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Definition: Optimized Generator Operation | Open Energy Information  

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Optimized Generator Operation Optimized Generator Operation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Optimized Generator Operation Better forecasting and monitoring of load and grid performance would enable grid operators to dispatch a more efficient mix of generation that could be optimized to reduce cost. The coordinated operation of energy storage, distributed generation, or plug-in electric vehicle assets could also result in completely avoiding central generation dispatch.[1] Related Terms sustainability References ↑ SmartGrid.gov 'Description of Benefits' An LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. inline Glossary Definition Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Optimized_Generator_Operation&oldid=502509" Categories:

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Eco-operation of co-generation systems optimized by environmental load value  

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In this paper the authors introduce a life cycle assessment scheme with the aid of the environmental load value (ELV) as a numerical measure to estimate the quantitative load of any industrial activity on the environment. The value is calculated from the total summation of the respective environmental load indexes through the life cycle activity from cradle to grave. An algorithm and a software using a combined simplex and branch-bound technique are accomplished to give the numerical ELV and its optimization. This ELV scheme is applied to co-generation energy systems consisting of gas turbines, waste-heat boilers, auxiliary boilers, steam turbines, electricity operated turbo refrigerators, steam absorption refrigerators and heat exchangers, which can be easily set up on the computer display in an ICON and Q and A style, including various kinds of parameters. The two kinds of environmental loads respecting the fossil fuel depletion and the CO{sub 2} global warming due to electricity generation from power stations in Japan are chosen as the ELV criterion. The ELV optimization is calculated corresponding to the hourly energy demands for electricity, air cooling, air heating, and hot water from a district consisting eight office buildings and four hotels. As a result, the ELV scheme constructed here is found to be an attractive and powerful tool to quantitatively estimate the LCA environmental loads of any industrial activity like co-generation energy systems and to propose the eco-operation of the industrial activity of interest. The cost estimation can be made as well.

Kato, Seizo; Nomura, Nobukazu; Maruyama, Naoki

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal operation of hydrothermal systems with Hydrological Scenario Generation through Bootstrap and Periodic Autoregressive Models  

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In electrical power systems with strong hydro generation, the use of adequate techniques to generate synthetic hydrological scenarios is extremely important for the evaluation of the ways the system behaves in order to meet the forecast energy demand. This paper proposes a new model to generate natural inflow energy scenarios in the long-term operation planning of large-sized hydrothermal systems. This model is based on the Periodic Autoregressive Model, PAR (p), where the identification of the p orders is based on the significance of the Partial Autocorrelation Function (PACF) estimated via Bootstrap, an intensive computational technique. The scenarios generated through this new technique were applied to the operation planning of the Brazilian Electrical System (BES), using the previously developed methodology of Stochastic Dynamic Programming based on Convex Hull algorithm (SDP-CHull). The results show that identification via Bootstrap is considerably more parsimonious, leading to the identification of lower orders models in most cases which retains the statistical characteristics of the original series. Additionally it presents a closer total mean operation cost when compared to the cost obtained via historic series.

Reinaldo Castro Souza; André Lu?´s Marques Marcato; Bruno Henriques Dias; Fernando Luiz Cyrino Oliveira

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental and thermodynamical analyses of the diesel exhaust vortex generator heat exchanger for optimizing its operating condition  

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Abstract In this research, a vortex generator heat exchanger is used to recover exergy from the exhaust of an OM314 diesel engine. Twenty vortex generators with 30° angle of attack are used to increase the heat recovery as well as the low back pressure in the exhaust. The experiments are prepared for five engine loads (0, 20, 40, 60 and 80% of full load), two exhaust gases amount (50 and 100%) and four water mass flow rates (50, 40, 30 and 20 g/s). After a thermodynamical analysis on the obtained data, an optimization study based on Central Composite Design (CCD) is performed due to complex effect of engine loads and water mass flow rates on exergy recovery and irreversibility to reach the best operating condition.

M. Hatami; D.D. Ganji; M. Gorji-Bandpy

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Wind Turbine Operation  

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inclination angle was about 1°. The spinner anemometer measurements were correlated with wind speed and windOptimization of Wind Turbine Operation by Use of Spinner Anemometer TF Pedersen, NN Sørensen, L Title: Optimization of Wind Turbine Operation by Use of Spinner Anemometer Department: Wind Energy

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Coupled LNTSCR Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Coupled LNTSCR We introduce a new bench-scale engine generator testing system for different...

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Operating Reserves and Variable Generation  

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This report tries to first generalize the requirements of the power system as it relates to the needs of operating reserves. It also includes a survey of operating reserves and how they are managed internationally in system operations today and then how new studies and research are proposing they may be managed in the future with higher penetrations of variable generation.

Ela, E.; Milligan, M.; Kirby, B.

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Toward optimized code generation through model-based optimization  

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Toward optimized code generation through model- based optimization Asma Charfi, Chokri Mraidha with in RTES development is linked to the optimization of their software part. Although automatic code generation and the use of optimizing compilers bring some answers to application optimization issue, we

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Tide operated power generating apparatus  

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An improved tide operated power generating apparatus is disclosed in which a hollow float, rising and falling with the ocean tide, transmits energy to a power generator. The improvement comprises means for filling the float with water during the incoming tide to provide a substantial increase in the float dead weight during the outgoing tide. Means are further provided to then empty the float before the outgoing tide whereby the float becomes free to rise again on the next incoming tide.

Kertzman, H. Z.

1981-02-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Operations Risk Management by Planning ...  

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Aug 1, 2007 ... Operations Risk Management by Planning Optimally the Qualified Workforce Capacity. Emmanuel Fragni re(Emmanuel.Fragniere ***at*** ...

Emmanuel Fragni re

2007-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal operating strategy for a storage facility  

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In the thesis, I derive the optimal operating strategy to maximize the value of a storage facility by exploiting the properties in the underlying natural gas spot price. To achieve the objective, I investigate the optimal ...

Zhai, Ning

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Cut Generation for Optimization Problems with ...  

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Jul 26, 2014 ... Cut Generation for Optimization Problems with Multivariate Risk Constraints. Simge Küçükyavuz (kucukyavuz.2 ***at*** osu.edu) Nilay Noyan ...

Simge Küçükyavuz

2014-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Finding Optimal Probabilistic Generators for XML Collections  

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Finding Optimal Probabilistic Generators for XML Collections Serge Abiteboul INRIA Saclay ENS (generative) probabilistic model, where optimality here means maximizing the like- lihood of the particular corpus to be generated. Focusing first on the structure of documents, we present an efficient algorithm

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs which generatorsDistributed Generation Dispatch Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs • no-DG – The generator

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Dynamic Generation of Scenario Trees  

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Sep 3, 2014 ... Abstract: We present new algorithms for the dynamic generation of scenario trees for multistage stochastic optimization. The different methods ...

G. Ch. Pflug

2014-09-03T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Practical Approach to Water System Optimal Operation  

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Abstract Optimal pump scheduling is a major consideration when dealing with minimizing operational costs of a water distribution system. Pump operation must balance between three factors. Water balance constraints, including consumer demand and water tank volumes. Hydraulic constraints determining water pump operating point. Electrical tariff rate effecting energy cost. Optimization models may assume linear or discrete pump operation, depending on type and accuracy of the model in use. Linear operation assumes the pump may operate during part of the time step while discrete operation requires the pump to be either on or off during the entire time step. Linear optimization models commonly have short solution times, but cannot contain non-linear constraints such as hydraulic headloss. By such, linear model results may be difficult to implement in a real water system as the hydraulic behavior of the system may render the optimal solution impractical. Likewise, if the pump operation partially uses the time step the pump may be forced to come in and out of duty often causing mechanical ware and tare. Discrete operation provides smooth pump operation and may contain non-linear hydraulic constraint to calculate a more realistic working point for the pump. Discrete models have long solution times due the vast amount of pump operating combinations, which must be explored. Heuristic techniques may be used to shorten solution times but these do not assure global minimization of the solution. The goal of the research is to create a minimum cost optimal operation water distribution system model that utilizes the short solution time of a linear model but also includes non-linear hydraulic constraints effecting pump energy consumption and discrete pump operation. The motivation is to use the model for real-time pump scheduling and for water system design.

E. Price; A. Ostfeld

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle  

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Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Interconnection Title Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Interconnection Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL-5251E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Maximillian Kloess, Gonçalo Cardoso, Gonçalo Mendes, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Ratnesh Sharma, Olivier Mégel, and Judy Lai Journal Journal of Energy Engineering, Special Issue: Challenges and opportunities in the 21st century energy infrastructure Volume 138 Start Page 95 Issue 2 Pagination 95-108 Date Published 06/2012 Publisher LBNL ISSN ISSN (print): 0733-9402, ISSN (online): 1943-7897 Keywords carbon emissions, combined heat and power, commercial buildings, distributed energy resources, distributed generation, electric vehicle, electricity markets and policy group, energy analysis and environmental impacts department, load shifting, microgrid, microgrids, optimization, smart grid, storage technologies

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies...  

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Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Lean NOx Reduction in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Lean NOx...

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Reservoir Operation by Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms M. R. ...  

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Reservoir Operation by Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms. 1. Reservoir Operation by Ant Colony Optimization Algorithms. M. R. Jalali1; A. Afshar2; and M. A. ...

Jalali

2000-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

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NERSC Leads Next-Generation Code Optimization Effort  

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Leads Next-Generation Code Optimization Effort NERSC Launches Next-Generation Code Optimization Effort NERSC, Intel, Cray team up to prepare users for transition to exascale...

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Thermoelectric generator apparatus and operation method  

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A method of operating a thermoelectric generator includes: cyclically producing increasing then decreasing temperature differences in the thermoelectric material of the generator; and generating a cyclically increasing then decreasing electrical generator output signal, in response to such temperature differences, to transmit electrical power generated by the generator from the generator. Part of the thermoelectric material reaches temperatures substantially above the melting temperature of the material. The thermoelectric material of the generator forms a part of a closed electrical loop about a transformer core so that the inductor voltage for the loop serves as the output signal of the generator. A thermoelectric generator, which can be driven by the described method of operation, incorporates fins into a thermopile to conduct heat toward or away from the alternating spaces between adjacent layers of different types of thermoelectric material. The fins extend from between adjacent layers, so that they can also conduct electrical current between such layers, perpendicularly to the direction of stacking of the layers. The exhaust from an internal combustion engine can be employed to drive the thermoelectric generator, and, also, to act as a driver for a thermoelectric generator in accordance with the method of operation initially described.

Lowther, F.E.

1984-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Hydropower Reservoir Operation with Environmental Requirements MARCELO ALBERTO OLIVARES  

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Optimal Hydropower Reservoir Operation with Environmental Requirements By MARCELO ALBERTO OLIVARES Engineering Optimal Hydropower Reservoir Operation with Environmental Requirements Abstract Engineering solutions to the environmental impacts of hydropower operations on downstream aquatic ecosystem are studied

Lund, Jay R.

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies...  

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Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Lean NOx Reduction in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems Lean NOx Reduction with Dual Layer LNTSCR Catalysts Development of Optimal...

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Optimal Operation for Cogenerating System of Micro-grid Network  

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This paper presents a mathematical model for optimal operating cogeneration of Micro-Grid Network. The electrical and thermal energy production ... solution of Optimal operation for cogenerating system of micro-grid

Phil-Hun Cho; Hak-Man Kim; Myong-Chul Shin…

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aerodynamic Optimization Under a Range of Operating Conditions  

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Aerodynamic Optimization Under a Range of Operating Conditions David W. Zingg and Samy Elias. This can be achieved through multipoint optimization. The desired performance objective and operating conditions must be speci ed, and the resulting optimization problem must be solved in such a manner

Zingg, David W.

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On Aerodynamic Optimization Under a Range of Operating Conditions  

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On Aerodynamic Optimization Under a Range of Operating Conditions David W. Zingg, and Samy Elias In aerodynamic design, good performance is generally required under a range of oper- ating conditions, including aerodynamic shape optimization.1­6 The designer specifies an objective, operating conditions, constraints

Zingg, David W.

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Generating Optimized Code from SCR Specifications Tom Rothamel  

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Generating Optimized Code from SCR Specifications Tom Rothamel Yanhong A. Liu Stony Brook for generating efficient code from SCR (Software Cost Reduction) specifications. While the SCR tabular notation now SCR has lacked an automated method for generating optimized code. This paper describes an ef

Liu, Yanhong Annie

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Optimal Algorithms for Generating Discrete Random Variables with Changing Distributions  

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Optimal Algorithms for Generating Discrete Random Variables with Changing Distributions T. Hagerup arithmetic and the floor function, 3. generating a uniformly distributed real number between 0 and 1 K. Mehlhorn I. Munro Abstract We give optimal algorithms for generating discrete random variables

Mehlhorn, Kurt

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June  

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Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Optimizing Asset Utilization and Operating Efficiency Efficiently, June 2008 Smart Grid Implementation Workshop Breakout Group Report, a discussion of metrics for smart grid implementation. The following major caveats and findings were identified: Optimizing asset utilization and operating efficiently depends on proper integration of technologies with business processes and associated IT Build metrics, by definition, need to be updated regularly to reflect new technology Build metrics should not be technology prescriptive or result innarrowing technology options for Smart Grid (should be as "technology agnostic"as possible) Build metrics need to differentiate between statistics

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies...  

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of Optimal Catalyst Designs & Operating Strategies for Lean NOx Reduction in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems Mike Harold, Vemuri Balakotaiah, Dan Luss U. Houston Mark Crocker, U. Kentucky...

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies...  

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Coupled LNTSCR Mike Harold, Vemuri Balakotaiah, and Dan Luss University of Houston Mark Crocker University of...

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Optimization of the Heating System Operation  

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on the basis of the variation of outdoor temperature, and in this way, the heating system can be optimized....

Xu, W.; Mao, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation of a third generation wind turbine  

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A modern wind turbine was installed on May 26, 1982, at the USDA Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Bushland, Texas. This wind machine was used to provide electrical energy for irrigation pumping and other agricultural loads. The wind turbine purchased for this research is an Enertech Model 44, manufactured by Enertech Corporation, Norwich, Vermont. The horizontal-axis wind turbine has a 13.4 m diameter, three-bladed, fixed-pitch rotor on a 24.4-m tower. The blades are laminated epoxy-wood, and are attached to a steel hub. A 25-kW induction generator provides 240 V, 60 Hz, single-phase electrical power. The wind turbine operated 64 percent of the time, while being available to operate over 94 percent of the time. The unit had a net energy production of over 80,000 kWh in an average windspeed of 5.9 m/s at a height of 10 m in a 16-month period. The blade pitch was originally offset two degrees from design to maintain power production within the limitations of the gearbox, generator, and brakes. A maximum output of 23.2 kW averaged over a 15-second period indicated that with a new brake, the system was capable of handling more power. After a new brake was installed, the blade pitch was changed to one degree from design. The maximum power output measured after the pitch change was 29.3 kW. Modified blade tip brakes were installed on the wind turbine on July 7, 1983. These tip brakes increased power production at lower windspeeds while reducing power at higher windspeeds.

Vosper, F.C.; Clark, R.N.

1983-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Active constraint regions for optimal operation of distillation columns  

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Active constraint regions for optimal operation of distillation columns Magnus G. Jacobsen the control structure of distillation columns, with optimal operation in mind, it is important to know how for distillation columns change with variations in energy cost and feed flow rate. The production of the most

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Sensitivity of Optimal Operation of an Activated Sludge Process Model  

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Sensitivity of Optimal Operation of an Activated Sludge Process Model Antonio Araujo, Simone sensitivity analysis of optimal operation conducted on an activated sludge process model based on the test.[7] applied a systematic procedure for control structure design of an activated sludge process

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Institute of Operations Research Discrete Optimization and Logistics  

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Institute of Operations Research Discrete Optimization and Logistics 1 Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel ­ Health Care Logistics: Overview Health Care Logistics 11/28/2013 #12;Institute of Operations Research Discrete Optimization and Logistics 2 Prof. Dr. Stefan Nickel ­ Health Care Logistics: Overview Health Care

Al Hanbali, Ahmad

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Optimal Bus Stop Spacing for Minimizing Transit Operation Cost and Robert L. Bertini2  

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. Two cost functions are considered in the model including passenger access cost and in-vehicle1 Optimal Bus Stop Spacing for Minimizing Transit Operation Cost Huan Li1 and Robert L. Bertini2 model is generated with the aim at minimizing the operation cost without impact on transit accessibility

Bertini, Robert L.

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SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION LABORATORY DEPARTMENT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH  

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Liquefaction Coal Gasification Thermal Electric Power Generation Oil Shale Conversion Fuel Refining Coal Slurry

Stanford University

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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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Utility Systems Management and Operational Optimization  

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The provision of an adequate and reliable supply of utilities (fuel, steam and power) represents a significant operating cost for many industrial companies. For many industries, the energy/utilities cost is the largest operating expense after...

Dhole, V.; Seillier, D.; Garza, K.

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Generators-of-Generators Library with Optimization Capabilities in Fortress  

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A large number of studies have been conducted on parallel skeletons and optimization theorems over skeleton programs to resolve difficulties with parallel programming. However, two nontrivial tasks still remai...

Kento Emoto; Zhenjiang Hu; Kazuhiko Kakehi…

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Hydrogen and Electricity Generation from Wind  

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Several optimizations can be employed to create hydrogen and electricity from a wind energy source. The key element in hydrogen production from an electrical source is an electrolyzer to convert water and electricity into hydrogen and oxygen.

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Optimizing Storages for Transmission System Operation  

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Abstract A growing amount of congestions is expected for future operation of electrical transmission grids in Europe. Within this context, storages can be used to assist transmission system operators in daily operation and to avoid costly redispatch measures. In this paper, a research methodology to evaluate impact and interdependencies between market operation of storages and participation in redispatch measures is presented. Furthermore, a methodology for the evaluation of benefits by storages solely administrated by TSO is introduced. The methods are evaluated in a case study for the German electricity system in the year 2020.

Jonas Eickmann; Tim Drees; Jens D. Sprey; Albert Moser

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies...  

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Evaluation ace029harold2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Lean NOx Reduction in Coupled LNT-SCR Systems...

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Optimal Allocation of Distributed Generators in a Distribution Network Using Adaptive Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization  

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This study presents the optimal allocation of distributed generators (DGs) in distribution network based on...

Shan Cheng; Min-You Chen; Peter J. Fleming…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Safe Operation of Backup Power Generators  

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E-395 04/06 Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they can also be deadly. The primary hazards to avoid when us- ing a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poison- ing from generator exhaust fumes..., electrocution and fire. Carbon monoxide danger Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas byproduct of incomplete combustion of fuels, such as natural gas, heating oil and diesel. This toxic gas interferes with the blood?s ability to carry oxygen...

Smith, David

2006-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Integrated Code Generation for Clustered VLIW Architectures  

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allows us to describe and optimize for irregular register and memory structures. In order to obtain or the power consumption, or by an efficient utilization of registers. Generating code consists in solving scheduling, and register allocation. We describe a method for fully integrated optimal code genera- tion

Kessler, Christoph

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Optimal Integrated Code Generation for Clustered VLIW Architectures  

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allows us to describe and optimize for irregular register and memory structures. In order to obtain or the power consumption, or by an efficient utilization of registers. Generating code consists in solving scheduling, and register allocation. We describe a method for fully integrated optimal code genera­ tion

Kessler, Christoph

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Modeling Operational Constraints imposed by Renewable Generation  

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investments on ­ Generation, Transmission ­ Fuel & Transportation infrastructure · Capacity · Location · Year Regulation data and Net Load change data ­ ex: ERCOT 2. Function of variability in (Net load + Generation schedule + Tie line frequency) · ex: CAISO, NREL, Xcel MN & Wind Logics 3. Fit regression model

Daniels, Thomas E.

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A Methodology for Optimizing Boiler Operating Strategy  

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Among the many ways by which an energy manager can conserve energy is the establishment of a strategy for operation of fired boilers. In particular, he can effect total fuel consumption by his decision on how much on-line boiler surplus is required...

Jones, K. C.

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal operation of simple vapour compression cycles  

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to a high temperature level. The first application, in 1834, was cooling to produce ice for storage of food for heating and cooling are widely used in many applications and their power ranges from less than 1 k to operate in both heating and cooling mode. A schematic drawing of a simple cycle is shown in Figure 1

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Optimal allocation of multi-type distributed generators using backtracking search optimization algorithm  

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Abstract In this article, a very recently swarm optimization technique namely a backtracking search optimization algorithm (BSOA) is addressed to assign the distributed generators (DGs) along radial distribution networks. One of the main features of the BSOA is a single control parameter and not over sensitive to the initial value of this factor. The objective function is adapted with weighting factor to reduce the network real loss and enhance the voltage profile with the purpose of improving the operating performance. In addition, the combined power factor and reduction in network reactive power loss are spotted. Set of fuzzy expert rules using loss sensitivity factors and bus voltages are employed to identify the initial DG’s locations. The proposed approach is attuned to tackle the shortfall of loss sensitivity factors and to decide the final placement of the DGs. Two types of the \\{DGs\\} are studied and investigated. The proposed method is demonstrated and validated thru many radial distribution networks with different sizes and complexities. The BSOA-based methodology can efficiently generate high-quality solutions compared to other competitive techniques in the literature.

Attia El-Fergany

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational Model for C3 Feedstock Optimization on a  

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Chemical and refinery grade feedstocks with different prices and propylene purities. Best operationOperational Model for C3 Feedstock Optimization on a Polypropylene Production Facility Pablo A Polypropylene production facility Chemical and refinery grade feedstocks with different prices and propylene

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry  

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry Abdelkader generated by the Petroleum Industry and particularly its upstream segment? Upstream is no stranger to Big the desired outcomes? Keywords Big Data; Analytics; Upstream Petroleum Industry; Knowledge Management; KM

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry  

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How to use Big Data technologies to optimize operations in Upstream Petroleum Industry Abdelkader for it to have value. But what about Big Data generated by the Petroleum Industry and particularly its upstream; Analytics; Upstream Petroleum Industry; Knowledge Management; KM; Business Intelligence; BI; Innovation

Boyer, Edmond

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Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle  

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Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Interconnection Title Optimal Planning and Operation of Smart Grids with Electric Vehicle Interconnection Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL-5251E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Maximillian Kloess, Gonçalo Cardoso, Gonçalo Mendes, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Ratnesh Sharma, Olivier Mégel, and Judy Lai Journal Journal of Energy Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Special Issue: Challenges and opportunities in the 21st century energy infrastructure Volume 138 Issue 2 Date Published 06/2012 Abstract Connection of electric storage technologies to smartgrids will have substantial implications for building energy systems. Local storage will enable demand response. When connected to buildings, mobile storage devices such as electric vehicles (EVs) are in competition with conventional stationary sources at the building. EVs can change the financial as well as environmental attractiveness of on-site generation (e.g. PV or fuel cells). In order to examine the impact of EVs on building energy costs and CO2 emissions, a distributed-energy-resources adoption problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program with minimization of annual building energy costs or CO2 emissions and solved for 2020 technology assumptions. The mixed-integer linear program is applied to a set of 139 different commercial buildings in California and example results as well as the aggregated economic and environmental benefits are reported. Special constraints for the available PV, solar thermal, and EV parking lots at the commercial buildings are considered. The research shows that EV batteries can be used to reduce utility-related energy costs at the smart grid or commercial building due to arbitrage of energy between buildings with different tariffs. However, putting more emphasis on CO2 emissions makes stationary storage more attractive and stationary storage capacities increase while the attractiveness of EVs decreases. The limited availability of EVs at the commercial building decreases the attractiveness of EVs and if PV is chosen by the optimization, then it is mostly used to charge the stationary storage at the commercial building and not the EVs connected to the building.

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Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians  

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We provide a systematic analysis of the physical generation of single- and two-qubit quantum operations from Hamiltonians available in various quantum systems for scalable quantum information processing. We show that generation of one-qubit operations can be transformed into a steering problem on the Bloch sphere, whereas the two-qubit problem can be generally transformed into a steering problem in a tetrahedron representing all the local equivalence classes of two-qubit operations (the Weyl chamber). We use this approach to investigate several physical examples for the generation of two-qubit operations. The steering approach provides useful guidance for the realization of various quantum computation schemes.

Jun Zhang; K. Birgitta Whaley

2004-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison of emerging metaheuristic algorithms for optimal hydrothermal system operation  

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Abstract Optimal hydrothermal system operation (OHSO) is one of the complex and hard-to-solve problems in power system field due to its nonlinear, dynamic, stochastic, non-separable and non-convex nature. Traditionally, this problem has been solved through classical optimization algorithms, which require some approximations to tackle a more tractable variant of the original problem formulation. Metaheuristic optimization has undergone a significant development in recent years, thus, there is a variety of tools with different conceptual differences, which offer a great potential for solving OHSO without extensive simplifications. This paper provides a comparative study on the application of six emerging metaheuristic algorithms to OHSO, namely, the Comprehensive Learning Particle Swarm Optimizer (CLPSO), Genetic algorithm with Multi-Parent Crossover (GA-MPC), Differential Evolution with Adaptive Crossover Operator (DE-ACO), Covariance Matrix Adaptation Evolution Strategy (CMA-ES), Linearized Biogeography-based Optimization (LBBO), and the Hybrid Median-Variance Mapping Optimization (MVMO-SH). Since these tools have been successfully applied to other hard-to-solve optimization problems, the goal is to ascertain their effectiveness when adapted to tackle the OHSO problem by evaluating their performance in terms of convergence speed, achieved optimum solutions, and computing effort. Numerical experiments, performed on a test system composed by four cascaded hydro plants and an equivalent thermal plant, highlight the relevance of the adopted global search mechanisms, especially for LBBO and MVMO-SH. A nonlinear programming (NLP) algorithm is used as reference to validate the results.

Martha P. Camargo; José L. Rueda; István Erlich; Osvaldo Añó

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Tank Farm Operation Sebastian Terrazas-Moreno  

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Optimal Tank Farm Operation Sebastian Terrazas-Moreno Ignacio E. Grossmann John M. Wassick EWOIn collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company #12;A tank farm is a set of storage tanks that hold finished product until it is shipped Each tank can only hold one Loading of product takes place only from storage tanks

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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An Operational Model for Optimal NonDispatchable Demand Response  

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An Operational Model for Optimal NonDispatchable Demand Response for Continuous PowerintensiveFACTS, $ Demand Response Energy Storage HVDC Industrial Customer PEV Renewable Energy Source: U.S.-Canada Power: To balance supply and demand of a power system, one can manipulate both: supply and demand demand response

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles  

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Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles Jørgen Bauck Jensen and Sigurd Skogestad in the opposite direction, the "heat pump", has recently become pop- ular. These two applications have also merged. The coefficients of performance for a heating cycle (heat pump) and a cooling cycle (refrigerator, A/C) are defined

Skogestad, Sigurd

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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 combined scheduling of generation and demand response with demand resource constraints  

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Demand response (DR) extends customer participation to power systems and results in a paradigm shift from simplex to interactive operation in power systems due to the advancement of smart grid technology. Therefore, it is important to model the customer characteristics in DR. This paper proposes customer information as the registration and participation information of DR, thus providing indices for evaluating customer response, such as DR magnitude, duration, frequency and marginal cost. The customer response characteristics are modeled from this information. This paper also introduces the new concept of virtual generation resources, whose marginal costs are calculated in the same manner as conventional generation marginal costs, according to customer information. Finally, some of the DR constraints are manipulated and expressed using the information modeled in this paper with various status flags. Optimal scheduling, combined with generation and DR, is proposed by minimizing the system operation cost, including generation and DR costs, with the generation and DR constraints developed in this paper.

Hyung-Geun Kwag; Jin-O Kim

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Algorithm for the Generation of ONCV Pseudopotentials  

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We present an optimization algorithm to construct pseudopotentials and use it to generate a set of Optimized Norm-Conserving Vanderbilt (ONCV) pseudopotentials for elements up to Z=83 (Bi) (excluding Lanthanides). We introduce a quality function that assesses the agreement of a pseudopotential calculation with all-electron FLAPW results, and the necessary plane-wave energy cutoff. This quality function allows us to use a Nelder-Mead optimization algorithm on a training set of materials to optimize the input parameters of the pseudopotential construction for most of the periodic table. We control the accuracy of the resulting pseudopotentials on a test set of materials independent of the training set. We find that the automatically constructed pseudopotentials provide a good agreement with the all-electron results obtained using the FLEUR code with a plane-wave energy cutoff of approximately 60 Ry.

Schlipf, Martin

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Energy Analysis - Distributed Generation Energy Technology Operations  

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Operations and Maintenance Costs Operations and Maintenance Costs Transparent Cost Database Button The following charts indicate recent operations and maintenance (O&M) cost estimates for distributed generation (DG) renewable energy technologies. The charts provide a compilation of available national-level cost data from a variety of sources. Costs in your specific location will vary. The red horizontal lines represent the first standard deviation of the mean. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) sponsored the distributed generation data used within these charts. If you are seeking utility-scale technology operations and maintenance estimates, please visit the Transparent Cost Database website for NREL's information regarding vehicles, biofuels, and electricity generation.

