenna face. This result will help guide future efforts to understand and minimize these edge losses in order to maximize fast-wave heating and current drive.

R. J. Perkins; J. C. Hosea; G. J. Kramer; J.-W. Ahn; R. E. Bell; A. Diallo; S. Gerhardt; T. K. Gray; D. L. Green; E. F. Jaeger; M. A. Jaworski; B. P. LeBlanc; A. McLean; R. Maingi; C. K. Phillips; L. Roquemore; P. M. Ryan; S. Sabbagh; G. Taylor; J. R. Wilson

2012-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

325

High-Harmonic Fast-Wave Power Flow Along Magnetic Field Lines in the Scrape-Off Layer of NSTX  

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A significant fraction of high-harmonic fast-wave (HHFW) power applied to NSTX can be lost to the scrape-off layer (SOL) and deposited in bright and hot spirals on the divertor rather than in the core plasma. We show that the HHFW power flows to these spirals along magnetic field lines passing through the SOL in front of the antenna, implying that the HHFW power couples across the entire width of the SOL rather than mostly at the antenna face. This result will help guide future efforts to understand and minimize these edge losses in order to maximize fast-wave heating and current drive.

Perkins, R. J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Hosea, J. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Kramer, G. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Ahn, Joonwook [ORNL; Bell, R. E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Diallo, A. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Gerhardt, S. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Gray, T. K. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Green, David L [ORNL; Jaeger, Erwin Frederick [ORNL; Jaworski, M. A. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); LeBlanc, B [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); McLean, Adam G [ORNL; Maingi, Rajesh [ORNL; Phillips, C. K. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Roquemore, L. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Ryan, Philip Michael [ORNL; Sabbagh, S. A. [Columbia University; Taylor, G. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL); Wilson, J. R. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Optimizing the Configuration and Control of a Novel Human-Powered Energy Harvesting System  

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human foot-strikes and power low-power wearable systems in a self-sustaining manner. Dielectric the energy produced by a user's foot strikes and drive a target wearable system in a self-sustaining manner

Potkonjak, Miodrag

327

Optical and thermodynamic analysis and optimization of a novel solar concentrating system for distributed power generation.  

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??A novel central receiver power system utilizing linked-tracking heliostats is analyzed for distributed-scale concentrated solar power. Smaller linkage groupings are typically found to have a… (more)

Dunham, Marc Tyler Deo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Telecommunication Systems 0 (2000) 1--18 1 Optimization Flow Control with Newton--Like  

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, and it chooses a transmission rate x s that maximizes its own benefit U s (x s ) \\Gamma p s x s , utility minus to flow control where the objective is to maximize the aggregate source utility over their transmission Government for their Australian Postgraduate Award, and the second author acknowledges the support

Low, Steven H.

329

Feasibility Study of a Multi-Purpose Computer Program for Optimizing Heat Rates in Power Cycles  

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and future needs of the power industry follows. The discussion is restricted to steam turbine cycles of fossil or nuclear power plants, although some ECC's can be employed to a wider range of applications, such as analysis of different heat sources... and future needs of the power industry follows. The discussion is restricted to steam turbine cycles of fossil or nuclear power plants, although some ECC's can be employed to a wider range of applications, such as analysis of different heat sources...

Menuchin, Y.; Singh, K. P.; Hirota, N.

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Optimal power management and powertrain components sizing of fuel cell/battery hybrid electric vehicles based on particle swarm optimisation  

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Combining a Fuel Cell (FC), as primary power source, with a Battery Energy System (BES), as an auxiliary source, for high power demands is a promising approach for future hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). The powertrain control strategy and the component sizing significantly affect the vehicle performance, cost, vehicle efficiency and fuel economy. This paper presents a developed control strategy for optimising the power sharing between sources and components sizing by using Particle Swarm Optimisation (PSO) algorithm. This control strategy implemented on FC/Battery hybrid electric vehicle in order to achieve the best performance with minimum fuel consumption and minimum powertrain components sizing for a given driving cycle with high efficiency. The powertrain and the proposed control strategy have been simulated by Matlab/Simulink. The simulation results have demonstrated that the optimal sizing of the powertrain of FC/battery components and the minimum fuel consumption have been improved by applying the PSO control strategy.

Omar Hegazy; Joeri Van Mierlo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

OPTIMAL POWER ALLOCATION UNDER PER-MODEM TOTAL POWER AND SPECTRAL MASK CONSTRAINTS IN XDSL VECTOR CHANNELS WITH ALIEN CROSSTALK  

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CHANNELS WITH ALIEN CROSSTALK Vincent Le Nir, Marc Moonen, Jan Verlinden Katholieke Universiteit Leuven of do- main or alien crosstalk requires a more advanced processing. In vector channels, Multiple Input. In this paper, we investigate the problem of power allocation in xDSL vector channels under in-domain and alien

332

Optimal Placement of the Wind Generators in the Medium Voltage Power Grid  

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The minimization of power losses in the medium voltage (MV) grid requires adjustment of network of power sources. This problem is particularly important for renewable energy sources, for example for the farms of wind generators. Their placement and nominal ... Keywords: medium voltage power grid, wind generators, genetic algorithms, parallel processing

Andrzej Jordan; Ryszard Szczebiot; Carsten Maple; Slawomir Cieslik

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm  

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The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm Particle Swarm Optimization Experimental results for time-power optimization META, October 27-31, 2014 1 / 25 #12;The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm Particle Swarm Optimization Experimental results Conclusions Time and energy optimization Traditionally

Giménez, Domingo

334

Simulation and Optimization on Power Plant Operation Using SEGA's EOP Program  

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operation under different conditions was investigated. Further more, (online) operational optimization is made possible by load re-assignment according to EOP's calculation. Other researches on plant operation, such as the impact of utility rates...

Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.

335

Simulation and Optimization on Power Plant Operation Using Sega's EOP Program  

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operation under different conditions was investigated. Further more, (online) operational optimization is made possible by load reassignment according to EOP's calculation. Other researches on plant operation, such as the impact of utility rates...

Zhou, J.; Deng, S.; Turner, W. D.; Liu, M.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Sequential quadratic programming particle swarm optimization for wind power system operations considering emissions  

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In this paper, a computation framework for addressing combined economic and emission dispatch (CEED) problem with valve-point effects as well ... swarm optimization (PSO) is proposed. The CEED problem aims to min...

Yang Zhang; Fang Yao; Herbert Ho-Ching Iu…

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Environmental/economic power dispatch using a Hybrid Big Bang–Big Crunch optimization algorithm  

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The combined economic and emission dispatch (CEED) problem where objective function is highly non ... –BC) optimization algorithm technique for solving the CEED. Six generator test and IEEE 30 standard...

Yacine Labbi; Djilani Ben Attous

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

One Optimal Sizing Method for Designing Hybrid Solar-Wind-Diesel Power Generation Systems  

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This paper recommended an optimal design model for designing stand-alone hybrid solar-wind-diesel systems. The optimum configuration ensures that the annualized cost of the systems is minimized while satisfying t...

Zhou Wei; Yang Hongxing

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Thermal optimization of high power LED arrays with a fin cooling system  

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In this paper, we describe an optimization process of thermal design for the light lamp which utilizes the Light Emitting Diode (LED) module as a lighting source. The thermal performance of the LED module was sho...

Sun Ho Jang; Moo Whan Shin

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Suction-recirculation device for stabilizing particle flows within a solar powered solid particle receiver  

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A suction-recirculation device for stabilizing the flow of a curtain of blackened heat absorption particles falling inside of a solar receiver with an open aperture. The curtain of particles absorbs the concentrated heat from a solar mirror array reflected up to the receiver on a solar power tower. External winds entering the receiver at an oblique angle can destabilize the particle curtain and eject particles. A fan and ductwork is located behind the back wall of the receiver and sucks air out through an array of small holes in the back wall. Any entrained particles are separated out by a conventional cyclone device. Then, the air is recirculated back to the top of the receiver by injecting the recycled air through an array of small holes in the receiver's ceiling and upper aperture front wall. Since internal air is recirculated, heat losses are minimized and high receiver efficiency is maintained. Suction-recirculation velocities in the range of 1-5 m/s are sufficient to stabilize the particle curtain against external wind speeds in excess of 10 m/s.

Kolb, Gregory J. (Albuquerque, NM)

2012-02-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Power, Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling  

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Power, Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling BY Jonathan Michael Stearns Mattson Submitted to the graduate degree program..., Efficiency, and Emissions Optimization of a Single Cylinder Direct-Injected Diesel Engine for Testing of Alternative Fuels through Heat Release Modeling BY Jonathan Michael Stearns Mattson...

Mattson, Jonathan Michael Stearns

2013-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

342

Optimal heliostat aiming strategy for uniform distribution of heat flux on the receiver of a solar power tower plant  

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Abstract Temperature distribution on the receiver surface of a solar power tower plant is of great importance. High temperature gradients may lead to local hot spots and consequently failure of the receiver. The temperature distribution can be controlled by defining several aiming points on the receiver surface and adjusting the heliostats accordingly. In this paper, a new optimization algorithm which works based on the principles of genetic algorithm is developed to find the optimal flux distribution on the receiver surface. The objective is to minimize the standard deviation of the flux density distribution by changing the aiming points of individual heliostats. Flux distribution of each heliostat is found by using the HFLCAL model [1], which is validated against experimental data. The results show that after employing the new algorithm the maximum flux density is reduced by an order of magnitude. The effects of number of aiming points and size of the aiming surface on the flux density distribution are investigated in detail.

Saeb M. Besarati; D. Yogi Goswami; Elias K. Stefanakos

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

Optimization of PHEV Power Split Gear Ratio to Minimize Fuel Consumption and Operation Cost.  

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??A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is a vehicle powered by a combination of an internal combustion engine and an electric motor with a battery… (more)

Li, Yanhe

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Numerical Modeling and Optimization of Power Generation from Shrouded Wind Turbines.  

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??In recent years, it has been theoretically suggested by some researchers that the power coefficient of a wind turbine can be increased beyond the Betz… (more)

Foote, Tudor

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Selection of Optimal Heating Structures for Modernization of Coal-Fired Power Stations to Cogeneration  

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This chapter presents the methodology of analyzing the technical and economic efficiency of conversion of conventional coal-fired electric power stations to: (a)...

Ryszard Bartnik; Zbigniew Buryn

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

The Impacts of Wind Power Integration on Sub-Daily Variation in River Flows Downstream of Hydroelectric Dams  

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The Impacts of Wind Power Integration on Sub-Daily Variation in River Flows Downstream of Hydroelectric Dams ... Due to their operational flexibility, hydroelectric dams are ideal candidates to compensate for the intermittency and unpredictability of wind energy production. ... In this paper, we examine the effects of increased (i.e., 5%, 15%, and 25%) wind market penetration on prices for electricity and reserves, and assess the potential for altered price dynamics to disrupt reservoir release schedules at a hydroelectric dam and cause more variable and unpredictable hourly flow patterns (measured in terms of the Richards-Baker Flashiness (RBF) index). ...

Jordan D. Kern; Dalia Patino-Echeverri; Gregory W. Characklis

2014-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

347

Start-up Optimization of a Combined Cycle Power Plant A. Linda, E. Sllberga,  

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bModelon AB, Lund, Sweden cSiemens AG, Energy Sector, Erlangen, Germany Abstract In the electricity are simpler than typical high- fidelity simulation models. Two different models used for optimization in four to opti- mize are explored. Results are encouraging and show that energy production during start-up can

348

Power-Aware Speed Scaling in Processor Sharing Systems: Optimality and Adam Wierman  

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been on either (i) minimizing the total energy used in order to complete arriving jobs have neither job completion deadlines nor fixed energy budgets. In these cases, the goal is to optimize is the energy expended on that job, and controls the relative cost of delay. This metric is a practical choice

Andrew, Lachlan

349

Analysis and optimization of incompressible separated flow around an airfoil with two finite-gap flaps  

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and a 25% Slotted Flap ((2 = 8. 0' 6s = 0. 0 6f = 20 ) 90 91 36 Pressure Distribution, NACA 23012 with a 17% Fixed Slot and a 25% Slotted Flap (o - 8. 0 , 6s = 0. 0 , 6'f - 40 ) 92 37 Drag Coefficient versus Lift Coefficient for a GA(W)-2 with a... distributed vorticity V(s) on B, and 4s is produced by uniformly distributed sources of strength o(s) on B. For two dimensional flow lv and 4s can be written as: ln r(x, z;s')ds' s J02s e = -I'~s' e(x, z;s )as JO 2 s With these definitions, equation (1...

Anderson, Murray Belser

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

An approximate solution for the start-up flow of a power-law fluid in a tube  

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A theoretical solution of the unsteady-state momentum equation for the start-up flow of a power-law fluid in circular tubes is presented. The solution is obtained with an approximate technique which has previously proved to be useful in solving other transport problems involving nonlinear partial differential equations and explicit asymptotic expressions for the velocity profiles and flow-rates as functions of time are given. The accuracy of the method is checked by comparing the results with the existing exact analytical solution of Gromekha—Szymanski which applies for the Newtonian case and the results are believed to be good approximations for moderate and large values of time. An interesting aspect of the results is the effect of the flow behaviour index and the imposed pressure gradient on the start-up time.

J. Sestak; M.E. Charles

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Optimizing the start-up operations of combined cycle power plants using soft computing methods  

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......Fast Start-up of a Combined-Cycle Power Plant: a Simulation Study with Modelica. In: Proceedings 5th International Modelica Conference (2006) 3-10. Modelica Association eds. [4] Zimmerman HJ . Fuzzy set theory (1991) Kluwer Academic......