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Residential Energy Management system for optimization of on-site generation  

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Residential Energy Management system for optimization of on-site generation Residential Energy Management system for optimization of on-site generation with HVAC Speaker(s): Ram Narayanamurthy Date: October 29, 2009 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 As the individual movements towards Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) and the SmartGrid converge on residential buildings, three major challenges need to be addressed: Flatten the highly peaked electric load profile of low energy homes Provide easy integration of energy efficiency into existing homes Provide builders and consumers with visibility into building operation, and ease of management. A Home Energy Management System (HEMS) owned by the consumer, capable of two way communications with Utility DR/SmartGrid/AMI is required to resolve these challenges. The HEMS will need to increase energy efficiency of building operations, provide consumers feedback and

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1M. Panahi, S. Skogestad ' Optimal Operation of a CO2 Capturing Plant for a Wide Range of Disturbances' Optimal Operation of a CO2 Capturing  

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disturbances: flue gas flowrate, CO2 composition in flue gas + active constraint values Step 4. Optimization 41M. Panahi, S. Skogestad ' Optimal Operation of a CO2 Capturing Plant for a Wide Range of Disturbances' Optimal Operation of a CO2 Capturing Plant for a Wide Range of Disturbances Mehdi Panahi Sigurd

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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

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Optimal operation of an ethylene plant utility system  

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The algorithm developed allows the selection of the pressure and temperature conditions of the high, medium and low pressure vapor headers and the deaerator pressure of an ethylene plant utility system. The utility system optimization can be done simultaneously with the ethylene plant optimization including four decision variables: Conversion and dilution ratio of the pyrolysis reactor, cracked-gas compressor inlet pressure and demethanizer column pressure. Their values are calculated, solving a Nonlinear Programming subproblem where the modeling equations of the utility system and the ethylene plant are considered. A rigorous simulation of the utility system is carried out using a water property prediction package. There is a strong integration between the ethylene plant and the utility system due to the generation of high steam pressure in the pyrolysis reactor or the use of residual gas as fuel gas in the boilers. The sensitivity of the profit function with respect to the ethylene and utility plant optimization variables is shown for different ethylene prices optimal solutions.

N. Petracci; A.M. Eliceche; A. Bandoni; E.A. Brignole

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sustainable Reservoir Operation: Can we Generate Hydropower and Preserve Ecosystem Values?  

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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 generations 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 modeling with models that predict ecosystem responses to flow.

Jager, Yetta [ORNL; Smith, Brennan T [ORNL

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loss Minimizing Operation of Doubly Fed Induction Generator Based Wind Generation Systems  

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Grid Code Technical Regulations TF 3.2.6 [2]. Doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based Wind of its advantages such as high energy controllability, reduced power converter rating, etc., DFIG has in order to derive the optimal rotor reactive current. However, it only analyzed the condition when DFIGs

Hu, Weihao

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The automatic generation of mutation operators for genetic algorithms  

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We automatically generate mutation operators for Genetic Algorithms (GA) and tune them to problem instances drawn from a given problem class. By so doing, we perform metalearning in which the base-level contains GAs (which learn about problem instances), ... Keywords: automatic design, genetic algorithms, genetic programming, hyper-heuristics

John R. Woodward; Jerry Swan

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal planning of distributed generation systems in distribution system: A review  

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This paper attempts to present the state of art of research work carried out on the optimal planning of distributed generation (DG) systems under different aspects. There are number of important issues to be considered while carrying out studies related to the planning and operational aspects of DG. The planning of the electric system with the presence of DG requires the definition of several factors, such as: the best technology to be used, the number and the capacity of the units, the best location, the type of network connection, etc. The impact of DG in system operating characteristics, such as electric losses, voltage profile, stability and reliability needs to be appropriately evaluated. For that reason, the use of an optimization method capable of indicating the best solution for a given distribution network can be very useful for the system planning engineer, when dealing with the increase of DG penetration that is happening nowadays. The selection of the best places for installation and the preferable size of the DG units in large distribution systems is a complex combinatorial optimization problem. This paper aims at providing a review of the relevant aspects related to DG and its impact that DG might have on the operation of distributed networks. This paper covers the review of basics of DG, DG definition, current status of DG technologies, potential advantages and disadvantages, review for optimal placement of DG systems, optimizations techniques/methodologies used in optimal planning of DG in distribution systems. An attempt has been made to judge that which methodologies/techniques are suitable for optimal placement of DG systems based on the available literature and detail comparison(s) of each one.

Rajkumar Viral; D.K. Khatod

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Decision-Support Software for Grid Operators: Transmission Topology Control for Infrastructure Resilience to the Integration of Renewable Generation  

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GENI Project: The CRA team is developing control technology to help grid operators more actively manage power flows and integrate renewables by optimally turning on and off entire power lines in coordination with traditional control of generation and load resources. The control technology being developed would provide grid operators with tools to help manage transmission congestion by identifying the facilities whose on/off status must change to lower generation costs, increase utilization of renewable resources and improve system reliability. The technology is based on fast optimization algorithms for the near to real-time change in the on/off status of transmission facilities and their software implementation.

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2012-03-16T23:59:59.000Z

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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 design and operation of energy systems under uncertainty  

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Abstract This paper is concerned with integrated design and operation of energy systems that are subject to significant uncertainties. The problem is cast as a two-stage stochastic programming problem, which can be transformed into a large-scale nonconvex mixed-integer nonlinear programming problem (MINLP). The MINLP exhibits a decomposable structure that can be exploited by nonconvex generalized Benders decomposition (NGBD) for efficient global optimization. This paper extends the NGBD method developed by the authors recently, such that the method can handle non-separable functions and integer operational decisions. Both the standard NGBD algorithm and an enhanced one with piecewise convex relaxations are discussed. The advantages of the proposed formulation and solution method are demonstrated through case studies of two industrial energy systems, a natural gas production network and a polygeneration plant. The first example shows that the two-stage stochastic programming formulation can result in better expected economic performance than the deterministic formulation, and that NGBD is more efficient than a state-of-the-art global optimization solver. The second example shows that the integration of piecewise convex relaxations can improve the efficiency of NGBD by at least an order of magnitude.

Xiang Li; Paul I. Barton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Optimized Autoregressive Forecast Error Generator for Wind and Load Uncertainty Study  

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This paper presents a first-order autoregressive algorithm to generate real-time (RT), hour-ahead (HA), and day-ahead (DA) wind and load forecast errors. The methodology aims at producing random wind and load forecast time series reflecting the autocorrelation and cross-correlation of historical forecast data sets. Five statistical characteristics are considered: the means, standard deviations, autocorrelations, and cross-correlations. A stochastic optimization routine is developed to minimize the differences between the statistical characteristics of the generated time series and the targeted ones. An optimal set of parameters are obtained and used to produce the RT, HA, and DA forecasts in due order of succession. This method, although implemented as the first-order regressive random forecast error generator, can be extended to higher-order. Results show that the methodology produces random series with desired statistics derived from real data sets provided by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). The wind and load forecast error generator is currently used in wind integration studies to generate wind and load inputs for stochastic planning processes. Our future studies will focus on reflecting the diurnal and seasonal differences of the wind and load statistics and implementing them in the random forecast generator.

De Mello, Phillip; Lu, Ning; Makarov, Yuri V.

2011-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

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Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs Firestone,Optimization Under Various Electricity Tariffs Table of3 2.1 Electricity Tariff

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Plugging of steam generator tubes and consequences for plant operation  

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The simulation of pressurized water reactor (SIROP) code was created using the SICLE software developed by the study and research department at Electricite de France. It is the largest computer code with this software (260 tubes, 1800 computation points, 19 water-steam cavities, 9 pumps, 6 turbines, 32 control system elements). It simulates the general operating conditions of a 900-MW(electric) CP2 power plant by computing the main physical parameters from the reactor core to the condenser. The study was performed by the study and research department (Reactor Physics Division) with the help of SEPTEN following an SPT (power operation department) request. It consisted of identifying the change in margins with respect to emergency shutdown protections (especially for ..delta..T protections) as a function of the number of plugged steam generators (1, 2, or 3) and the degree of plugging (10, 20, and 30%) under the following operating conditions: (1) steady state at 100% full power; and (2) main transients: manual load rejection, load rejection induced by grid fault, turbine tripping. The purpose was to assess the effect of a large number of steam generator plugged tubes on the behavior of the plant to secure a long-term prediction for the date of replacement of these steam generators.

Agnoux, D.; Chenal, J.C.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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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

84

Optimization of Fuel Cell System Operating Conditions for Fuel Cell Vehicles  

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to achieve stable system operation and maximum fuel economy.optimizing the fuel cell system operation and the sizing ofoptimize the fuel cell system operation over the full load

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational Model forOperational Model forOperational Model forOperational Model for C3 Feedstock Optimization on aC3 Feedstock Optimization on app  

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Optimization on aC3 Feedstock Optimization on app Polypropylene Production FacilityPolypropylene Production for Advanced Process Decision-making Enterprise-Wide Optimization (EWO) Meeting ­ March 13-14, 2012 #12;Project ~95% propylene Refinery PolypropylenePropylene (91%) Grade (RG) Reactor effluent Distillation ~79

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Study of On-Board Ammonia (NH3) Generation for SCR Operation...  

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Study of On-Board Ammonia (NH3) Generation for SCR Operation Study of On-Board Ammonia (NH3) Generation for SCR Operation The feasibility of on-board ammonia generation was...

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Research on Optimal Operation Method of Large Scale Urban Water Distribution System  

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Abstract In consideration of using fewer decision variables in building least cost pumping operation optimal, the two-phase optimal method is used as the frame. By abstracting pump stations into high level reservoirs, the water distribution system hydraulic model can be modified into a modality, which can be used in first optimal phase of two-phase optimal method. And by building on feasible pump combination database, a new optimal method in the second optimal phase will be proposed. And the proposed new method in the second optimal phase will be embedded into the first optimal phase, so that the problem of results discordant in different phases of two-phase optimal method will be solved. By introducing new concept and improving present optimal method, a more practical optimal operation method of water distribution system (WDS) will be established. By applying to a large scale water distribution system, the practicability of proposed method has been evaluated.

X. Jin; W. Wu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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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Sensitivity Analysis of Optimal Operation of an Activated Sludge Process Model for Economic Controlled Variable Selection  

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Sensitivity Analysis of Optimal Operation of an Activated Sludge Process Model for Economic operation conducted on an activated sludge process model based on the test-bed benchmark simulation model no structure that leads to optimal economic operation, while promptly rejecting disturbances at lower layers

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Performing a scatterv operation on a hierarchical tree network optimized for collective operations  

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Performing a scatterv operation on a hierarchical tree network optimized for collective operations including receiving, by the scatterv module installed on the node, from a nearest neighbor parent above the node a chunk of data having at least a portion of data for the node; maintaining, by the scatterv module installed on the node, the portion of the data for the node; determining, by the scatterv module installed on the node, whether any portions of the data are for a particular nearest neighbor child below the node or one or more other nodes below the particular nearest neighbor child; and sending, by the scatterv module installed on the node, those portions of data to the nearest neighbor child if any portions of the data are for a particular nearest neighbor child below the node or one or more other nodes below the particular nearest neighbor child.

Archer, Charles J; Blocksome, Michael A; Ratterman, Joseph D; Smith, Brian E

2013-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Operation Strategies for PV Storages Systems Yield Limitations, Optimized Battery Configuration and the Benefit of a Perfect Forecast  

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Abstract Decreasing feed in tariffs and system prices combined with an increase of electricity tariffs supports the trend to install PV storage systems in private households. In the past years several investigations and field trials have shown, that these systems can increase the self consumption of PV-power and support the self sufficiency of private households [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]. These systems also have a positive influence on the low-voltage grid [7], [8]. In recent years several investigations have been done to determine the optimal system configuration. They focus on the storage and PV generator size [9] or the applied storage technology [10]. In general, the mode of operation follows a simple regime: If PV production is larger than the actual consumption, PV power is stored. If the local consumption is higher than the actual PV production, stored power is used as long as available. Only slight modifications have been done, to map the price and efficiency effects of power electronics [11], [12]. Therefore, the results are limited to a single mode of operation. In this presentation, we derive a mathematical framework, which allows the calculation of the upper performance limit for a specific household and storage system, without any assumption on the operation strategy. We apply these analysis to a large set of German households and compare the upper performance limit for two different storage system designs: A system with relative short lifetime and small capacity on the one hand and another with a long lifetime and larger capacity

Armin U. Schmiegel; Andreas Kleine

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of the second-generation heliostat and specification  

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A study was performed to investigate and identify heliostat cost reductions that would result from modifications to the Sandia Second Generation Heliostat Specification. A parametric analysis of specification requirements and cost benefits was done by determining the effectiveness of the change in terms of heliostat field cost per unit intercepted annual energy on the receiver. The study considered the areas of reduced operational wind requirements, effects of heliostat beam pointing the beam quality requirements, operational range temperature effects, survival wind requirements and criteria, aspect ratio effects, and slew rates. Also considered were the effects of mixing two heliostats with different performance levels in the 50 MWe field and a damage/cost estimate for survival of the baseline heliostat to higher wind loads than the specification. An investigation and analysis of the safety issues associated with beam control during normal heliostat operating and stow conditions was performed using analytical equations for both single and multiple heliostats. Effort in this area was directed toward determining feasibility and implementation methods for safe face-up stow strategies. (LEW)

Dietrich, J.J.; Knowles, R.K.; Stone, K.W.; Steinmeyer, D.A.; Nourse, J.H.

1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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.

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Reservoir-Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of Enhanced Geothermal Systems  

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Reservoir-Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of Enhanced Geothermal Systems presentation at the April 2013 peer review meeting held in Denver, Colorado.

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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

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Application of particle swarm optimization for distribution feeder reconfiguration considering distributed generators  

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In many countries the power systems are going to move toward creating a competitive structure for selling and buying electrical energy. These changes and the numerous advantages of the distributed generation units (DGs) in term of their technology enhancement and economical considerations have created more incentives to use these kinds of generators than before. Therefore, it is necessary to study the impact of \\{DGs\\} on the power systems, especially on the distribution networks. The distribution feeder reconfiguration (DFR) is one of the most important control schemes in the distribution networks, which can be affected by DGs. This paper presents a new approach to DFR at the distribution networks considering DGs. The main objective of the DFR is to minimize the deviation of the bus voltage, the number of switching operations and the total cost of the active power generated by \\{DGs\\} and distribution companies. Since the DFR is a nonlinear optimization problem, we apply the particle swarm optimization (PSO) approach to solve it. The feasibility of the proposed approach is demonstrated and compared with other evolutionary methods such as genetic algorithm (GA), Tabu search (TS) and differential evolution (DE) over a realistic distribution test system.

J. Olamaei; T. Niknam; G. Gharehpetian

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles Jrgen B. Jensen and Sigurd Skogestad  

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Control and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles Jørgen B. Jensen and Sigurd Skogestad cycle. Keywords: Operation, heat pump cycle, cyclic process, charge, self-optimizing control 1. The coefficients of performance for a heating cycle (heat pump) and a cooling cycle (re- frigerator, A

Skogestad, Sigurd

99

Optimal Planning and Scheduling of Offshore Oil Field Infrastructure Investment and Operations  

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Optimal Planning and Scheduling of Offshore Oil Field Infrastructure Investment and Operations ... A multiperiod mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model formulation is presented for the planning and scheduling of investment and operation in offshore oil field facilities. ... An Efficient Multiperiod MINLP Model for Optimal Planning of Offshore Oil and Gas Field Infrastructure ...

R. R. Iyer; I. E. Grossmann; S. Vasantharajan; A. S. Cullick

1998-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of sequential attractor-based movement for compact behaviour generation  

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Optimization of sequential attractor-based movement for compact behaviour generation Marc Toussaint optimal robot motion based on a sequence of attractor dynamics in task space. This is motivated] ­ and by the need for compact movement representations on which efficient optimization can be performed. We

Toussaint, Marc

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NPOESS: Next-Generation Operational Global Earth Observations  

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The United States is merging its two polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite programs operated by the Department of Commerce and the Department of Defense into a single system, which is called the National Polar-orbiting Operational ...

Thomas F. Lee; Craig S. Nelson; Patrick Dills; Lars Peter Riishojgaard; Andy Jones; Li Li; Steven Miller; Lawrence E. Flynn; Gary Jedlovec; William McCarty; Carl Hoffman; Gary McWilliams

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gasification of waste rigid polyurethane foam: optimizing operational conditions  

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The influence of temperature and catalyst type on production of combustible gas during the air gasification of waste rigid polyurethane foam has been...16 (43...) of three parameters was employed to optimize the...

Xiaoya Guo; Lixin Wang; Shouguang Li…

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies...  

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ammonia-based SCR Phase 2 Develop first-principles LNT-SCR reactor model for optimization and real-time simulation Elucidate spatio-temporal phenomena in LNT-SCR systems...

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Optimizing communication bottlenecks in multiprocessor operating system kernels  

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One difficulty of programming multicore processors is achieving performance that scales with the number of cores in the system. A common performance optimization is to increase inter-core parallelism. If the application ...

Boyd-Wickizer, Silas

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Improved Particle Swarm Optimization and Its Application for Micro-grid Economic Operation Optimization  

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A particle swarm optimization algorithm based on adaptive mutation and P systems is proposed to overcome trapping in local optimum solution and low optimization precision in this paper. At the same time, the prop...

Tao Liu; Jun Wang; Zhang Sun; Juan Luo…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Robot Locomotion Controller Generation Through Human-Inspired Optimization  

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This thesis presents an approach to the formal design, optimization and implementation of bipedal robotic walking controllers, with experimental application on two biped platforms. Standard rigid-body modeling is used to construct a hybrid sys- tem...

Powell, Matthew Joseph

2013-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

107

Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

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are nearly identical to the load-follow results; i.e. , theare lower than under either load-follow or no-DG, suggestingcost (k$/month) no DG load follow optimal month Figure 7.

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Generation Dispatch Optimization under Various Electricity Tariffs  

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CPP tariffs is simply load-following. Optimal control underThe system uses a load-following control; i.e. , theefficiency of this load-following control strategy by

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

Study on capacity optimization of PEM fuel cell and hydrogen mixing gas-engine compound generator  

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Development of a small-scale power source not dependent on commercial power may result in various effects. For example, it may eliminate the need for long distance power-transmission lines, and mean that the amount of green energy development is not restricted to the dynamic characteristics of a commercial power grid. Moreover, the distribution of the independent energy source can be optimized with regionality in mind. This paper examines the independent power supply system relating to hydrogen energy. Generally speaking, the power demand of a house tends to fluctuate considerably over the course of a day. Therefore, when introducing fuel cell cogeneration into an apartment house, etc., low-efficiency operations in a low-load region occur frequently in accordance with load fluctuation. Consequently, the hybrid cogeneration system (HCGS) that uses a solid polymer membrane-type fuel cell (PEM-FC) and a hydrogen mixture gas engine (NEG) together to improve power generation efficiency during partial load of fuel cell cogeneration is proposed. However, since facility costs increase, if the HCGS energy cost is not low compared with the conventional method, it is disadvantageous. Therefore, in this paper, HCGS is introduced into 10 household apartments in Tokyo, and the power generation efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions and optimal capacity of a boiler and heat storage tank are investigated through analysis. Moreover, the system characteristics change significantly based on the capacity of PEM-FC and NEG that compose HCGS. Therefore, in this study, the capacity of PEM-FC and that of NEG are investigated, as well as the power generation efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions and the optimal capacity of a boiler and heat storage tank. Analysis revealed that the annual average power generation efficiency when the capacity of PEM-FC and NEG is 5 kW was 27.3%. Meanwhile, the annual average power generation efficiency of HCGS is 1.37 times that of the PEM-FC independent system, and 1.28 times that of the NEG independent system, respectively.

Shin’ya Obara; Itaru Tanno

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal allocation of stochastically dependent renewable energy based distributed generators in unbalanced distribution networks  

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Abstract This paper proposes an algorithm for modeling stochastically dependent renewable energy based distributed generators for the purpose of proper planning of unbalanced distribution networks. The proposed algorithm integrate the diagonal band Copula and sequential Monte Carlo method in order to accurately consider the multivariate stochastic dependence between wind power, photovoltaic power and the system demand. Secondly, an efficient algorithm based on modification of the traditional Big Bang-Big crunch method is proposed for optimal placement of renewable energy based distributed generators in the presence of dispatchable distributed generation. The proposed optimization algorithm aims to minimize the energy loss in unbalanced distribution systems by determining the optimal locations of non-dispatchable distributed generators and the optimal hourly power schedule of dispatchable distributed generators. The proposed algorithms are implemented in MATLAB environment and tested on the IEEE 37-node feeder. Several case studies are done and the subsequent discussions show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms.

A.Y. Abdelaziz; Y.G. Hegazy; Walid El-Khattam; M.M. Othman

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

111

Development of Optimization Tool for Air Conditioning System Operation  

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Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 Outside air temperature and the absolute air humidity are predicted by the Auto-regressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model [1],[2]. The solar radiation on a horizontal surface... of the error margin Energy Consumption (set value A) Energy Consumption (set value B) ESL-IC-08-10-55 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 J VAV unit is also operated under...

Sumiyoshi, D.; Akashi, Y.

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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

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Operations Risk Management by Planning Optimally the Qualified ...  

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The back office will prepare the contracts, conduct all the exchange of information in due time and ... Internal risk is typically linked to operations (so controllable).

2007-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Northwest Hydro Operators Regional Forum (pbl/generation)  

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Dry Year Tools Firstgov 2014 Northwest Hydro Operators Forum Agenda S1.1 2014 Northwest Hydro Operators Forum Intro S1.2 Owners'Dam Safety Program, FERC Perspective - Doug...

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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

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Evaluation of Storage Reallocation and Related Strategies for Optimizing Reservoir System Operations  

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necessity to use limited storage capacity as effectively as possible warrants periodic re-evaluations of operating policies. Reallocation of storage capacity between purposes represents a general strategy for optimizing the beneficial use of limited storage...

Wurbs, Ralph A.; Carriere, Patrick E.

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Simulation and Optimization of Wind Farm Operations under Stochastic Conditions  

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generation model, wind speed model, and maintenance model. We provide practical insights gained by examining di erent maintenance strategies. To the best of our knowledge, our simulation model is the rst discrete-event simulation model for wind farm...

Byon, Eunshin

2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

118

Optimal design and operation of energy polygeneration systems  

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Polygeneration is a concept where multiple energy products are generated in a single plant by tightly integrating multiple processes into one system. Compared to conventional single-product systems, polygeneration systems ...

Chen, Yang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemical Engineering

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal strategies for operating energy storage in an arbitrage Lisa Flatley  

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Optimal strategies for operating energy storage in an arbitrage market Lisa Flatley Robert S Mac, energy storage, optimal localized algorithm. AMS subject classifications. 49K30, 93C10 1 Introduction [0, T], for an energy store which is trading in an arbitrage market. Our theory allows for leakage

Sengun, Mehmet Haluk

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Optimal Operation of Independent Storage Systems in Energy and Reserve Markets with High Wind Penetration  

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Optimal Operation of Independent Storage Systems in Energy and Reserve Markets with High Wind to offer energy and reserve in the day-ahead market and energy in the hour-ahead market. We, energy and reserve markets, wind power integration, stochastic optimization. NOMENCLATURE h, t Indices

Mohsenian-Rad, Hamed

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Optimal operation of a mixed fluid cascade LNG process  

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(can also be considered a disturbance) ·9 Composition of three refrigerants ·3 active charges (one temperatures (after PCHX1, PCHX2 and LCHX) ·Pm in SC ·9 Refrigerant compositions ·Feedrate (assume given.780+1.086 Optimal composition of refrigerant Methane [%] 0.00 0.00 4.02 52.99 Ethane [%] 37.70 37.70 82.96 42

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Site-Wide Optimization Using an Operations Center  

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can severely affect overall efficiency. A very strong case may be made to justify real time coordination of production activities on individual units and operation of appropriate selection/deployment of equipment for supply of heat and power...

Boland, D.

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Complex Technical Systems Operation, Reliability, Availability, Safety and Cost Optimization  

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The methods based on the results of the joint model linking a semi-Markov modeling of the system operation processes with a multistate approach to system reliability and safety and the linear programming are prop...

Krzysztof Ko?owrocki; Joanna Soszy?ska-Budny

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

125

Automatic and interactive e-Learning auxiliary material generation utilizing particle swarm optimization  

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The purpose of this research was to utilize a PSO-based algorithm, serial blog article composition particle swarm optimization (SBACPSO) algorithm, to automatically and intelligently generate auxiliary materials. Contrary to previous fixed content auxiliary ... Keywords: Auxiliary material, RSS, Serial blog articles composition particle swarm optimization, e-Learning

Tien-Chi Huang; Yueh-Min Huang; Shu-Chen Cheng

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Operator-Generated Particles: Characterization, Monitoring and Control  

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Most operator/cleanroom garment systems in service today can be ... bubble” helmet and independent air supply, all cleanroom garment systems allow some particles, body detritus...

Eric S. Burnett

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

Dynamic Graph Generation for Large Scale Operational Train ...  

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Aug 1, 2011 ... Abstract: The aim of operational train timetabling is to find a conflict free timetable for a set of passenger and freight trains with predefined ...

Frank Fischer

2011-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Analysis of Variable Speed Optimization Operation Effect of Different?type Pumps in Jiangdu Pumping Station  

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The following paper puts forward 45 combination schemes of different?type pumps in different daily?average heads and operation loads in Jiangdu Pumping Station. Based on every scheme the minimum electricity consumption cost selected as the objective function this paper gives the results of variable speed optimal operations with dynamic planning methods in both considering time?sharing electricity prices and not simultaneously it gives the results of fixed speed conventional operation considering time?sharing electricity prices. Then according to the unit energy consumption cost the paper gives comparison analysis of the effect of different?type pumps in variable speed optimization operation the conclusions can offer decision?making bases for optimization research of pumping stations considering time?sharing electricity prices and tide levels of Yangtze River and offer references for transformation and economical operation of large and medium?size pumping stations.

Qiu Jinxian; Cheng Jilin; Luo Jinyao; Zhang Rentian; Zhang Lihua; Gong Yi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

On Optimization of Reliability of Distributed Generation-Enhanced Feeders  

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Placement of protection devices in a conventionalfeeder (without distributed generation) is often performedso as to minimize traditional reliability indices (SAIDI,SAIFI, MAIFIe...), assuming the sole source(s) of energyat substation(s). Distributed ...

A. Pregelj; M. Begovic; A. Rohatgi; D. Novosel

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online - Simultaneous Column-and-Row Generation ...  

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Nov 14, 2010 ... Abstract: In this paper, we develop a simultaneous column-and-row generation algorithm that could be applied to a general class of large-scale ...

Ibrahim Muter

2010-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

131

Multi-Objective Optimization of Folsom Reservoir Operation RANDI CAMERON FIELD  

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, hydropower and downstream temperature control are desired. In the summer and early fall fishery habitat impose a cost to hydropower generation if colder temperature water bypasses the hydropower tur- bines, and maximize hydropower generation. In this appli- cation, optimal seasonal reservoir release decisions

Lund, Jay R.

132

Optimizing operational flexibility and enforcement liability in Title V permits  

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Now that most states have interim or full approval of the portions of their state implementation plans (SIPs) implementing Title V (40 CFR Part 70) of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA), most sources which require a Title V permit have submitted or are well on the way to submitting a Title V operating permit application. Numerous hours have been spent preparing applications to ensure the administrative completeness of the application and operational flexibility for the facility. Although much time and effort has been spent on Title V permit applications, the operating permit itself is the final goal. This paper outlines the major Federal requirements for Title V permits as given in the CAAA at 40 CFR 70.6, Permit Content. These Federal requirements and how they will effect final Title V permits and facilities will be discussed. This paper will provide information concerning the Federal requirements for Title V permits and suggestions on how to negotiate a Title V permit to maximize operational flexibility and minimize enforcement liability.

McCann, G.T. [Rust Environment and Infrastructure Inc., Greenville, SC (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

133

Smart Grids Operation with Distributed Generation and Demand Side Management  

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The integration of Distributed Generation (DG) based on renewable sources in the Smart Grids (SGs) is considered a challenging task because of the problems arising for the intermittent nature of the sources (e.g....

C. Cecati; C. Citro; A. Piccolo; P. Siano

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method of cylinder deactivation for optimal engine torque-speed map operation  

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This disclosure provides a system and method for determining cylinder deactivation in a vehicle engine to optimize fuel consumption while providing the desired or demanded power. In one aspect, data indicative of terrain variation is utilized in determining a vehicle target operating state. An optimal active cylinder distribution and corresponding fueling is determined from a recommendation from a supervisory agent monitoring the operating state of the vehicle of a subset of the total number of cylinders, and a determination as to which number of cylinders provides the optimal fuel consumption. Once the optimal cylinder number is determined, a transmission gear shift recommendation is provided in view of the determined active cylinder distribution and target operating state.

Sujan, Vivek A; Frazier, Timothy R; Follen, Kenneth; Moon, Suk-Min

2014-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

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AVESTAR Center for operational excellence of electricity generation plants  

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To address challenges in attaining operational excellence for clean energy plants, the U.S.Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has launched a world-class facility for Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research (AVESTAR™). The AVESTAR Center brings together state-of-the-art, real time,high-fidelity dynamic simulators with operator training systems and 3D virtual immersive training systems into an integrated energy plant and control room environment.

Zitney, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Property:EIA/861/OperatesGeneratingPlant | Open Energy Information  

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OperatesGeneratingPlant OperatesGeneratingPlant Jump to: navigation, search This is a property of type Boolean. Description: Operates Generating Plant Entity operates power generating plants (Y or N) [1] References ↑ EIA Form EIA-861 Final Data File for 2008 - F861 File Layout-2008.doc Pages using the property "EIA/861/OperatesGeneratingPlant" Showing 25 pages using this property. (previous 25) (next 25) A A & N Electric Coop (Virginia) + true + AEP Generating Company + true + AES Eastern Energy LP + true + AGC Division of APG Inc + true + Akiachak Native Community Electric Co + true + Alabama Municipal Elec Authority + true + Alabama Power Co + true + Alaska Electric & Energy Coop + true + Alaska Electric Light&Power Co + true + Alaska Energy Authority + true +

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Reservoir Stimulation Optimization with Operational Monitoring for Creation of EGS  

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EGS field projects have not sustained production at rates greater than ½ of what is needed for economic viability. The primary limitation that makes commercial EGS infeasible is our current inability to cost-effectively create high-permeability reservoirs from impermeable, igneous rock within the 3,000-10,000 ft depth range. Our goal is to develop a novel fracturing fluid technology that maximizes reservoir permeability while reducing stimulation cost and environmental impact. Laboratory equipment development to advance laboratory characterization/monitoring is also a priority of this project to study and optimize the physicochemical properties of these fracturing fluids in a range of reservoir conditions. Barrier G is the primarily intended GTO barrier to be addressed as well as support addressing barriers D, E and I.

Carlos A. Fernandez

2013-09-25T23:59:59.000Z

138

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

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Design and Optimization of Compatible, Segmented Thermoelectric Generators  

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to rationally select materials for a segmented thermoelectric generator. The thermoelectric potential is used for the exact analytic expressions for materials with temperature dependent thermoelectric properties C H T T = . The thermoelectric material governs how close the efficiency can be to Carnot primarily

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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

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Multi-objective quasi-oppositional teaching learning based optimization for optimal location of distributed generator in radial distribution systems  

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Abstract This paper presents a novel quasi-oppositional teaching learning based optimization (QOTLBO) methodology in order to find the optimal location of distributed generator to simultaneously optimize power loss, voltage stability index and voltage deviation of radial distribution network. The basic disadvantage of the original teaching learning based optimization (TLBO) algorithm is that it gives a near optimal solution rather than an optimal one in a limited iteration cycles. In this paper, opposition based learning (OBL) and quasi OBL concepts are introduced in original TLBO algorithm for improving the convergence speed and simulation results of TLBO. In order to show the effectiveness and superiority, the proposed algorithms are tested on 33-bus, 69-bus and 118-bus radial distribution networks. The simulation results of the proposed methods are compared with those obtained by other artificial intelligence techniques like GA/PSO, GA, PSO and loss sensitivity factor simulated annealing (LSFSA). The results show that the QOTLBO surpasses the other techniques in terms of solution quality.

Sneha Sultana; Provas Kumar Roy

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

13 - Generation IV reactor designs, operation and fuel cycle  

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Abstract: This chapter looks at Generation IV nuclear reactors, such as the very high-temperature reactor (VHTR), the supercritical water reactor (SCWR), the molten salt reactor (MSR), the sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR), the lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) and the gas-cooled fast reactor (GFR). Reactor designs and fuel cycles are also described.

N. Cerullo; G. Lomonaco

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUSTAINABLE RESERVOIR OPERATION: CAN WE GENERATE HYDROPOWER AND PRESERVE ECOSYSTEM VALUES?y  

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SUSTAINABLE RESERVOIR OPERATION: CAN WE GENERATE HYDROPOWER AND PRESERVE ECOSYSTEM VALUES hydropower are typically operated with the goal of maximizing energy revenue, while meeting other legal water approaches. The first approach seeks flow regimes that maximize hydropower generation, while satisfying legal

Jager, Henriette I.

144

A stochastic programming approach for optimal microgrid economic operation under uncertainty using 2m?+?1 point estimate method  

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By increasing concern over climate change and the security of energy supplies wind power and photovoltaic are emerging as important sources of electrical energy throughout the world. The wind speed at a given location is continuously varying. There are changes in the annual mean wind speed from year to year (annual) changes with season (seasonal) with passing weather systems (synoptic) on a daily basis (diurnal) and from second to second (turbulence). Common sense tells us that irradiation varies regionally with the changing seasons and hourly with the daily variation of the sun's evaluation. This paper proposes a new method for optimal management of MicroGrids under uncertain environments. In this study the 2m?+?1 point estimate method is used to model the uncertainty in the load demands the market prices and the electric power generation of the wind farms and the photovoltaic systems. The Weibull Beta and normal distributions are used to handle the uncertain input variables in this study. Moreover a Self-Adaptive Bee Swarm Optimization algorithm is presented to achieve an optimal-operational planning with regard to the cost minimization. In the proposed framework four different moving patterns are suggested in order to make an adaptive and robust optimization algorithm for different problems with different fitness landscape. In the devised method each bee self-adaptively chooses one of the proposed moving patterns according to a probability model to update its position. The proposed probability model is based on the ability of each strategy to generate more optimal solutions in the past generations. The efficiency of the method is validated on a typical microgrid.

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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Six-phase induction machine operating as a stand-alone self-excited induction generator  

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Six-phase induction machine operating as a stand- alone self-excited induction generator Kamel-excited induction generator and supplying various loads under different conditions are presented. Firstly, the dynamic model of the power generation system is developed considering the magnetizing inductance

Brest, Université de

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Neuro-optimal operation of a variable air volume HVAC&R system  

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Low operational efficiency especially under partial load conditions and poor control are some reasons for high energy consumption of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems. To improve energy efficiency, HVAC&R systems should be efficiently operated to maintain a desired indoor environment under dynamic ambient and indoor conditions. This study proposes a neural network based optimal supervisory operation strategy to find the optimal set points for chilled water supply temperature, discharge air temperature and VAV system fan static pressure such that the indoor environment is maintained with the least chiller and fan energy consumption. To achieve this objective, a dynamic system model is developed first to simulate the system behavior under different control schemes and operating conditions. A multi-layer feed forward neural network is constructed and trained in unsupervised mode to minimize the cost function which is comprised of overall energy cost and penalty cost when one or more constraints are violated. After training, the network is implemented as a supervisory controller to compute the optimal settings for the system. Simulation results show that compared to the conventional night reset operation scheme, the optimal operation scheme saves around 10% energy under full load condition and 19% energy under partial load conditions.

Min Ning; M. Zaheeruddin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel study for constant voltage and frequency operation of self-excited short-shunt induction generator  

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This paper presents an analytical technique for selecting the optimal shunt and series capacitances required for maintaining constant load voltage and frequency of a self excited short shunt induction generator (SESSIG). The study investigates the performance of the SESSIG at different operating conditions, such as speed of the prime mover, load impedance and load power factor. The required capacitances have been determined using two second order non-linear equations based on the steady state equivalent circuit model, instead of the high order non-linear equations in the literatures. The capacitance values obtained by the proposed technique have been verified experimentally to confirm the validity and the accuracy of the proposed technique.

H.H. Hanafy; S.A. Zaid; A.M. Gesraha; M.M. Abd-Elaziz

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Operation Scheme for a Cogeneration System Promoted from an Emergency Standby System Combined with Absorption Chiller  

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A novel optimal operation scheme for a cogeneration system that is promoted from an emergency standby system combined with absorption chiller is introduced. The fuel cost, Time-of-use (TOU) tariff and various operational constrains are taken into account ... Keywords: cogeneration system, Time-of-use tariff, optimal operation scheme

Shyi-Wen Wang

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control for variable-speed wind generation systems using General Regression Neural Network  

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Abstract An induction generator (IG) speed drive with the application of an optimal controller and a proposed General Regression Neural Network (GRNN) controller is introduced in this paper. Grid connected wind energy conversion system (WECS) present interesting control demands, due to the intrinsic nonlinear characteristic of wind mills and electric generators. The GRNN with adaptive ant colony optimization (AACO) torque compensation is feed-forward to increase the robustness of the wind driven induction generator system. An optimal control loop for the wind power system is designed. The optimality of the whole system is defined in relation with the trade-off between the wind energy conversion maximization and the minimization of the induction generator torque variation that is responsible for the frequency fluctuations. This is achieved by using a combined optimization criterion, resulting in a LQ tracking problem with an infinite horizon and a measurable exogenous variable (wind speed). The proposed controller is designed to drive the turbine speed to extract maximum power from the wind and adjust to the power regulation.

Chih-Ming Hong; Fu-Sheng Cheng; Chiung-Hsing Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Multidisciplinary optimization of aircraft design and takeoff operations for low noise  

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Aircraft planform design, takeoff operations, and airfoil design are examined as a complete system in order to quantify tradeoffs that can result in a quiet aircraft. An aircraft design model was developed to generate ...

Jones, Anya Rachel

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Data Warehouse Model to Support Optimized Operation and Energy Savings in Buildings  

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University College Cork (Ireland) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Data Warehouse Model to support Optimized Operation and Energy Savings in Buildings Paul Stack, Brian Cahill, Farhan Manzoor, Prof. Karsten Menzel 20... October 2011 page 1ICEBO 2011 Session 10 - Brian Cahill University College Cork (Ireland) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ICT for Optimised Building Operation (ITOBO) 20 October 2011 ICEBO 2011 Session 10 - Brian Cahill page 2...

Stack, P.; Cahill, B.; Manzoor, F.; Menzel, K.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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A Semi-Lagrangian Approach for Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation  

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A Semi-Lagrangian Approach for Natural Gas Storage Valuation and Optimal Operation Zhuliang Chen such as fuel and electricity, natural gas prices exhibit seasonality dynamics due to fluctuations in demand [28]. As such, natural gas storage facilities are constructed to provide a cushion for such fluctuations

Forsyth, Peter A.

156

Degrees of freedom and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles  

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Degrees of freedom and optimal operation of simple heat pump cycles Jørgen Bauck Jensen and Sigurd in the opposite direction, the "heat pump", has recently become pop- ular. These two applications have also merged of performance for a heating cycle (heat pump) and a cooling cycle (refrigerator, A/C) are defined as COPh = Qh

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Optimal Control of Airport Operations with Gate Capacity Constraints Harshad Khadilkar and Hamsa Balakrishnan  

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at Boston's Logan International Airport in the US are used to illustrate the advantages of the proposed for Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is shown in Fig. 1. Gates at each of the four main terminalsOptimal Control of Airport Operations with Gate Capacity Constraints Harshad Khadilkar and Hamsa

Gummadi, Ramakrishna

158

Optimal Operation of a Wind Farm equipped with a Storage Unit  

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into another form of energy (kinetic energy or compressed air for example) and vice versa. This method has been is that the using cost of the storage device is not always a linear function of the energy stored or deliveredOptimal Operation of a Wind Farm equipped with a Storage Unit Paul Charton June 14, 2013 Keywords

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A Coral Reefs Optimization algorithm with Harmony Search operators for accurate wind speed prediction  

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Abstract This paper introduces a new hybrid bio-inspired solver which combines elements from the recently proposed Coral Reefs Optimization (CRO) algorithm with operators from the Harmony Search (HS) approach, which gives rise to the coined CRO-HS optimization technique. Specifically, this novel bio-inspired optimizer is utilized in the context of short-term wind speed prediction as a means to obtain the best set of meteorological variables to be input to a neural Extreme Learning Machine (ELM) network. The paper elaborates on the main characteristics of the proposed scheme and discusses its performance when predicting the wind speed based on the measures of two meteorological towers located in USA and Spain. The good results obtained in these experiments when compared to naïve versions of the CRO and HS algorithms are promising and pave the way towards the utilization of the derived hybrid solver in other optimization problems arising from diverse disciplines.

S. Salcedo-Sanz; A. Pastor-Sánchez; J. Del Ser; L. Prieto; Z.W. Geem

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy Conversion Unit with Optimized Waveform Generation Sally Sajadian and Euzeli C. dos Santos Jr.  

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Energy Conversion Unit with Optimized Waveform Generation Sally Sajadian and Euzeli C. dos Santos to increase the efficiency of the devices dealing with energy conversion. The power supplies devices able and interleaved converters. This paper proposes an energy conversion unit constituted by a single-phase DC

Zhou, Yaoqi

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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

162

EV3 : Traction drives and generators A: Electric machine design and optimization 1  

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EV3 : Traction drives and generators A: Electric machine design and optimization 1 Influence Electrical Machine Type B. Aslan1 , J. Korecki1 , T. Vigier1 , E. Semail1 bassel.aslan@yahoo.com, korecki according to the electrical angle e (angle between current and back-EMF vector), for different values

Boyer, Edmond

163

Design optimization of a fuzzy distributed generation (DG) system with multiple renewable energy sources  

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The global rise in energy demands brings major obstacles to many energy organizations in providing adequate energy supply. Hence many techniques to generate cost effective reliable and environmentally friendly alternative energy source are being explored. One such method is the integration of photovoltaic cells wind turbine generators and fuel-based generators included with storage batteries. This sort of power systems are known as distributed generation (DG) power system. However the application of DG power systems raise certain issues such as cost effectiveness environmental impact and reliability. The modelling as well as the optimization of this DG power system was successfully performed in the previous work using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). The central idea of that work was to minimize cost minimize emissions and maximize reliability (multi-objective (MO) setting) with respect to the power balance and design requirements. In this work we introduce a fuzzy model that takes into account the uncertain nature of certain variables in the DG system which are dependent on the weather conditions (such as; the insolation and wind speed profiles). The MO optimization in a fuzzy environment was performed by applying the Hopfield Recurrent Neural Network (HNN). Analysis on the optimized results was then carried out.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

165

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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Modeling and optimization of a test-cell upgrade for MFTF-B operating in the high neutron wall loading mode  

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Models of the plasma particle and power balances in a tandem mirror with a high-field test-cell insert in the central cell have been used to calculate operating points for test-cell upgrades of the MFTF-B configuration. The code results have been benchmarked against the proposal plasma parameters for the MFTF-..cap alpha..+T configuration operating in the high neutron wall loading mode. Some parametric studies have been done. Using the results from these parametrics an optimized set of operating parameters for an MFTF-..cap alpha..+T-like configuration with a test-cell which will accommodate two 1.5 m long blanket test modules has been generated. This operating point has the same test-cell neutron wall loading as the original configuration and lower input powers to other systems in the device. The neutral beam power per unit blanket module length is also somewhat reduced in the optimized case.

Fenstermacher, M.E.

1985-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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How Run-of-River Operation Affects Hydropower Generation Henriette I. Jager Mark S. Bevelhimer  

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How Run-of-River Operation Affects Hydropower Generation and Value Henriette I. Jager Ã? Mark S) are mandated to protect aquatic biota, (2) decrease hydropower generation per unit flow, and (3) decrease energy revenue. We tested these three assump- tions by reviewing hydropower projects with license

Jager, Henriette I.

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Mixed integer model for optimizing equipment scheduling and overburden transport in a surface coal mining operation  

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The lack of available techniques prompted the development of a mixed integer model to optimize the scheduling of equipment and the distribution of overburden in a typical mountaintop removal operation. Using this format, a (0-1) integer model and transportation model were constructed to determine the optimal equipment schedule and optimal overburden distribution, respectively. To solve this mixed integer program, the model was partitioned into its binary and real-valued components. Each problem was successively solved and their values added to form estimates of the value of the mixed integer program. Optimal convergence was indicated when the difference between two successive estimates satisfied some pre-specific accuracy value. The performance of the mixed integer model was tested against actual field data to determine its practical applications. To provide the necessary input information, production data was obtained from a single seam, mountaintop removal operation located in the Appalachian coal field. As a means of analyzing the resultant equipment schedule, the total idle time was calculated for each machine type and each lift location. Also, the final overburden assignments were analyzed by determining the distribution of spoil material for various overburden removal productivities. Subsequent validation of the mixed integer model was conducted in two distinct areas. The first dealt with changes in algorithmic data and their effects on the optimality of the model. The second area concerned variations in problem structure, specifically those dealing with changes in problem size and other user-inputed values such as equipment productivities or required reclamation.

Goodman, G.V.R.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dynamic optimization of heated oil pipeline operation using PSO–DE algorithm  

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Abstract Crude oil, with relatively high viscosity, freezing-point and content of wax, is usually transported by heated oil pipelines (HOP) containing many pumping and heating stations. There are many different selections of operation parameters or values of pumps and heating furnaces, but all these different “selections” can satisfy output task and safety requirements. The power and fuel cost of pumping and heating account for 1–3% of the total energy consumption. For the energy saving purpose, it is necessary to optimize the HOP operations. In this paper a dynamic model of HOP was proposed and used to calculate the soil temperature field outside HOP, and then both the spatial and temporal distributions of pressure and temperature of field inside HOP. Using this calculation method and its results, an optimization model is established aiming at minimizing energy cost of running HOP, with outlet temperatures of each heating station, on–off states of each pump, and their head matrix of delivery as the optimization variables. Then a mixed algorithm combining differential evolution algorithm with particle swarm optimization algorithm is used to solve this model. The optimization results are applied to Rizhao–Yizheng digital long distance HOP (375 km). Research shows that: verified by real time data acquired by the SCADA, the relative error of the dynamic model’s result is 4.042%, much less than that of the steady-state model’s result (22.67%). The optimized operation scheme can save 17.59% of energy cost for oil transportation task of 2640 m3/h. Energy saving effect is remarkable.

Ming Zhou; Yu Zhang; Shijiu Jin

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic Optimal Operation of Community Energy Storage Systems in Competitive Energy Markets  

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Distributed, controllable energy storage devices offer several significant benefits to electric power system operation. Three such benefits include reducing peak load, providing standby power, and enhancing power quality. These benefits, however, are only realized during peak load or during an outage, events that are infrequent. This paper presents a means of realizing additional benefits by taking advantage of the fluctuating costs of energy in competitive energy markets. An algorithm for optimal charge/discharge scheduling of community energy storage (CES) devices as well as an analysis of several of the key drivers of such optimization are discussed.

Arghandeh, Reza; Onen, Ahmet; Jung, Jaesung; Broadwater, Robert P

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Economic optimal operation of Community Energy Storage systems in competitive energy markets  

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Abstract Distributed, controllable energy storage devices offer several benefits to electric power system operation. Three such benefits include reducing peak load, providing standby power, and enhancing power quality. These benefits, however, are only realized during peak load or during an outage, events that are infrequent. This paper presents a means of realizing additional benefits by taking advantage of the fluctuating costs of energy in competitive energy markets. An algorithm for optimal charge/discharge scheduling of Community Energy Storage (CES) devices as well as an analysis of several of the key drivers of the optimization are discussed.

Reza Arghandeh; Jeremy Woyak; Ahmet Onen; Jaesung Jung; Robert P. Broadwater

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of nuclear station diesel generators: Evaluation of operating and expert experience: Workshop  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) evaluated operational and expert experience pertaining to the aging degradation of diesel generators in nuclear service. The research, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), identified and characterized the contribution of aging to emergency diesel generator failures. This report, Volume II, reports the results of an industry-wide workshop held on May 28 and 29, 1986, to discuss the technical issues associated with aging of nuclear service emergency diesel generators. The technical issues discussed most extensively were: man/machine interfaces, component interfaces, thermal gradients of startup and cooldown and the need for an accurate industry database for trend analysis of the diesel generator system.

Hoopingarner, K.R.; Vause, J.W.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct numerical technique of mathematical programming for optimal control of Xenon oscillation in load following operation  

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A simple core control code is developed for the control of a nuclear reactor in the load following operation. The core state equations are described by the one-group diffusion equation with moderator temperuture and xenon feedbacks and iodine-xenon dynamics equations. The control via control rod, boron, and coolant inlet temperature is considered. To avoid the conventional difficulties of a two-point boundary value problem, the optimal control problem is solved by the direct numerical technique of the mathematical programming without the separation of space and time variables. This quadratic programming problem is solved by the Davidon-Fletcher-Powell method, which is a general unconstrained optimization method. In the cases of the load following operation of Korea Nuclear Units 7 and 8, the results obtained by using the present model show that the scheduled load demand is successfully followed, and the power distribution maintains the desired distribution with a minimum amount of control action.

Yoon, M.H.; No, H.C.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Support for Optimizing the Design and Operation of a Large Open-Space Office Building  

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University of Technology PBA International Mech. Eng. Faculty Building Physics & Systems Prague 7 Prague 6, Czech Republic Eindhoven, Netherlands Czech Republic ABSTRACT This paper deals with design and post-design operational optimization studies... inverters. Some of the air is extracted ESL-IC-08-10-74 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 12.7 13.7 14.7 15.7 16.7 17.7 18.7 19.7 A i r t e m...

Lain, M.; Hensen, J.; Zemlicka, J.

175

Reducing Building Energy Costs Using Optimized Operation Strategies for Constant Volume Air Handling Systems  

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SDCVP 67.380 $153.200 $41.800 $195.000 $2.89 measured energy consumption for each building. The horizontal axis is the ambient temperature. The venical axis is the average daily energy consumption in MMBtulhr. Figure 5 compares the predicted...REDUCING BUILDING ENERGY COSTS USING OPTIMIZED OPERATION STRATEGIES FOR CONSTANT VOLUME AIR HANDLING SYSTEMS Mingsheng Liu, her Atha, Agarni Reddy Ed White David Claridge and Jeff Haberl Department of Physical Plant Texas A&M University...

Liu, M.; Athar, A.; Reddy, A.; Claridge, D. E.; Haberl, J. S.; White, E.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Optimizing Geographic Allotment of Photovoltaic Capacity in a Distributed Generation Setting: Preprint  

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A multi-objective optimization was performed to allocate 2MW of PV among four candidate sites on the island of Lanai such that energy was maximized and variability in the form of ramp rates was minimized. This resulted in an optimal solution set which provides a range of geographic allotment alternatives for the fixed PV capacity. Within the optimal set, a tradeoff between energy produced and variability experienced was found, whereby a decrease in variability always necessitates a simultaneous decrease in energy. A design point within the optimal set was selected for study which decreased extreme ramp rates by over 50% while only decreasing annual energy generation by 3% over the maximum generation allocation. To quantify the allotment mix selected, a metric was developed, called the ramp ratio, which compares ramping magnitude when all capacity is allotted to a single location to the aggregate ramping magnitude in a distributed scenario. The ramp ratio quantifies simultaneously how much smoothing a distributed scenario would experience over single site allotment and how much a single site is being under-utilized for its ability to reduce aggregate variability. This paper creates a framework for use by cities and municipal utilities to reduce variability impacts while planning for high penetration of PV on the distribution grid.

Urquhart, B.; Sengupta, M.; Keller, J.

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal energy-harvesting cycles for load-driven dielectric generators in plane strain  

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The performances of energy harvesting generators based on dielectric elastomers are investigated. The configuration is of a thin dielectric film coated by stretchable electrodes at both sides. The film is first stretched, then charged and subsequently, afterwards it is released, and finally the charge is harvested at a higher electric potential. The amount of energy extracted by this cycle is bounded by the electric breakdown and the ultimate stretch ratio of the film as well as by structural instabilities due to loss of tension. To identify the optimal cycle that complies with these limits we formulate a constraint optimization problem and solve it with a dedicated solver for two typical classes of elastic dielectrics. As anticipated, we find that the performance of the generator depends critically on the ultimate stretch ratio of the film. However, more surprising is our finding of a universal limit on the dielectric strength of the film beyond which the optimal cycle is independent of this parameter. Thus, we reveal that, regardless of how large the dielectric strength of the material is, there is an upper bound on the amount of harvested energy that depends only on the ultimate stretch ratio. We conclude the work with detailed calculations of the optimal cycles for two commercially available elastic dielectrics.

R. Springhetti; E. Bortot; G. deBotton; M. Gei

2014-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

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National Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Power Plants  

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National Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of National Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Power Plants National Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Power Plants January 25, 2013 - 11:10am Addthis AVESTAR provides high-quality, hands-on, simulator-based workforce training delivered by an experienced team of power industry training professionals for West Virginia students. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Fossil Energy. AVESTAR provides high-quality, hands-on, simulator-based workforce training delivered by an experienced team of power industry training professionals for West Virginia students. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Fossil Energy. Gayland Barksdale Technical Writer, Office of Fossil Energy What Does AVESTAR Provide? Advanced dynamic simulation, control and virtual plant technologies

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National Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Power Plants  

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Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Power Plants National Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Power Plants January 25, 2013 - 11:10am Addthis AVESTAR provides high-quality, hands-on, simulator-based workforce training delivered by an experienced team of power industry training professionals for West Virginia students. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Fossil Energy. AVESTAR provides high-quality, hands-on, simulator-based workforce training delivered by an experienced team of power industry training professionals for West Virginia students. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Fossil Energy. Gayland Barksdale Technical Writer, Office of Fossil Energy What Does AVESTAR Provide? Advanced dynamic simulation, control and virtual plant technologies

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Integrated operation of electric vehicles and renewable generation in a smart distribution system  

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Abstract Distribution system complexity is increasing mainly due to technological innovation, renewable Distributed Generation (DG) and responsive loads. This complexity makes difficult the monitoring, control and operation of distribution networks for Distribution System Operators (DSOs). In order to cope with this complexity, a novel method for the integrated operational planning of a distribution system is presented in this paper. The method introduces the figure of the aggregator, conceived as an intermediate agent between end-users and DSOs. In the proposed method, energy and reserve scheduling is carried out by both aggregators and DSO. Moreover, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are considered as responsive loads that can participate in ancillary service programs by providing reserve to the system. The efficiency of the proposed method is evaluated on an 84-bus distribution test system. Simulation results show that the integrated scheduling of \\{EVs\\} and renewable generators can mitigate the negative effects related to the uncertainty of renewable generation.

Alireza Zakariazadeh; Shahram Jadid; Pierluigi Siano

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aging of nuclear station diesel generators: Evaluation of operating and expert experience: Phase 1, Study  

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Pacific Northwest Laboratory evaluated operational and expert experience pertaining to the aging degradation of diesel generators in nuclear service. The research, sponsored by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), identified and characterized the contribution of aging to emergency diesel generator failures. This report, Volume I, reviews diesel-generator experience to identify the systems and components most subject to aging degradation and isolates the major causes of failure that may affect future operational readiness. Evaluations show that as plants age, the percent of aging-related failures increases and failure modes change. A compilation is presented of recommended corrective actions for the failures identified. This study also includes a review of current, relevant industry programs, research, and standards. Volume II reports the results of an industry-wide workshop held on May 28 and 29, 1986 to discuss the technical issues associated with aging of nuclear service emergency diesel generators.

Hoopingarner, K.R.; Vause, J.W.; Dingee, D.A.; Nesbitt, J.F.

1987-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing the CEBAF Injector for Beam Operation with a Higher Voltage Electron Gun  

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Recent developments in the DC gun technology used at CEBAF have allowed an increase in operational voltage from 100kV to 130kV. In the near future this will be extended further to 200kV with the purchase of a new power supply. The injector components and layout at this time have been designed specifically for 100kV operation. It is anticipated that with an increase in gun voltage and optimization of the layout and components for 200kV operation, that the electron bunch length and beam brightness can be improved upon. This paper explores some upgrade possibilities for a 200kV gun CEBAF injector through beam dynamic simulations.

F.E. Hannon, A.S. Hofler, R. Kazimi

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Optimal operating strategies coping with uncertainties of world oil prices for China's strategic petroleum reserve  

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Since 2003, China has begun to establish its own strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) to strengthen its oil supply security. Due to the unpredictable feature of the oil supply interruption or sudden price rising, questions about operating the SPR become an important issue for China's policy makers. This paper analysed the operating strategies for China's SPR by developing a stochastic dynamic programming model, which considered uncertainties of the world oil prices and the construction process of China's SPR sites. Different situations, including normal world oil prices, short-term world oil price rising, continuously high world oil prices and continuously oil price decrease were considered and discussed. Optimal SPR operating strategies coping with uncertainties of world oil prices for China were derived and relevant policy implications were obtained. The influence effects on world oil price caused by the acquisition or drawdown actions of China's SPR were considered, too.

Xin Chen; Hailin Mu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Priority Based Reservoir Optimization using Linear Programming: Application to Flood Operation of the Iowa/Des Moines River System  

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for preservation of selected operating priorities and the effect that operating constraints have on systemPriority Based Reservoir Optimization using Linear Programming: Application to Flood Operation of the Iowa/Des Moines River System By MATTHEW JASON BROWN B.S. (The Pennsylvania State University) 1995

Lund, Jay R.

185

UK scenario of islanded operation of active distribution networks with renewable distributed generators  

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This paper reports on the current UK scenario of islanded operation of active distribution networks with renewable distributed generators (RDGs). Different surveys indicate that the present scenario does not economically justify islanding operation of active distribution networks with RDGs. With rising DG penetration, much benefit would be lost if the \\{DGs\\} are not allowed to island only due to conventional operational requirement of utilities. Technical studies clearly indicate the need to review parts of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations (ESQCR) for successful islanded operations. Commercial viability of islanding operation must be assessed in relation to enhancement of power quality, system reliability and supply of potential ancillary services through network support. Demonstration projects under Registered Power Zone and Technical Architecture Projects should be initiated to investigate the utility of DG islanding. However these efforts should be compounded with a realistic judgement of the associated technical and economic issues for the development of future power networks beyond 2010.

S.P. Chowdhury; S. Chowdhury; P.A. Crossley

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Tool-Assisted Unit-Test Generation and Selection Based on Operational Abstractions  

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Tool-Assisted Unit-Test Generation and Selection Based on Operational Abstractions Tao Xie1 of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105 Abstract. Unit testing, a common step in software development, presents a chal- lenge. When produced manually, unit test suites are often insufficient to identify defects. The main

Xie, Tao

187

High-Efficiency Operation of High-Frequency DCDC Conversion for Next-Generation Microprocessors  

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High-Efficiency Operation of High-Frequency DCDC Conversion for Next-Generation Microprocessors current slew rate during load transients: all leading to faster energy transfer and better transient ZVS for majority-carrier power devices [3]. In this paper, the design of a ZVS quasi-square-wave (ZVS

Ng, Wai Tung

188

Studies on Optimal Gas Supply For a Maskless Etching System with Micro- Discharge Plasma Operated at Atmospheric Pressure  

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An optimal gas supply method for the micro discharge plasma generated along a quartz glass electrode, which was useful for the maskless fabrication of electrode grooves for surface electrodes on solar cells, w...