Ilaria Bertini; Matteo De Felice; Alessandro Pannicelli; Stefano Pizzuti

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Optimization of support vector machine power load forecasting model based on data mining and Lyapunov exponents  

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According to the chaotic and non-linear characters of power load data, the time series matrix is established with ... dimension. Due to different features of the data, data mining algorithm is conducted to classi...

Dong-xiao Niu ???; Yong-li Wang ???…

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Statistical analysis and optimization of processing parameters in high-power direct diode laser cladding  

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High-power direct diode laser (HPDDL) offers a wide laser beam with a top-hat intensity distribution, ... making it an ideal tool for large-area cladding. In this study, a systemic study on the HPDDL cladding pro...

Shuang Liu; Radovan Kovacevic

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Fuzzy Optimization of Start-Up Operations for Combined Cycle Power Plants  

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In this paper we present a study on the application of fuzzy sets for the start-up optimisation of a combined cycle power plant. We fuzzyfy the output process variables and then we properly combine the resulting ...

Ilaria Bertini; Alessandro Pannicelli…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Feasibility study on optimization of a typical solar chimney power plant  

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The solar chimney which has been built in Kerman (Kerman ... a small scale electrical power plant. The chimney of this unit has 60 m height ... deliberate and propose suggestions to maximize usage of solar energy...

Mohsen Najmi; Ali Nazari; Hossein Mansouri; Ghazzanfar Zahedi

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Previous work conducted in the laboratory demonstrated optimal control of refrigerant flow and airflow for a breadboard CVSHP (Miller 1987a). This previous work was continued in the present study by investigation  

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, and relative humidity on the COP and capacity of the test unit. The refrigerant charge was held constant#12;Previous work conducted in the laboratory demonstrated optimal control of refrigerant flow optimal refrigerant flow and airflow control settings. Previous studies by Tanaka and Yamanaka (1982

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

357

Optimal Design of a PMU-Based Monitoring Architecture for Power  

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. NOMENCLATURE PMU Phasor Measurement Unit. PDC Phasor Data Concentrator. EKF Extended Kalman Filtering measurements. PMU can provide very accurate data since they are synchronized from the common global positioning system (GPS) radio clock. However the use of PMU is more demanding in terms of data flow rates than

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

358

A Game Strategy for Power Flow Control of Distributed Generators in Smart Grids  

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We consider the distributed power control problem of distributed generators(DGs) in smart grid. In order...

Jianliang Zhang; Donglian Qi; Guoyue Zhang…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Optimal Power System and Grid Interface Design Considerations for the CLICs Klystron Modulators  

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The Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) is an electron-positron collider under study at CERN with the aim to explore the next generation of high precision/high energy particles physics. The CLIC’s drive beams will be accelerated by approximately 1300 klystrons, requiring highly efficient and controllable solid state capacitor discharge modulators. Capacitor charger specifications include the requirement to mask the pulsed effect of the load from the utility grid, ensure maximum power quality, control the derived DC voltage precisely (to maximize accuracy for the modulators being implemented), and achieve high efficiency and operability of the overall power system. This paper presents the work carried out on the power system interface for the CLIC facility. In particular it discusses the challenges on the utility interface and analysis of the grid interface converters with regards to required functionality, efficiency, and control methodologies.

Marija, Jankovic; Jon, Clare; Pat, Wheeler; Davide, Aguglia

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Biomass combustion for electric power: Allocation and plant siting using non-linear modeling and mixed integer optimization  

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Electricity generation from the combustion of biomass feedstocks provides low-carbon energy that is not as geographically constricted as other renewable technologies. This study uses non-linear programming to provide policymakers with scenarios of possible sources of biomass for power generation as well as locations and types of electricity generation facilities utilizing biomass. The scenarios are obtained by combining the output from existing agricultural optimization models with a non-linear mathematical program that calculates the least-cost ways of meeting an assumed biomass electricity standard. The non-linear program considers region-specific cultivation and transportation costs of biomass fuels as well as the costs of building and operating both coal plants capable of co-firing biomass and new dedicated biomass combustion power plants. The results of the model provide geographically detailed power plant allocation patterns that minimize the total cost of meeting the generation requirements which are varying proportions of total U.S. electric power generation under the assumptions made. The amount of each cost component comprising the objective functions of the various requirements are discussed and the results show that approximately two-thirds of the total cost of meeting a biomass electricity standard occurs on the farms and forests that produce the biomass. Plant capital costs and biomass transportation costs comprise the largest share of the remaining costs. The most important policy conclusion is that biomass use in power plants will require significant subsidies perhaps as much as half of their cost if they are to achieve significant penetrations in U.S. electricity markets.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing the start-up operations of combined cycle power plants using soft computing methods  

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......megawatts. Industrial turbines produce high-quality...recovered to improve the efficiency of power generation...steam and drive a steam turbine in a combined-cycle...either gas or steam turbine alone because it performs...generation by their high efficiency and possibility to operate......

Ilaria Bertini; Matteo De Felice; Alessandro Pannicelli; Stefano Pizzuti

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

A Design Methodology for Domain-Optimized Power-Efficient Supercomputing  

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. Results demonstrate that co-tuning significantly improves hardware area and energy efficiency ­ a key driver for next generation of HPC system design. 1. INTRODUCTION Energy efficiency is rapidly becoming the primary concern of all large-scale scientific computing facilities. According to power con- sumption data

Wawrzynek, John

363

Design of a Boost Power Factor Correction Converter Using Optimization Techniques Sergio Busquets-Monge1  

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-end converter with an input electromagnetic interference filter. The system design variables are first correction, boost, electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic compatibility. Paper presented at PESC, June of a boost power factor correction front-end converter with an input electromagnetic interference filter

Lindner, Douglas K.

364

Method of optimizing performance of Rankine cycle power plants. [US DOE Patent  

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A method is described for efficiently operating a Rankine cycle power plant to maximize fuel utilization efficiency or energy conversion efficiency or minimize costs by selecting a turbine fluid inlet state which is substantially on the area adjacent and including the transposed critical temperature line.

Pope, W.L.; Pines, H.S.; Doyle, P.A.; Silvester, L.F.

1980-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

365

Multi-hop wireless charging optimization in Low-Power Networks  

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to address the challenging problem of energy consumption in low-power networks. Based on these breakthroughs, none of these works have considered the multihop energy transmission, whose feasibility have been demonstrated recently. In such a system, a node can transmit energy wirelessly to its neighbors. In this paper

Boyer, Edmond

366

Optimizing the start-up operations of combined cycle power plants using soft computing methods  

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......Energy, New technologies and sustainable Economic development Agency...Detection in Gas Turbines using Fuzzy...fusion for gas turbine power plants...Research Development Center Technical...Energy, New technologies and sustainable Economic development Agency...combination of a gas turbine and a steam......

Ilaria Bertini; Matteo De Felice; Alessandro Pannicelli; Stefano Pizzuti

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

Optimal sizing study of hybrid wind/PV/diesel power generation unit  

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In this paper, a methodology of sizing optimization of a stand-alone hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system is presented. This approach makes use of a deterministic algorithm to suggest, among a list of commercially available system devices, the optimal number and type of units ensuring that the total cost of the system is minimized while guaranteeing the availability of the energy. The collection of 6 months of data of wind speed, solar radiation and ambient temperature recorded for every hour of the day were used. The mathematical modeling of the main elements of the hybrid wind/PV/diesel system is exposed showing the more relevant sizing variables. A deterministic algorithm is used to minimize the total cost of the system while guaranteeing the satisfaction of the load demand. A comparison between the total cost of the hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system with batteries and the hybrid wind/PV/diesel energy system without batteries is presented. The reached results demonstrate the practical utility of the used sizing methodology and show the influence of the battery storage on the total cost of the hybrid system. (author)

Belfkira, Rachid; Zhang, Lu; Barakat, Georges [Groupe de Recherche en Electrotechnique et Automatique du Havre, University of Le Havre, 25 rue Philippe Lebon, BP 1123, 76063 Le Havre (France)

2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - acoustic-to-structure power flow Sample...  

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Information Sciences 37 Chapter 1 x Introduction 7 1.12 For low-speed (laminar) flow in a tube of radius ro, the velocity u takes the form Summary: Chapter 1 x Introduction 7 1.12...

369

Dynamic Rate and Power Allocation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Elastic and Inelastic Traffic  

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In this paper, we focus on the problem of dynamic rate and power allocation in wireless ad hoc networks with slow-fading channels, where a mixture of elastic and inelastic traffic is supported. A stochastic optimization problem incorporating the quality ... Keywords: Dynamic resource allocation, Elastic flows, Inelastic flows, Particle swarm optimization (PSO), QoS requirements, Stochastic duality theory

Fei Wang; Xiaofeng Liao; Songtao Guo; Hongyu Huang; Tingwen Huang

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

Orifice flow measurement uncertainty  

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A computer program is now available from Union Carbide that evaluates the total flow uncertainty of orifice flowmeter systems. Tolerance values for every component in the system and the sensitivity of the measured flowrate to each component can be established using historical data and published hardware specifications. Knowing the tolerance and sensitivity values, a total measurement uncertainty can be estimated with a 95% confidence level. This computer program provides a powerful design tool to ensure correct component matching and total metering system optimization.

Samples, C.R.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

371

Integrating fuzzy AHP with TOPSIS method for optimal power substation location selection  

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Electromagnetic radiations emanating from the high voltage lines and substations pose serious adverse health consequences to living beings. As a result, evaluation and selection of power substation location is an important strategic decision making problem for both public and private sector. In this paper, fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (FAHP) has been integrated with technique for order preference by similarity to an ideal solution (TOPSIS) method to develop an improved and more appropriate power substation location evaluation and selection model considering social, technological, economical, environmental and site characteristics factors and sub criteria. The proposed decision-making approach takes advantage of the synergy between these two well-known multi-criteria analysis (MCA) methods. A numerical example is presented to show applicability and performance of the proposed methodology followed by a sensitivity analysis to discuss and explain the results.

Golam Kabir; M. Ahsan Akhtar Hasin

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

A new stochastic framework for optimal generation scheduling considering wind power sources  

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This paper suggests a new stochastic framework based on 2 m+1 point estimate method PEM to solve the mid-term generation scheduling SMGS problem. The new formulation makes use of an adaptive modified bat algorithm and a novel self-adaptive wavelet mutation ... Keywords: Mid-Term Generation Scheduling Mgs, Modified Bat Algorithm, Point Estimate Methods, Self-Adaptive Strategy, Wind Power Generation

Sajad Tabatabaei

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Microsoft PowerPoint - Optimized 2010_UTSR_Citeno_Rev2.ppt  

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R&D Needs for Gas Turbine Power Generation R&D Needs for Gas Turbine Power Generation in a Carbon Constrained World Joe Citeno Manager Combustion & Emissions Technology 2 Copyright 2010 General Electric Company October 2010, UTSR 29% 31% 33% 35% 37% 39% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% CO2 Capture % HHV Efficiency, % GE EPRI Sources: GE Internal Study, 2007 and EPRI IGCC Design Considerations for CO2 Capture: Engineering and Economic Assessment of IGCC Coal Power Plants for near-term Deployment, 2008 500 550 600 650 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% CO2 Capture % Output, MW GE EPRI 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 GTSC (FA) New Coal IGCC or PC Existing Coal U.S. Average CO 2 Emission Rate (lbs/MW-hr) Coal Natural Gas Thermal Efficiency Indicated (xx%) CC = Carbon Capture % eff = 40% eff = 45% IGCC with CCS CC% 90% GTCC (FA) 65% 50% References: DOE NETL; EIA; IEA and GE Energy Internal Data

374

Flow and heat transfer in porous micro heat sink for thermal management of high power LEDs  

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A novel porous micro heat sink system is presented for thermal management of high power LEDs, which has high heat transport capability. The operational principle and heat transfer characteristics of porous micro heat sink are analyzed. Numerical model ... Keywords: Heat dissipation, High heat flux, High power LEDs, Porous media, Porous micro heat sink

Z. M. Wan; J. Liu; K. L. Su; X. H. Hu; S. S. M

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

A Set-Theoretic Framework to Assess the Impact of Variable Generation on the Power Flow  

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´inguez-Garc´ia, Member, IEEE Abstract--The increased penetration of renewable resources, such as wind and solar penetration of renewable resources of electricity, such as wind and solar, into existing power systems. Since to assess whether power system static state vari- ables, i.e., bus voltage magnitudes and angles, remain

Liberzon, Daniel

376

Concentration solar power optimization system and method of using the same  

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A system and method for optimizing at least one mirror of at least one CSP system is provided. The system has a screen for displaying light patterns for reflection by the mirror, a camera for receiving a reflection of the light patterns from the mirror, and a solar characterization tool. The solar characterization tool has a characterizing unit for determining at least one mirror parameter of the mirror based on an initial position of the camera and the screen, and a refinement unit for refining the determined parameter(s) based on an adjusted position of the camera and screen whereby the mirror is characterized. The system may also be provided with a solar alignment tool for comparing at least one mirror parameter of the mirror to a design geometry whereby an alignment error is defined, and at least one alignment unit for adjusting the mirror to reduce the alignment error.