Toshiyuki Hamada; Takuya Arimura; Tatsuya Sakoda

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

190

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

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MagRad: A code to optimize the operation of superconducting magnets in a radiation environment  

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A powerful computational tool, called MagRad, has been developed which optimizes magnet design for operation in radiation fields. Specifically, MagRad has been used for the analysis and design modification of the cable-in-conduit conductors of the TF magnet systems in fusion reactor designs. Since the TF magnets must operate in a radiation environment which damages the material components of the conductor and degrades their performance, the optimization of conductor design must account not only for start-up magnet performance, but also shut-down performance. The degradation in performance consists primarily of three effects: reduced stability margin of the conductor; a transition out of the well-cooled operating regime; and an increased maximum quench temperature attained in the conductor. Full analysis of the magnet performance over the lifetime of the reactor includes: radiation damage to the conductor, stability, protection, steady state heat removal, shielding effectiveness, optimal annealing schedules, and finally costing of the magnet and reactor. Free variables include primary and secondary conductor geometric and compositional parameters, as well as fusion reactor parameters. A means of dealing with the radiation damage to the conductor, namely high temperature superconductor anneals, is proposed, examined, and demonstrated to be both technically feasible and cost effective. Additionally, two relevant reactor designs (ITER CDA and ARIES-II/IV) have been analyzed. Upon addition of pure copper strands to the cable, the ITER CDA TF magnet design was found to be marginally acceptable, although much room for both performance improvement and cost reduction exists. A cost reduction of 10-15% of the capital cost of the reactor can be achieved by adopting a suitable superconductor annealing schedule. In both of these reactor analyses, the performance predictive capability of MagRad and its associated costing techniques have been demonstrated.

Yeaw, C.T.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Installation, Operation, and Maintenance at Offshore Wind Projects in the United States  

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For the United States to ensure that the substantial rollout of offshore wind energy projects envisioned by the DOE is carried out in an efficient and cost-effective manner, it is important to observe the current and emerging practices in the international offshore wind energy industry. In this manner, the United States can draw from the experience already gained around the world, combined with experience from the sizeable U.S. land-based wind industry, to develop a strong offshore wind sector. The work detailed in this report will support that learning curve by enabling optimization of the cost-effectiveness of installation, operation, and maintenance activities for offshore wind farms.

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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

194

Optimal Controller Design of a Wind Turbine with Doubly Fed Induction Generator for Small Signal Stability Enhancement  

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Multi-objective optimal controller design of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) wind turbine system using Differential Evolution ( ... this chapter. A detailed mathematical model of DFIG wind turbine with a ...

Lihui Yang; Guang Ya Yang; Zhao Xu; Zhao Yang Dong; Yusheng Xue

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

195

The Design, Operation, and Performance of the Round Hill Electrostatic Generator  

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The design, technique of operation, and performance of the Round Hill electrostatic generator are presented in some detail. The problems of operating wide paper belts, of eliminating vibration, and of controlling humidity are discussed. The original belt charging system, with the belts operated at saturation charge density, is described and its range of usefulness is indicated. A consideration of the problems of voltage control and voltage steadiness at reduced charging currents leads to two modified designs of the belt charging system. The measurement of voltage by means of the generating voltmeter is discussed with special emphasis on the precautions necessary to eliminate or to correct for sources of systematic error. Under the conditions realizable with the Round Hill generator the probable error in voltage measurements is less than one percent on a relative scale and about two percent on an absolute scale. The magnitude of voltage fluctuations is less than 0.1 percent. The generator performance data for the positive and negative terminals are given in graphical form. The maximum charging current is 2.1 ma and is practically independent of voltage. The highest voltage obtained consistently without sparking is 2.4 megavolts positive and 2.7 megavolts negative, giving 5.1 megavolts between the terminals. At this voltage there is 1.1 ma of current available for application to an accelerating tube.

L. C. van Atta; D. L. Northrup; C. M. van Atta; R. J. van de Graaff

1936-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature  

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Optimal Operation of a Waste Incineration Plant for District Heating Johannes Jaschke, Helge Smedsrud, Sigurd Skogestad*, Henrik Manum  

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Optimal Operation of a Waste Incineration Plant for District Heating Johannes J¨aschke, Helge@chemeng.ntnu.no off-line. This systematic approach is here applied to a waste incineration plant for district heating. In district heating networks, operators usually wish to ob- tain the lowest possible return temperature

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Provisional 300-level Statistics and Operations Research courses for 2011 MATH 353 Optimization (also listed in the MATH courses)  

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/3 Provisional 100-/200-level Statistics and Operations Research courses for 2011 MATH 177 ProbabilityProvisional 300-level Statistics and Operations Research courses for 2011 MATH 353 Optimization 251, MATH 261) + 15 further points from 200-level MATH or OPRE X OPRE 351 1/3 MATH 377 Probability

Frean, Marcus

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Minimum Cost Operation Mode and Minimum Loss Operation Mode of Power System – Operation Mode Selection Based on Voltage Stability  

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Two formulae – an optimal P-Q generation formula for minimum system cost and an optimal MW allocation formula for minimum system loss – are described in this paper. The author defines two kinds of power system operation

Sang-Joong Lee

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Tariff Period Determination Cost of electricity generation is closely related to system demand. In general, the  

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Optimal Tariff Period Determination Cost of electricity generation is closely related to system setting is giving signal to customers the time variant cost of supplying electricity. Since the costs demand. In general, the generation cost is higher during system peak period, and vice versa. In Hong Kong

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Operating experience feedback report -- turbine-generator overspeed protection systems: Commercial power reactors. Volume 11  

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This report presents the results of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s Office for Analysis and Evaluation of Operational Data (AEOD) review of operating experience of main turbine-generator overspeed and overspeed protection systems. It includes an indepth examination of the turbine overspeed event which occurred on November 9, 1991, at the Salem Unit 2 Nuclear Power Plant. It also provides information concerning actions taken by other utilities and the turbine manufacturers as a result of the Salem overspeed event. AEOD`s study reviewed operating procedures and plant practices. It noted differences between turbine manufacturer designs and recommendations for operations, maintenance, and testing, and also identified significant variations in the manner that individual plants maintain and test their turbine overspeed protection systems. AEOD`s study provides insight into the shortcomings in the design, operation, maintenance, testing, and human factors associated with turbine overspeed protection systems. Operating experience indicates that the frequency of turbine overspeed events is higher than previously thought and that the bases for demonstrating compliance with NRC`s General Design Criterion (GDC) 4, Environmental and dynamic effects design bases, may be nonconservative with respect to the assumed frequency.

Ornstein, H.L.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Optimizing artificial lift operations through the use of wireless conveyed real time bottom hole data  

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The use of an innovative wireless bottom hole pressure/temperature telemetry acquisition system in artificial lift operations can dramatically improve efficiency and optimize fluid producing rates in those wells. The tool is installed into the producing well in the vicinity of the perforations, measuring and transmitting the producing bottom hole pressures and temperatures to the surface for instantaneous control of the surface pumping motor speed. This insures the lowest possible fluid level back pressures, thus allowing for the highest possible fluid entry into the wellbore from that reservoir`s capacity. Operating costs per barrel are lowered since the maximum oil production can now be realized from existing wells. The telemetry tool is deployed with standard slickline equipment and is installed inside a well in a manner similar to ordinary pressure recorder tools. Several unique advantages of the tool are: (1) no moving parts; (2) no wireline to the surface; (3) real time measurement of bottom hole data; and (4) slickline retrievable. Future versions of the acquisition system tool will improve operating efficiency in the following ways: (1) Temperature monitoring and control of perforation scaling, tubular waxing, and tubular hydrating plugs. (2) Provide data necessary to create diagnostically predictive IPR curves through monitoring of reservoir in-flow rates. (3) Enabling early warning of water encroachment or lensing through fluid resistivity monitoring.

Campbell, B.; MacKinnon, J.; Bandy, T.R.; Hampton, T.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

203

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

204

The optimal selection of on-site CHP systems through integrated sizing and operational strategy  

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Abstract Achievable outcomes of the combined heat and power (CHP) system applications are subject to several factors. In this study the value of integrated system sizing and operational strategy selection has been evaluated. This would facilitate maximum return on investment as well as reducing primary energy resource consumption and environmental impact. The required model improvements are identified and applied, which will encompass the transient characteristics of the CHP system components and their true operational constraints in a more realistic manner. In addition, the proposed methodology is generic enough to cover energy demand fluctuations of any existing manufacturing plant by aggregated data integration to guarantee improved on-site energy generation system outcomes. Finally the proposed methodology is applied to a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. The results illustrate promising potential improvements in comparison with existing approaches for CHP system configurations.

P. Ghadimi; S. Kara; B. Kornfeld

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

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

206

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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A Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Model for Optimizing the Scheduling and Assignment of Tank Farm Operations  

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1 A Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Model for Optimizing the Scheduling and Assignment of Tank) formulation for the Tank Farm Operation Problem (TFOP), which involves simultaneous scheduling of continuous multi-product processing lines and the assignment of dedicated storage tanks to finished products

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

208

Economically Efficient Operation of CO2 Capturing Process Part I: Self-optimizing Procedure for Selecting the Best Controlled Variables  

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the greenhouse gas CO2 that causes global warming. Due to the effect of CO2 emissions on global warming consider an absorption/stripping amine process to remove most of the CO2 from the combustion flue gas Efficient Operation of CO2 Capturing Process Part I: Self-optimizing Procedure for Selecting the Best

Skogestad, Sigurd

209

Systems Modeling and Analysis Industrial Engineers are interested in optimizing the design and operation of complex systems  

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and operation of complex systems composed of people and machines using information, materials and energySystems Modeling and Analysis Industrial Engineers are interested in optimizing the design to produce goods and services. Analyzing such systems with information-driven models is an essential step

Dyer, Bill

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A hierarchical compromise model for the joint optimization of recovery operations and distribution of emergency goods in Humanitarian Logistics  

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The distribution of emergency goods to a population affected by a disaster is one of the most fundamental operations in Humanitarian Logistics. In the case of a particularly disruptive event, parts of the distribution infrastructure (e.g., bridges, roads) ... Keywords: Distribution planning, Humanitarian logistics, Multi-criteria optimization, Recovery

F. Liberatore; M. T. Ortuño; G. Tirado; B. Vitoriano; M. P. Scaparra

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0302: Transfer of the Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator Assembly and Test Operations From the Mound Site  

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This EIS analyzes DOE's proposed transfer of the Heat Source/Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (HS/RTG) operations at the Mound Site near Miamisburg, Ohio, to an alternative DOE site.

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Grey-box modeling of an ocean vessel for operational optimization  

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Operational optimization of ocean vessels, both off-line and in real-time, is becoming increasingly important due to rising fuel cost and added environmental constraints. Accurate and efficient simulation models are needed to achieve maximum energy efficiency. In this paper a grey-box modeling approach for the simulation of ocean vessels is presented. The modeling approach combines conventional analysis models based on physical principles (a white-box model) with a feed forward neural-network (a black-box model). Two different ways of combining these models are presented, in series and in parallel. The results of simulating several trips of a medium sized container vessel show that the grey-box modeling approach, both serial and parallel approaches, can improve the prediction of the vessel fuel consumption significantly compared to a white-box model. However, a prediction of the vessel speed is only improved slightly. Furthermore, the results give an indication of the potential advantages of grey-box models, which is extrapolation beyond a given training data set and the incorporation of physical phenomena which are not modeled in the white-box models. Finally, included is a discussion on how to enhance the predictability of the grey-box models as well as updating the neural-network in real-time.

Leifur Þ. Leifsson; Hildur Sævarsdóttir; Sven Þ. Sigurðsson; Ari Vésteinsson

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Project Title: Small Scale Electrical Power Generation from Heat Co-Produced in Geothermal Fluids: Mining Operation  

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Demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of small scale power generation from low temperature co-produced fluids. Phase I is to Develop, Design and Test an economically feasible low temperature ORC solution to generate power from lower temperature co-produced geothermal fluids. Phase II &III are to fabricate, test and site a fully operational demonstrator unit on a gold mine working site and operate, remotely monitor and collect data per the DOE recommended data package for one year.

Clark, Thomas M [Principal Investigator; Erlach, Celeste [Communications Mgr.

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

214

System Modeling and Design Optimization for a Next-Generation Unattended Sensor  

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We are developing a next-generation unattendedsensor that can detect and identify radiation sources while operating on battery power for several weeks. The system achieves smaller size and weight over systems that use NaI:Tl and 3He detectors by using a relatively new scintillator, Cs2LiYCl6:Ce:Ce (CLYC). This material can detect both gamma rays and thermal neutrons, has energy resolution of ~4% full width at half maximum at 662 keV, and allows for particle discrimination by pulse amplitude as well as pulse shape. The overall design features an array of sixteen CLYC detectors, each read out by a photomultiplier tube and custom pulse processing electronics. A field-programmable gate array analyzes the energy spectra using computationally efficient algorithms for anomaly detection.

McDonald, Benjamin S.; Myjak, Mitchell J.; Hensley, Walter K.; Smart, John E.

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Capacity analysis, cycle time optimization, and supply chain strategy in multi-product biopharmaceutical manufacturing operations  

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Application of system optimization theory, supply chain principles, and capacity modeling are increasingly valuable tools for use in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. The dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry - ...

Fetcho-Phillips, Kacey L. (Kacey Lynn)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Optimal Technology Investment and Operation in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings with Demand Response  

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and Operation in Zero-Net- Energy Buildings with Demandand Operation in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings with Demandhas launched the Zero-Net- Energy (ZNE) Commercial Building

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

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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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

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Real-time Pricing Leading to Optimal Operation under Distributed Decision Makings  

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and development on the future power grid in which small but variety and a huge number of distributed generators, flywheels pene- trate into the current bulk power generation and transmission network, and there has also, since the legacy power grid is intended for delivering energy from centralized power generators

Hespanha, João Pedro

220

Operational water consumption and withdrawal factors for electricity generating technologies: a review of existing literature  

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This report provides estimates of operational water withdrawal and water consumption factors for electricity generating technologies in the United States. Estimates of water factors were collected from published primary literature and were not modified except for unit conversions. The water factors presented may be useful in modeling and policy analyses where reliable power plant level data are not available. Major findings of the report include: water withdrawal and consumption factors vary greatly across and within fuel technologies, and water factors show greater agreement when organized according to cooling technologies as opposed to fuel technologies; a transition to a less carbon-intensive electricity sector could result in either an increase or a decrease in water use, depending on the choice of technologies and cooling systems employed; concentrating solar power technologies and coal facilities with carbon capture and sequestration capabilities have the highest water consumption values when using a recirculating cooling system; and non-thermal renewables, such as photovoltaics and wind, have the lowest water consumption factors. Improved power plant data and further studies into the water requirements of energy technologies in different climatic regions would facilitate greater resolution in analyses of water impacts of future energy and economic scenarios. This report provides the foundation for conducting water use impact assessments of the power sector while also identifying gaps in data that could guide future research.

J Macknick; R Newmark; G Heath; K C Hallett

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal site matching of wind turbine generator: Case study of the Gulf of Suez region in Egypt  

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During the last few years, Egypt has emerged as the leader of wind power in the Middle East and Africa. In the Gulf of Suez region, a continuously expanding large-scale grid-connected wind farm is available at Zafarana site. The Gulf of EL-Zayt site in the Gulf of Suez region is now under extensive studies related to wind power projects such as feasibility and bird migration studies. Therefore, the Gulf of Suez region is considered in this paper for optimal site matching of wind turbine generator (WTG). This paper treats the problem of site matching of WTG through improved formulation of the capacity factor. Such factor is estimated based on Weibull PDF and an accurate model for the WTG output-power-curve. Ornithological, martial, and other limitations placed on WTG hub heights in the Gulf of Suez region in Egypt are taken into account. In addition, a MATLAB based program is created to implement the presented technique of optimal site matching of WTG. Based on turbine-performance-index (TPI) maximization, optimal output-power-curve and optimal commercial WTG are determined for each candidate site in the Gulf of Suez region. Long-term performance measurements at Zafarana wind farms in comparison with the results are used to validate the presented technique and the optimality of the results.

M. EL-Shimy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment for the Installation and Operation of Combustion Turbine Generators at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

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DOElEA- 430 DOElEA- 430 LA-UR-02-6482 Nationat Nudea- Security Administration Environmental Assessment for the Installation and Operation of Combustion Turbine Generators at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico December II,2002 Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Site Office Environmental Assessment for the Installation and Operation of Combustion Turbine Generators at LANL DOE LASO December 11, 2002 iii Contents ACRONYMS AND TERMS.......................................................................................................V EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ....................................................................................................... IX 1.0 PURPOSE AND NEED ........................................................................................................1

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An Optimized Adaptive Protection Scheme for Distribution Systems Penetrated with Distributed Generators  

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An intelligent adaptive protection scheme for distribution systems penetrated with distributed generators is proposed in this chapter. The scheme...

Ahmed H. Osman; Mohamed S. Hassan…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

224

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

225

Review of Operational Water Consumption and Withdrawal Factors for Electricity Generating Technologies  

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Various studies have attempted to consolidate published estimates of water use impacts of electricity generating technologies, resulting in a wide range of technologies and values based on different primary sources of literature. The goal of this work is to consolidate the various primary literature estimates of water use during the generation of electricity by conventional and renewable electricity generating technologies in the United States to more completely convey the variability and uncertainty associated with water use in electricity generating technologies.

Macknick, J.; Newmark, R.; Heath, G.; Hallett, K. C.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DYNAMIC SIMULATION AND OPTIMAL REAL-TIME OPERATION OF CHP SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS.  

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??Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power (CHP) systems have been widely recognized as a key alternative for electric and thermal energy generation because of their outstanding… (more)

Cho, Hee Jin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Development of Optimal Catalyst Designs and Operating Strategies for Coupled LNT/SCR  

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We introduce a new bench-scale engine generator testing system for different diesel fuels, fuel blends, fuel additives, and evaluate their efficiency in Nox reduction.

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Start | Grid View | Browse by Day OR Group/Topical | Author Index | Keyword Index | Personal Scheduler Active Constraint Regions for Economically Optimal Operation of Distillation  

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Scheduler Active Constraint Regions for Economically Optimal Operation of Distillation Columns Tuesday and operation of distillation columns has been widely studied, as illustrated by for example Skogestad (1993 operation of distillation columns has been studied relatively little. The issue of active constraints

Skogestad, Sigurd

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U.S. Installation, Operation, and Performance Standards for Microturbine Generator Sets, August 2000  

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Report detailing the various codes and standards that are applicable for the installation, operation, and performance of microturbines.

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Cooperative search for optimizing pipeline operations T. Mora, A.B. Sesay  

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that result in a low usage of energy to make the re- quired gas deliveries. Our cooperative search approach im of optimizing gas pipeline opera- tions, i.e. finding control parameters for a gas transmission network that is the current state-of-the-art by creating solutions that re- quire more than 10 percent less energy. Categories

Denzinger, Jörg

231

Enterprise-Wide Optimization Seminar Integration of Supply Chain Design and Operation with  

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Pipeline Inventory Place order Place order Inventory position Receive order Receive order Outline 0 2 4 6 8 Acetone Cumene Ethylene Carbon Monoxide Methanol Ethylbenzene Naphtha Chlorobenzene Styrene Ethanol Ethylene Glycol Acetic Acid Byproducts #12;5Enterprise-Wide Optimization Seminar ­ Supply Chain Design

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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Use of Frequency Response Metrics to Assess the Planning and Operating Requirements for Reliable Integration of Variable Renewable Generation  

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An interconnected electric power system is a complex system that must be operated within a safe frequency range in order to reliably maintain the instantaneous balance between generation and load. This is accomplished by ensuring that adequate resources are available to respond to expected and unexpected imbalances and restoring frequency to its scheduled value in order to ensure uninterrupted electric service to customers. Electrical systems must be flexible enough to reliably operate under a variety of"change" scenarios. System planners and operators must understand how other parts of the system change in response to the initial change, and need tools to manage such changes to ensure reliable operation within the scheduled frequency range. This report presents a systematic approach to identifying metrics that are useful for operating and planning a reliable system with increased amounts of variable renewable generation which builds on existing industry practices for frequency control after unexpected loss of a large amount of generation. The report introduces a set of metrics or tools for measuring the adequacy of frequency response within an interconnection. Based on the concept of the frequency nadir, these metrics take advantage of new information gathering and processing capabilities that system operators are developing for wide-area situational awareness. Primary frequency response is the leading metric that will be used by this report to assess the adequacy of primary frequency control reserves necessary to ensure reliable operation. It measures what is needed to arrest frequency decline (i.e., to establish frequency nadir) at a frequency higher than the highest set point for under-frequency load shedding within an interconnection. These metrics can be used to guide the reliable operation of an interconnection under changing circumstances.

Eto, Joseph H.; Undrill, John; Mackin, Peter; Daschmans, Ron; Williams, Ben; Haney, Brian; Hunt, Randall; Ellis, Jeff; Illian, Howard; Martinez, Carlos; O'Malley, Mark; Coughlin, Katie; LaCommare, Kristina Hamachi

2010-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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Potential Economic Impact of Constructing and Operating Solar Power Generation Facilities in Nevada  

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Nevada has a vast potential for electricity generation using solar power. An examination of the stock of renewable resources in Nevada proves that the state has the potential to be a leader in renewable-electric generation--one of the best in the world. This study provides estimates on the economic impact in terms of employment, personal income, and gross state product (GSP) of developing a portion of Nevada's solar energy generation resources.

Schwer, R. K.; Riddel, M.

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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

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Price Forecasting and Optimal Operation of Wholesale Customers in a Competitive Electricity Market.  

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??This thesis addresses two main issues: first, forecasting short-term electricity market prices; and second, the application of short-term electricity market price forecasts to operation planning… (more)

Zareipour, Hamidreza

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization-based routing and scheduling of IED-detection assets in contemporary military operations  

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Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, have become a familiar and lethal part of contemporary military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, producing more casualties than any other weapons system. One reason for their success ...

Marks, Christopher E. (Christopher Edward)

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of operating conditions for steam turbine using an artificial neural network inverse  

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Abstract The useful life (UL) of the failure assessment in blades of steam turbines is optimized using the artificial intelligence. The objective of this paper is to develop an integrated approach using artificial neural network inverse (ANNi) coupling with a Nelder Mead optimization method to estimate the resonance stress when the UL of the blades is required. The proposed method \\{ANNi\\} is a new tool which inverts the artificial neural network (ANN). Firstly, It is necessary to build the artificial neural network (ANN) that simulates the output parameter (UL). ANN's model is constituted of feedforward network with one hidden layer to calculate the output of the process when input parameters are well known, then inverting ANN. The \\{ANNi\\} could be used as a tool to estimate the optimal unknown parameter required (resonance stress). Very low percentage of error and short computing time are precise and efficient, make this methodology (ANNi) attractive to be applied for control on line the UL of the system and constitutes a very promising framework for finding set of “good solutions”.

Y.El. Hamzaoui; J.A. Rodríguez; J.A. Hernández; Victor Salazar

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Operation strategy for a lab-scale grid-connected photovoltaic generation system integrated with battery energy storage  

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Abstract The operation strategy for a lab-scale grid-connected photovoltaic generation system integrated with battery energy storage is proposed in this paper. The photovoltaic generation system is composed of a full-bridge inverter, a DC–DC boost converter, an isolated bidirectional DC–DC converter, a solar cell array and a battery set. Since the battery set acts as an energy buffer to adjust the power generation of the solar cell array, the negative impact on power quality caused by the intermittent and unstable output power from a solar cell array is alleviated, so the penetration rate of the grid-connected photovoltaic generation system is increased. A lab-scale prototype is developed to verify the performance of the system. The experimental results show that it achieves the expected performance.

Hurng-Liahng Jou; Yi-Hao Chang; Jinn-Chang Wu; Kuen-Der Wu

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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A hierarchical compromise model for the joint optimization of recovery operations and distribution of emergency goods in Humanitarian Logistics  

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The distribution of emergency goods to a population affected by a disaster is one of the most fundamental operations in Humanitarian Logistics. In the case of a particularly disruptive event, parts of the distribution infrastructure (e.g., bridges, roads) can be damaged. This damage would make it impossible and/or unsafe for the vehicles to reach all the centers of demand (e.g., towns and villages). In this paper, we propose and solve the problem of planning for recovery of damaged elements of the distribution network, so that the consequent distribution planning would benefit the most. We apply the model, called RecHADS, to a case study based on the 2010 Haiti earthquake. We also show empirically the importance of coordinating recovery and distribution operations optimization.

F. Liberatore; M.T. Ortuño; G. Tirado; B. Vitoriano; M.P. Scaparra

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Demonstrating Fuel Consumption and Emissions Reductions with Next Generation Model-Based Diesel Engine Control  

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Presents a next generation model-based engine controller that incorporates real-time fuel efficiency optimization and tested under fully transient engine and vehicle operating conditions.

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Analysis of the Impact of Balancing Area Cooperation on the Operation of the Western Interconnection with Wind and Solar Generation (Presentation)  

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This presentation describes the analysis of the impact of balancing area cooperation on the operation of the Western Interconnection with wind and solar generation, including a discussion of operating reserves, ramping, production simulation, and conclusions.

Milligan, M.; Lew, D.; Jordan, G.; Piwko, R.; Kirby, B.; King, J.; Beuning, S.

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Photovoltaic Charge Generation of Nanowire Arrays: A Simple Semi-Analytic Approach  

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Nanowire arrays exhibit efficient light coupling and strong light trapping, making them well suited to solar cell applications. The processes that contribute to their absorption are interrelated and highly dispersive, so the only current method of optimizing the absorption is by intensive numerical calculations. We present an efficient alternative which depends solely on the wavelength-dependent refractive indices of the constituent materials. We choose each array parameter such that the number of modes propagating away from the absorber is minimized while the number of resonant modes within the absorber is maximized. From this we develop a semi-analytic method that quantitatively identifies the small range of parameters where arrays achieve maximum short circuit currents. This provides a fast route to optimizing NW array cell efficiencies by greatly reducing the geometries to study with full device models. Our approach is general and applies to a variety of materials and to a large range of array thicknesses...

Sturmberg, Björn C P; Botten, Lindsay C; Asatryan, Ara A; Poulton, Christopher G; McPhedran, Ross C; de Sterke, C Martijn

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach based on ant colony optimization for daily Volt/Var control in distribution networks considering distributed generators  

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This paper presents a new approach to daily Volt/Var control in distribution systems with regard to distributed generators (DGs). Due to the small X/R ratio and radial configuration of distribution systems, \\{DGs\\} have much impact on this problem. A cost-based compensation methodology is proposed as a proper signal to encourage owners of \\{DGs\\} in active and reactive power generation. An evolutionary method based on ant colony optimization (ACO) is used to determine the active and reactive power values of DGs, reactive power values of capacitors and tap positions of transformers for the next day. The results indicate that the proposed encouraging factor has improved the performance of distribution networks on a large scale.

Taher Niknam

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An optimized co-ordinated approach for harmonic minimization of Doubly Fed Induction Generator connected micro-grid system  

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Abstract This paper illustrates the biogeography based optimization (BBO) based selected harmonic elimination technique for \\{DFIGs\\} connected to a micro-grid. The lower order harmonics are individually eliminated in each DFIG outputs but the higher order harmonics are eliminated in such a way that the harmonics generated by one source is eliminated by the other after generating the same order of harmonics in opposite phase. The switching angles are computed off-line and stored in microcontroller memory in the form of look-up tables for on line application. The excitation power for the inverters is obtained from a photovoltaic (PV) panel. Proper simulations are executed for the proposed theory and subsequently supported by investigational verifications. Both the simulation and experiments agree well with the analytical formulation. The total harmonic distortion (THD) in the output is found to be within the stipulated limit.

Krishna Sarker; Debashis Chatterjee; S.K. Goswami

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Optimization of carbon-supported platinum cathode catalysts for DMFC operation.  

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In this paper, we describe performance and optimization of carbon-supported cathode catalysts at low platinum loading. We find that at a loading below 0.6 mg cm-2 carbon-supported platinum outperforms platinum black as a DMFC cathode catalyst. A catalyst with a 1:1 volume ratio of the dry NafionTM to the electronically conducting phase (platinum plus carbon support) provides the best performance in oxygen reduction reaction. Thanks to improved catalyst utilization, carbon-supported catalysts with a platinum content varying from 40 wt% to 80 wt% deliver very good DMFC performance, even at relatively modest precious metal loadings investigated in this work.

Zhu, Y. (Yimin); Brosha, E. L. (Eric L.); Zelenay, P. (Piotr)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Optimizing Control and Energy Saving Operations of One Teaching Building  

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is precooling. No water is allowed to flow though the by-pass tube on the target of reducing the precooling energy consumption. In the practical operation, the pressure difference by-pass valve can be forced to close by the central control room... is precooling. No water is allowed to flow though the by-pass tube on the target of reducing the precooling energy consumption. In the practical operation, the pressure difference by-pass valve can be forced to close by the central control room...

Lu, J.; Chen, Y.; Chen, J.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generation of ultrahigh frequency air microplasma in a magnetic loop and effects of pulse modulation on operation  

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An atmospheric pressure air microplasma (APAMP) source was developed under ambient conditions using a magnetic loop at an operating frequency of 740 MHz. A self-igniting, stable APAMP was generated at 9.5 W. Pulse modulation (PM) was applied to the ultra high frequency signal. The effects of PM on self-ignition and operation of the APAMP source were studied by using a square wave modulating signal in the frequency range of 5-30 KHz. With the application of PM on the APAMP, in the best case, the plasma self-ignites and is sustained at 2.5 W.