Andraka, Charles E

2014-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

377

Development of a stochastic simulation–optimization model for planning electric power systems – A case study of Shanghai, China  

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Abstract In this study, a stochastic simulation–optimization model (SSOM) is developed for planning electric power systems (EPS) under uncertainty. SSOM integrates techniques of support-vector-regression (SVR), Monte Carlo simulation, and inexact chance-constrained programming (ICP) into a general framework. SVR coupled Monte Carlo technique is used to predict the electricity consumption amount; ICP is effective for reflecting the reliability of satisfying (or risk of violating) system constraints under uncertainty. The SSOM can not only predict the electricity demand exactly, but also allows uncertainties presented as interval values and probability distributions. The developed SSOM is applied to a real-case study of planning the EPS of Shanghai, with an objective of minimizing system cost and under constraints of resources availability and environmental regulations. Different scenarios associated with SO2-emission policies are analyzed. Results are valuable for (a) facilitating predicting electricity demand, and generating useful solutions including the optimal strategies regarding energy sources allocation, electricity conversion technologies, and capacity expansion schemes, (b) resolving of conflicts and interactions among economic cost, electricity generation pattern, SO2-emission mitigation, and system reliability, and (c) identifying strategies for improving air quality in Shanghai through analyzing the economic and environmental implications associated with SO2-emission reduction policies.

M.J. Piao; Y.P. Li; G.H. Huang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

378

Fast-wave power flow along SOL field lines in NSTX and the associated power deposition profile across the SOL in front of the antenna  

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Fast-wave heating and current drive efficiencies can be reduced by a number of processes in the vicinity of the antenna and in the scrape-off layer (SOL). On NSTX from around 25% to more than 60% of the high-harmonic fast-wave power can be lost to the SOL regions, and a large part of this lost power flows along SOL magnetic field lines and is deposited in bright spirals on the divertor floor and ceiling. We show that field-line mapping matches the location of heat deposition on the lower divertor, albeit with a portion of the heat outside of the predictions. The field-line mapping can then be used to partially reconstruct the profile of lost fast-wave power at the midplane in front of the antenna, and the losses peak close to the last closed flux surface as well as the antenna. This profile suggests a radial standing-wave pattern formed by fast-wave propagation in the SOL, and this hypothesis will be tested on NSTX-U. RF codes must reproduce these results so that such codes can be used to understand this edge loss and to minimize RF heat deposition and erosion in the divertor region on ITER.

R.J. Perkins; J.-W. Ahn; R.E. Bell; A. Diallo; S. Gerhardt; T.K. Gray; D.L. Green; E.F. Jaeger; J.C. Hosea; M.A. Jaworski; B.P. LeBlanc; G.J. Kramer; A. McLean; R. Maingi; C.K. Phillips; M. Podestà; L. Roquemore; P.M. Ryan; S. Sabbagh; F. Scotti; G. Taylor; J.R. Wilson

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Fast-wave Power Flow Along SOL Field Lines In NSTX nd The Associated Power Deposition Profile Across The SOL In Front Of The Antenna  

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Fast-wave heating and current drive efficiencies can be reduced by a number of processes in the vicinity of the antenna and in the scrape off layer (SOL). On NSTX from around 25% to more than 60% of the high-harmonic fast-wave power can be lost to the SOL regions, and a large part of this lost power flows along SOL magnetic field lines and is deposited in bright spirals on the divertor floor and ceiling. We show that field-line mapping matches the location of heat deposition on the lower divertor, albeit with a portion of the heat outside of the predictions. The field-line mapping can then be used to partially reconstruct the profile of lost fast-wave power at the midplane in front of the antenna, and the losses peak close to the last closed flux surface (LCFS) as well as the antenna. This profile suggests a radial standing-wave pattern formed by fast-wave propagation in the SOL, and this hypothesis will be tested on NSTX-U. Advanced RF codes must reproduce these results so that such codes can be used to understand this edge loss and to minimize RF heat deposition and erosion in the divertor region on ITER.

Perkins, Roy

2013-06-21T23:59:59.000Z

380

Simultaneous use of MRM (maximum rectangle method) and optimization methods in determining nominal capacity of gas engines in CCHP (combined cooling, heating and power) systems  

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Abstract Energy, economic, and environmental analyses of combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) systems were performed here to select the nominal capacities of gas engines by combination of optimization algorithm and maximum rectangle method (MRM). The analysis was performed for both priority of providing electricity (PE) and priority of providing heat (PH) operation strategies. Four scenarios (SELL-PE, SELL-PH, No SELL-PE, No SELL-PH) were followed to specify design parameters such as the number and nominal power of prime movers, heating capacities of both backup boiler and energy storage tank, and the cooling capacities of electrical and absorption chillers. By defining an objective function called the Relative Annual Benefit (RAB), Genetic Algorithm optimization method was used for finding the optimal values of design parameters. The optimization results indicated that two gas engines (with nominal powers of 3780 and 3930 kW) in SELL-PE scenario, two gas engines (with nominal powers of 5290 and 5300 kW) in SELL-PH scenario, one gas engine (with nominal power of 2440 kW) in No SELL-PE scenario provided the maximum value of the objective function. Furthermore in No SELL-PE scenario (which had the lowest RAB value in comparison with that for the above mentioned scenarios), thermal energy storage was not required. Due to very low value of RAB, any gas engine in No SELL-PH scenario was not recommended.

Sepehr Sanaye; Navid Khakpaay

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Reduction of drag and energy consumption during energy release preceding a blunt body in supersonic flow  

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A simple approximate theory is used to estimate the optimal power of a stationary lumped source of energy in a supersonic flow and its minimal distance from a body, which provide for a significant reduction of...

L. N. Myrabo; Yu. P. Raizer; M. N. Shneider; R. Bracken

382

Affecting the Gross Cooling Power of a Pulse Tube Cryocooler with Mass Flow Control  

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To increase the cooling capacity of a pulse tube cryocooler the ... For a given pulse tube volume the gross cooling power is limited. Since the cooling effect originates from the phase shift angle ... we present ...

A. Waldauf; T. Schmauder; M. Thürk; P. Seidel

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Innovative photocatalytic media optimized for solar-powered remediation: Application to pyrimethanil treatment  

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Abstract Solar photocatalysis, which is part of the family of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), is illustrative of an ecotechnology harnessing solar energy for remediation purposes. \\{AOPs\\} are able to treat what are dubbed persistent organic pollutants, as the core process is non-selective. Photocatalysis induces the mineralization of organic compounds by producing radical species. The aim is to develop photocatalytic media in a granule substrate of pores and fibers, but this comes at the cost of a major loss of substrate efficiency due to its relative inability to absorb enough UV irradiation. The authors have recently demonstrated the potential of innovative new media—aluminum foams defined in a way that optimizes the capture of incident radiation. However, their cost puts them out of reach of large-scale environmental water remediation applications. We propose a novel potential solution based on using recycled aluminum swarf machining waste as substrate media for photocatalytic material. These metal shavings offer a foam-like macroporous structure creating the potential to develop a large interface surface for exchange with incident light. Aluminum swarf developed a far higher mineralization capacity than cellulose fabric. This promising finding shows that foam and swarf are able to deliver good absorption of incident flux.

K. Elatmani; G. Plantard; D. Sacco; I. Aitichou; V. Goetz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

Optimizing Cooling Tower Performance- Refrigeration Systems, Chemical Plants, and Power Plants all Have A Resource Quietly Awaiting Exploitation-Cold Water!!  

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OPTIMIZING COOLING TOWER PERFORMANCE REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS, CHEMICAL PLANTS, AND POWER PLANTS ALL HAVE A RESOURCE QUIETLY AWAITING EXPLOITATION - COLD WATER!! ROBERT BURGER President Burger and Associates, Inc. Dallas, Texas Cooling... towers, because of their seeming simplicity, are usually orphans of the facilities operation. We are all aware that cooling towers are the step-children of the chemical process plant, electric power generating station, and refrigeration system...

Burger, R.

385

Modeling and optimization of hybrid wind–solar-powered reverse osmosis water desalination system in Saudi Arabia  

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Abstract A hybrid wind/solar powered reverse osmosis desalination system has been modeled and simulated. The results of the simulation have been used to optimize the system for the minimum cost per cubic meter of the desalinated water. The performance of the hybrid wind/solar powered RO system has been analyzed under Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, weather data for a typical year. The performance has been evaluated under a constant RO load of 1 kW for 12 h/day and 24 h/day. The simulation results revealed that the optimum system that powers a 1-kW RO system for 12 h/day that yields a minimum levelized cost of energy comprises 2 wind turbines, 40 \\{PVs\\} modules and 6 batteries and the levelized cost of energy of such system is found to be 0.624 $/kW h. On the other hand, for a load of 1-kW for 24 h/day, the optimum system consists of 6 wind turbines, 66 \\{PVs\\} modules and 16 batteries with a minimum levelized cost of energy 0.672 $/kW h. Depending on the salinity of the raw water, the energy consumption for desalination ranges between 8 and 20 kW h/m3. This means that the cost of using the proposed optimum hybrid wind/solar system for water desalination will range between $3.693/m3 and $3. 812/m3 which is less than the range reported in the literature.

Esmail M.A. Mokheimer; Ahmet Z. Sahin; Abdullah Al-Sharafi; Ahmad I. Ali

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Nuclear power can reduce emissions and maintain a strong economy: Rating Australia’s optimal future electricity-generation mix by technologies and policies  

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Abstract Legal barriers currently prohibit nuclear power for electricity generation in Australia. For this reason, published future electricity scenarios aimed at policy makers for this country have not seriously considered a full mix of energy options. Here we addressed this deficiency by comparing the life-cycle sustainability of published scenarios using multi-criteria decision-making analysis, and modeling the optimized future electricity mix using a genetic algorithm. The published ‘CSIRO e-future’ scenario under its default condition (excluding nuclear) has the largest aggregate negative environmental and economic outcomes (score = 4.51 out of 8), followed by the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 100% renewable energy scenario (4.16) and the Greenpeace scenario (3.97). The e-future projection with maximum nuclear-power penetration allowed yields the lowest negative impacts (1.46). After modeling possible future electricity mixes including or excluding nuclear power, the weighted criteria recommended an optimized scenario mix where nuclear power generated >40% of total electricity. The life-cycle greenhouse-gas emissions of the optimization scenarios including nuclear power were nuclear power is an effective and logical option for the environmental and economic sustainability of a future electricity network in Australia.

Sanghyun Hong; Corey J.A. Bradshaw; Barry W. Brook

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Optimizing Techology to Reduce Mercury and Acid Gas Emissions from Electric Power Plants  

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More than 56,000 coal quality data records from five public data sets have been selected for use in this project. These data will be used to create maps showing where coals with low mercury and acid-gas emissions might be found for power plants classified by air-pollution controls. Average coal quality values, calculated for 51,156 commercial coals by U.S. county-of-origin, are listed in the appendix. Coal moisture values are calculated for commercially shipped coal from 163 U.S. counties, where the raw assay data (including mercury and chlorine values) are reported on a dry basis. The calculated moisture values are verified by comparison with observed moisture values in commercial coal. Moisture in commercial U.S. coal shows provincial variation. For example, high volatile C bituminous rank coal from the Interior province has 3% to 4% more moisture than equivalent Rocky Mountain province coal. Mott-Spooner difference values are calculated for 4,957 data records for coals collected from coal mines and exploration drill holes. About 90% of the records have Mott-Spooner difference values within {+-}250 Btu/lb.

Jeffrey C. Quick; David E. Tabet; Sharon Wakefield; Roger L. Bon

2004-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

388

Optimal Design of a Stand-Alone Hybrid PV/Fuel Cell Power System for the City of Brest in France  

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= Photovoltaic; FC = Fuel Cell; COE = cost of energy; CC = Capital Costs; NPC = Net Present Cost; TNPC = Total. Elbaset4 Abstract ­ This paper deals with the optimal design of a stand-alone hybrid photovoltaic and fuel reserved. Keywords: Hybrid power system, renewable energy, photovoltaic, fuel cell, generation unit sizing

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

389

Derivative Free Optimization Methods for Optimizing Stirrer ...  

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It also gives a comparison of the two optimization algorithms. Key words: Energy, Numerical Optimization, Derivative-Free Optimization,. Computational Fluid ... numerical simulations are needed for the computation of the fluid flow inside the stirrer for ..... Optimization Methods and Software, 20 (2005) 493-508. [6] A. R. Conn ...

2007-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

A Zonotope-Based Method for Capturing the Effect of Variable Generation on the Power Flow  

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such as wind and solar into existing systems. Using this method, we can determine whether the system state- machine transmission system. I. INTRODUCTION The integration of renewable resources such as wind and solar of a power system; this uncertainty arises from the increasing penetration of renewable resources

Liberzon, Daniel

391

Output-power fluctuations of flowing-gas CO/sub 2/ lasers with unstable resonators  

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An experimental study was made of the influence of different factors on the stability of the output intensity of a flowing-gas CO/sub 2/ laser with an unstable resonator. The measured amplitude--frequency characteristics of the intensity fluctuation spectrum had resonance peaks at multiples of the frequency corresponding to the transit time of the gas to the optic axis of the resonator. A rise in the efficiency of the laser system was found to be accompanied by an increase in the amplitude of the fluctuations of the radiation intensity.

Artamonov, A.V.; Konev, V.A.; Likhanskii, V.V.; Napartovich, A.P.