Taghioskoui, Mazdak; Perlow, Joshua; Zaghloul, Mona [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States); Montaser, Akbar [Department of Chemistry, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052 (United States)

2010-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Schrödinger Operators with Singular Complex Potentials as Generators: Existence and Stability  

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associated with Dirichlet forms and complex locally integrable V with negative real part in the Kato class we construct an extension of H + V which generates a C 0-semigroup on L

V. Liskevich; P. Stollmann

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A new approach to assess the positional accuracy of maps generated by GIS overlay operations  

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This paper proposes a new approach to assess the positional accuracy of maps generated by overlaying multi-scale spatial data layers with different levels of positional accuracy. The existing techniques for as...

Liu Wenbao; Xia Zongguo; Dai Honglei

2002-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

254

Micro-grid operation of inverter based distributed generation with voltage and frequency dependent loads  

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Distribution systems are experiencing increasing penetration of distributed generation (DG). One attractive option is to use the available DG capacity during utility outages by forming planned micro-grids. Load sharing ...

Zeineldin, H. H.

255

Monitoring and Optimization of Building Operations of a Low-Energy School Building  

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The ambitious design and energy concept of the new Gebhard-Müller-Schule (GMS) school building in Biberach/Riss, Germany proved itself during the first three school years of operation. The intended target value of 30 kWh/(m2a) overall heating energy...

Koenigsdorff, R.; Heinrich, S.; Baumann, O.; Reiser, C.

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Computers and Chemical Engineering 31 (2007) 15901601 Optimal operation of simple refrigeration cycles  

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with a constant setpoint policy. For the CO2 cycle on the other hand, a combination of measurements is necessary cycles Part II: Selection of controlled variables Jørgen Bauck Jensen, Sigurd Skogestad Department February 2007 Abstract The paper focuses on operation of simple refrigeration cycles and considers

Skogestad, Sigurd

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Optimal Operation of closed cycles for heating and Jrgen B. Jensen Sigurd Skogestad  

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super-heating, pressure, liquid level or valve set-point. Unlike open systems the initial charge applications have also merged together to give a system able to operate in both heating and cooling mode indicates that 33% of the gained heat is addet as electricity. In industrial processes, especially

Skogestad, Sigurd

258

Optimization of operating temperature in cryocooled HTS magnets for compactness and efficiency  

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superconductor (HTS) magnets is presented, aiming simultaneously at small size and low energy consumption. The magnet systems considered here are refrigerated by a closed-cycle cryocooler, and liquid cryogens may. The excessive energy consumption or the degraded overall efficiency caused by a low temperature operation could

Chang, Ho-Myung

259

Operational behavior of a double-fed permanent magnet generator for wind turbines  

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Greater efficiency in wind turbine systems is achieved by allowing the rotor to change its rate of rotation as the wind speed changes. The wind turbine system is decoupled from the utility grid and a variable speed operation ...

Reddy, Sivananda Kumjula

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Dealing With Load and Generation Cost Uncertainties in Power System Operation Studies: A Fuzzy Approach  

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Power systems are currently facing a change of the paradigm that determined their operation and planning while being surrounded by multiple uncertainties sources. As a consequence, dealing with uncertainty is ...

Bruno André Gomes; João Tomé Saraiva

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-resolved spectroscopy of plasma plumes: A versatile approach for optimization of high-order harmonic generation in laser plasma  

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The time-resolved studies of laser-produced Ag, In, Pt, V, Mn, and Ga plasmas are presented from the point of view of plasma application as the nonlinear optical medium for high-order harmonic generation of laser radiation. We show that optimization of plasma formation using this technique allows the enhancement of harmonic generation efficiency and extension of maximal harmonic order.

Ganeev, R. A. [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, 1650 Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2 (Canada); Institute of Electronics, Akademgorodok, 33 Dormon Yoli street, Tashkent 100125 (Uzbekistan); Elouga Bom, L. B.; Ozaki, T. [Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Energie, Materiaux et Telecommunications, 1650 Lionel-Boulet, Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2 (Canada)

2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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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

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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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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

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Simulation-based optimization for generating the dimensions of a dredged coastal entrance channel  

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An entrance channel is dredged when its natural dimensions are not adequate to accumulate more and larger ships. Considering the reconciliation among costs, safety and efficiency and the complex relationship among channel type, navigable water level ... Keywords: Entrance channel, navigation efficient, ship operation, simulation, stochastic

Guolei Tang, Wenyuan Wang, Zijian Guo, Xuhui Yu, Bingchang Wang

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal crystal surface for efficient channeling in the new generation of hadron machines  

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The new generation of hadron machines may profitably take advantage of channeling for steering and collimation of high-energy particle beams. In that case, the requirements on the quality of the crystal surface are rather stringent in terms of both lattice perfection and roughness. Here, the authors show the structural and morphological characterizations of crystals fabricated through a method to achieve a surface that fulfills all needed specifications for application in hadron machines.

Baricordi, S.; Guidi, V.; Mazzolari, A.; Martinelli, G.; Carnera, A.; De Salvador, D.; Sambo, A.; Della Mea, G.; Milan, R.; Vomiero, A.; Scandale, W. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Ferrara and INFN sezione di Ferrara, Via Saragat 1, Ferrara 44100 (Italy); Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Padova and INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell' Universita 2, Legnaro, 35020 Padova (Italy); Dipartimento dei Materiali e Tecnologie Industriali, Universita di Trento, Via Mesiano 77, Trento 1-38100, Italy and INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell' Universita 2, Legnaro, 35020 Padova (Italy); INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell' Universita 2, Legnaro, 35020 Padova (Italy); INFM-CNR Sensor Laboratory, Brescia University, Via Valotti 9, Brescia 25133, Italy and INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Viale dell' Universita 2, Legnaro, 35020 Padova (Italy); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), CH-1211 Geneva (Switzerland)

2007-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Unit Commitment of Generator Sets During Dynamic Positioning Operation Based on  

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Simulation Torstein I. Bø Tor Arne Johansen Eirik Mathiesen Center for Autonomous Marine Operations positioning system, diesel-electric propulsion is often used. At all time the vessel should be able decades diesel-electric propulsion has become industry standard for some types of vessels such as drilling

Johansen, Tor Arne

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Sustainable Design and Operation of Cellulosic Bioelectricity Supply Chain Networks with Life Cycle Economic, Environmental, and Social Optimization  

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This avoids many of the grid integration challenges associated with intermittent sources such as wind energy and solar energy. ... To address this challenge, we propose a multiobjective, multiperiod mixed-integer linear fractional programming (MILFP) model that captures critical features of the biopower supply chain, including geographically disperse distribution of biomass, seasonality in biomass supply, water content and degradation issues, etc. Levelized cost of electricity is chosen as the economic metric, which is extensively used as the major indicator for the projected economic performance of a renewable energy system. ... Tong, K. L.; Gong, J.; Yue, D. J.; You, F. Q.Stochastic Programming Approach to Optimal Design and Operations of Integrated Hydrocarbon Biofuel and Petroleum Supply Chains ACS Sustainable Chem. ...

Dajun Yue; Maxim Slivinsky; Jason Sumpter; Fengqi You

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of Operating Parameters for Minimum Mechanical Specific Energy in Drilling  

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Efficiency in drilling is measured by Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE). MSE is the measure of the amount of energy input required to remove a unit volume of rock, expressed in units of energy input divided by volume removed. It can be expressed mathematically in terms of controllable parameters; Weight on Bit, Torque, Rate of Penetration, and RPM. It is well documented that minimizing MSE by optimizing controllable factors results in maximum Rate of Penetration. Current methods for computing MSE make it possible to minimize MSE in the field only through a trial-and-error process. This work makes it possible to compute the optimum drilling parameters that result in minimum MSE. The parameters that have been traditionally used to compute MSE are interdependent. Mathematical relationships between the parameters were established, and the conventional MSE equation was rewritten in terms of a single parameter, Weight on Bit, establishing a form that can be minimized mathematically. Once the optimum Weight on Bit was determined, the interdependent relationship that Weight on Bit has with Torque and Penetration per Revolution was used to determine optimum values for those parameters for a given drilling situation. The improved method was validated through laboratory experimentation and analysis of published data. Two rock types were subjected to four treatments each, and drilled in a controlled laboratory environment. The method was applied in each case, and the optimum parameters for minimum MSE were computed. The method demonstrated an accurate means to determine optimum drilling parameters of Weight on Bit, Torque, and Penetration per Revolution. A unique application of micro-cracking is also presented, which demonstrates that rock failure ahead of the bit is related to axial force more than to rotation speed.

Hamrick, Todd

2011-05-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Using A High-Temperature Hydrogen Co-Generation Reactor To Optimize Both Economic and Environmental Performance  

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This paper reports the analysis of outcomes for a 3000 MWt HTGR plant, given price and cost assumptions, and determines what level of hydrogen and electricity production would optimize the plant economically and environmentally (carbon reduction). Coupling nuclear power with hydrogen production could fundamentally alter the character of the nuclear industry and nuclear technology’s development path. For this to happen, the hydrogen economy will have to be realized, and a new generation of reactors technically suitable to co-production of hydrogen with electric power must be developed and proven. The paper shows that the tradeoff between producing hydrogen through steam methane reformation and producing electricity is disproportionate and would require significant price increases for electricity to change the outcomes. It also found that estimate of shadow values for carbon credits was in the range now under discussion.

Weimar, Mark R.; Wood, Thomas W.; Reichmuth, Barbara A.; Johnson, Wayne L.

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measure Guideline: Condensing Boilers - Optimizing Efficiency and Response Time During Setback Operation  

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Conventional wisdom surrounding space heating has told us a couple of things consistently for several years now: size the mechanical systems to the heating loads and setting the thermostat back at night will result in energy savings. The problem is these two recommendations oppose each other. A system that is properly sized to the heating load will not have the extra capacity necessary to recover from a thermostat setback, especially at design conditions. The implication of this is that, for setback to be successfully implemented, the heating system must be oversized. This issue is exacerbated further when an outdoor reset control is used with a condensing boiler, because not only is the system matched to the load at design, the outdoor reset control matches the output to the load under varying outdoor temperatures. Under these circumstances, the home may never recover from setback. Special controls to bypass the outdoor reset sensor are then needed. Properly designing a hydronic system for setback operation can be accomplished but depends on several factors. Determining the appropriateness of setback for a particular project is the first step. This is followed by proper sizing of the boiler and baseboard to ensure the needed capacity can be met. Finally, control settings must be chosen that result in the most efficient and responsive performance. This guide provides step by step instructions for heating contractors and hydronic designers for selecting the proper control settings to maximize system performance and improve response time when using a thermostat setback.

Arena, L.

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft Word - Optimal_Performance_of_Hybrid_Generation_2011-05-24.docx  

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and Economic Analysis of and Economic Analysis of Various Power Generation Resources Coupled with CAES Systems May 17, 2011 DOE/NETL-2011/1472 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,

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Analysis of viscoelastic soft dielectric elastomer generators operating in an electrical circuit  

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A predicting model for soft Dielectric Elastomer Generators (DEGs) must consider a realistic model of the electromechanical behaviour of the elastomer filling, the variable capacitor and of the electrical circuit connecting all elements of the device. In this paper such an objective is achieved by proposing a complete framework for reliable simulations of soft energy harvesters. In particular, a simple electrical circuit is realised by connecting the capacitor, stretched periodically by a source of mechanical work, in parallel with a battery through a diode and with an electrical load consuming the energy produced. The electrical model comprises resistances simulating the effect of the electrodes and of the conductivity current invariably present through the dielectric film. As these devices undergo a high number of electro-mechanical loading cycles at large deformation, the time-dependent response of the material must be taken into account as it strongly affects the generator outcome. To this end, the viscoelastic behaviour of the polymer and the possible change of permittivity with strains are analysed carefully by means of a proposed coupled electro-viscoelastic constitutive model, calibrated on experimental data available in the literature for an incompressible polyacrilate elastomer (3M VHB4910). Numerical results showing the importance of time-dependent behaviour on the evaluation of performance of DEGs for different loading conditions, namely equi-biaxial and uniaxial, are reported in the final section.

Eliana Bortot; Ralf Denzer; Andreas Menzel; Massimiliano Gei

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Doubly Fed Induction Generator in an Offshore Wind Power Plant Operated at Rated V/Hz: Preprint  

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Doubly Fed Induction Generator Doubly Fed Induction Generator in an Offshore Wind Power Plant Operated at Rated V/Hz Preprint Eduard Muljadi, Mohit Singh, and Vahan Gevorgian To be presented at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition Raleigh, North Carolina September 15-20, 2012 Conference Paper NREL/CP-5500-55573 June 2012 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and Alliance retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Operating Reserve Reductions from a Proposed Energy Imbalance Market with Wind and Solar Generation in the Western Interconnection  

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This paper considers several alternative forms of an energy imbalance market (EIM) proposed in the nonmarket areas of the Western Interconnection. The proposed EIM includes two changes in operating practices that independently reduce variability and increase access to responsive resources: balancing authority cooperation and sub-hourly dispatch. As the penetration of variable generation increases on the power system, additional interest in coordination would likely occur. Several alternative approaches could be used, but consideration of any form of coordinated unit commitment is beyond the scope of this analysis. This report examines the benefits of several possible EIM implementations--both separately and in concert.

King, J.; Kirby, B.; Milligan, M.; Beuning, S.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

The Use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation to Optimize Fuel Economy and Minimize Emission in Engines Operating on E85 Fuel  

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This report summarizes activities conducted for the project “The Use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation to Optimized Fuel Economy and Minimize Emissions in Engines Operating on E85 Fuel” under COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC26-07NT43271, which are as outlined in the STATEMENT OF PROJECT OBJECTIVES (SOPO) dated March 2007 and in the supplemental SOPO dated October 2010. The project objective was to develop and demonstrate an internal combustion engine that is optimized for E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) fuel operation to achieve substantially improved fuel economy while operating with E85 fuel and that is also production viable in the near- to medium-term. The key engine technology selected for research and development was turbocharging, which is known to improve fuel economy thru downsizing and is in particular capable of exploiting ethanol fuel’s characteristics of high octane number and high latent heat of vaporization. The engine further integrated synergistic efficiency improving technologies of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), direct fuel injection and dual continuously variable intake and exhaust cam phasers. On the vehicle level, fuel economy was furthered thru powertrain system optimization by mating a state-of-the-art six-speed automatic transmission to the engine. In order to achieve the project’s objective of near- to medium-term production viability, it was essential to develop the engine to be flex-fuel capable of operating with fuels ranging from E0 (0% ethanol and 100% gasoline) to E85 and to use three-way type of catalyst technology for exhaust aftertreatment. Within these scopes, various technologies were developed through systems approach to focus on ways to help accelerate catalyst light-off. Significant amount of development took place during the course of the project within General Motors, LLC. Many prototype flex-fuel engines were designed, built and developed with various hardware configurations selected to achieve the project goals. Several flex-fuel demonstration vehicles were designed and built for carrying out calibration development and final testing to quantify the technology merits. Based on the extensive test results collected from dynamometer and vehicle testing, the fuel economy benefits of cooled EGR from the intended level of turbocharger technology were quantified. When combined with turbo downsizing, the FE benefits are considered large enough for E0 fuel as well as for E85 fuel to warrant further development of the technology beyond the current proof-of-concept level to a level that can meet production driveability quality and durability requirements in order to meet customers’ expectations. Cold-start cart test results from the emissions segment of the project were positive, confirming the assumption of faster thermal response of turbo exhaust system for emissions reductions for both E0 and E85 fuels. Vehicle emissions test results directionally correlated to the cold-start cart findings. The limited number of test runs did demonstrate the potentials of meeting stringent emission standards, however, they did not comprehend the factors such as hardware variability and long-term durability, 3 which are essential for mass production to satisfy customers’ expectations. It is therefore recommended, moving forward, durability concerns over turbocharger, EGR system and aftertreatment system, which would likely impact production viability, should be addressed. The data moreover suggested that further FE increase is likely with turbocharger technology advancement.

Wu, Ko-Jen

2011-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

277

Operating conditions for the generation of stable anode spot plasma in front of a positively biased electrode  

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Stability of an anode spot plasma, which is an additional high density plasma generated in front of a positively biased electrode immersed in ambient plasma, is a critical issue for its utilization to various types of ion sources. In this study, operating conditions for the generation of stable anode spot plasmas are experimentally investigated. Diagnostics of the bias current flowing into the positively biased electrode and the properties of ambient plasma reveal that unstable nature of the anode spot is deeply associated with the reduction of double layer potential between the anode spot plasma and the ambient plasma. It is found that stability of the anode spot plasma can be improved with increasing the ionization rate in ambient plasma so as to compensate the loss of electrons across the double layer or with enlarging the area of the biased electrode to prevent electron accumulation inside the anode spot. The results obtained from the present study give the guideline for operating conditions of anode spot plasmas as an ion source with high brightness.

Park, Yeong-Shin; Lee, Yuna; Dang, Jeong-Jeung [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)] [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Chung, Kyoung-Jae, E-mail: jkjlsh1@snu.ac.kr [Center for Advance Research in Fusion Reactor Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)] [Center for Advance Research in Fusion Reactor Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Hwang, Y. S. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of) [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of); Center for Advance Research in Fusion Reactor Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

2014-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

278

ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL FOR HYDROGEN GENERATION DURING GROUTING OPERATIONS IN C-REACTOR DISASSEMBLY BASIN  

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C-reactor disassembly basin is being prepared for deactivation and decommissioning (D and D). D and D activities will consist primarily of immobilizing contaminated scrap components and structures in a grout-like formulation. The disassembly basin will be the first area of the C-reactor building that will be immobilized. The scrap components contain aluminum alloy materials. Any aluminum will corrode very rapidly when it comes in contact with the very alkaline grout (pH > 13), and as a result would produce hydrogen gas. To address this potential deflagration/explosion hazard, Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) reviewed and evaluated existing experimental and analytical studies of this issue to determine if any process constraints are necessary. The risk of accumulation of a flammable mixture of hydrogen above the surface of the water during the injection of grout into the C-reactor disassembly area is low if the assessment of the aluminum surface area is reliable. Conservative calculations estimate that there is insufficient aluminum present in the basin areas to result in significant hydrogen accumulation in this local region. The minimum safety margin (or factor) on a 60% LFL criterion for a local region of the basin (i.e., Horizontal Tube Storage) was greater than 3. Calculations also demonstrated that a flammable situation in the vapor space above the basin is unlikely. Although these calculations are conservative, there are some measures that may be taken to further minimize the risk of developing a flammable condition during grouting operations.

Wiersma, B.

2011-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Operation of Variable Speed Pumping System in China’s Eastern Route Project of S?to?N Water Diversion Project  

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A dynamic planning model for optimizing operation of variable speed pumping system aiming at minimum power consumption was proposed to achieve economic operation. The No. 4 Jiangdu Pumping Station a source pumping station in China’s Eastern Route of South?to?North Water Diversion Project is taken as a study case. Since the sump water level of Jiangdu Pumping Station is affected by the tide of Yangtze River the daily?average heads of the pumping system varies yearly from 3.8m to 7.8m and the tide level difference in one day up to 1.2m. Comparisons of operation electricity cost between optimized variable speed and fixed speed operations of pumping system were made. When the full load operation mode is adopted whether or not electricity prices in peak?valley periods are considered the benefits of variable speed operation cannot compensate the energy consumption of the VFD. And when the pumping system operates in part load and the peak?valley electricity prices are considered the pumping system should cease operation or lower its rotational speed in peak load hours since the electricity price are much higher and to the contrary the pumping system should raise its rotational speed in valley load hours to pump more water. The computed results show that if the pumping system operates in 80% or 60% loads the energy consumption cost of specified volume of water will save 14.01% and 26.69% averagely by means of optimal variable speed operation and the investment on VFD will be paid back in 2 or 3 years. However if the pumping system operates in 80% or 60% loads and the energy cost is calculated in non peak?valley electricity price the repayment will be lengthened up to 18 years. In China’s S?to?N Water Diversion Project when the market operation and peak?valley electricity prices are taken into effect to supply water and regulate water levels in regulation reservoirs as Hongzehu Lake Luomahu Lake etc. the economic operation of water?diversion pumping stations will be vital and the adoption of VFDs to achieve optimal operation may be a good choice.

Jilin Cheng; Lihua Zhang; Rentian Zhang; Yi Gong; Honggeng Zhu; Dongsheng Deng; Xuesong Feng; Jinxian Qiu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive optimization of a lead compensator based upon input command frequency during operations of X-Y positioning table  

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or approximate mathematically. The optimization of this performance index results in optimal design specifications. The supervisory controller is comprised of three functions; the Input Characteristic Analysis (ICA), the Design Specification Function (DSF...

Jordan, Eric Alan

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Helical magnetocumulative generators with magnetic flux amplification: Comparative advantages of amplification schemes and the operational efficiency of generators with dynamic transformation  

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The amplification capabilities of two types of helical magnetocumulative generators based on the cascade scheme of magnetic flux amplification, generators with dynamic transformation, and those with transformer ....

A. A. Bazanov

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Analysis of the operational reliability of a power-generating unit with a BN-600 reactor during the period 1980–1993  

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The high quality of the design and the additional improvements to separate units of the main equipment and systems at the initial stage of operation (first main circulation pump, steam generators, safety and c...

N. N. Oshkanov; A. G. Sheinkman; P. P. Govorov

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of combustion bowl geometry for the operation of kapok biodiesel – Diesel blends in a stationary diesel engine  

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Abstract The purpose of this research work is to optimize the combustion bowl geometry of a single cylinder stationary diesel engine for the effective operation of KME (kapok methyl ester) – diesel blends. Considering that the reported design modification would render the benefit of adaptation of higher blends of KME, in this study, two different combustion chamber geometries such as TRCC (trapezoidal combustion chamber) and TCC (toroidal combustion chamber) were chosen in addition to the convention design of HCC (hemispherical combustion chamber). In the experimental investigation, suitable blends such as B25 (25% KME + 75% diesel), B50 (50% KME + 50% diesel), B75 (75% KME + 25% diesel) and B100 (100% KME) were tested in a diesel engine with various combustion chamber geometries as mentioned above. Based on the results obtained from this study, TCC was shown to exhibit better performance and emission than TRCC and HCC for all test blends. Further, when compared to diesel, B25 and B50 were found to be the optimum blends with HCC and TCC, respectively, while TRCC seldom evinced better engine characteristics for any of the blends. Categorically, B50 showed a 5.2% increase in BTE (brake thermal efficiency) than diesel with TCC, whereas emissions such as CO (carbon monoxide) and smoke were reduced by 15.7% and 7.8%, respectively, with a comparable NOX (nitrogen oxides) emission with diesel. Similarly, combustion for B50 with TCC was found to be better than diesel, manifesting an increase in maximum heat release rate that that of diesel. Conclusively, from the experimental study, TCC was recognized as an ideal choice of combustion chamber design for the operation of blends up to B50 in a diesel engine.

S. Vedharaj; R. Vallinayagam; W.M. Yang; C.G. Saravanan; P.S. Lee

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Operation System Optimization  

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The total capital investment of fuel switching with retrofit of ... , if replacing the fuel oil burners with natural gas burners is the only modification that will...3. Fig....

Haslenda Hashim; Shuhaimi Mahadzir; Woon Kok Sin…

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Compact lightweight power PEMFC operating from a unique hydrogen generating system. Final report, September 1993-March 1995  

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The goal of this program was to investigate the feasibility, for the military, of a 120-watt, 20,000- watt-power source weighing near ten pounds. An air breathing proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) utilizing hydrogen from Lithium Borohydride (LiBH4) could theoretically meet this specification. Giner, Inc. has established that a hydrogen generator, utilizing LiBH4, provides a hydrogen current flux of 150 Amps/sq ft with about 60% long-term utilization. Additionally, Giner, Inc. demonstrated a 120-watt fuel cell system, which operated at approximately 12 volts at 100 Amps/sq ft (10 amps through a 0.1 -sq ft active area). Integrating the two systems will require further effort and development work.

Theriault, R.

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Combustion of palm kernel shell in a fluidized bed: Optimization of biomass particle size and operating conditions  

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Abstract This work presents a study on the combustion of palm kernel shell (PKS) in a conical fluidized-bed combustor (FBC) using alumina sand as the bed material to prevent bed agglomeration. Prior to combustion experiments, a thermogravimetric analysis was performed in nitrogen and dry air to investigate the effects of biomass particle size on thermal and combustion reactivity of PKS. During the combustion tests, the biomass with different mean particle sizes (1.5 mm, 4.5 mm, 7.5 mm, and 10.5 mm) was burned at a 45 kg/h feed rate, while excess air was varied from 20% to 80%. Temperature and gas concentrations (O2, CO, CxHy as CH4, and NO) were recorded along the axial direction in the reactor as well as at stack. The experimental results indicated that the biomass particle size and excess air had substantial effects on the behavior of gaseous pollutants (CO, CxHy, and NO) in different regions inside the reactor, as well as on combustion efficiency and emissions of the conical FBC. The CO and CxHy emissions can be effectively controlled by decreasing the feedstock particle size and/or increasing excess air, whereas the NO emission can be mitigated using coarser biomass particles and/or lower excess air. A cost-based approach was applied to determine the optimal values of biomass particle size and excess air, ensuring minimum emission costs of burning the biomass in the proposed combustor. From the optimization analysis, the best combustion and emission performance of the conical FBC is achievable when burning PKS with a mean particle size of about 5 mm at excess air of 40–50%. Under these conditions, the combustor can be operated with high (99.4–99.7%) combustion efficiency, while controlling the gaseous emissions at acceptable levels. No evidence of bed agglomeration was found in this conical FBC using alumina as the bed material for the entire time period of experimental tests.

Pichet Ninduangdee; Vladimir I. Kuprianov

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic solar system connected to the electric power grid operating as active power generator and reactive power compensator  

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In the case of photovoltaic (PV) systems acting as distributed generation (DG) systems, the DC energy that is produced is fed to the grid through the power-conditioning unit (inverter). The majority of contemporary inverters used in DG systems are current source inverters (CSI) operating at unity power factor. If, however, we assume that voltage source inverters (VSI) can replace CSIs, we can generate reactive power proportionally to the remaining unused capacity at any given time. According to the theory of instantaneous power, the inverter reactive power can be regulated by changing the amplitude of its output voltage. In addition, the inverter active power can be adjusted by modifying the phase angle of its output voltage. Based on such theory, both the active power supply and the reactive power compensation (RPC) can be carried out simultaneously. When the insolation is weak or the PV modules are inoperative at night, the RPC feature of a PV system can still be used to improve the inverter utilisation factor. Some MATLAB simulation results are included here to show the feasibility of the method. (author)

Albuquerque, Fabio L.; Moraes, Adelio J.; Guimaraes, Geraldo C.; Sanhueza, Sergio M.R.; Vaz, Alexandre R. [Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Uberlandia-MG, CEP 38400-902 (Brazil)

2010-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A STATCOM based voltage regulator for parallel operated isolated asynchronous generators feeding three-phase four-wire loads  

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This paper presents an investigation on a voltage regulator for parallel operated isolated asynchronous generators (IAGs) supplying three-phase four-wire loads driven by constant speed prime mover like diesel engine, bio-mass, gasoline, etc. The proposed voltage regulator is realised using a static compensator (STATCOM) for providing the reactive power compensation, harmonic elimination and load balancing. Three single-phase insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) based VSCs along-with three single-phase transformers and self-supporting DC bus are used as a voltage controller for supplying three-phase four-wire loads. The neutral point of the load is achieved using the neutral point of the excitation capacitors and primary windings terminal of the transformers. The proposed isolated electrical generating system is modelled and simulated on MATLAB using Simulink and power system blockset (PSB) toolboxes. The performance of the proposed voltage controller for IAGs is demonstrated while feeding linear and non-linear balanced and unbalanced loads.

Gaurav Kumar Kasal; Bhim Singh

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First-year's operation of a full-scale second-generation FBC in an industrial plant  

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Data related to the operation of a two stage coal fired fluidized bed boiler installed for Iowa Beef Processors, Inc. Amarillo, Texas are presented. This steam generator, which has a rating of 70,000 lb/hr steam, 650 psig, is the large privately funded fluidized bed coal combustion installation in the United States. The facility includes a dual bed combustor, whereby the coal is burned in a lower bed containing steam tubes and sulfur dioxide is collected in an upper bed containing dolomite. Coal burns predominantly in the lower bed at relatively high temperatures while combustion is completed in the upper bed. The upper bed also improves sulfur capture by reacting with SO/sub 2/ generated in the freeboard, which would be difficult to capture in early designs for FBC packaged boilers. The two stage concept provides high combustion efficiency, low NO/sub X/ emissions, and high sulfur capture. The results of recent measurements of emissions of sulfur dioxide will be included in this presentation. 4 figures.

Baty, G.B.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

A novel control strategy of a distributed generator operating in seven modes for ancillary services under grid faults  

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This study was interested in a renewable distributed generator (RDG) made up of a wind turbine used as a principal source and a supercapacitor (SC) considered as a storage system. The studied RDG is associated with loads to constitute a micro-grid (MG) which can operate in grid connected mode, stand alone mode or synchronization mode. The objective of this work is to investigate a novel control scheme for MG integrated into power electrical system in order to maintain the voltage and the frequency of the grid in an allowable range and to ensure the continuity of power supply in case of grid failure. This control strategy made up of two parts: the first one is the power management algorithm used to detect islanding in case of defect and to monitor the RDG into seven operating modes. The second one is the droop control used to control the exported or imported active and reactive powers transferred with the grid ensuring its stability by adjusting the frequency and amplitude of its output voltage. The system is simulated using MATLAB software and results are provided in order to show the feasibility of this control strategy.