1984-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Electrochemical characterization of a supercapacitor flow cell for power production from salinity gradients  

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Salinity gradients could be a great source of energy in the future. Capacitive energy extraction based on Donnan Potential (CDP) is a new technique to directly convert this energy into electricity. CDP uses a supercapacitor-like device combining ion exchange membranes and capacitive materials to adsorb and desorb ions with the Donnan Potential of the membranes as only driving force. The resulting current can be extracted through an external load. In this study, traditional electrochemical techniques: galvanostatic charge–discharge and cyclic voltammetry were used to investigate intrinsic properties of this open system. This study demonstrates the feasibility to characterize the capacitive behavior of the cell in low concentration (0.5 M). Presence of membranes, as well as the possibility of having the electrolyte flowing through the cell was investigated. In the studied cell, the presence of membranes showed a limitation by the anion exchange membrane at low current densities but no effect at high current densities. The flow rate did not influence the capacitance of the system either.

Bruno B. Sales; Fei Liu; Olivier Schaetzle; Cees J.N. Buisman; Hubertus V.M. Hamelers

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Optimal sizing and location of SVC devices for improvement of voltage profile in distribution network with dispersed photovoltaic and wind power plants  

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Abstract Intermittent power generation of wind turbines and photovoltaic plants creates voltage disturbances in power distribution networks which may not be acceptable to the consumers. To control the deviations of the nodal voltages, it is necessary to use fast dynamic control of the reactive power in the distribution network. Implementation of the power electronic devices, such as Static Var Compensator (SVC), enables effective dynamic state as well as a static state of the nodal voltage control in the distribution network. This paper analyzed optimal sizing and location of SVC devices by using genetic algorithm, to improve nodal voltages profile in a distribution network with dispersed photovoltaic and wind power plants. Practical application of the developed methodology was tested on an example of a real distribution network.

Aleksandar Savi?; Željko ?uriši?

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Integration of biomass into urban energy systems for heat and power. Part I: An MILP based spatial optimization methodology  

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Abstract The paper presents a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) approach to optimize multi-biomass and natural gas supply chain strategic design for heat and power generation in urban areas. The focus is on spatial and temporal allocation of biomass supply, storage, processing, transport and energy conversion (heat and CHP) to match the heat demand of residential end users. The main aim lies on the representation of the relationships between the biomass processing and biofuel energy conversion steps, and on the trade-offs between centralized district heating plants and local heat generation systems. After a description of state of the art and research trends in urban energy systems and bioenergy modelling, an application of the methodology to a generic case study is proposed. With the assumed techno-economic parameters, biomass based thermal energy generation results competitive with natural gas, while district heating network results the main option for urban areas with high thermal energy demand density. Potential further applications of this model are also described, together with main barriers for development of bioenergy routes for urban areas.

Antonio M. Pantaleo; Sara Giarola; Ausilio Bauen; Nilay Shah

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

Modeling, Optimization and Power Efficiency Comparison of High-speed Inter-chip Electrical and Optical Interconnect Architectures in Nanometer CMOS Technologies  

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-bandwidth inter-chip optical interconnect architectures have the potential to address this increasing I/O bandwidth. Considering future tera-scale systems, power dissipation of the high-speed I/O link becomes a significant concern. This work presents a design flow...

Palaniappan, Arun

2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

396

The Coordinated Control of a Central Air Conditioning System Based on Variable Chilled Water Temperature and Variable Chilled Water Flow  

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At present, regulation of water flow by means of pump frequency conversion is one of the major methods for power-saving in central air conditioning systems. In this article, optimization regulation for central air conditioning system on the basis...

Liu, J.; Mai, Y.; Liu, X.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

System and method for measuring particles in a sample stream of a flow cytometer using a low power laser source  

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A system and method for analyzing a particle in a sample stream of a flow cytometer or the like. The system has a light source, such as a laser pointer module, for generating a low powered light beam and a fluidics apparatus which is configured to transport particles in the sample stream at substantially low velocity through the light beam for interrogation. Detectors, such as photomultiplier tubes, are configured to detect optical signals generated in response to the light beam impinging the particles. Signal conditioning circuitry is connected to each of the detectors to condition each detector output into electronic signals for processing and is designed to have a limited frequency response to filter high frequency noise from the detector output signals.

Graves, Steven W; Habbersett, Robert C

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

398

System and method for measuring particles in a sample stream of a flow cytometer using low-power laser source  

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A system and method for analyzing a particle in a sample stream of a flow cytometer or the like. The system has a light source, such as a laser pointer module, for generating a low powered light beam and a fluidics apparatus which is configured to transport particles in the sample stream at substantially low velocity through the light beam for interrogation. Detectors, such as photomultiplier tubes, are configured to detect optical signals generated in response to the light beam impinging the particles. Signal conditioning circuitry is connected to each of the detectors to condition each detector output into electronic signals for processing and is designed to have a limited frequency response to filter high frequency noise from the detector output signals.

Graves, Steven W.; Habbersett, Robert C.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

In-line continuous sizing of biomass particles in gas-solid two-phase flow at a biomass-fired power plant  

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Gas-solid two-phase flows are widely seen in many industrial processes. A good exampleis the pneumatically conveyed pulverised fuel flow in the power generation industry. As a significant renewable fuel source biomass has been widely adopted in electrical power generation. The particle size distribution of pneumatically conveyed biomass correlates closely with combustion efficiency and pollutant emissions and should therefore be monitored on anin-line continuous basis. In this paper an integrated instrumentation system using both a piezoelectric sensorand anelectrostatic sensor arrayis proposed to measure the size distribution and flow velocity of biomass particles. A prototype system was tested on a 250mm bore pipe at a biomass-fired power plantand its performance has been evaluated under industrial conditions.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Economic and environmental analysis of power generation expansion in Japan considering Fukushima nuclear accident using a multi-objective optimization model  

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Nuclear power has long been a cornerstone of energy policy in Japan, a country with few natural resources of its own. However, following on from the Fukushima Daiichi accident, the Japanese government is now in the throes of reviewing its nuclear power policy. On the other hand, under continuing policies of greenhouse gas reduction, it is crucial to consider scenarios for the country to realize an economic, safe and low-carbon power generation system in the future. Therefore, in the present study, economic and environmental analysis was conducted on the power generation system in Japan up to 2030 using a multi-objective optimization methodology. Four nuclear power scenarios were proposed in light of the nuclear accident: (1) actively anti-nuclear; (2) passively negative towards nuclear; (3) conservative towards nuclear; and (4) active expansion of nuclear power. The obtained capacity mix, generation mix, generation cost, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of the scenarios were compared and analysed. The obtained results show that the large scale penetration of PV (photovoltaic), wind and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) power can partly replace nuclear power, however, removing nuclear power entirely was not suggested from economic, environmental and energy security perspectives.

Qi Zhang; Benjamin C. Mclellan; Tetsuo Tezuka; Keiichi N. Ishihara

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A FPTAS for a two-stage hybrid flow shop problem and optimal algorithms for identical jobs  

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In this paper, a two-machine two-stage flow shop problem with flexible tasks is considered. Each job has two tasks: the first task can be processed on either machine, called flexible task, while the second task must be processed on the second machine ... Keywords: Fully polynomial time approximation, Makespan, Scheduling, Two-stage flow shop

Qi Wei; Erfang Shan; Liying Kang

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

OPTIMIZATION AND DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR HIGH FLUX MICRO-CHANNEL HEAT SINKS FOR LIQUID AND GASEOUS SINGLE-PHASE FLOW  

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orders of magnitude, especially for high heat flux devices. Using water and air as coolants, designs with the optimization tool are generalized and optimum configurations are illustrated on design charts. Physical trends

Müller, Norbert

403

Adaptive three-phase power-flow solutions for smart grids with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles  

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Abstract This paper introduces an adaptive three-phase power flow method for smart grids with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The proposed method is developed based on the loop frame of reference. The operations of smart grids are inherently unbalanced because of the incomplete three-phase feeder arrangements, nonsymmetrical conductor spacing of three-phase underground cables and overhead lines, unbalanced loads, and a variety of distributed energy resources (DERs). Therefore, the proposed method was developed based on the actual phase (a–b–c) frame, rather than the sequence-component frame. To adapt the network topologies of smart grids, two solution strategies are used, one for radial smart grids and the other for non-radial smart grids. To demonstrate the validity and capability of the proposed algorithm, four IEEE feeder systems and an actual Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) distribution system are used as benchmarks for comparison purposes. The test results show that the proposed method is accurate, efficient, and adaptable, and it therefore has good potential for smart grid energy management system (EMS) applications.

Nien-Che Yang; Wei-Chih Tseng

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Reliability assessment of electrical power systems using genetic algorithms  

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of the dissertation, a GA based method for state sampling of composite generation-transmission power systems is introduced. Binary encoded GA is used as a state sampling tool for the composite power system network states. A linearized optimization load flow model...

Samaan, Nader Amin Aziz

2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

405

Power System Security in Market Clearing and Dispatch Mechanisms  

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costs while maintaining grid security; however, the dominant concern was system reliability, while costs1 Power System Security in Market Clearing and Dispatch Mechanisms Claudio A. Ca~nizares, Senior typical market clearing and dispatch mechanisms based on security- constrained (SC) optimal power flow

Cañizares, Claudio A.

406

Electric Vehicle Charging in Smart Grid: Optimality and Valley-filling Algorithms  

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different settings. Index Terms--Optimal power flow, electric vehicle charging, valley-filling, onlineForReview Only 1 Electric Vehicle Charging in Smart Grid: Optimality and Valley-filling Algorithms, IEEE. Abstract--Electric vehicles (EVs) offer an attractive long-term solution to reduce the dependence

Tan, Chee Wei

407

Optimization Online - Multistage Adaptive Robust Optimization for ...  

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Sep 5, 2014 ... ... with the increasing penetration of wind and solar power generation has ... Keywords: Electric energy systems, multistage robust optimization, ... Multistage Adaptive Robust Optimization for the Unit Commitment Problem.

Alvaro Lorca

2014-09-05T23:59:59.000Z

408

Piezoelectric Artificial Kelp: Experimentally Validated Parameter Optimization of a Quasi-Static, Flow-Driven Energy Harvester  

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Piezoelectric energy harvesting is the process of taking an external mechanical input and converting it directly into electrical energy via the piezoelectric effect. To determine the power created by a piezoelectric energy harvester, a specific...

Pankonien, Alexander Morgan

2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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52 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 28, NO. 1, FEBRUARY 2013 Adaptive Robust Optimization for the Security  

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generation resources such as wind power and price responsive demand. To meet these challenges, we propose power, solar power, and distributed gen- erators) and more price-responsive demand participation have challenges as the supply and demand uncertainty increases dramatically due to the integration of variable

Bertsimas, Dimitris

410

Optimization of multiple turbine arrays in a channel with tidally reversing flow by numerical modelling with adaptive mesh  

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...tidal energy and wind energy. In a tidal channel...current and hence energy extraction. Also...flow compared with wind turbine arrays where...captured the most energy over a tidal cycle...a) Adaptive grid An initial grid was...large to reduce the impact of high vorticity...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of honey-bee mating optimization on state estimation of a power distribution system including distributed generators  

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We present a new approach based on honey-bee mating optimization to estimate the state variables in distribution networks including distributed generators. The proposed method considers practical models of...

Taher Niknam

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--This paper proposes an optimization based method of planning reactive power control for electric transmission  

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Research under the Electric Power Networks Efficiency and Security (EPNES) program, award ECS0323734. H for electric transmission systems to endow them with the capability of being reconfigured to a secure. The modified New England 39-bus system and a North American power system with 6358 buses are adopted

Kumar, Ratnesh

413

OPTIMAL EFFICIENCY-POWER TRADEOFF FOR AN AIR MOTOR/COMPRESSOR WITH VOLUME VARYING HEAT TRANSFER CAPABILITY  

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of air. These results could ben- efit applications such as compressed air energy storage where both high and expansion is both energy efficient and power-dense. An ex- ample would be compressed air energy storage. One density of compressed air storage (about 20 times greater than hydraulic accumulators), and the high power

Li, Perry Y.

414

Thermodynamic and economic optimizations of a waste heat to power plant driven by a subcritical ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) using pure or zeotropic working fluid  

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Abstract This paper carried out the thermodynamic and economic optimizations of a subcritical ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) using a pure or a zeotropic mixture working fluid. Two pure organic compounds, i.e. n-pentane and R245fa, and their mixtures with various concentrations were used as ORC working fluid for this study. Two optimizations, i.e. exergy efficiency maximization and LCOE (Levelized Cost of Electricity) minimization, were performed to find out the optimum operating conditions of the system and to determine the best working fluid from the studied media. Hot water at temperature of 150 °C and pressure of 5 bars was used to simulate the heat source medium. Whereas, cooling water at temperature of 20 °C was considered to be the heat sink medium. The mass flow rate of heat source is fixed at 50 kg/s for the optimizations. According to the results, the n-pentane-based ORC showed the highest maximized exergy efficiency (53.2%) and the lowest minimized LCOE (0.0863 $/kWh). Regarding \\{ORCs\\} using zeotropic working fluids, 0.05 and 0.1 \\{R245fa\\} mass fraction mixtures present the comparable economic features and thermodynamic performances to the system using n-pentane at minimum LCOE. The ORC using \\{R245fa\\} represents the least profitable system.