Mouna Rekik; Achraf Abdelkafi; Lotfi Krichen

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Generation of non-local evolution loops and exchange operations for quantum control in three dimensional anisotropic Ising model  

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Control of quantum entanglement has been considered as elemental physical resource for quantum applications in Quantum Information and Quantum Computation. Control of entangled states on a couple of atoms, ions or quantum dots are milestones in almost all quantum applications towards a scalable spin-based quantum computers or quantum devices. For magnetic systems, Ising model is an interaction which generates and modi?es entanglement properties of quantum systems based on matter. In addition, when this interaction includes driven magnetic ?elds, it can be controlled to sustain, characterize or modify entanglement and other quantum properties. In this work, recent results about evolution in a general anisotropic three dimensional Ising model including an inhomogeneous magnetic ?eld is considered to obtain some general quantum control e?ects for their sustainability, programmed evolution or transformation: Evolution loops and Exchange operations. This control is achievable through a set of physical parameters, whose prescriptions are reported. The use of a non local basis in the model to express time evolution lets take advantage to describe and control the system, in particular with those issues associated with entanglement and operations mentioned before. Finally, some analysis about equivalent gates based on our development is made including an example with teleportation, using one of the gates constructed.

Francisco Delgado

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

292

Waste heat boiler optimization by entropy minimization principle  

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A second law analysis has been undertaken for a waste heat boiler having an economizer, evaporator and superheater. Following the principle of minimization of entropy generation, a general equation for entropy generation number is derived, which incorporates all the operating variables. By differentiating the entropy generation number equation with respect to the operating parameters, various optimization parameters can be obtained. Few illustrations have been made to see the effect of various parameters on entropy generation number.

Reddy, B.V.; Murali, J.; Satheesh, V.S. [Vellore Engineering Coll. (India). Mechanical Engineering Dept.; Nag, P.K. [Indian Inst. of Tech., Kharagpur (India). Mechanical Engineering Dept.

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

293

Optimization Online - Certificates of Optimality and Sensitivity ...  

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Dec 9, 2014 ... Certificates of Optimality and Sensitivity Analysis using Generalized Subadditive Generator Functions: A test study on Knapsack Problems.

Babak Moazzez

2014-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

294

Web-Based Method to Generate Specific Energy Consumption Data for the Evaluation and Optimization of Building Operation  

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5 University Karlsruhe (TH) - Department of Architecture Building Physics and Technical Building Services 0100200300400500600700800 ABCDEFGHI detailed analysis ACEGI benchmarkingand selection 0100200300400500600700800 12345678910 optimisation... consumption of electricity and heat arith. mean limit for heating energy demand: 95 kWh/m?y * for buildings with an average building compactness of 0,95 [building envelope/volume] * according to the German building code of 1995 University Karlsruhe (TH...

Wagner, A.; Wambsgan, M.; Froehlich, S.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tone signal generator for producing multioperator tone signals using an operator circuit including a waveform generator, a selector and an enveloper  

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A frequency modulation (FM) tone signal generator for generating a FM tone signal is disclosed. The tone signal generator includes a waveform generator having a plurality of wave tables, a selector and an enveloper. The waveform generator furnishes a waveform signal in response to a phase angle address signal. Each wave table stores a different waveform. The selector selects one of the wave tables in response to a plurality of selection signals such that the selected wave table largely provides the waveform signal upon being addressed largely by the phase angle address signal. Selection of the selected wave table varies with each selection signal. The enveloper impresses an envelope signal on the waveform signal. The envelope signal is used as a carrier or modulator for generating the FM tone signal.

Dong, Qiujie (Austin, TX); Jenkins, Michael V. (Austin, TX); Bernadas, Salvador R. (Austin, TX)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tone signal generator for producing multioperator tone signals using an operator circuit including a waveform generator, a selector and an enveloper  

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A frequency modulation (FM) tone signal generator for generating a FM tone signal is disclosed. The tone signal generator includes a waveform generator having a plurality of wave tables, a selector and an enveloper. The waveform generator furnishes a waveform signal in response to a phase angle address signal. Each wave table stores a different waveform. The selector selects one of the wave tables in response to a plurality of selection signals such that the selected wave table largely provides the waveform signal upon being addressed largely by the phase angle address signal. Selection of the selected wave table varies with each selection signal. The enveloper impresses an envelope signal on the waveform signal. The envelope signal is used as a carrier or modulator for generating the FM tone signal. 17 figs.

Dong, Q.; Jenkins, M.V.; Bernadas, S.R.

1997-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Backup Power Working Group Best Practices Handbook for Maintenance and Operation of Engine Generators, Volume II  

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The lubricating oil system provides a means to introduce a lubricant in the form of a film to reduce friction and wear between surfaces that bear against each other as they move.1 The oil film which is established also cools the parts by carrying generated heat away from hot surfaces, cleans and carries dirt or metal wear particles to the filter media, and helps seal the piston to the cylinder during combustion. Most systems are pressure lubricated and distribute oil under pressure to bearings, gears, and power assemblies. Lubricating oil usually reaches main, connecting rod, and camshaft bearings through drilled passages in the cylinder block and crankshaft or through piping and common manifolds.Many parts rely on oil for cooling, so if the lube oil system fails to perform its function the engine will overheat. Metal to metal surfaces not separated by a thin film of oil rapidly build up frictional heat. As the metals reach their melting point, they tend to weld together in spots or streaks. Lube oil system failures can cause significant damage to an engine in a short period of time. Proper maintenance and operation of the lubricating oil system is essential if your engine is to accomplish its mission.

Gross, R.E.

1998-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

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ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL FOR HYDROGEN GENERATION DURING GROUTING OPERATIONS IN THE R AND P REACTOR VESSELS  

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The R- and P-reactor buildings were retired from service and are now being prepared for deactivation and decommissioning (D&D). D&D activities will consist primarily of immobilizing contaminated components and structures in a grout-like formulation. Aluminum corrodes very rapidly when it comes in contact with the alkaline grout materials and as a result produces hydrogen gas. To address this potential deflagration/explosion hazard, the Materials Science and Technology Directorate (MS&T) of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been requested to review and evaluate existing experimental and analytical studies of this issue to determine if any process constraints on the chemistry of the fill material and the fill operation are necessary. Various options exist for the type of grout material that may be used for D&D of the reactor vessels. The grout formulation options include ceramicrete (pH 6-8), low pH portland cement + silica fume grout (pH 10.4), or portland cement grout (pH 12.5). The assessment concluded that either ceramicrete or the silica fume grout may be used to safely grout the R- and P- reactor vessels. The risk of accumulation of a flammable mixture of hydrogen between the grout-air interface and the top of the reactor is very low. Conservative calculations estimate that either ceramicrete or the silica fume grout may be used to safely grout the R- and P- reactor vessels. The risk of accumulation of a flammable mixture of hydrogen between the grout-air interface and the top of the reactor is very low. Although these calculations are conservative, there are some measures that may be taken to further minimize the potential for hydrogen evolution. (1) Minimize the temperature of the grout as much as practical. Lower temperatures will mean lower hydrogen generation rates. Grout temperatures less than 100 C should however, still provide an adequate safety margin for the pH 8 and pH 10.4 grout formulations. (2) Minimize the fill rate as much as practical. Lowering the fill rate takes advantage of passivation of the aluminum components and hence lower hydrogen generation rates. Fill rates that are less than 2 inches/min will reduce the chance of significant hydrogen build-up. (3) Ventilate the building as much as practical (e.g., leave doors open) to further disperse hydrogen. The volumetric hydrogen generation rates however, are low for the pH 8 and pH 10.4 grout, i.e., less than 0.32 ft{sup 3}/min. Portland cement grout, on the other hand, for the same range of process parameters does not provide a significant margin of safety against the accumulation of flammable gas in the reactor vessel during grouting operations. It is recommended that this grout not be utilized for this task. If further walk-down inspections of the reactor vessels suggest an increase in the actual areal density of aluminum, the calculations should be re-visited.

Wiersma, B.

2009-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

299

ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL FOR HYDROGEN GENERATION DURING GROUTING OPERATIONS IN THE R- AND P-REACTOR VESSELS  

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The R- and P-reactor buildings were retired from service and are now being prepared for deactivation and decommissioning (D&D). D&D activities will consist primarily of immobilizing contaminated components and structures in a grout-like formulation. Aluminum corrodes very rapidly when it comes in contact with the alkaline grout materials and as a result produces hydrogen gas. To address this potential deflagration/explosion hazard, the Materials Science and Technology Directorate (MS&T) of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been requested to review and evaluate existing experimental and analytical studies of this issue to determine if any process constraints on the chemistry of the fill material and the fill operation are necessary. Various options exist for the type of grout material that may be used for D&D of the reactor vessels. The grout formulation options include ceramicrete (pH 6-8), low pH portland cement + silica fume grout (pH 10.4), or Portland cement grout (pH 12.5). The assessment concluded that either ceramicrete or the silica fume grout may be used to safely grout the P-reactor vessel. The risk of accumulation of a flammable mixture of hydrogen between the grout-air interface and the top of the reactor is very low. Portland cement grout, on the other hand, for the same range of process parameters does not provide a significant margin of safety against the accumulation of flammable gas in the reactor vessel during grouting operations in the P-reactor vessel. It is recommended that this grout not be utilized for this task. The R-reactor vessel contains significantly less aluminum and thus a Portland cement grout may be considered as well. For example, if the grout fill rate is less than 1 inch/min and the grout temperature is maintained at 70 C or less, the risk of hydrogen accumulation in the R-reactor vessel is very low for the Portland cement. Alternatively, if the grout fill rate is less than 0.5 inch/min and the grout is maintained at a temperature of 80 C, the risk will again be very low. Although these calculations are conservative, there are some measures that may be taken to further minimize the potential for hydrogen evolution. (1) Minimize the temperature of the grout as much as practical. Lower temperatures will mean lower hydrogen generation rates. For P-reactor, grout temperatures less than 100 C should provide an adequate safety margin for the pH 8 and pH 10.4 grout formulations. For R-reactor, grout temperatures less than 70 C or 80 C will provide an adequate safety margin for the Portland cement. The other grout formulations are also viable options for R-reactor. (2) Minimize the grout fill rate as much as practical. Lowering the fill rate takes advantage of passivation of the aluminum components and hence lower hydrogen generation rates. For P-reactor, fill rates that are less than 2 inches/min for the ceramicrete and the silica fume grouts will reduce the chance of significant hydrogen accumulation. For R-reactor, fill rates less than 1 inch/min will again minimize the risk of hydrogen accumulation. (3) Ventilate the building as much as practical (e.g., leave doors open) to further disperse hydrogen. The volumetric hydrogen generation rates in the P-reactor vessel, however, are low for the pH 8 and pH 10.4 grout, (i.e., less than 0.32 ft{sup 3}/min). If further walk-down inspections of the reactor vessels suggest an increase in the actual areal density of aluminum, the calculations should be re-visited.

Wiersma, B.

2009-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

300

Optimized energy management for large organizations utilizing an on-site PHEV fleet, storage devices and renewable electricity generation  

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Note that this paper does not make decisions about when/how to use renewable generation. The scope of this study is to consider the power generated by renewable resources as a source of power with distinct cost o...

Yogesh Dashora; J. Wesley Barnes; Rekha S. Pillai; Todd Combs…

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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301

ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL FOR HYDROGEN GENERATION DURING GROUTING OPERATIONS IN THE R AND P REACTOR VESSELS  

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The R- and P-reactor buildings were retired from service and are now being prepared for deactivation and decommissioning (D and D). D and D activities consist primarily of immobilizing contaminated components and structures in a grout-like formulation. Aluminum corrodes very rapidly when it comes in contact with the alkaline grout materials and as a result produces hydrogen gas. To address this potential deflagration/explosion hazard, the Materials Science and Technology Directorate (MS and T) of the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been requested to review and evaluate existing experimental and analytical studies of this issue to determine if any process constraints on the chemistry of the fill material and the fill operation are necessary. Various options exist for the type of grout material that may be used for D and D of the reactor vessels. The grout formulation options include ceramicrete (pH 6-8), low pH portland cement + silica fume grout (pH 10.4), or Portland cement groupt (pH 12.5). The assessment concluded that either ceramicrete or the silica fume grout may be used to safely grout the P-reactor vessel. The risk of accumulation of a flammable mixture of hydrogen between the grout-air interface and the top of the reactor is very low. Portland cement grout, on the other hand, for the same range of process parameters does not provide a margin of safety against the accumulation of flammable gas in the reactor vessel during grouting operations in the P-reactor vessel. It is recommended that this grout not be utilized for this task. The R-reactor vessel cotnains significantly less aluminum based on current facility process knowledge, surface observations, and drawings. Therefore, a Portland cement grout may be considered for grouting operations as well as the other grout formulations. For example, if the grout fill rate is less than 1 inch/min and the grout temperature is maintained at 70 C or less, the risk of hydrogen accumulation during fill operations in the R-reactor vessel is low for the Portland cement. Alternatively, if the grout fill rate is less than 0.5 inch/min and the grout is maintained at a temperature of 80 C, the risk is again low. Although these calculations are conservative, there are some measures that may be taken to further minimize the potential for hydrogen evolution. (1) Minimize the temperature of the grout as much as practical. Lower temperatures will mean lower hydrogen generation rates. For P-reactor, grout temperatures less than 100 C should provide an adequate safety margin for the pH 8 and pH 10.4 grout formulations. For R-reactor, grout temperatures less than 70 C or 80 C will provide an adequate safety margin for the Portland cement. The other grout formulations are also viable options for R-reactor. (2) Minimize the grout fill rate as much as practical. Lowering the fill rate takes advantage of passivation of the aluminum components and hence lower hydrogen generation rates. For P-reactor, fill rates that are less than 2 inches/min for the ceramicrete and the silica fume grouts will reduce the chance of significant hydrogen accumulation. For R-reactor, fill rates less than 1 inch/min will again minimize the risk of hydrogen accumulation. (3) Ventilate the building as much as practical (e.g., leave doors open) to further disperse hydrogen. The volumetric hydrogen generation rates in the P-reactor vessel, however, are low for the pH 8 and pH 10.4 grout, (i.e., less than 0.97 ft{sup 3}/min). If further walk-down inspections of the reactor vessels suggest an increase in the actual areal density of aluminum, the calculations should be re-visited.

Wiersma, B.

2010-05-24T23:59:59.000Z

302

An Operational System for Generating Cloud Drift Winds in the Australian Region and Their Impact on Numerical Weather Prediction  

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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has, since June 1992, produced cloud drift wind data for operational use. These data are used in the analysis cycle of the local operational numerical weather prediction system. This paper describes the ...

John Le Marshall; Neil Pescod; Bob Seaman; Graham Mills; Paul Stewart

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Application of Time-Lapse Seismic Monitoring for the Control and Optimization of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Operations  

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The ''Application of Time-Lapse Seismic Monitoring for the Control and Optimization of CO{sub 2} Enhanced Oil Recovery Operations'' project is investigating the potential for monitoring CO{sub 2} floods in carbonate reservoirs through the use of standard p-wave seismic data. This project will involve the use of 4D seismic (time lapse seismic) to try to observe the movement of the injected CO{sub 2} through the reservoir. The differences between certain seismic attributes, such as amplitude, will be used to detect and map the movement of CO{sub 2} within the reservoir. This technique has recently been shown to be effective in CO{sub 2} monitoring in EOR projects such as Weyborne. The project is being conducted in the Charlton 30/31 field in northern Michigan Basin which is a Silurian pinnacle reef that has completed its primary production. This field is now undergoing enhanced oil recovery using CO{sub 2}. The CO{sub 2} flood was initiated the end of 2005 when the injection of small amounts of CO{sub 2} begin in the A1 Carbonate. This injection was conducted for 2 months before being temporarily halted in order for pressure measurements to be conducted. The determination of the reservoir's porosity distribution is proving to be a significant portion of this project. In order to relate the differences observed between the seismic attributes seen on the multiple surveys and the actual location of the CO{sub 2}, a predictive reservoir simulation model had to be developed. From this model, an accurate determination of porosity within the carbonate reservoir must be obtained. For this certain seismic attributes have been investigated. The study reservoirs in the Charlton 30/31 field range from 50 to 400 acres in size. The relatively small area to image makes 3-D seismic data acquisition reasonably cost effective. Permeability and porosity vary considerably throughout the reef, thus it is essential to perform significant reservoir characterization and modeling prior to implementing a CO{sub 2} flood to maximize recovery efficiency. Should this project prove successful, the same technique could be applied across a large spectrum of the industry. In Michigan alone, the Niagaran reef play is comprised of over 700 Niagaran reefs with reservoirs already depleted by primary production. These reservoirs range in thickness from 200 to 400 ft and are at depths of 2000 to 5000 ft. Approximately 113 of these Niagaran oil fields have produced over 1 million bbls each and the total cumulative production is in excess of 300 million bbls and 1.4 Tcf. There could potentially be over 1 billion bbls of oil remaining in reefs in Michigan much of which could be mobilized utilizing techniques similar to those employed in this study.

Brian E. Toelle

2006-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

304

Generated using version 3.0 of the official AMS LATEX template A remotely-operated lidar for aerosol, temperature, and water  

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Generated using version 3.0 of the official AMS LATEX template A remotely-operated lidar for aerosol, temperature, and water vapor profiling in the High Arctic. G. J. Nott, T. J. Duck, J. G. Doyle, M. E. W. Coffin, C. Perro, C. P. Thackray, and J. R. Drummond Department of Physics and Atmospheric

Duck, Thomas J.

305

Performance Optimization of a Fan System- Overcoming Impacts of Modified Design Criteria Due to Regulatory Requirements and Changed Operating Conditions  

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that was applied to address fan inefficiency. Energy savings from optimizing the system are estimated to be 338 kW, nearly half of the original measured input power of 678 kW. The project is currently being implemented and will have a payback period of less than 8...

Wroblewski, R. G.; Preis, F.; Smith, R.

306

A Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA) based Photo-Voltaic (PV) excitation control strategy for single phase operation of three phase wind-turbine coupled induction generator  

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Abstract Three phase induction generators are widely used for single phase operation in wind based micro-generation schemes to cater single phase loads due to various advantages. This paper presents an improved control methodology for self excited three phase induction generator operating in single phase mode. The excitation is controlled through an inverter with Photo-Voltaic (PV) panels providing power to the dc bus. The proposed technique enables the generator for building up voltage from low wind speeds compared to conventional three phase machines. A capacitor connected across load terminals reduces the reactive power supplied by the inverter connected across the other two phases. Gravitational search algorithm (GSA) is used to calculate the switching angles of the inverter under various load and wind speeds for minimum Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of the generated voltage. The proposed induction generator is aimed to be conveniently used in remote and grid isolated areas as a portable source of electrical power driving single phase loads. Simulations and experiments performed on a 3-phase 1 kW, 415 V, 50 Hz, 1440 r/min induction machine validates the proposed concept.

Arunava Chatterjee; Krishna Roy; Debashis Chatterjee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Development and performance assessment of a Plasma Focus electron beam generator for Intra-Operative Radiation Therapy.  

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??The Plasma Focus is a device designed to generate a plasma sheet between two coaxial electrodes by means of a high voltage difference. The plasma… (more)

Ceccolini, Elisa and#60;1983and#62

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

GaInAs/AlInAs quantum cascade laser design based on optimized second harmonic generation  

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In this work, we present an innovative procedure for the design and optimization of GaInAs/AlInAs quantum cascade laser (QCL) structures based on the use of the genetic algorithm. The purpose of the algorithm is to determine the set of design parameters that would enable the maximization of the second order nonlinear susceptibility, thus facilitating significant optical nonlinearities to take place. In our optimization model, we start from the existing design in which the active region consists of two coupled InGaAs quantum wells separated by an AlInAs barrier, and the active region levels form double resonant nonlinear cascades. Upon obtaining the optimized structure and evaluating its energies and wave functions, the output characteristics are calculated by applying the full self-consistent rate equation modeling of the electron transport in a periodic QCL structure. The results of the calculations predict a noticeable improvement of targeted properties of the optimized design, while at the same time the original design calculations show excellent agreement with experimental results. The described procedure is applicable to various active region designs and can be used for other wavelength ranges.

A Gaji?; J Radovanovi?; V Milanovi?; D Indjin; Z Ikoni?

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

A novel design in harvesting energy from operating machines by converting their generated waste energies to electricity.  

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??Wireless devices have been widely adopted in machine health monitoring because they can acquire data from machines that are operating and can be installed in… (more)

Lam, Cheuk Yi (???)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Optimizing transformations of stencil operations for parallel object-oriented scientific frameworks on cache-based architectures  

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High-performance scientific computing relies increasingly on high-level large-scale object-oriented software frameworks to manage both algorithmic complexity and the complexities of parallelism: distributed data management, process management, inter-process communication, and load balancing. This encapsulation of data management, together with the prescribed semantics of a typical fundamental component of such object-oriented frameworks--a parallel or serial array-class library--provides an opportunity for increasingly sophisticated compile-time optimization techniques. This paper describes two optimizing transformations suitable for certain classes of numerical algorithms, one for reducing the cost of inter-processor communication, and one for improving cache utilization; demonstrates and analyzes the resulting performance gains; and indicates how these transformations are being automated.

Bassetti, F.; Davis, K.; Quinlan, D.

1998-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

311

Temporal locality optimizations for stencil operations for parallel object-oriented scientific frameworks on cache-based architectures  

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High-performance scientific computing relies increasingly on high-level large-scale object-oriented software frameworks to manage both algorithmic complexity and the complexities of parallelism: distributed data management, process management, inter-process communication, and load balancing. This encapsulation of data management, together with the prescribed semantics of a typical fundamental component of such object-oriented frameworks--a parallel or serial array-class library--provides an opportunity for increasingly sophisticated compile-time optimization techniques. This paper describes a technique for introducing cache blocking suitable for certain classes of numerical algorithms, demonstrates and analyzes the resulting performance gains, and indicates how this optimization transformation is being automated.

Bassetti, F.; Davis, K.; Quinlan, D.

1998-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

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

313

A Novel Optimization Method for the Electric Topology of Thermoelectric Modules Used in an Automobile Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator  

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Based on Bi2Te3 thermoelectric modules, a kind of automobile exhaust thermoelectric generator (AETEG) with a ... heat exchanger and cooling system. Then, their electric topology (series or parallel hybrid) was .....

Rui Quan; Xinfeng Tang; Shuhai Quan; Liang Huang

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

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

315

Integration and operation of post-combustion capture system on coal-fired power generation: load following and peak power  

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Coal-fired power plants with post combustion capture and sequestration (CCS) systems have a variety of challenges to integrate the steam generation, air quality control, cooling water systems and steam turbine with the ...

Brasington, Robert David, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Preliminary Retro-Commissioning Study on Optimal Operation for the Heat Source System of a District Heating Cooling Plant  

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Heating Water Suuply Chilled Water Return Heating Water Return To User New System ESL-IC-08-10-57 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 2 attract attention due..., R6 450 1, 1 ESL-IC-08-10-57 Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations, Berlin, Germany, October 20-22, 2008 3 (one office building and one building with hotel rooms and leisure facilities) since November...

Shingu, H.; Yoshida, H.; Wang, F.; Ono, E.

317

EA-0995: Drum Storage Facility for Interim Storage of Materials Generated by Environmental Restoration Operations, Golden, Colorado  

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This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposal to construct and operate a drum storage facility at the U.S. Department of Energy's Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site in Golden,...

318

Implementation of 10 CFR 20.1406, Regarding Minimizing Contamination and the Generation of Waste, and Facilitating Decommissioning through the Design of Facilities and Operating Procedures  

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In the very near future (perhaps as soon as the fall of 2007), the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) anticipates receiving one or more license applications for new nuclear power plants. An important consideration for new facilities is that they be designed and operated to minimize contamination, to minimize the generation of waste, and to facilitate decommissioning. A relatively recent regulation, 10 CFR 20.1406, mandates these requirements. The regulation states, 'Applicants for licenses, other than renewals, after August 20, 1997, shall describe in the application how facility design and procedures for operation will minimize, to the extent practicable, contamination of the facility and the environment, facilitate eventual decommissioning, and minimize, to the extent practicable, the generation of radioactive waste'. This paper summarizes various initiatives taken by the NRC and industry to develop guidance for implementing 10 CFR 20.1406 before submission of license applications. (authors)

O'Donnell, E.; Ott, W.R. [Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

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

320

Dynamic Analysis of Hybrid Energy Systems under Flexible Operation and Variable Renewable Generation -- Part I: Dynamic Performance Analysis and Part II: Dynamic Cost  

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Dynamic analysis of hybrid energy systems (HES) under flexible operation and variable renewable generation is considered in order to better understand various challenges and opportunities associated with the high system variability arising from the integration of renewable energy into the power grid. Unique consequences are addressed by devising advanced HES solutions in which multiple forms of energy commodities, such as electricity and chemical products, may be exchanged. Dynamic models of various unit operations are developed and integrated within two different HES options. One HES option, termed traditional, produces electricity only and consists of a primary heat generator (PHG) (e.g., a small modular reactor), a steam turbine generator, a wind farm, and a battery storage. The other HES option, termed advanced, includes not only the components present in the traditional option but also a chemical plant complex to repurpose excess energy for non-electricity services, such as for the production of chemical goods (e.g., transportation fuel). In either case, a given HES is connected to the power grid at a point of common coupling and requested to deliver a certain electricity generation profile as dictated by a regional power grid operator based on a predicted demand curve. Dynamic analysis of these highly-coupled HES are performed to identify their key dynamical properties and limitations and to prescribe solutions for best managing and mitigating the high variability introduced from incorporating renewable energy into the energy mix. A comparative dynamic cost analysis is also conducted to determine best HES options. The cost function includes a set of metrics for computing fixed costs, such as fixed operations and maintenance (O&M) and overnight capital costs, and also variable operational costs, such as cost of variability, variable O&M cost, and cost of environmental impact, together with revenues. Assuming different options for implementing PHG (e.g., natural gas, coal, nuclear), preliminary results identify the level of renewable penetration at which a given advanced HES option (e.g., a nuclear hybrid) becomes increasingly more economical than a traditional electricity-only generation solution. Conditions are also revealed under which carbon resources may be better utilized as carbon sources for chemical production rather than as combustion material for electricity generation.

Humberto E. Garcia; Amit Mohanty; Wen-Chiao Lin; Robert S. Cherry

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind power generating system  

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Normally feathered propeller blades of a wind power generating system unfeather in response to the actuation of a power cylinder that responds to actuating signals. Once operational, the propellers generate power over a large range of wind velocities. A maximum power generation design point signals a feather response of the propellers so that once the design point is reached no increase in power results, but the system still generates power. At wind speeds below this maximum point, propeller speed and power output optimize to preset values. The propellers drive a positive displacement pump that in turn drives a positive displacement motor of the swash plate type. The displacement of the motor varies depending on the load on the system, with increasing displacement resulting in increasing propeller speeds, and the converse. In the event of dangerous but not clandestine problems developing in the system, a control circuit dumps hydraulic pressure from the unfeathering cylinder resulting in a predetermined, lower operating pressure produced by the pump. In the event that a problem of potentially cladestine consequence arises, the propeller unfeathering cylinder immediately unloads. Upon startup, a bypass around the motor is blocked, applying a pressure across the motor. The motor drives the generator until the generator reaches a predetermined speed whereupon the generator is placed in circuit with a utility grid and permitted to motor up to synchronous speed.

Schachle, Ch.; Schachle, E. C.; Schachle, J. R.; Schachle, P. J.

1985-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

322

Design, Analysis, and Optimization of a Radioisotope Thermophotovoltaic (RTPV) Generator, and its Applicability to an Illustrative Space Mission  

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Paper presented at the 45th Congress of the IAF in Jerusalem, Israel, October 1994. The paper describes the results of a DOE-sponsored design study of a radioisotope thermophotovoltaic generator (RTPV), to complement similar studies of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and Stirling Generators (RSGs) previously published by the authors. To focus the design effort, it was decided to direct it at a specific illustrative space mission, Pluto Fast Flyby (PFF). That mission, under study by the JPL, envisages a direct eight to nine-year flight to Pluto (the only unexplored planet in the solar system), followed by comprehensive mapping, surface composition, and atmospheric structure measurements during a brief flyby of the planet and its moon Charon, and transmission of the recorded science data to Earth during a six-week post-encounter cruise.

Schock, Alfred; Mukunda, Meera; Or, Chuen T; Kumar, Vasanth; Summers, G.

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Robust control based on the Lyapunov theory of a grid-connected doubly fed induction generator  

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This paper discusses the robust control of a grid-connected doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) controlled by vector control using a nonlinear ... , in which an optimal operation of the DFIG in subsynchronous o...

Ridha Cheikh; Arezki Menacer; Said Drid

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Optimized scalar promotion with load and splat SIMD instructions  

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Mechanisms for optimizing scalar code executed on a single instruction multiple data (SIMD) engine are provided. Placement of vector operation-splat operations may be determined based on an identification of scalar and SIMD operations in an original code representation. The original code representation may be modified to insert the vector operation-splat operations based on the determined placement of vector operation-splat operations to generate a first modified code representation. Placement of separate splat operations may be determined based on identification of scalar and SIMD operations in the first modified code representation. The first modified code representation may be modified to insert or delete separate splat operations based on the determined placement of the separate splat operations to generate a second modified code representation. SIMD code may be output based on the second modified code representation for execution by the SIMD engine.

Eichenberger, Alexandre E. (Chappaqua, NY); Gschwind, Michael K. (Chappaqua, NY); Gunnels, John A. (Yorktown Heights, NY)

2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

325

Optimization of the design and mode of operation of a QD laser for reducing the heat-to-bitrate ratio  

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Heat dissipation under the high-speed modulation of quantum dot edge-emitting lasers is considered. It is shown that, for a given laser diode, there is a bias current at which the heat-to-bitrate ratio is minimized. Moreover, there exists a certain optimal optical loss of the laser cavity at which the lowest heat-to-bitrate ratio is provided for any design of edge-emitting lasers that can be fabricated from an epitaxial structure. The heat-to-bitrate ratio and the corresponding bitrate are numerically calculated and analytical expressions are derived. It is demonstrated that the heat-to-bitrate ratio of quantum dot edge-emitting lasers can be less than 0.4 pJ/bit at a bitrate exceeding 10 Gbit/s.

Zhukov, A. E., E-mail: zhukale@gmail.com; Savelyev, A. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Academic University-Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Academic University-Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (Russian Federation); Maximov, M. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation); Kryzhanovskaya, N. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Academic University-Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Academic University-Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (Russian Federation); Gordeev, N. Yu.; Shernyakov, Yu. M. [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russian Federation); Payusov, A. S.; Nadtochiy, A. M.; Zubov, F. I.; Korenev, V. V. [Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Academic University-Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (Russian Federation)] [Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Academic University-Nanotechnology Research and Education Center (Russian Federation)

2013-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization Online Digest -- January 2005  

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Alexander Shapiro, Huifu Xu. Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization On the Minimum ... C. Jansson, C. Keil. Nonlinear Optimization A generating set search ...

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Improving water and energy metabolism efficiency in urban water supply system through pressure stabilization by optimal operation on water tanks  

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Abstract Water supply consumes 2–3% of the worldwide energy. Water distribution system, which accounts for 70% electricity consumption of water supply, is a key link of urban water and energy metabolism. The operation of the secondary water supply system (SWSS) has great influence on the pressure stability and associated energy consumption as well as water loss of urban water distribution. This research developed an approach based on the hydraulic solver EPANET and genetic algorithm (GA) to investigate the impacts of two different operation strategies, user demand regulation (UDR) and tank level regulation (TLR) of SWSS, on pressure stability and energy efficiency. The results showed that the strategy of TLR could reduce the pressure fluctuations and increase the minimal pressure of the distribution network under the same supply–demand condition. Reduction of the pressure fluctuations is beneficial to the reliability and leakage control of pipe networks. Increase of the minimal pressure indicates that less energy is lost during the distribution. Therefore, the TLR strategy of SWSS can support to initiatively lower the water pressure of the pumps at the water plant outlet, thus improves the water and energy metabolism efficiency in urban water supply system.

Qiang Xu; Qiuwen Chen; Siliang Qi; Desuo Cai

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Backup power working group best practices handbook for maintenance and operation of engine generators, Volume 1. Revision 1  

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This handbook is divided into the four chapters. Chapter one covers the design, procurement, storage, handling and testing of diesel fuel oil to be used in DOE backup power supplies. Chapter two discusses the selection of automatic transfer switches to be used in DOE backup power supplies. Chapter three is about low voltage open frame air circuit breaker operation, testing, and maintenance for DOE backup power supplies. And chapter four covers installation, design, and maintenance of engine cooling water and jacket water systems.

Gross, R.; Padgett, A.B.; Burrows, K.P.; Fairchild, P.N.; Lam, T.; Janes, J.

1997-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Optimization of high-order harmonic generation by genetic algorithm and wavelet time-frequency analysis of quantum dipole emission  

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-order har- monic generation ~HHG! of orders as high as 300 has been observed @5,6#, with photon energies in excess of 500 eV. A novel concept of ‘‘intra-atomic’’ phase matching has been recently introduced, allowing the enhancement of the inten- sity of a..., as shown in Fig. 2, the major time domain contributing to the total har- monic intensity is the central part of the laser pulse with significant field intensity ~for example, between 24 to 14 optical cycles!. Beyond this central time regime, the har- monic...

Chu, Xi; Chu, Shih-I

2001-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

330

Cost reduction of distribution network protection in presence of distributed generation using optimized fault current limiter allocation  

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Using Solid State Fault Current Limiters (SSFCLs) has been proposed as a potential cost-efficient candidate to minimize the effect of exposing Distributed Generation (DG) to the distribution system. Genetic Algorithm (GA) is employed to find the optimum number, location and size of \\{FCLs\\} to be used in the network. The numerical and simulation results show the efficiency of proposed GA-based FCL allocation and sizing method in terms of minimizing the cost of distribution protection system. The prices of \\{FCLs\\} are estimated using real market prices and simulations are performed in four cases assuming prices more than the estimated one, less than estimated price and equal to the real estimated cost for FCL. Numerical results show that FCL price highly affects the optimum choices for \\{FCLs\\} and the price imposed by using FCLs.

Sayyed Ali Akbar Shahriari; Ali Yazdian Varjani; Mahmood Reza Haghifam

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization modelling of the impacts of a Severn Barrage for a two-way generation scheme using a Continental Shelf model  

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Abstract The Severn Estuary has the world's second largest tide range and a barrage across the estuary, located just seawards of Cardiff in Wales and Weston in the South West England, has been proposed for over half a century, with the objective of extracting large amounts of tidal energy. A Severn Barrage, as previously proposed by the Severn Tidal Power Group (STPG), would be the largest renewable energy project for tidal power generation in the world, if built as proposed, and would generate approximately 5% of the UK's electricity needs. However, concerns have been raised over the environmental impacts of such a barrage, including potential increase in flood risk, loss of intertidal habitats etc. In addressing the challenges of maximizing the energy output and minimizing the environmental impacts of such a barrage, this research study has focused on using a Continental Shelf model, based on the modified Environmental Fluid Dynamics Code (EFDC) with a barrage operation module (EFDC_B), to investigate both the far and near field hydrodynamic impacts of a barrage for different operating scenarios. Three scenarios have been considered to simulate the Severn Barrage, operating via two-way generation and using different combinations of turbines and sluices. The first scenario consisted of 216 turbines and 166 sluices installed along the barrage; the second consisted of 382 turbines with no sluices; and the third consisted of 764 turbines and no sluices. The specification of the sluice gates and turbines are the same for all scenarios. The model results indicate that the third scenario has the best mitigating effects for the far-field and near-field flood risks caused by a barrage and produces the most similar results of minimum water depth and maximum velocity distributions to those obtained from simulating the natural conditions of the estuary, i.e. the current conditions. The results also show that the flow patterns around the barrage are closest to those for the existing natural conditions with minimal slight changes in the estuary. Thus, the results clearly indicate that the environmental impacts of a Severn Barrage can be minimized if the barrage is operated for two-way generation and under the third scenario. Although it appears that the energy output for the third scenario is less than that obtained for the other two scenarios, if very low head (VLH) turbines are used, then the third scenario could generate more energy as more turbines could be cited along the barrage structure. Therefore, the study shows that a Severn Barrage, operating in two-way generation and with 764 turbines (ideally VLH turbines), would be the best option to meet the needs of maximizing the energy output, but having a minimal impact on environmental changes in the estuary and far-field.

Juntao Zhou; Shunqi Pan; Roger A. Falconer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abundance and distribution of macro-crustaceans in the intake and discharge areas before and during early operation of the Cedar Bayou Generating Station  

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at Stations 4 and 5 varied from 3. 0 to 4. 0 m. The substrate at these two stations was silt and clay, with a very high content of organic debris. Trinity Bay, Discharge Area Each of shoreline Stations 6, 9, 19, 21, and 24 were located at 1610 m (I mile...ABUNDANCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF MACRO-CRUSTACEANS IN THE INTAKE AND DISCHARGE AREAS BEFORE AND DURING EARLY OPERATION OF THE CEDAR BAYOU GENERATING STATION A Thesis by MONROE SCHMIDT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University...

Schmidt, Monroe

1972-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High level modeling and automated generation of heterogeneous SoC architectures with optimized custom reconfigurable cores and on-chip communication media  

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In this paper we propose a framework for modeling and automated generation of heterogeneous SoC architectures with emphasis on reconfigurable component integration and optimized communication media. In order to facilitate rapid development of SoC architectures, communication-centric platforms for data intensive applications, high level modeling of reconfigurable components for quick simulation and a tool for generation of complete SoC architectures is presented. Four different communication-centric platforms based on traditional bus, crossbar, hierarchical bus and novel hybrid communication media are proposed. These communication-centric platforms are proposed to cater for the different communication requirement of future SoC architectures. Multi-Standard telecommunication application is chosen as our target application domain and a case study of WiMAX is used as a real world example to demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach. A system consisting of an ARM processor, reconfigurable FFT and reconfigurable Viterbi decoder is considered with the option of system scalability for future upgrades. Behavior of system with different communication platforms is analyzed for its throughput and power characteristics with different reconfigurable scenarios to show the effectiveness of our approach.

Balal Ahmad; Ali Ahmadinia; Tughrul Arslan

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimized Energy Management for Large Organizations Utilizing an On-Site PHEV fleet, Storage Devices and Renewable Electricity Generation  

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Abstract This paper focuses on the daily electricity management problem for organizations with a large number of employees working within a relatively small geographic location. The organization manages its electric grid including limited on-site energy generation facilities, energy storage facilities, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) charging stations installed in the parking lots. A mixed integer linear program (MILP) is modeled and implemented to assist the organization in determining the temporal allocation of available resources that will minimize energy costs. We consider two cost compensation strategies for PHEV owners: (1) cost equivalent battery replacement reimbursement for utilizing vehicle to grid (V2G) services from PHEVs; (2) gasoline equivalent cost for undercharging of PHEV batteries. Our case study, based on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) campus, produced encouraging results and substantiates the importance of controlled PHEV fleet charging as opposed to uncontrolled charging methods. We further established the importance of realizing V2G capabilities provided by PHEVs in terms of significantly reducing energy costs for the organization.

Dashora, Yogesh [University of Texas, Austin; Barnes, J. Wesley [University of Texas, Austin; Pillai, Rekha S [ORNL; Combs, Todd E [ORNL; Hilliard, Michael R [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final environmental assessment and Finding-of-No-Significant-Impact - drum storage facility for interim storage of materials generated by environmental restoration operations  

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0995, for the construction and operation of a drum storage facility at Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, Golden, Colorado. The proposal for construction of the facility was generated in response to current and anticipated future needs for interim storage of waste materials generated by environmental restoration operations. A public meeting was held on July 20, 1994, at which the scope and analyses of the EA were presented. The scope of the EA included evaluation of alternative methods of storage, including no action. A comment period from July 5, 1994 through August 4, 1994, was provided to the public and the State of Colorado to submit written comment on the EA. No written comments were received regarding this proposed action, therefore no comment response is included in the Final EA. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required and the Department is issuing this Finding of No Significant Impact.

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1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

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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Virtually simulating the next generation of clean energy technologies: NETL's AVESTAR Center is dedicated to the safe, reliable and efficient operation of advanced energy plants with carbon capture  

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Imagine using a real-time virtual simulator to learn to fly a space shuttle or rebuild your car's transmission without touching a piece of equipment or getting your hands dirty. Now, apply this concept to learning how to operate and control a state-of-the-art, electricity-producing power plant capable of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) capture. That's what the National Energy Technology Laboratory's (NETL) Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research (AVESTAR) Center (www.netl.doe.gov/avestar) is designed to do. Established as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE) initiative to advance new clean energy technology for power generation, the AVESTAR Center focuses primarily on providing simulation-based training for process engineers and energy plant operators, starting with the deployment of a first-of-a-kind operator training simulator for an integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plant with CO{sub 2} capture. The IGCC dynamic simulator builds on, and reaches beyond, conventional power plant simulators to merge, for the first time, a 'gasification with CO{sub 2} capture' process simulator with a 'combined-cycle' power simulator. Based on Invensys Operations Management's SimSci-Esscor DYNSIM software, the high-fidelity dynamic simulator provides realistic training on IGCC plant operations, including normal and faulted operations, as well as plant start-up, shutdown and power demand load changes. The highly flexible simulator also allows for testing of different types of fuel sources, such as petcoke and biomass, as well as co-firing fuel mixtures. The IGCC dynamic simulator is available at AVESTAR's two locations, NETL (Figure 1) and West Virginia University's National Research Center for Coal and Energy (www.nrcce.wvu.edu), both in Morgantown, W.Va. By offering a comprehensive IGCC training program, AVESTAR aims to develop a workforce well prepared to operate, control and manage commercial-scale gasification-based power plants with CO{sub 2} capture. The facility and simulator at West Virginia University promotes NETL's outreach mission by offering hands-on simulator training and education to researchers and university students.

Zitney, S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Start | Grid View | Browse by Day OR Group/Topical | Author Index | Keyword Index | Personal Scheduler Optimal Operation of a CO2 Capturing Plant for a Wide Range of Disturbances  

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processes are the dominant method in removing CO2 content from the combustion flue gas streams Scheduler Optimal Operation of a CO2 Capturing Plant for a Wide Range of Disturbances Tuesday, October 18 plants is one of the major sources of producing CO2. Amine-based absorption/stripping CO2 capturing

Skogestad, Sigurd

339

Optimization of water distribution operation  

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water demands consistent to LEG ENO FORECAST ? ACTUAL /'4 / /g / I I I /4 / . / li, / 1000 0 2. 5 5. 0 7. 5 10. 0 12. 5 15. 0 17. 5 20. 0 22. 5 25. 0 27. 5 30. 0 TIME [DAYS] FIG. 5. - June 1986, Forecasted vs Actua1 Water Demands O O O Q z... X a CI 4500 3500 3000 2500 2000 l( I '( I l / FORECAST 2. 5 5. 0 7. 5 10. 0 12. 5 15. 0 17. 5 20. 0 22. 5 25. 0 27. 5 30. 0 TIME [DAYS] FIG. 6. - July 1986, Forecasted vs Actual Water Demands 33 the actual variation but the error...

Pennington, Walter Carlton

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Engineering Optimization Vol. 37, No. 5, July 2005, 463477  

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in radio-frequency (RF) plasma processing. *Corresponding author. Email: lars.nolle@ntu.ac.uk Engineering. In industrial plasmas, a RF generator is used as an external power-source, usually operating at 13.56 MHz investigation, a simulated annealing (SA) method was developed to optimize 14 Fourier terms in a radio-frequency

Hopgood, Adrian

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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

342

Analysis of the Impact of Balancing Area Cooperation on the Operation of WECC and the Compounding Effect of Wind and Solar Generation  

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It is the intent of this analysis to examine the operational benefits of increased cooperation between a large number of WECC operating regions.

Jordan, G.; Piwko, D.

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

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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202 IEEE TRANS.4CTIONS Oh'AUTOMATIC CONTROL, VOL. AC-18,NO. 3, J U K E 1973 Design and Analysis of Boiler-Turbine-Generator  

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of Boiler-Turbine-Generator Controls Using Optimal Linear Regulator Theory JOHN P. McDOKALD AND HARRY G of a nonlinear mathematical model of a drum-type, twin furnace, reheat boiler-turbine-generator (RBTG) system- tiveoperatingandcontrolstrategies for boiler-t.urbine- generator systems to meet different, system operating ob- jectives. Among

Kwatny, Harry G.

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PROJECT TITLE: Evaluation of Seed Boot and Furrow Opener Configurations for Optimizing Seed and Fertilizer Placement in Simultaneous, Single-Pass Operations with Air Drills under  

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Hr GRC 3 PROJECT TITLE: Evaluation of Seed Boot and Furrow Opener Configurations for Optimizing-seeded into spring wheat stubble at Havre in 2002 is presented in Table 1. The `Morris Gumbo Boot' was included

Maxwell, Bruce D.

346

Optimization of pulsed-DEER measurements for Gd-based labels: choice of operational frequencies, pulse durations and positions, and temperature  

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In this work, the experimental conditions and parameters necessary to optimize the long-distance (? 60 Å) Double Electron-Electron Resonance (DEER) measurements of biomacromolecules labeled with Gd(III) tags are analyzed. The specific parameters discussed are the temperature, microwave band, the separation between the pumping and observation frequencies, pulse train repetition rate, pulse durations and pulse positioning in the electron paramagnetic resonance spectrum. It was found that: (i) in optimized DEER measurements, the observation pulses have to be applied at the maximum of the EPR spectrum; (ii) the optimal temperature range for Ka-band measurements is 14-17 K, while in W-band the optimal temperatures are between 6-9 K; (iii) W-band is preferable to Ka-band for DEER measurements. Recent achievements and the conditions necessary for short-distance measurements (<15 Å) are also briefly discussed.

Raitsimring, Arnold; Astashkin, Andrei V.; Enemark, John H.; Kaminker, Ilia; Goldfarb, Daniella; Walter, Eric D.; Song, Y.; Meade, T. J.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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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

348

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

349

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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Optimization Online - All Areas Submissions - October 2014  

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Gas Network Optimization: A comparison of Piecewise Linear Models CARLOS ... PSMG-A Parallel Structured Model Generator for Mathematical Programming

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Optimization of Differential-Algebraic Equation Systems  

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(reactor, column) nu control profiles for optimal operation Constraints: uL u(t) uU zL z(t) z optimal reactor temperature policy optimal column reflux ratio Batch Process Optimization zi,I 0 zi,II 01 Optimization of Differential- Algebraic Equation Systems L. T. Biegler Chemical Engineering

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

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An integrated computer-based training simulator for the operative personnel of the 800-MW power-generating unit at the Perm District Power Station  

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The integrated computer-based training simulator for an 800-MW power-generating unit is described. Its capacities for training the personnel of the boiler-turbine and chemical departments are shown.

N. Yu. Pevneva; V. N. Piskov; A. N. Zenkov

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

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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Evaluation of the photovoltaic generation potential and real-time analysis of the photovoltaic panel operation on a building facade in southern Brazil  

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Abstract Solar photovoltaic systems are an alternative to the current model of power generation, supplying clean energy with little environmental impact and no significant losses associated with distribution networks. This study aims to obtain data on electricity generation in real time for a photovoltaic panel installed in the city of Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, comparing the electric power generation of the photovoltaic panel with the solar radiation data of the city, obtained with the use of a pyranometer. Data from incident solar radiation, measured in the city, on the period of 2007–2012 were used. Comparisons with data from power generation of the photovoltaic panel and assessment of the solar potential were performed. The photovoltaic panel has an area of 16.5 m2 and was installed on the campus of UNIVATES University Center, arranged so that it faces the true north and tilted at an angle of 24°, for better utilization of solar radiation incident along the year. At the end of this phase of the study, it was obtained an average power generation of 11.0 kWh/day and efficiency of the modules in the order of 12.6%.

João Vicente Akwa; Odorico Konrad; Gustavo Vinícius Kaufmann; Cezar Augusto Machado

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Energy optimization system  

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A system for optimizing customer utility usage in a utility network of customer sites, each having one or more utility devices, where customer site is communicated between each of the customer sites and an optimization server having software for optimizing customer utility usage over one or more networks, including private and public networks. A customer site model for each of the customer sites is generated based upon the customer site information, and the customer utility usage is optimized based upon the customer site information and the customer site model. The optimization server can be hosted by an external source or within the customer site. In addition, the optimization processing can be partitioned between the customer site and an external source.

Zhou, Zhi; de Bedout, Juan Manuel; Kern, John Michael; Biyik, Emrah; Chandra, Ramu Sharat

2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

356

Weather forecast-based optimization of integrated energy systems.  

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In this work, we establish an on-line optimization framework to exploit detailed weather forecast information in the operation of integrated energy systems, such as buildings and photovoltaic/wind hybrid systems. We first discuss how the use of traditional reactive operation strategies that neglect the future evolution of the ambient conditions can translate in high operating costs. To overcome this problem, we propose the use of a supervisory dynamic optimization strategy that can lead to more proactive and cost-effective operations. The strategy is based on the solution of a receding-horizon stochastic dynamic optimization problem. This permits the direct incorporation of economic objectives, statistical forecast information, and operational constraints. To obtain the weather forecast information, we employ a state-of-the-art forecasting model initialized with real meteorological data. The statistical ambient information is obtained from a set of realizations generated by the weather model executed in an operational setting. We present proof-of-concept simulation studies to demonstrate that the proposed framework can lead to significant savings (more than 18% reduction) in operating costs.

Zavala, V. M.; Constantinescu, E. M.; Krause, T.; Anitescu, M.

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

A multilevel, level-set method for optimizing eigenvalues in shape design problems  

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) where L is a self adjoint differential elliptic operator and S is a space such that can have values with respect to the parameters we seek and this generates a considerable complication that had lead to semi for the model problem we solve here. All the methods known to us for eigenvalue optimization use the eigen

Soatto, Stefano

358

Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Energy Resources  

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Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Energy Resources Optimal Siting and Sizing of Distributed Energy Resources Speaker(s): Johan Driesen Date: February 15, 2007 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay Ongoing changes in the operation of distribution grids call for a new way to plan grid modifications. This presentation gives an overview of possible methods of long-term planning for the deployment of Distributed Energy Resources (distributed generation, storage and controllable loads) in a given grid. The placement and sizing of the units have to be considered, making this a complex optimization problem with discrete and continuous variables. In the optimization problem, multiple objectives are often conflicting, e.g. minimal grid losses, maximal use of the resources and voltage stability. An evolutionary algorithm (genetic algorithms) is used

359

Gamma ray generator  

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An embodiment of a gamma ray generator includes a neutron generator and a moderator. The moderator is coupled to the neutron generator. The moderator includes a neutron capture material. In operation, the neutron generator produces neutrons and the neutron capture material captures at least some of the neutrons to produces gamma rays. An application of the gamma ray generator is as a source of gamma rays for calibration of gamma ray detectors.

Firestone, Richard B; Reijonen, Jani

2014-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and optimization of operating parameters for a test-cell option of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II tandem mirror design  

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Models of tandem mirror devices operated with a test-cell insert have been used to calculate operating parameters for FPD-II+T, an upgrade of the Fusion Power Demonstration-II device. Two test-cell configurations were considered, one accommodating two 1.5 m blanket test modules and the other having four. To minimize the cost of the upgrade, FPD-II+T utilizes the same coil arrangement and machine dimensions outside of the test cell as FPD-II, and the requirements on the end cell systems have been held near or below those for FPD-II. The maximum achievable test cell wall loading found for the short test-cell was 3.5 MW/m/sup 2/ while 6.0 MW/m/sup 2/ was obtainable in the long test-cell configuration. The most severe limitation on the achievable wall loading is the upper limit on test-cell beta set by MHD stability calculations. Modification of the shape of the magnetic field in the test-cell by improving the magnet design could raise this beta limit and lead to improved test-cell performance.

Haney, S.W.; Fenstermacher, M.E.

1985-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimization of automation: I. Estimation method of cognitive automation rates reflecting the effects of automation on human operators in nuclear power plants  

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Abstract Since automation was introduced in various industrial fields, the concept of the automation rate has been used to indicate the inclusion proportion of automation among all work processes or facilities. Expressions of the inclusion proportion of automation are predictable, as is the ability to express the degree of the enhancement of human performance. However, many researchers have found that a high automation rate does not guarantee high performance. Therefore, to reflect the effects of automation on human performance, this paper proposes a new estimation method of the automation rate that considers the effects of automation on human operators in nuclear power plants (NPPs). Automation in \\{NPPs\\} can be divided into two types: system automation and cognitive automation. Some general descriptions and characteristics of each type of automation are provided, and the advantages of automation are investigated. The advantages of each type of automation are used as measures of the estimation method of the automation rate. One advantage was found to be a reduction in the number of tasks, and another was a reduction in human cognitive task loads. The system and the cognitive automation rate were proposed as quantitative measures by taking advantage of the aforementioned benefits. To quantify the required human cognitive task loads and thus suggest the cognitive automation rate, Conant’s information-theory-based model was applied. The validity of the suggested method, especially as regards the cognitive automation rate, was proven by conducting experiments. The result showed that a decreased rate of the operator working time was significantly related to the cognitive automation rate and that the calculation of the cognitive task load was useful as a measure of the cognitive automation rate.

Seung Min Lee; Jong Hyun Kim; Poong Hyun Seong

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

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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An optimized Method to Identify RR Lyrae stars in the SDSS X Pan-STARRS1 Overlapping Area Using a Bayesian Generative Technique  

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We present a method for selecting RR Lyrae (RRL) stars (or other type of variable stars) in the absence of a large number of multi-epoch data and light curve analyses. Our method uses color and variability selection cuts that are defined by applying a Gaussian Mixture Bayesian Generative Method (GMM) on 636 pre-identified RRL stars instead of applying the commonly used rectangular cuts. Specifically, our method selects 8,115 RRL candidates (heliocentric distances efficiency and completeness levels of our method are ~77% and ~52%, respectively. Most contaminants are either non-variable main-sequence stars or stars in eclipsing systems. The method described here efficiently recovers known stellar halo substructures. It is expected that the current completene...

Abbas, M A; Martin, N F; Kaiser, N; Burgett, W S; Huber, M E; Waters, C

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A study of the optimal operating conditions in the organic Rankine cycle using a turbo-expander for fluctuations of the available thermal energy  

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Abstract The organic Rankine cycle is widely used to obtain electric power from renewable energy sources, such as solar energy, geothermal energy, and waste thermal energy. In a typical ORC, a turbo-expander or volumetric expander is applied to convert the thermal energy to mechanical energy. The turbo-expander is widely used for large-scale output power because it has merits when used with large mass flowrates; the scroll expander is used for small-scale output power. In \\{ORCs\\} that produce small-scale output power, the available thermal energy as a renewable heat source usually cannot be supplied continuously. For fluctuating levels of available thermal energy, positive displacement machine has difficulty in adjusting the mass flowrate. In order to regulate the mass flowrate for varying thermal energies, a small-scale radial-type turbine and supersonic nozzles were designed specifically for this study. \\{R245fa\\} was used as the working fluid, and the thermodynamic properties of the working fluid in the cycle were predicted on the basis of the designed turbine blade and nozzle shape even though the mass flowrates were varied. The output powers at the off-design operations were predicted for the full range of 30 kW according to the number of nozzles used.

Soo-Yong Cho; Chong-Hyun Cho; Kook-Young Ahn; Young Duk Lee

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Transfer of the Heat Source / Radioisotope Themoelectric Generator Assembly and Test Operations From the Mound Site  

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031 031 Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 191 / Friday, October 2, 1998 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The package listing contains the following information: (1) Title of the information collection package; (2) current OMB control number; (3) type of respondents; (4) estimated number of responses annually; (5) estimated total burden hours, annually, including recordkeeping hours required to provide the information; (6) purpose; and (7) number of collections. Package Title: Legal. Current OMB No.: 1910-0800. Type of Respondents: DOE management and operating contractors, and offsite contractors. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,719. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 21,052. Purpose: This information is required by the Department to ensure that legal resources and requirements are

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Elements of an advanced integrated operator control station  

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One of the critical determinants of peformance for any remotely operated maintenance system is the compatibility achieved between elements of the man/machine interface (e.g., master manipulator controller, controls, displays, etc.) and the human operator. In the Remote Control Engineering task of the Consolidated Fuel Reprocessing Program, considerable attention has been devoted to optimizing the man/machine interface of the operator control station. This system must be considered an integral element of the overall maintenance work system which includes transporters, manipulators, remote viewing, and other parts. The control station must reflect the integration of the operator team, control/display panels, manipulator master controllers, and remote viewing monitors. Human factors principles and experimentation have been used in the development of an advanced integrated operator control station designed for the advance servomanipulator. Key features of this next-generation design are summarized in this presentation. 7 references, 4 figures.

Clarke, M.M.; Kreifeldt, J.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Elements of an advanced integrated operator control station  

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One of the critical determinants of performance for any remotely operated maintenance system is the compatibility achieved between elements of the man/machine interface (e.g., master manipulator controller, controls, displays) and the human operator. In the remote control engineering task of the Consolidated Fuel Reprocessing Program, considerable attention has been devoted to optimizing the man/machine interface of the operator control station. This system must be considered an integral element of the overall maintenance work system which includes transporters, manipulators, remote viewing, and other parts. The control station must reflect the integration of the operator team, control/display panels, manipulator master controllers, and remote viewing monitors. Human factors principles and experimentation have been used in the development of an advanced integrated operator control station designed for the advance servomanipulator. Key features of this next-generation design are summarized in this presentation. 7 references, 4 figures.

Clarke, M.M.; Kreifeldt, J.G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

368

Sootblowing optimization for improved boiler performance  

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A sootblowing control system that uses predictive models to bridge the gap between sootblower operation and boiler performance goals. The system uses predictive modeling and heuristics (rules) associated with different zones in a boiler to determine an optimal sequence of sootblower operations and achieve boiler performance targets. The system performs the sootblower optimization while observing any operational constraints placed on the sootblowers.

James, John Robert; McDermott, John; Piche, Stephen; Pickard, Fred; Parikh, Neel J

2013-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of accident sequences and source terms at treatment and storage facilities for waste generated by US Department of Energy waste management operations  

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This report documents the methodology, computational framework, and results of facility accident analyses performed for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Waste Management Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (WM PEIS). The accident sequences potentially important to human health risk are specified, their frequencies assessed, and the resultant radiological and chemical source terms evaluated. A personal-computer-based computational framework and database have been developed that provide these results as input to the WM PEIS for the calculation of human health risk impacts. The WM PEIS addresses management of five waste streams in the DOE complex: low-level waste (LLW), hazardous waste (HW), high-level waste (HLW), low-level mixed waste (LLMW), and transuranic waste (TRUW). Currently projected waste generation rates, storage inventories, and treatment process throughputs have been calculated for each of the waste streams. This report summarizes the accident analyses and aggregates the key results for each of the waste streams. Source terms are estimated, and results are presented for each of the major DOE sites and facilities by WM PEIS alternative for each waste stream. Key assumptions in the development of the source terms are identified. The appendices identify the potential atmospheric release of each toxic chemical or radionuclide for each accident scenario studied. They also discuss specific accident analysis data and guidance used or consulted in this report.