Van Long Le; Abdelhamid Kheiri; Michel Feidt; Sandrine Pelloux-Prayer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of oxygen flow rate and radio frequency plasma power on cubic ZnMgO ultraviolet sensors grown by plasma-enhanced molecular beam epitaxy  

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Cubic Zn{sub 1-x}Mg{sub x}O thin films were produced by Plasma-Enhanced Molecular Beam Epitaxy. Oxygen flow rate and applied Radio-Frequency (RF) plasma power were varied to investigate the impact on film growth and optoelectronic device performance. Solar-blind and visible-blind detectors were fabricated with metal-semiconductor-metal interdigitated Ni/Mg/Au contacts and responsivity is compared under different growth conditions. Increasing oxygen flow rate and RF plasma power increased Zn incorporation in the film, which leads to phase segregation at relatively high Zn/Mg ratio. Responsivity as high as 61 A/W was measured in phase-segregated ZnMgO visible-blind detectors.

Casey Boutwell, R.; Wei Ming; Schoenfeld, Winston V. [CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816-2700 (United States)

2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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North American Power Symposium NAPS, Cleveland, Ohio, October 1998, pp. 294 299. Fundamental Frequency Model of Uni ed Power Flow Controller  

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. The two main objectives of FACTS are to increase the transmission ca- pacity of ac lines and control power ow over designated transmission routes. The improvements in the eld of power electronics have had Capacitor TCSC, as it permits a change in the impedance of the transmission line through a voltage source

Cañizares, Claudio A.

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This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS 1  

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to optimize a generator's profit in an offer-based electricity market cleared by an optimal power flow (OPF) program. A generator's offer is optimized based on its transmission-constrained residual demand derivative and a three-bus looped net- work, respectively; [3] analyzes the linear supply function equi- librium both

Baldick, Ross

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MULTIPARAMETER OPTIMIZATION STUDIES ON GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CYCLES  

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of Practical Cycles for Geothermal Power Plants." GeneralDesign and Optimize Geothermal Power Cycles." Presented atof Practical Cycles for Geothermal Power Plants." General

Pope, W.L.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis and optimization of the Graz cycle : a coal fired power generation scheme with near-zero carbon dioxide emissions  

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Humans are releasing record amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere through the combustion of fossil fuels in power generation plants. With mounting evidence that this carbon dioxide is a leading cause of global ...

Alexander, Brentan R

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance improvement of combined cycle power plant based on the optimization of the bottom cycle and heat recuperation  

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Many F class gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power plants are built in ... the efficiency improvement of GTCC plant. A combined cycle with three-pressure reheat heat recovery steam ... HRSG inlet gas temperatur...

Wenguo Xiang; Yingying Chen

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 29, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2014 2281 Sparsity-Promoting Optimal Wide-Area  

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of renewables in remote areas, and dereg- ulation of energy markets, long-distance power transfers out- pace for Nonlinear Studies at LANL and with New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, NM 87544 USA (e-mail: chertkov

Jovanovic, Mihailo

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Optimal design and control strategies for novel combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems. Part I of II, datum design conditions and approach.  

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Energy network optimization (ENO) models identify new strategies for designing, installing, and controlling stationary combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems (FCSs) with the goals of (1) minimizing electricity and heating costs for building owners and (2) reducing emissions of the primary greenhouse gas (GHG) - carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}). A goal of this work is to employ relatively inexpensive simulation studies to discover more financially and environmentally effective approaches for installing CHP FCSs. ENO models quantify the impact of different choices made by power generation operators, FCS manufacturers, building owners, and governments with respect to two primary goals - energy cost savings for building owners and CO{sub 2} emission reductions. These types of models are crucial for identifying cost and CO{sub 2} optima for particular installations. Optimal strategies change with varying economic and environmental conditions, FCS performance, the characteristics of building demand for electricity and heat, and many other factors. ENO models evaluate both 'business-as-usual' and novel FCS operating strategies. For the scenarios examined here, relative to a base case of no FCSs installed, model results indicate that novel strategies could reduce building energy costs by 25% and CO{sub 2} emissions by 80%. Part I of II articles discusses model assumptions and methodology. Part II of II articles illustrates model results for a university campus town and generalizes these results for diverse communities.

Colella, Whitney G.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simplified formulas for the digital computation of power flow in an electrical network and some new aspects of convergence  

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? CONVERGENCE ? ? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V? METHODS OF ACCELERATING CONVERGENCE . . . . . . . . . . VI. RESULTS OF COMPUTATIONS WITH A SAMPLE PROBLEM . . . . . 10 Load flow number 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Load flow number 2... method of attack with accelerating means to re? duce the number of iterations. Subsequent investigators concentrated their efforts in refining the nodal approach of Ward and Hale with various acceleration schemes designed to save time and labor...

Ullah, Ahmad

1959-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research and development studies for MHD/coal power flow train components. Technical progress report, 1 September 1979-31 August 1980  

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The aim of this program is to contribute to certain facets of the development of the MHD/coal power system, and particularly the CDIF of DOE with regard to its flow train. Consideration is given specifically to the electrical power take-off, the diagnostic and instrumentation systems, the combustor and MHD channel technology, and electrode alternatives. Within the constraints of the program, high priorities were assigned to the problems of power take-off and the related characteristics of the MHD channel, and to the establishment of a non-intrusive, laser-based diagnostic system. The next priority was given to the combustor modeling and to a significantly improved analysis of particle combustion. Separate abstracts were prepared for nine of the ten papers included. One paper was previously included in the data base. (WHK)

Bloom, M. H.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of the heat rejection system for a liquid cooled thermionic space nuclear reactor power system  

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The heat transport subsystem for a liquid metal cooled thermionic space nuclear power system was modelled using algorithms developed in support of previous nuclear power system study programs, which date back to the SNAP-10A flight system. The model was used to define the optimum dimensions of the various components in the heat transport subsystem subjected to the constraints of minimizing mass and achieving a launchable package that did not require radiator deployment. The resulting design provides for the safe and reliable cooling of the nuclear reactor in a proven lightweight design.

Moriarty, M.P. (Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation, 6633 Canoga Avenue, P.O. Box 7922, Canoga Park, California 91309-7922 (United States))

1993-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability and optimization studies of nuclear and solar powered systems utilizing a Stirling engine for the space station  

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. A separate radiator cooling loop operating at temperatures around 200oC accomplishes this. Application of a FPSE to space power requires that each of the engine modules must be dynamically self-balanced. The dual opposed engine using a common.... The SP-100 reactor system is a fast neutron spectrum, liquid metal cooled core with a thermoelectric power conversion unit. The reference flight system design is for 100 kWe output while the components are scalable from 10 to 1000 kWe. Because the SP...

Schmitz, Paul Charles

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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1462 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 26, NO. 3, AUGUST 2011 A Self-Organizing Strategy for Power Flow Control  

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con- trol algorithm that will regulate the power output of multiple pho- tovoltaic generators (PVs) in a distribution network. To this end, the cooperative control methodology from network control theory is used-00267-2010. H. Xin is with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Qu, Zhihua

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Design and optimization of a flexible high-peak-power laser-to-fiber coupled illumination system used in digital particle image velocimetry  

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We present a study on the design and parameter optimization of a flexible high-peak-power fiber-optic laser delivery system using commercially available solid-core silica fibers and an experimental glass hollow waveguide (HW). The fiber-optic delivery system provides a flexible, safe, and easily and precisely positioned laser irradiation for many applications including uniform illumination for digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV). The delivery fibers, when coupled through a line-generating lens, produce a uniform thin laser sheet illumination for accurate and repeatable DPIV two-dimensional velocity measurements. We report experimental results on homogenizing the laser beam profile using various mode-mixing techniques. Furthermore, because a fundamental problem for fiber-optic-based high-peak-power laser delivery systems is the possible damage effects of the fiber material, we determine experimentally the peak power density damage threshold of various delivery fibers designed for the visible spectral range at a typical DPIV laser wavelength of 532 nm. In the case of solid-core silica delivery fibers using conventional lens-based laser-to-fiber coupling, the damage threshold varies from 3.7 GW/cm{sup 2} for a 100-{mu}m-core-diameter high-temperature fiber to 3.9 GW/cm{sup 2} for a 200-{mu}m-core-diameter high-power delivery fiber, with a total output laser energy delivered of at least 3-10 mJ for those respective fibers. Therefore, these fibers are marginally suitable for most macro-DPIV applications. However, to improve the high-power delivery capability for close-up micro-DPIV applications, we propose and validate an experimental fiber link with much higher laser power delivery capability than the solid-core fiber links. We use an uncoated grazing-incidence-based tapered glass funnel coupled to a glass HW with hollow air-core diameter of 700 {mu}m, a low numerical aperture of 0.05, and a thin inside cladding of cyclic olefin polymer coating for optimum transmission at 532 nm. Because of the mode homogenizing effect and lower power density, the taper-waveguide laser delivery technique ensured high damage threshold for the delivery HW, and as a result, no damage occurred at the maximum measured input laser energy of 33 mJ used in this study.

Robinson, Ronald A.; Ilev, Ilko K. [FDA/CDRH, 9200 Corporate Blvd., HFZ-170, Rockville, Maryland 20850 (United States)

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PowerPoint Presentation  

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Investigation of Advanced Stochastic Investigation of Advanced Stochastic Unit Commitment Solution for Optimal Management of Uncertainty C. Lindsay Anderson CERTS Review, Cornell University August 6, 2013 Overview * Objective * Proposed directions - Probabilistic constraints - Algorithms * Challenges * Conclusions What is "Advanced"? * SCUC is a multi-stage and bi-level optimization problem - Level 1: Binary unit on/off decisions - Level 2: OPF/ED submodel for security * Many variations on this structure to balance details and computational tractability * Stochastic formulations have mainly been scenario-based with dc power flow Objective * Investigation of a formulations for SCUC that will be Flexible: able to include supply and demand side resources in a realistic way, integrate with other

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Process Flow Chart for Immobilizing of Radioactive High Concentration Sodium Hydroxide Product from the Sodium Processing Facility at the BN-350 Nuclear power plant in Aktau, Kazakhstan  

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This paper describes the results of a joint research investigations carried out by the group of Kazakhstan, British and American specialists in development of a new material for immobilization of radioactive 35% sodium hydroxide solutions from the sodium coolant processing facility of the BN-350 nuclear power plant. The resulting solid matrix product, termed geo-cement stone, is capable of isolating long lived radionuclides from the environment. The physico-mechanical properties of geo-cement stone have been investigated and the flow chart for its production verified in a full scale experiments. (author)

Burkitbayev, M.; Omarova, K.; Tolebayev, T. [Ai-Farabi Kazakh National University, Chemical Faculty, Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan); Galkin, A. [KATEP Ltd., Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan); Bachilova, N. [NIISTROMPROEKT Ltd., Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan); Blynskiy, A. [Nuclear Technology Safety Centre, Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan); Maev, V. [MAEK-Kazatomprom Ltd., Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan); Wells, D. [NUKEM Limited- a member of the Freyssinet Group, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, Dorset (United Kingdom); Herrick, A. [NUKEM Limited- a member of the Freyssinet Group, Caithness (United Kingdom); Michelbacher, J. [Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls (United States)

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Convergence problem in forward/backward sweep power flow method caused by non-positive-sequence impedance of distributed generators and its solution  

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Abstract A variety of distributed generators (DGs) are integrated in distribution system which is usually operated under three-phase unbalanced conditions. The zero and negative sequence impedances of \\{DGs\\} may vary within a large range. In this paper, the convergence problem caused by the zero and negative sequence impedances of \\{DGs\\} in forward/backward sweep three-phase power flow is found through numerical experiments. The reason of this phenomenon is explained and an impedance compensation method is proposed to solve this problem.

Yuntao Ju; Wenchuan Wu; Boming Zhang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ionization-Based Multi-directional Flow Sensor  

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Ionization-Based Multi-directional Flow Sensor Ionization-Based Multi-directional Flow Sensor Opportunity The Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking licensing partners interested in implementing United States Patent Number 7,523,673 entitled "Ionization Based Multi-directional Flow Sensor." Disclosed in this patent is NETL's sensor system and process for multi- directional, real-time monitoring of the flow direction and velocity of a gas stream, with minimal pressure drop, such as air flow in a hybrid power generation system. The sensor comprises an ion source accom- panied by a multidirectional ion collection device near the ion source. Possible applications include power generation and weather monitoring. Overview To optimize the performance of certain industrial processes or apparatus,

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Optimizing performance of energy systems  

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This book discusses optimizing performance of energy systems. Topics covered include a test station, heat flow integrator, microcomputer control of MIMIC operation, and microcomputer control of simulation operation.

Stricker, S.

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Euler's fluid equations: Optimal Control vs Optimization  

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An optimization method used in image-processing (metamorphosis) is found to imply Euler's equations for incompressible flow of an inviscid fluid, without requiring that the Lagrangian particle labels exactly follow the flow lines of the Eulerian velocity vector field. Thus, an optimal control problem and an optimization problem for incompressible ideal fluid flow both yield the \\emph {same} Euler fluid equations, although their Lagrangian parcel dynamics are \\emph{different}. This is a result of the \\emph{gauge freedom} in the definition of the fluid pressure for an incompressible flow, in combination with the symmetry of fluid dynamics under relabeling of their Lagrangian coordinates. Similar ideas are also illustrated for SO(N) rigid body motion.

Darryl D. Holm

2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Journal of Power Sources xxx (2006) xxxxxx The impact of channel path length on PEMFC flow-field design  

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in three dimensions in a PEMFC. These distributions can lead to flooding or drying of the membrane that may; Flow-field design; Fuel cell simulation; Commercial size PEMFC; Parallel computing; ES-PEMFC 1 flooding when the local partial pressure of water exceeds the saturation pressure for water at the local

Van Zee, John W.

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Flow Accelerated Erosion-Corrosion (FAC) considerations for secondary side piping in the AP1000{sup R} nuclear power plant design  

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The issue of Flow Accelerated Erosion-Corrosion (FAC) in power plant piping is a known phenomenon that has resulted in material replacements and plant accidents in operating power plants. Therefore, it is important for FAC resistance to be considered in the design of new nuclear power plants. This paper describes the design considerations related to FAC that were used to develop a safe and robust AP1000{sup R} plant secondary side piping design. The primary FAC influencing factors include: - Fluid Temperature - Pipe Geometry/layout - Fluid Chemistry - Fluid Velocity - Pipe Material Composition - Moisture Content (in steam lines) Due to the unknowns related to the relative impact of the influencing factors and the complexities of the interactions between these factors, it is difficult to accurately predict the expected wear rate in a given piping segment in a new plant. This paper provides: - a description of FAC and the factors that influence the FAC degradation rate, - an assessment of the level of FAC resistance of AP1000{sup R} secondary side system piping, - an explanation of options to increase FAC resistance and associated benefits/cost, - discussion of development of a tool for predicting FAC degradation rate in new nuclear power plants. (authors)

Vanderhoff, J. F.; Rao, G. V. [Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, 1000 Westinghouse Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (United States); Stein, A. [Shaw Power Nuclear, 1000 Technology Center Drive, Stoughton, MA 02072 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal design and control strategies for novel combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell systems. Part II of II, case study results.  

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Innovative energy system optimization models are deployed to evaluate novel fuel cell system (FCS) operating strategies, not typically pursued by commercial industry. Most FCS today are installed according to a 'business-as-usual' approach: (1) stand-alone (unconnected to district heating networks and low-voltage electricity distribution lines), (2) not load following (not producing output equivalent to the instantaneous electrical or thermal demand of surrounding buildings), (3) employing a fairly fixed heat-to-power ratio (producing heat and electricity in a relatively constant ratio to each other), and (4) producing only electricity and no recoverable heat. By contrast, models discussed here consider novel approaches as well. Novel approaches include (1) networking (connecting FCSs to electrical and/or thermal networks), (2) load following (having FCSs produce only the instantaneous electricity or heat demanded by surrounding buildings), (3) employing a variable heat-to-power ratio (such that FCS can vary the ratio of heat and electricity they produce), (4) co-generation (combining the production of electricity and recoverable heat), (5) permutations of these together, and (6) permutations of these combined with more 'business-as-usual' approaches. The detailed assumptions and methods behind these models are described in Part I of this article pair.

Colella, Whitney G.

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Constrained Graph Optimization: Interdiction and Preservation Problems  

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The maximum flow, shortest path, and maximum matching problems are a set of basic graph problems that are critical in theoretical computer science and applications. Constrained graph optimization, a variation of these basic graph problems involving modification of the underlying graph, is equally important but sometimes significantly harder. In particular, one can explore these optimization problems with additional cost constraints. In the preservation case, the optimizer has a budget to preserve vertices or edges of a graph, preventing them from being deleted. The optimizer wants to find the best set of preserved edges/vertices in which the cost constraints are satisfied and the basic graph problems are optimized. For example, in shortest path preservation, the optimizer wants to find a set of edges/vertices within which the shortest path between two predetermined points is smallest. In interdiction problems, one deletes vertices or edges from the graph with a particular cost in order to impede the basic graph problems as much as possible (for example, delete edges/vertices to maximize the shortest path between two predetermined vertices). Applications of preservation problems include optimal road maintenance, power grid maintenance, and job scheduling, while interdiction problems are related to drug trafficking prevention, network stability assessment, and counterterrorism. Computational hardness results are presented, along with heuristic methods for approximating solutions to the matching interdiction problem. Also, efficient algorithms are presented for special cases of graphs, including on planar graphs. The graphs in many of the listed applications are planar, so these algorithms have important practical implications.

Schild, Aaron V [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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952 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS, VOL. 24, NO. 4, APRIL 2009 A System Design Approach for Unattended Solar  

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tolerance, and energy flow control capability. Maximum power point tracking is used to optimize solar panel versus solar panel size for a given availability. The solar panel supplies energy through a power for Unattended Solar Energy Harvesting Supply Jonathan W. Kimball, Senior Member, IEEE, Brian T. Kuhn, Senior

Kimball, Jonathan W.

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Wind Effect, Recirculation and Thermal Flow Field of a Direct Air?cooled Condenser for a Large Power Plant  

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The thermal effect experiments were carried out of a direct air?cooled system in the low speed wind tunnel. The influence of effect factors on recirculation is also discussion after that the relationship between the thermal flow field structure and recirculation ratio under the cooling tower is analyzed. At last the engineering measures to reduce or avoid recirculation are proposed. For certain conditions the experimental measurement shows close agreement with numerical values.

W. L. Zhao; P. Q. Liu; H. S. Duan; J. Y. Zhu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-space power rejection management via indirect annular flow liquid film management - process design and feasibility  

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scoping calculations for a supercritical organic Rankine cycle experiment that uses the SLIC process as its condenser and is geometrically constrained to the dimensions of a NASA GAS container. The SLIC Steady-State Mathematical Model chapter... of the SLIC to maintain the design energy balance of the experiment. The experiment (approximately 28 kg) was a supercritical organic Rankine engine operating between 500 and 400 Kelvin at a mass flow of 1 gram per second; using R-113 as the working fluid...

Williams, Rube Ben

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Progressive network-flow based power-aware broadcast addressing for pin-constrained digital microfluidic biochips  

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In recent emerging marketplace, designs for pin-constrained digital microfluidic biochips (PDMFBs) have received much attention due to the large impact on packaging and product cost. One of the major approaches, broadcast addressing, reduces the ... Keywords: digital microfluidics, electrode addressing, power

Tsung-Wei Huang; Hong-Yan Su; Tsung-Yi Ho

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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X-ray Structure in Cluster Cooling Flows and Its Relationship to Star Formation and Powerful Radio Sources  

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Analyses of Chandra's first images of cooling flow clusters find smaller cooling rates than previously thought. Cooling may be occurring preferentially near regions of star formation in central cluster galaxies, where the local cooling and star formation rates agree to within factors of a few. The radio sources in central cluster galaxies are interacting with and are often displacing the hot, intracluster gas. X-ray ``bubbles'' seen in Chandra images are used to measure the amount of energy radio sources deposit into their surroundings, and they may survive as fossil records of ancient radio activity. The bubbles are vessels that transport magnetic fields from giant black holes to the outskirts of clusters.

B. R. McNamara

2001-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Solvent for Energy-Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Capture of CO{sub 2} at Coal-Fired Power Plants  

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The overall goal of this project, as originally proposed, was to optimize the formulation of a novel solvent as a critical enabler for the cost-effective, energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly capture of CO{sub 2} at coal-fired utility plants. Aqueous blends of concentrated piperazine (PZ) with other compounds had been shown to exhibit high rates of CO{sub 2} absorption, low regeneration energy, and other desirable performance characteristics during an earlier 5-year development program conducted by B&W. The specific objective of this project was to identify PZ-based solvent formulations that globally optimize the performance of coal-fired power plants equipped with CO{sub 2} scrubbing systems. While previous solvent development studies have tended to focus on energy consumption and absorber size, important issues to be sure, the current work seeks to explore, understand, and optimize solvent formulation across the full gamut of issues related to commercial application of the technology: capital and operating costs, operability, reliability, environmental, health and safety (EH&S), etc. Work on the project was intended to be performed under four budget periods. The objective of the work in the first budget period has been to identify several candidate formulations of a concentrated PZ-based solvent for detailed characterization and evaluation. Work in the second budget period would generate reliable and comprehensive property and performance data for the identified formulations. Work in the third budget period would quantify the expected performance of the selected formulations in a commercial CO{sub 2} scrubbing process. Finally, work in the fourth budget period would provide a final technology feasibility study and a preliminary technology EH&S assessment. Due to other business priorities, however, B&W has requested that this project be terminated at the end of the first budget period. This document therefore serves as the final report for this project. It is the first volume of the two-volume final report and summarizes Budget Period 1 accomplishments under Tasks 1-5 of the project, including the selection of four solvent formulations for further study.

Farthing, G. A.; Rimpf, L. M.

2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Genetic optimization of two-material composite laminates Laurent Grosset  

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the power of GAs for this application. COMPOSITE LAMINATE DESIGN Composite laminate optimization typically

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

446

Gasification CFD Modeling for Advanced Power Plant Simulations  

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In this paper we have described recent progress on developing CFD models for two commercial-scale gasifiers, including a two-stage, coal slurry-fed, oxygen-blown, pressurized, entrained-flow gasifier and a scaled-up design of the PSDF transport gasifier. Also highlighted was NETL’s Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator for coupling high-fidelity equipment models with process simulation for the design, analysis, and optimization of advanced power plants. Using APECS, we have coupled the entrained-flow gasifier CFD model into a coal-fired, gasification-based FutureGen power and hydrogen production plant. The results for the FutureGen co-simulation illustrate how the APECS technology can help engineers better understand and optimize gasifier fluid dynamics and related phenomena that impact overall power plant performance.

Zitney, S.E.; Guenther, C.P.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Harvesting Optimization  

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Energy Harvesting Optimization Power Systems Analysis Final Project into energy harvesting techniques about two decade ago as a valuable way to satisfy those new demands. Energy harvesting derives energy from the ambient environment

Lavaei, Javad

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Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Laser Conference, Edinburgh, UK 25-30 August 1996, SPIE Vol. 3092, ed. H.J. Baker, pp. 758-763 (1997).  

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Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Laser of 20 mm were obtained in aluminum and 41 mm in carbon steel using an N2 gas assist and 5-6 kW of power study of cutting thick aluminum and steel with a chemical oxygen-iodine laser using an N2 or O2 gas

Carroll, David L.

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Power network analysis and optimization  

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2008 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.2008 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (

Zhang, Wanping

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fact Sheet: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) | Department of  

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Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) Fact Sheet: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) DOE's Energy Storage Program is funding research to develop next-generation vanadium redox flow batteries (VRBs) that reduce costs by improving energy and power densities, widening the operating temperature window, and simplifying and optimizing stack/system designs. These efforts build on Pacific Northwest National Laboratory research that has developed new redox electrolytes that enable increased VRB operating temperatures and energy storage capabilities. Fact Sheet: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (October 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Day 3, Session 2 Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Poster Session 2

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The Impact of Active Power Losses on the Wind Energy Exploitation of the North Sea  

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Abstract Transmission active power losses can influence the distribution of power flows in the transmission grid which consequently alter the generation dispatch and scheduling through the power system. This can especially affect the exploitation of large scale renewable energy sources (RES) since they are normally installed far away from load centres. RES technologies are expected to cover a large portion of the future energy mix in the continental European power system and grid bottlenecks are a critical factor for successful integration of RES technologies in Europe. In this respect, transmission losses can significantly affect the potential grid bottlenecks and the exploitation of the expected energy produced by RES. In this paper a comparison analysis is carried out on approaches to include active power losses in a DC optimal power flow. The initial idea is to apply a method to the existing flow-based market model Power System Simulation Tool (PSST), a tool for studying the effect of high penetration of wind power and consequent grid expansion in the European power system. Implementation of losses in large scale power systems significantly increases the computational burden. A solution to reduce computational time is to calculate reasonably good approximations of the active power losses. This paper proposes an approach to include transmission active power losses that can be implemented in large scale power system in reasonable computational time.

Hossein Farahmand; Leif Warland; Daniel Huertas-Hernando

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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optimization method Search Powered by Explorit Topic List Advanced Search Sample search results for: activity optimization method Page: << < 1 2 3 4 5 > >> 1 Optimization 1-1...

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One-flow feed divided electrochemical reactor for indirect electrolytic production of hypochlorite from brine for swimming pool treatment-experimental and theoretical optimization  

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Abstract A ‘two-compartment’ asymmetric electrochemical reactor, operating without electrodes polarity inversion, was designed and optimized for the chlorination of swimming pools. Gaseous chlorine, produced at the anode and absorbed in the alkalinized catholyte, provides the hypochlorite solution. Empiric equations providing the chloride concentration dependence on the initial current density magnitude were established. Experimental optimization of the effect of the various operating parameters allows a chloride conversion close to 50% with faradic yields higher than 80%, and a chlorine production of 1 kmol/day/m2 to be achieved. Macroscopic mass balance, was performed and the obtained theoretical results correlate with the experimental ones ( X theor . Cl - - X exper . Cl -  < 10%).

T. Tzedakis; Y. Assouan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Journals, Sites, Societies  

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Optimization Online Links. Optimization related societies. Mathematical Optimization Society · SIAM · INFORMS. Optimization related journals. Mathematical ...

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Study on Revolving Reserve Optimization Model Considering Demand Response  

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Traditional dispatching model could not suit the requirement in power market, optimal dispatching model considering demand response has been established by using optimal theories...

Na Yu; Guoqing Li

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR...  

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Interaction with piston bowl Stratified cold start - 20.4 gs @10 MPa - Increased flow rate and dynamic range for flex fuel - Optimize injector driver strategy - All samples are...

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Optimal design of a hybrid solar–wind-battery system using the minimization of the annualized cost system and the minimization of the loss of power supply probability (LPSP)  

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Potou is an isolated site, located in the northern coast of Senegal. The populations living in this area have no easy access to electricity supply. The use of renewable energies can contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of these populations. The methodology used in this paper consists in Sizing a hybrid solar–wind-battery system optimized through multi-objective genetic algorithm for this site and the influence of the load profiles on the optimal configuration. The two principal aims are: the minimization of the annualized cost system and the minimization of the loss of power supply probability (LPSP). To study the load profile influence, three load profiles with the same energy (94 kW h/day) have been used. The achieved results show that the cost of the optimal configuration strongly depends on the load profile. For example, the cost of the optimal configuration decreases by 7% and 5% going from profile 1 to 2 and for those ones going from 1 to 3.

B. Ould Bilal; V. Sambou; P.A. Ndiaye; C.M.F. Kébé; M. Ndongo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power and spectrum efficient communications in wireless ad hoc networks  

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Ephremides, “Joint Scheduling and Power Control for WirelessOptimal Power Control, Scheduling, and Routing in UWBDistributed Joint Scheduling and Power Control Algorithm for

Qu, Qi

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The theory of stabilization of the output power of a rechargeable fuel cell battery under conditions of significant concentration polarization  

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A theory is developed for the output power stabilization of a rechargeable fuel cell battery in which the reactants and the electrochemical reaction products are in the electrolyte. Possible means of voltage stabilization are considered which employ continuous-flow and continuous flow—circulation supply of the working solution (electrolyte) to a fuel cell. Expressions are derived for the effective stabilization time and the required electrolyte flow rate. For a battery with known output parameters, the means of stabilization have been optimized based on the electrolyte flow rate and time of stabilization. The optimum solution is shown to depend on the net energy losses in implementing the stabilization procedure.

I.G. Gurevich

1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flow Characteristics Analysis of Widows' Creek Type Control Valve for Steam Turbine Control  

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The steam turbine converts the kinetic energy of steam to mechanical energy of rotor blades in the power conversion system of fossil and nuclear power plants. The electric output from the generator of which the rotor is coupled with that of the steam turbine depends on the rotation velocity of the steam turbine bucket. The rotation velocity is proportional to the mass flow rate of steam entering the steam turbine through valves and nozzles. Thus, it is very important to control the steam mass flow rate for the load following operation of power plants. Among various valves that control the steam turbine, the control valve is most significant. The steam flow rate is determined by the area formed by the stem disk and the seat of the control valve. While the ideal control valve linearly controls the steam mass flow rate with its stem lift, the real control valve has various flow characteristic curves pursuant to the stem lift type. Thus, flow characteristic curves are needed to precisely design the control valves manufactured for the operating conditions of nuclear power plants. OMEGA (Optimized Multidimensional Experiment Geometric Apparatus) was built to experimentally study the flow characteristics of steam flowing inside the control valve. The Widows' Creek type control valve was selected for reference. Air was selected as the working fluid in the OMEGA loop to exclude the condensation effect in this simplified approach. Flow characteristic curves were plotted by calculating the ratio of the measured mass flow rate versus the theoretical mass flow rate of the air. The flow characteristic curves are expected to be utilized to accurately design and operate the control valve for fossil as well as nuclear plants. (authors)

Yoo, Yong H.; Sohn, Myoung S.; Suh, Kune Y. [PHILOSOPHIA, Inc., Seoul National University, San 56-1 Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742 (Korea, Republic of)

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PowerPoint Presentation  

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2 QUENCH TESTS 2 QUENCH TESTS 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 0 5 10 15 20 25 QUENCH NUMBER QUENCH CURRENT (A) Right Upper (Forced Flow) Right Upper (Liquid) Left Upper (Forced Flow) Left Lower (Forced Flow) No Quench (Forced Flow) No Quench (Liquid) Thermal Cycle 7 TeV (5700A) 7.56 TeV (6300A) WBT CLOSED Only left magnet powered Power & Flow Right Only WBT Open LIQUID WBT CLOSED FORCED FLOW Power & Flow Left Only 18-Feb-2005 J. F. Muratore Brookhaven National Lab D3L102 QUENCH SUMMARY Magcool Bay C ________________________________________________________________________________ QUENCH RUN CURRENT T2 T3 START MIITS COIL COMMENTS # # (A) (K) (K) (ms)

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Thermophotovoltaic Array Optimization  

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A systematic approach to thermophotovoltaic (TPV) array design and fabrication was used to optimize the performance of a 192-cell TPV array. The systematic approach began with cell selection criteria that ranked cells and then matched cell characteristics to maximize power output. Following cell selection, optimization continued with an array packaging design and fabrication techniques that introduced negligible electrical interconnect resistance and minimal parasitic losses while maintaining original cell electrical performance. This paper describes the cell selection and packaging aspects of array optimization as applied to fabrication of a 192-cell array.

SBurger; E Brown; K Rahner; L Danielson; J Openlander; J Vell; D Siganporia

2004-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Utility Accrual Real-Time Scheduling with Energy Bounds In this paper, we consider timeliness and energy optimization in battery-powered, dynamic  

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. An important technique used for optimizing the energy consumption of real-time embedded systems is dynamic in the physical world). Further, they are energy-critical, as they must operate on battery, with finite energy and minimizing the system's energy consumption, and not just the CPU's energy consumption. Moreover, such systems

Ravindran, Binoy

464

Optimization Neuroimaging'',  

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Canonical Ridge Analysis with Ridge Parameter Optimization F. �. Nielsen, L. K. Hansen and S. C - PLS 1 = k 0 = k optimal k k = optimal k k £ £ 0 #12; Canonical Ridge Analysis with Ridge Parameter Optimization F. �. Nielsen, L. K. Hansen and S. C. Strother The Human Brain Project, P20 MH57180 ``Spatial

Nielsen, Finn Ã?rup

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Journal of Power Sources, Vol.165, issue 2, March 2007, pp.819-832. Abstract--Power management strategy is as significant as component sizing in achieving optimal fuel economy of a  

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significantly improve the fuel economy of FCHVs. Rodatz et al. [2] used the equivalent consumption minimization combination in maximizing the fuel economy. For the engine scaling, in particular, they replaced the linear strategy is as significant as component sizing in achieving optimal fuel economy of a fuel cell hybrid

Peng, Huei

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Instream Flow Project  

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As a part of the Department of Energy’s Water Power Program, the Instream Flow Project was carried out by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory to develop tools aimed at defining environmental flow needs for hydropower operations.

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Energy management of flywheel-based energy storage device for wind power smoothing  

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Abstract Power fluctuations of wind generators may affect power quality especially in weak or isolated grids. This paper proposes an energy management strategy for a flywheel-based energy storage device. The aim of the flywheel is to smooth the net power flow injected to the grid by a variable speed wind turbine. The design of the energy management strategy is conducted through several phases. First, a definition and determination of the optimal operation of the storage device is carried out through the formulation and deterministic solution of an optimization problem in GAMS. Based on this solution, an online energy management algorithm is proposed to achieve a close to optimal operation of the flywheel. This algorithm determines the set points of the torque control of the flywheel electrical machine. The proposed methodology is illustrated by simulations.

Francisco Díaz-González; Andreas Sumper; Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt; Fernando D. Bianchi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Transmission Asset Optimization (and) A Contrarian View of the Future of  

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Transmission Asset Optimization (and) A Contrarian View of the Future of Transmission Asset Optimization (and) A Contrarian View of the Future of Distributed Generation vs. Central Station Generation Speaker(s): Dale Bradshaw Date: June 5, 2000 - 10:00am Location: 90-3148 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: David Faulkner This was a two part seminar: Part One: Transmission Asset Optimization Presentation of latest technology developments that can increase the flow of power over todays transmission lines, thus potentially reducing total costs for transmitting power, while improving transmission reliability. Technologies discussed include FACTs devices, energy storage, etc.) Part Two: A Contrarian View of the Future of Distributed Generation vs. Central Station Generation: There have been a lot claims and hype concerning the relative competitive position in the future of distributed generation (DG)

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Flow assurance and multiphase pumping  

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. LITERATURE REVIEW???????????????????????????????????.. 5 Deepwater Oilfields???????????????????????????????????.. 7 Flow Assurance?????????????????????????????????????.. 9 Hydrate Management??????????????????????????????????. 11 Stranded Gas...???????????????????????????????????????.. 172 Management in Oil and Gas???????????????????????????????. 172 Constraints and Recent Advances????????????????????????????. 173 Optimization for Oilfield Management??????????????????????????. 174 Asset Management...

Nikhar, Hemant G.

2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Megawatt Power System Trade Study  

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A concept study was undertaken to evaluate potential multi-megawatt power sources for nuclear electric propulsion. The nominal electric power requirement was set at 15 MWe with an assumed mission profile of 120 days at full power, 60 days in hot standby, and another 120 days of full power, repeated several times for 7 years of service. Two configurations examined were (1) a gas-cooled reactor based on the NERVA Derivative design, operating a closed cycle Brayton power conversion system; and (2) a molten metal-cooled reactor based on SP-100 technology, driving a boiling potassium Rankine power conversion system. This study considered the relative merits of these two systems, seeking to optimize the specific mass. Conclusions were that either concept appeared capable of approaching the specific mass goal of 3-5 kg/kWe estimated to be needed for this class of mission, though neither could be realized without substantial development in reactor fuels technology, thermal radiator mass efficiency, and power conversion and distribution electronics systems capable of operating at high temperatures. The gas-Brayton systems showed an apparent specific mass advantage (3.53 vs 6.43 kg/kWe for the baseline cases) under the set of assumptions used, but reconciling differences in conservatism in the design algorithms used would make results much more comparable. Brayton systems eliminate the need to deal with two-phase working fluid flows in the microgravity environment of space.

Longhurst, Glen Reed; Schnitzler, Bruce Gordon; Parks, Benjamin Travis

2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and optimization of a downhole coaxial heat exchanger for an enhanced geothermal system (EGS)  

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The present study considers the design, performance analysis and optimization of a downhole coaxial heat exchanger for an enhanced geothermal system (EGS). The optimum mass flow rate of the geothermal fluid for minimum pumping power and maximum extracted heat energy was determined. In addition, the coaxial pipes of the downhole heat exchanger were sized based on the optimum geothermal mass flow rate and steady-state operation. Transient effect or time-dependent cooling of the Earth underground, and the optimum amount and size of perforations at the inner pipe entrance region to regulate the flow of the geothermal fluid were disregarded to simplify the analysis. The paper consists of an analytical and numerical thermodynamic optimization of a downhole coaxial heat exchanger used to extract the maximum possible energy from the Earth's deep underground (2 km and deeper below the surface) for direct usage, and subject to a nearly linear increase in geothermal gradient with depth. The thermodynamic optimization process and entropy generation minimization (EGM) analysis were performed to minimize heat transfer and fluid friction irreversibilities. An optimum diameter ratio of the coaxial pipes for minimum pressure drop in both limits of the fully turbulent and laminar fully-developed flow regime was determined and observed to be nearly the same irrespective of the flow regime. Furthermore, an optimum geothermal mass flow rate and an optimum geometry of the downhole coaxial heat exchanger were determined for maximum net power output. Conducting an energetic and exergetic analysis to evaluate the performance of binary power cycle, higher Earth's temperature gradient and lower geofluid rejection temperatures were observed to yield maximum first- and second-law efficiencies.

P.J. Yekoladio; T. Bello-Ochende; J.P. Meyer

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal supply air temperature with respect to energy use in a variable air volume system  

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In a variable air volume (VAV) system with 100% outdoor air, the cooling need in the building is satisfied with a certain air flow at a certain supply air temperature. To minimize the system energy use, an optimal supply air temperature can be set dependent on the load, specific fan power (SFP), chiller coefficient of performance, outdoor temperature and the outdoor relative humidity. The theory for an optimal supply air temperature is presented and the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) energy use is calculated depending on supply air temperature control strategy, average U-value of the building envelope and two outdoor climates. The analyses show that controlling the supply air temperature optimally results in a significantly lower HVAC energy use than with a constant supply air temperature. The optimal average U-value of the building envelope is in practise mostly zero.

Fredrik Engdahl; Dennis Johansson

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Effect of electron flow on the ordinary-extraordinary mode conversion  

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Ordinary-extraordinary mode conversion in the electron cyclotron frequency range is revisited in the presence of a flowing electron component. The analytical expressions of optimal parallel refraction index and conversion efficiency are obtained from a one-dimensional cold plasma model. The presence of flowing electrons leads to an outward shift of the conversion layer and therefore increases the optimal value of parallel refraction index. If this effect is not considered, the efficiency of mode conversion degenerates. In typical tokamak plasmas, this degeneration is about a few percentages, which may induce the reflection of several tens of kilowatts of power from the cutoff layer when injecting megawatts of ECRF power into fusion plasma.

Jia Guozhang [Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China); Gao Zhe [Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China) and Center for Magnetic Fusion Theory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031 (China)

2011-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced optimization methods for power systems P. Panciatici, M.C. Campi, S. Garatti, S.H. Low, D.K. Molzahn, A.X.  

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complexity Integration of Renewable energies Intermittent power: less predictable, less observable, less Signicant part of the grids' assets is more than 50 years old Challenges in asset management (two days ahead to real time): Interaction with energy markets: denition of grid capacities; Selection

Wehenkel, Louis

475

Prudhoe Bay Oil Production Optimization: Using Virtual  

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77659, Mohaghegh, Hutchins, Sisk BACKGROUND Fuel gas supply (at the flow stations and gathering centers total field oil production by optimizing the gas discharge rates and pressures at the separation wells flowing to eight remote, three-phase separation facilities (flow stations and gathering centers

Mohaghegh, Shahab

476

DOE to Join with WVU to Optimize Hot Gas Filter Cleaning, Lower Costs  

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September 24, 1999 September 24, 1999 DOE to Join with WVU to Optimize Hot Gas Filter Cleaning, Lower Costs One of the keys to future, high efficiency, cleaner coal-fired power plants is the development of hot gas filters. Most of the devices available today to filter pollution-causing impurities from power plant gas streams operate at relatively low temperatures. Tomorrow's advanced power plants - those, for example, that use coal gasifiers and advanced fluidized bed combustors - will require filtering systems that are able to withstand much hotter gas flows and function reliably at lower costs. In an effort to reduce the operational costs of these future filter systems, the Department of Energy (DOE) and West Virginia University (WVU) will conduct experiments at the university's test facility to better understand how hot-gas filters are cleaned. DOE will provide $232,000 of the total $488,888 project that will ultimately help to optimize the cleaning process.

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Thermodynamics of a desalination system at nuclear power stations  

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Nuclear power engineering is developing steadily in industrial countries. This is caused by features of using nuclear fuel and high environmental safety of nuclear power stations. At the same time, the thermodynamic efficiency of nuclear power stations is lower than indices of thermal power stations operating on gas, coal or oil fuel. This efficiency does not usually exceed 30â??35%. Hence more than 60% of the energy of nuclear fuel being used escapes into the environment through turbine condensers at nuclear power stations. Cogeneration turbines that reduce heat loss by 20â??30% are used at thermal power stations for efficiency upgrading. However, cogeneration schemes have not found wide utility at nuclear power stations due to safety conditions. Thus, it is possible to use, in addition, a major part of nuclear fuel energy for desalination at nuclear power stations located on the coast. In this case, some main problems are solved: production of fresh water consumed by nuclear power station for technological purposes and sold to external consumers; upgrading of effectiveness of using nuclear fuel including the cost of steady operation of nuclear power stations at high loads; reduction of non-productive thermal pollutants from nuclear power stations into the environment. It is required to provide maximum upgrading of power station heat efficiency and high capacity of distillers when connecting desalination installations to the thermal scheme of nuclear power stations. The use of energy of the heat carrier's low-temperature flows being emitted by turbine condensers into the environment is of particular value. In this case, different thermodynamic analysis methods are used for the justification of optimal engineering solutions In the article under consideration some results of research of thermodynamics of cycles of nuclear power stations where thermal schemes includes different types of thermal desalination installations are given. From the analysis of thermodynamic processes carried out at nuclear power stations, recommendations related to improvement of desalination installations' thermal schemes providing power system efficiency upgrading have been obtained.

V.V. Slesarenko

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Power inverters  

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Power inverters include a frame and a power module. The frame has a sidewall including an opening and defining a fluid passageway. The power module is coupled to the frame over the opening and includes a substrate, die, and an encasement. The substrate includes a first side, a second side, a center, an outer periphery, and an outer edge, and the first side of the substrate comprises a first outer layer including a metal material. The die are positioned in the substrate center and are coupled to the substrate first side. The encasement is molded over the outer periphery on the substrate first side, the substrate second side, and the substrate outer edge and around the die. The encasement, coupled to the substrate, forms a seal with the metal material. The second side of the substrate is positioned to directly contact a fluid flowing through the fluid passageway.

Miller, David H. (Redondo Beach, CA); Korich, Mark D. (Chino Hills, CA); Smith, Gregory S. (Woodland Hills, CA)

2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 16, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 2001 935 Discussion of "A Physical-Flow-Based Approach to  

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to Allocating Transmission Losses in a Transaction Framework" George Gross and Shu Tao The authors are grateful, England. Publisher Item Identifier S 0885-8950(01)09812-1. 1G. Gross and S. Fao, IEEE Trans. Power Systems

Gross, George

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To cite this version : Rigo-Mariani, Rmy and Sareni, Bruno and Roboam, Xavier Fast Power Flow Scheduling and Sensitivity Analysis for Sizing a  

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programming 1. INTRODUCT ON With the growing number of renewable energy sources the power grid topology has in the association of ten high-speed flywheels is also introduced. The strategy chosen to manage the overall system

Mailhes, Corinne

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ADAPTIVE POWER CONTROL BY USING THE RECEIVED SNR AS A PROXY FOR DISTANCE TO OPTIMIZE THE SPECTRUM USAGE IN A COGNITIVE RADIO SYSTEMADAPTIVE POWER CONTROL BY USING THE RECEIVED SNR AS A PROXY FOR DISTANCE TO OPTIMIZE THE SPECTRUM USAGE IN A COGNITIVE RADIO SYSTEM.  

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??In this thesis work we have proposed an Adaptive Power Transmission scheme for Cognitive Radio. The proposed scheme estimates the distance between the primary user… (more)

Hussain, Rizwan

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

482

Optimization 1-1 Convex Optimization & Duality  

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1 Optimization 1-1 Convex Optimization & Duality EEN634, Spring 2007 BASED ON LECTURES GIVEN AT MIT and Princeton Department of ECE, UMiami Optimization 1-2 #12;2 Optimization 1-3 Optimization 1-4 #12;3 Optimization 1-5 Optimization 1-6 #12;4 Optimization 1-7 Optimization 1-8 #12;5 Optimization 1-9 Optimization 1

Fan, Xingzhe

483

Mesofluidic magnetohydrodynamic power generation  

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Much of the previous research into magnetohydrodynamics has involved large-scale systems. This thesis explores the miniaturization and use of devices to convert the power dissipated within an expanding gas flow into ...

Fucetola, Jay J

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 CERTS R&M Peer Review - Summary: Dynamic Energy and Environmental Dispatch of Power Systems - Max Zhang  

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Dispatch of Power Systems Dispatch of Power Systems Project Lead: Max Zhang, Dick Schuler 1. Project objective This project will develop a framework that allows power system operators to co-optimize power flows and environmental flows (air pollution transport). This framework has the potential to provide a cost-effective way for the power sector to meet the increasingly stringent environmental regulations and systems reliability. 2. Major technical accomplishments that will be completed this year We have developed a new mechanism to analyzer Continuous Emission Measurement (CEM) data of electric generation units (EGUs). We have came up with a methodology evaluating the effects of dynamic pricing on load profiles. We will soon finish evaluating the effects of dynamic pricing on reducing EGU emissions during high energy demand

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Role of the gas flow parameters on the uniformity of films produced by PECVD technique  

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The aim of this work is to present an analytical model able to interpret the experimental data of the dependence of film's uniformity on the discharge pressure, gas flow and temperature used during the production of thin films by the plasma enhancement chemical vapor deposition technique, under optimized electrode's geometry and electric field distribution. To do so, the gas flow is considered to be quasi-incompressible and inviscous leading to the establishment of the electro-fluid-mechanics equations able to interpret the film's uniformity over the substrate area, when the discharge process takes place in the low power regime.

Martins, R.; Macarico, A.; Ferreira, I.; Fortunato, E.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

COMPUTER DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS  

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Process Program for Geothermal Power Plant Cycles,"Design and Optimize Geothermal Power Cycles," presented atPower Plant Cycles Using GEOTHM," presented at the Second United Nations' Symposium on The Deve'lQpment and Use of Geothermal

green, M.A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Efficient Power System State Estimation  

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measure the data from the system components such as transmission line power flows, bus power injections monitoring of power systems. 2. Background Power systems have four main components: transmission, sub-transmission failure or generator outages. In the normal insecure state, a system may not be able to handle

Lavaei, Javad

488

System level design of power distribution network for mobile computing platforms  

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grid here. Design of stacked power delivery is defined as an optimization formulation to obtain mini-

Shayan Arani, Amirali

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Optimal Design of Electrical Machines ...  

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Jun 8, 2011 ... Optimal Design of Electrical Machines: Mathematical Programming ... Science and Engineering (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization ).

Sonia Cafieri

2011-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamic Shape Design of Transonic Airfoils Using Hybrid Optimization Techniques and CFD  

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This paper will analyze the effects of using hybrid optimization methods for optimizing objective functions that are determined by computational fluid dynamics solvers for compressible viscous flow for optimal design of ...

Xing, X.Q.

491

PSO2004/FU5766 Improved wind power prediction  

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PSO2004/FU5766 Improved wind power prediction Optimal combined wind power forecasts using exogenous prediction can be accomplished. The application of combining wind power forecasts for certain wind power

492

Analysis and design of high frequency link power conversion systems for fuel cell power conditioning  

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In this dissertation, new high frequency link power conversion systems for the fuel cell power conditioning are proposed to improve the performance and optimize the cost, size, and weight of the power conversion systems. The first study proposes a...

Song, Yu Jin

2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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7-29 A coal-burning power plant produces 300 MW of power. The amount of coal consumed during a one-day period and the rate of air flowing through the furnace are to be determined.  

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7-11 7-29 A coal-burning power plant produces 300 MW of power. The amount of coal consumed during The heating value of the coal is given to be 28,000 kJ/kg. Analysis (a) The rate and the amount of heat inputs'tQQ The amount and rate of coal consumed during this period are kg/s48.33 s360024 kg10893.2 MJ/kg28 MJ101.8 6

Bahrami, Majid

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Application of a high-power KrF laser for the study of supersonic gas flows and the development of hydrodynamic instabilities in layered media  

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The design of a miniature laser shock tube for the study of a wide range of hydrodynamic phenomena in liquids at pressures greater than 10 kbar and in supersonic flows with large Mach numbers (greater than 10) is discussed. A substance filling a chamber of quadratic cross section, with a characteristic size of several centimetres, is compressed and accelerated due to local absorption of 100 ns, 100 J KrF laser pulses near the entrance window. It is proposed to focus a laser beam by a prism raster, which provides a uniform intensity distribution over the tube cross section. The system can be used to study the hypersonic flow past objects of complex shape and the development of hydrodynamic instabilities in the case of a passage of a shock wave or a compression wave through the interfaces between different media. (laser applications and other topics in quantum electronics)

Zvorykin, V D; Lebo, I G [P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russian Federation)

2000-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct optimization overly optimizes data Kazunori Yoshizawa  

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OPINION Direct optimization overly optimizes data Kazunori Yoshizawa Systematic Entomology optimization is a criterion that recognizes sequence alignment and tree search as a single epistemological optimization criterion, all data partitions are combined and optimized simultaneously along with the same tree

Yoshizawa, Kazunori

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Cotton flow  

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Using the conformally invariant Cotton tensor, we define a geometric flow, the "Cotton flow", which is exclusive to three dimensions. This flow tends to evolve the initial metrics into conformally flat ones, and is somewhat orthogonal to the Yamabe flow, the latter being a flow within a conformal class. We define an entropy functional, and study the flow of nine homogeneous spaces both numerically and analytically. In particular, we show that the arbitrarily deformed homogeneous 3-sphere flows into the round 3-sphere. Two of the nine homogeneous geometries, which are degenerated by the Ricci flow, are left intact by the Cotton flow.

Ali Ulas Ozgur Kisisel; Ozgur Sarioglu; Bayram Tekin

2008-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

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E-Print Network 3.0 - automatic simplex optimization Sample Search...  

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The Multi-phase Optimization Strategy: A New Way to Develop Multi-component Interventions  

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statistical power - More economy 2 #12;The Classical Approach · Set of candidate components combined components - Refining of screened components to optimize intervention - Confirming effectiveness of optimized

Murphy, Susan A.

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Fuel-cell based power generating system having power conditioning apparatus  

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A power conditioner includes power converters for supplying power to a load, a set of selection switches corresponding to the power converters for selectively connecting the fuel-cell stack to the power converters, and another set of selection switches corresponding to the power converters for selectively connecting the battery to the power converters. The power conveners output combined power that substantially optimally meets a present demand of the load.

Mazumder, Sudip K. (Chicago, IL); Pradhan, Sanjaya K. (Des Plaines, IL)

2010-10-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydroelectric power provides a cheap source of electricity with few carbon emissions. Yet, reservoirs are not operated sustainably, which we define as meeting societal needs for water and power while protecting long-term health of the river ecosystem. Reservoirs that generate hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy reve  

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Hydroelectric power provides a cheap source of electricity with few carbon emissions. Yet, reservoirs are not operated sustainably, which we define as meeting societal needs for water and power while protecting long-term health of the river ecosystem. Reservoirs that generate hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy revenue, while meeting other legal water requirements. Reservoir optimization schemes used in practice do not seek flow regimes that maximize aquatic ecosystem health. Here, we review optimization studies that considered environmental goals in one of three approaches. The first approach seeks flow regimes that maximize hydropower generation, while satisfying legal requirements, including environmental (or minimum) flows. Solutions from this approach are often used in practice to operate hydropower projects. In the second approach, flow releases from a dam are timed to meet water quality constraints on dissolved oxygen (DO), temperature and nutrients. In the third approach, flow releases are timed to improve the health of fish populations. We conclude by suggesting three steps for bringing multi-objective reservoir operation closer to the goal of ecological sustainability: (1) conduct research to identify which features of flow variation are essential for river health and to quantify these relationships, (2) develop valuation methods to assess the total value of river health and (3) develop optimal control softwares that combine water balance modelling with models that predict ecosystem responses to flow.

Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Smith, Brennan T [ORNL

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z