Mueller, C.; Nabelssi, B.; Roglans-Ribas, J.; Folga, S.; Policastro, A.; Freeman, W.; Jackson, R.; Mishima, J.; Turner, S.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

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

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Feature Selection for Generator Excitation Neurocontroller Development Using Filter Technique  

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Essentially, motive behind using control system is to generate suitable control signal for yielding desired response of a physical process. Control of synchronous generator has always remained very critical in power system operation and control. For certain well known reasons power generators are normally operated well below their steady state stability limit. This raises demand for efficient and fast controllers. Artificial intelligence has been reported to give revolutionary outcomes in the field of control engineering. Artificial Neural Network (ANN), a branch of artificial intelligence has been used for nonlinear and adaptive control, utilizing its inherent observability. The overall performance of neurocontroller is dependent upon input features too. Selecting optimum features to train a neurocontroller optimally is very critical. Both quality and size of data are of equal importance for better performance. In this work filter technique is employed to select independent factors for ANN training.

Abro, Abdul Ghani

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

372

Spiral Optimization Algorithm for solving Combined Economic and Emission Dispatch  

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Abstract The Spiral Optimization Algorithm (SOA) is an optimization technique developed recently (2011) by K. Tamura and K. Yasuda at Tokyo Metropolitan University-Japan. SOA is a metaheuristic based on an analogy of spiral phenomena in nature and it is simple in concept, few in parameters and easy in implementation. In this paper, SOA is proposed for solving the Combined Economic and Emission Dispatch (CEED) problem. It is aimed, in the CEED problem, that scheduling of generators should operate with both minimum fuel costs and emission levels, simultaneously, while satisfying the load demand and operational constraints. The CEED problem is formulated as a multi-objective problem by considering the fuel cost and emission objectives of generating units. The bi-objective optimization problem is converted into a single objective function using a price penalty factor. The proposed algorithm has been implemented on three test systems with 3, 6, and 40 generating units, with different constraints and various cost curve nature. In order to see the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, its results are compared to those reported in the recent literature. Those results are quite encouraging showing the good applicability of SOA for CEED problem.

Lahouaria Benasla; Abderrahim Belmadani; Mostefa Rahli

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Optimization Online - A Simpler Approach to Matrix Completion  

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Oct 4, 2009 ... Keywords: Matrix completion, low-rank matrices, convex optimization, nuclear norm minimization, random matrices, operator Chernoff bound, ...

Benjamin Recht

2009-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimize Parallel Pumping Systems | Department of Energy  

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Pumping Systems This tip sheet describes how to optimize the performance of multiple pumps operating continuously as part of a parallel pumping system. PUMPING SYSTEMS TIP SHEET...

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Operations Information  

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Standards BPA Operations Information (OPI) Transmission Services operates and plans for regional and national system needs. Transmission Services coordinates system operation and...

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Hydrodynamic analysis of direct steam generation solar collectors  

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Direct steam generation collectors are considered with the aim to improve the performance of a parabolic trough collector leading to a reduction of operating costs of solar electric generation systems. In this study a hydrodynamic steady state model is developed and linked with a thermal model to optimize the performance of once-through direct steam generation solar collectors. The hydrodynamic model includes flow pattern classification and a pressure drop model. Flow pattern maps for typical DSG collectors with horizontal and inclined absorber tubes are generated to investigate the variation of flow conditions with radiation level, tube diameter, tube length and flow rate. Two-phase flow frictional pressure drop correlations for the range of operating conditions in a DSG collector are selected from the wide range of published correlations by comparison with experimental data for typical steam-water flow conditions in a DSG collector. Pressure drop is calculated for different operating conditions for both horizontal and inclined solar absorber tubes. Alternative operational strategies are evaluated to achieve optimum performance of a direct steam generation collector at different radiation levels.

Odeh, S.D.; Behnia, M.; Morrison, G.L.

2000-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Next Generation Calibration Models with Dimensional Modeling...  

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Documents & Publications Reduction of Transient Particulate Matter Spikes with Decision Tree Based Control Model-Based Transient Calibration Optimization for Next Generation Diesel...

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Illinois Nuclear Profile - Braidwood Generation Station  

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Braidwood Generation Station" "Unit","Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License...

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Illinois Nuclear Profile - Byron Generating Station  

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Byron Generating Station" ,"Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License expiration date"...

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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

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OPTIMAL PGU OPERATION STRATEGY IN CHP SYSTEMS.  

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?? Traditional power plants only utilize about 30 percent of the primary energy that they consume, and the rest of the energy is usually wasted… (more)

Yun, Kyungtae

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Dynamic vs. Static Optimization of Crossdocking Operations  

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May 6, 2014 ... ... within a simulation experiment is made feasible through the use of our advanced MatHeuristic solver, CHH, ... Search, Browse the Repository.

Monique Guignard

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

383

Optimization Online - Effective Strategies to Teach Operations ...  

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Jul 30, 2012 ... ... in addition to mathematics, many other undergraduate programs such as management sciences, business, economics, electrical engineering ...

Somayeh Moazeni

2012-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

384

Operating experience of Pyroflow boilers in a 250 MWe unit  

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The Cedar Bay Cogeneration project is a 250 MWe unit owned and operated by US Generating Company. This plant has one turbine rated at 250 MWe net which is supplied by three Pyroflow CFB boilers that operate in parallel while supplying a paper mill with steam on an uninterruptible basis. Compared to similar size CFB boilers the Cedar Bay boilers have certain unique features. First, these are reheat boilers which must continue to supply process steam even when the steam turbine is down. Second, the SO{sub 2} control operates at a very low Ca/S molar ratio by optimizing the process conditions and flyash reinjection. Third, the NO{sub x} reduction process utilizes aqueous ammonia injection. This paper presents the operating data at full load in terms of boiler efficiency, and the ability to limit gaseous emissions with minimum limestone and ammonia usage. Unique features relating to the multiple boiler installation are also discussed.

Chelian, P.K.; Hyvarinen, K. [Pyropower Corp., San Diego, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

385

Diophantine Generation,  

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Diophantine Generation, Horizontal and Vertical Problems, and the Weak Vertical Method Alexandra Shlapentokh Diophantine Sets, Definitions and Generation Diophantine Sets Diophantine Generation Properties of Diophantine Generation Diophantine Family of Z Diophantine Family of a Polynomial Ring Going Down Horizontal

Shlapentokh, Alexandra

386

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

387

A matrix generation approach for eigenvalue optimization  

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Figure 1: Graph of the maximum eigenvalue of the affine combination of. symmetric ...... “C++” to compute the Gram matrix and then imported it to MATLAB by.

388

Optimal hydropower generation scheduling for a cascade  

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......mean head and vf the mean efficiency of station i. An alternative...maximum flow through each turbine; r"cj = DJ(y,pm...distributed between the turbines will affect efficiency, and moreover certain turbines may have 'rough-running......

KEVIN BROUGHAN; CAROLYN MCKENZIE; ALFRED SNEYD; YAN WANG

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

389

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

390

A unit commitment study of the application of energy storage toward the integration of renewable generation  

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To examine the potential benefits of energy storage in the electric grid a generalized unit commitment model of thermal generating units and energy storage facilities is developed. Three different storage scenarios were tested—two without limits to total storage assignment and one with a constrained maximum storage portfolio. Given a generation fleet based on the City of Austin’s renewable energy deployment plans results from the unlimited energy storage deployment scenarios studied show that if capital costs are ignored large quantities of seasonal storage are preferred. This operational approach enables storage of plentiful wind generation during winter months that can then be dispatched during high cost peak periods in the summer. These two scenarios yielded $70 million and $94 million in yearly operational cost savings but would cost hundreds of billions to implement. Conversely yearly cost reductions of $40 million can be achieved with one compressed air energy storage facility and a small set of electrochemical storage devices totaling 13?GWh of capacity. Similarly sized storage fleets with capital costs service lifetimes and financing consistent with these operational cost savings can yield significant operational benefit by avoiding dispatch of expensive peaking generators and improving utilization of renewable generation throughout the year. Further study using a modified unit commitment model can help to clarify optimal storage portfolios reveal appropriate market participation approaches and determine the optimal siting of storage within the grid.

Chioke Harris; Jeremy P. Meyers; Michael E. Webber

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

ONLINE OPTIMIZATION AND SELECTION OF MEASUREMENTS  

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117 Chapter 7 ON­LINE OPTIMIZATION AND SELECTION OF MEASUREMENTS This is the last of three chapters that discuss optimal operation of a general heat exchanger network. A method that combines the use of steady state optimization and decentralized feedback control is proposed. A general steady state model

Skogestad, Sigurd

392

Safe Operation of Backup Power Generators (Spanish)  

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de llenar el tanque de combustible. Si se derrama gasolina sobre las partes calientes del motor, podr?a causar un incendio. ? Siempre guarde un extintor de fuego cerca del generador. Otras precauciones de seguridad ? Siempre revise el generador... partes calientes del motor. ? Mantenga a los ni?os alejados del generador y de los contenedores de almacenamiento de combustible. Producido por Comunicaciones Agr?colas, El Sistema Universitario Texas A&M Se pueden encontrar publicaciones producidas...

Smith, David

2006-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

393

Short-term electricity dispatch optimization of Ertan hydropower plant based on data by field tests  

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A short-term electricity dispatch optimization program required by the Ertan hydropower plant is developed to maximize hydropower production. Three field tests in various operating heads were carried out in the period of May 2009 to March 2010. Based on data of five test conditions three operating zones for units in various operating heads were proposed. A short-term electricity dispatch optimization model was developed with physical and operational constraints. Unit commitment strategy was put forward for model solution in which unit statuses and output statuses were classified. The strategy aimed at formulating better unit commitment plan according to forecasted load demand ancillary service requirements and initial operating status. The model and the strategy were verified by real cases. The results show that the optimal load distribution among units at every interval can be easily solved by the genetic algorithm based on a fixed unit commitment plan. Schedules are developed with higher average generation efficiency. Units can also be scheduled to operate for a less time within the rough zone and the second feasible zone. The proposed method is already operational for dispatch engineers of the Ertan hydropower plant to determine half-hourly schedules in one day.

Chao Ma; Haijun Wang; Jijian Lian

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research  

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of Operations Research is planning a Special Volume on Applied Optimization and Data Mining, dedicated to Dr and management science. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed according to the high standards of AOR. TopicsCall for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: Applied Optimization and Data Mining

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Performing aggressive code optimization with an ability to rollback changes made by the aggressive optimizations  

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Mechanisms for aggressively optimizing computer code are provided. With these mechanisms, a compiler determines an optimization to apply to a portion of source code and determines if the optimization as applied to the portion of source code will result in unsafe optimized code that introduces a new source of exceptions being generated by the optimized code. In response to a determination that the optimization is an unsafe optimization, the compiler generates an aggressively compiled code version, in which the unsafe optimization is applied, and a conservatively compiled code version in which the unsafe optimization is not applied. The compiler stores both versions and provides them for execution. Mechanisms are provided for switching between these versions during execution in the event of a failure of the aggressively compiled code version. Moreover, predictive mechanisms are provided for predicting whether such a failure is likely.

Gschwind, Michael K

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

396

4th Generation ECR Ion Sources  

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4th Generation ECR Ion Sources Claude M Lyneis, D. Leitner,to developing a 4 th generation ECR ion source with an RFover current 3 rd generation ECR ion sources, which operate

Lyneis, Claude M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

397

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty++++ Afzal Siddiqui  

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1 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty++++ Afzal Siddiqui University's decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit fuelled by natural gas. While the long. KEYWORDS. OR in Energy; Distributed Generation; Real Options; Optimal Investment. 1. INTRODUCTION

Guillas, Serge

398

Multi - Timescale Control of Energy Storage Enabling the Integration of Variable Generation.  

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??A two-level optimal coordination control approach for energy storage and conventional generation consisting of advanced frequency control and stochastic optimal dispatch is proposed to deal… (more)

Zhu, Dinghuan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Interactive Off-Line Computer Modeling for Powerhouse Operations  

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Optimizing operating conditions in an industrial powerhouse is often a difficult task. Operators will normally choose the most reliable mode of operation without considering all aspects for best efficiency. To help bridge the gap between reliability...

Delk, S. R.; Jones, W. G.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Joint operation of wind farm, photovoltaic, pump-storage and energy storage devices in energy and reserve markets  

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Abstract Renewable resources generation scheduling is one of the newest problems of the power markets. In this paper, joint operation (JO) of wind farms (WF), pump-storage units (PSU), photo-voltaic (PV) resources, and energy storage devices (ESD) is studied in the energy and ancillary service markets. There are uncertainties in wind power generation (WPG), photovoltaic power generation (PVPG) and the market prices. To model these uncertainties, the WPG is forecasted by using ARMA model and its scenarios are generated using Weibull distribution function. Moreover, other uncertain parameters are forecasted first, and their uncertainties are modeled by using scenario generation and scenario reduction method. The proposed JO method is used to determine the optimal bidding strategy of the PSU, PV, ESD and WF of IEEE 118-bus standard system. The results for these renewable energy resources confirm that the JO of these resources increases the profit and decreases the risk of the resources in comparison with their uncoordinated operation (UO).

Moein Parastegari; Rahmat-Allah Hooshmand; Amin Khodabakhshian; Amir-Hossein Zare

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Optimal Regulators  

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Current research suggests the use of a liner quadratic performance index for optimal control of regulators in various applications. Some examples include correcting the trajectory of rocket and air vehicles, vibration suppression of flexible structures, and airplane stability. In all these cases, the focus is in suppressing/decreasing system deviations rapidly. However, if one compares the Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR) solution with optimal solutions (minimum time), it is seen that the LQR solution is less than optimal in some cases indeed (3-6) times that obtained using a minimum time solution. Moreover, the LQR solution is sometimes unacceptable in practice due to the fact that values of control extend beyond admissible limits and thus the designer must choose coefficients in the linear quadratic form, which are unknown. The authors suggest methods which allow finding a quasi-optimal LQR solution with bounded control which is closed to the minimum time solution. They also remand the process of the minimum time decision. Keywords: Optimal regulator, minimum time controller, Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR). -- This paper is declared a work of the U.S. Government and not subject to copyright protection in the USA. The manuscript is accepted as paper AIAA-2003-6638 by 2nd AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Systems, Technologies, and Operations-Aerospace, Land, and See Conference and Workshop - Exhibit, San Diego, California, USA, 15-18 Sep. 2003.

Alexander Bolonkin; Robert Sierakowski

2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

402

1. Generation 1 1. Generation  

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1. Generation 1 _________________________________________________________________________ 1. Generation Sound and vibrations or, in more general terms, oscillations of matter (solids or fluids) are generated in many different dynamic processes. The basic mechanisms which underlie these oscillations

Berlin,Technische Universität

403

Optimal Selection of Sensors & Controller Parameters for Economic Optimization of Process Plants  

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Optimal Selection of Sensors & Controller Parameters for Economic Optimization of Process Plants of process plants Introduction Optimal operation Economic performance depends on the structural Madras) PhD VIVA VOCE September 15, 2014 2 / 35 #12;Economic performance of process plants Introduction

Skogestad, Sigurd

404

Operation Diagnostics: Use of Visualization Techniques and Operation  

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Operation Diagnostics: Use of Visualization Techniques and Operation Operation Diagnostics: Use of Visualization Techniques and Operation Patterns to Verify and Optimize Dynamic Building and System Operation Speaker(s): Oliver Baumann Date: December 7, 2004 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Peng Xu Building automation systems (BAS) and building energy management systems (BEMS) have been used in modern edifices for the last 2 decades. These systems measure, process, and monitor a huge amount of data to operate the building and systems more or less properly. Often, the data is only used to signal failures or break-downs of systems or components. Further information of the data to analyze and diagnose the building operation is not used due to the lack of analysis methods and tools. Within the Operation Diagnostics, different visualization techniques are applied to

405

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

406

Using Backup Generators: Choosing the Right Backup Generator - Business  

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Choosing the Right Backup Generator Choosing the Right Backup Generator - Business Owners Using Backup Generators: Choosing the Right Backup Generator - Business Owners Using Backup Generators: Choosing the Right Backup Generator - Business Owners Identify essential systems and equipment-What do you need to keep your business operating? These may include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; industrial equipment and major appliances, such as refrigerators and freezers; lights (interior and exterior), computers, and other office equipment; pumps, including sump pumps, sprinkler system pumps, and well water pumps; and alarm systems. Some of these systems and equipment may have to operate continuously, while others may be needed only during normal business hours. Choose the generator's fuel source-Backup generators are

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Siemens Power Generation, Inc.  

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2005 Pittsburgh Coal Conference 2005 Pittsburgh Coal Conference Siemens Power Generation, Inc. Page 1 of 10 © Siemens Power Generation, Inc., All Rights Reserved Development of a Catalytic Combustor for Fuel Flexible Turbines W. R. Laster Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation Abstract Siemens has been working on a catalytic combustor for natural gas operation for several years using the Rich Catalytic Lean (RCL TM ) design. The design has been shown to produce low NOx emissions on natural gas operation. By operating the catalyst section fuel rich, the design shows considerable promise for robust operation over a wide range of fuel compositions including syngas. Under the sponsorship of the U. S. Department of Energy' s National Energy Technology Laboratory, Siemens Westinghouse is conducting a three year

408

Carver Performance and Optimization  

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Optimization Performance and Optimization Performance Monitoring Last edited: 2012-01-09 12:31:03...

409

Optimization and heat and water integration for biodiesel production  

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generation of biodiesel using waste cooking oil and algae oil. We consider 5 different technologies: Energy, Biofuels, Biodiesel, Cooking Oil, Mathematical optimization, Algae1 Optimization and heat and water integration for biodiesel production from cooking oil

Grossmann, Ignacio E.

410

Visual-based methods in compliant mechanism optimization  

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The purpose of this research is to generate visual-based methods for optimizing compliant mechanisms (CMs). Visual-based optimization methods use graphical representations (3-D plots) of CM performance to convey design ...

Timm, Richard W. (Richard William)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Distributed Generation  

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Untapped Value of Backup Generation Untapped Value of Backup Generation While new guidelines and regulations such as IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 1547 have come a long way in addressing interconnection standards for distributed generation, utilities have largely overlooked the untapped potential of these resources. Under certain conditions, these units (primarily backup generators) represent a significant source of power that can deliver utility services at lower costs than traditional centralized solutions. These backup generators exist today in large numbers and provide utilities with another option to reduce peak load, relieve transmission congestion, and improve power reliability. Backup generation is widely deployed across the United States. Carnegie Mellon's Electricity

412

Process and Energy Optimization Revitalizes Energy Management at Eastman  

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In 2005, the Eastman-Texas Operations Energy Management Team (EMT), in response to rapidly increasing energy prices, initiated a new energy optimization program to optimize the site’s energy intensity. This new program utilized a process and energy...

Greenwaldt, W. C.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Optimal Sequencing of Central Refrigeration Equipment in an Industrial Plant  

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A model was developed to find a viable solution to the problem of selecting the optimal sequence of refrigeration equipment (chillers, cooling towers, pumps) to operate in a Central Utility Plant. The optimal equipment sequence is that sequence...

Fiorino, D. P.; Priest, J. W.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Design and optimization of a defect tolerant processor array  

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In this thesis we design and optimization of a defect tolerant MIMD processor array, for maximum performance per wafer area, targeted at applications that have a large number of operations per memory word, is described. The optimization includes...

Lakkapragada, Bhavani S

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

415

Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency  

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

Pump Systems Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Savings Host this one-day course to help participants learn how to identify and reduce hidden operation and energy costs. Participants will: * Identify energy savings * Increase profitability * Increase reliability * Earn seven PDH credits Attendees of the "Pump Systems Optimization" one-day course will gain valuable new skills to help them improve centrifugal pump system efficiency to reduce energy and operating costs while earning seven professional development hour (PDH) credits from the Hydraulic Institute. Topics covered include:* * Why Efficient Pump Systems Are Important

416

OPERATIONS (OPS)  

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

OPS) OPS) OBJECTIVE OPS.1 The formality and discipline of operations is adequate to conduct work safely and programs are in place to maintain this formality and discipline. (CR 13) Scope: The Conduct of Operations Program was evaluated during the recent KE Basin FTS ORR and was found to be adequately implemented. Based on this result and the subsequent program enhancements, the scope of the review is to be limited to the SWS operating and maintenance evolutions. Criteria * Programmatic elements of conduct of operations are in place for SWS operations. (DOE Order 5480.19) * The SWS operations personnel adequately demonstrate the principles of conduct of operations requirements during the shift performance period. (DOE Order 5480.19)

417

Operations & Maintenance  

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Contact Information Transmission Planning Western OATT Revision Maintenance Services Meter policy (pdf) Meter application agreement Behind the Meter Generation policy (doc)...

418

Generation Planning (pbl/generation)  

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Generation Hydro Power Wind Power Monthly GSP BPA White Book Dry Year Tools Firstgov Generation Planning Thumbnail image of BPA White Book BPA White Book (1998 - 2011) Draft Dry...

419

Matlab-based Optimization: Optimization Toolbox  

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Matlab-based Optimization: the Optimization Toolbox Gene Cliff (AOE/ICAM - ecliff@vt.edu ) 3:00pm Engineering ICAM: Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics 1 / 37 #12;Matlab's Optimization Toolbox;Matlab's Optimization Toolbox Classifying Optimization Problems A Soup Can Example Intermezzo

Crawford, T. Daniel

420

Fuzzy Optimality and Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization  

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Fuzzy Optimality and Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization M. Farina and P. Amato. Pareto optimality is someway ineffective for optimization problems with several (more than three) objectives. In fact the Pareto optimal set tends to become a wide portion of the whole design domain search

Coello, Carlos A. Coello

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421

Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters  

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The cylindrical Hall thruster features high ionization efficiency, quiet operation, and ion acceleration in a large volume-to-surface ratio channel with performance comparable with the state-of-the-art annular Hall thrusters. These characteristics were demonstrated in low and medium power ranges. Optimization of miniaturized cylindrical thrusters led to performance improvements in the 50-200W input power range, including plume narrowing, increased thruster efficiency, reliable discharge initiation, and stable operation.

Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, and Nathaniel J. Fisch

2007-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

422

Optimization of Cylindrical Hall Thrusters  

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The cylindrical Hall thruster features high ionization efficiency, quiet operation, and ion acceleration in a large volume-to-surface ratio channel with performance comparable with the state-of-the-art annular Hall thrusters. These characteristics were demonstrated in low and medium power ranges. Optimization of miniaturized cylindrical thrusters led to performance improvements in the 50-200W input power range, including plume narrowing, increased thruster efficiency, reliable discharge initiation, and stable operation. __________________________________________________

Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, Erik Granstedt, and Nathaniel J. Fi

2007-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

423

SPEAR Operations  

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Interface 1113 N. Kurita J. Langton Vacuum TSP's 1120 J. Corbett A. Terebilo MATLAB Applications - Basics 1121 F. Rafael Booster Kicker Upgrade, Operation Manual 1121...

424

operations center  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

1%2A en Operations Center http:nnsa.energy.govaboutusourprogramsemergencyoperationscounterterrorismoperationscenter

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425

Optimal design of reverse osmosis module networks  

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The structure of individual reverse osmosis modules, the configuration of the module network, and the operating conditions were optimized for seawater and brackish water desalination. The system model included simple mathematical equations to predict the performance of the reverse osmosis modules. The optimization problem was formulated as a constrained multivariable nonlinear optimization. The objective function was the annual profit for the system, consisting of the profit obtained from the permeate, capital cost for the process units, and operating costs associated with energy consumption and maintenance. Optimization of several dual-stage reverse osmosis systems were investigated and compared. It was found that optimal network designs are the ones that produce the most permeate. It may be possible to achieve economic improvements by refining current membrane module designs and their operating pressures.

Maskan, F.; Wiley, D.E.; Johnston, L.P.M.; Clements, D.J.

2000-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Steam System Optimization : A Case Study  

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The steam system optimization (generation, distribution, use and condensate return) offers a large opportunity for action to comply with the new levels of energy efficiency standards. Superior design and improved maintenance practices are the two...

Iordanova, N.; Venkatesan, V. V.; Calogero, M.

427

H2 production based on RDG and assisted by a weak grid. System topology, operation and control  

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The Renewable Distributed Generation (RDG), such as production of electricity in the vicinity of the load, it is particularly beneficial when the distribution network is "weak" facing specific demands, as in hydrogen production systems connected to rural electrification networks. In these areas, the wind resource may be suitable for this type of generation. This work proposes the topology and the operation and control strategy for a hydrogen production station, "assisted" by a weak AC grid and "powered" by a variable speed wind turbine based on a three-phase double stator induction machine. The wind energy conversion is optimized through adequate control of the generator. The electrolyzer current is regulated for the maximum utilization of the generated power. The high-speed power fluctuations by turbulence are compensated through a controlled energy storage system based on a flywheel. In addition, the system configuration, its operation mode and control, and simulation results are presented.

P.A. Camocardi; G.M. Toccaceli; P.E. Battaiotto; M.G. Cendoya

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Nuclear reactor characteristics and operational history  

Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

1. Capacity and Generation, Table 3. Characteristics and Operational History 1. Capacity and Generation, Table 3. Characteristics and Operational History Table 2. U.S. Nuclear Reactor Ownership Data PDF XLS Plant/Reactor Name Generator ID Utility Name - Operator Owner Name % Owned Arkansas Nuclear One 1 Entergy Arkansas Inc Entergy Arkansas Inc 100 Arkansas Nuclear One 2 Entergy Arkansas Inc Entergy Arkansas Inc 100 Beaver Valley 1 FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation Corp 100 Beaver Valley 2 FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company FirstEnergy Nuclear Generation Corp 100 Braidwood Generation Station 1 Exelon Nuclear Exelon Nuclear 100 Braidwood Generation Station 2 Exelon Nuclear Exelon Nuclear 100 Browns Ferry 1 Tennessee Valley Authority Tennessee Valley Authority 100

429

Optimized Triple-Junction Solar Cells Using Inverted Metamorphic Approach (Presentation)  

SciTech Connect

Record efficiencies with triple-junction inverted metamorphic designs, modeling useful to optimize, and consider operating conditions before choosing design.

Geisz, J. F.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Washington DC Reliability Requirements and the Need to Operate...  

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

River Generating Station and Proposed Mirant Compliance Plan Comments by Mary Celeste Harris on the Emergency Operation of Mirant's Potomac River Generating Station. Special...

431

E-Print Network 3.0 - avoidance trajectory generation Sample...  

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"tail" trajectory... -adaptive generation of optimal continuous trajectories for mobile robots. In International Symposium on Artificial... and N. Miyake. Trajectory...

432

Derivative-free Methods for Mixed-Integer Constrained Optimization ...  

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and composition of heat intercepts in a thermal insulation system. Optimization and. Engineering 2(1) ... constant-power region operation. IEEE Transaction on ...

2014-03-04T23:59:59.000Z

433

Optimizing Natural Gas Use: A Case Study  

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Optimization of Steam & Energy systems in any continuously operating process plant results in substantial reduction in Natural gas purchases. During periods of natural gas price hikes, this would benefit the plant to control their fuel budget...

Venkatesan, V. V.; Schweikert, P.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Optimization of surgical supply inventory and kitting  

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This project centered on inventory optimization for operative custom surgical packs and soft good supplies for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a 947-bed medical center. Custom surgical packs are used in every surgical ...

Schlanser, Matthew R. (Matthew Ross)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Optimal experiment design for time-lapse traveltime tomography  

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Geophysical monitoring techniques offer the only noninvasive approach capable of assessing both the spatial and temporal dynamics of subsurface fluid processes. Increasingly, permanent sensor arrays in boreholes and on the ocean floor are being deployed to improve the repeatability and increase the temporal sampling of monitoring surveys. Because permanent arrays require a large up-front capital investment and are difficult (or impossible) to re-configure once installed, a premium is placed on selecting a geometry capable of imaging the desired target at minimum cost. We present a simple approach to optimizing downhole sensor configurations for monitoring experiments making use of differential seismic traveltimes. In our case, we use a design quality metric based on the accuracy of tomographic reconstructions for a suite of imaging targets. By not requiring an explicit singular value decomposition of the forward operator, evaluation of this objective function scales to problems with a large number of unknowns. We also restrict the design problem by recasting the array geometry into a low dimensional form more suitable for optimization at a reasonable computational cost. We test two search algorithms on the design problem: the Nelder-Mead downhill simplex method and the Multilevel Coordinate Search algorithm. The algorithm is tested for four crosswell acquisition scenarios relevant to continuous seismic monitoring, a two parameter array optimization, several scenarios involving four parameter length/offset optimizations, and a comparison of optimal multi-source designs. In the last case, we also examine trade-offs between source sparsity and the quality of tomographic reconstructions. One general observation is that asymmetric array lengths improve localized image quality in crosswell experiments with a small number of sources and a large number of receivers. Preliminary results also suggest that high-quality differential images can be generated using only a small number of optimally positioned sources.

Ajo-Franklin, J.B.

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Smart microgrid operational planning considering multiple demand response programs  

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Microgrid (MG) is one of the important blocks in the future smart distribution systems. The scheduling pattern of MGs affects distribution system operation. Also the optimal scheduling of MGs will result in reliable and economical operation of distribution system. In this paper an operational planning model of a MG which considers multiple demand response programs is proposed. In the proposed approach all types of loads can participate in demand response programs which will be considered in either energy or reserve scheduling. Also the renewable distributed generation uncertainty is covered by reserve provided by both Distributed Generations (DGs) and responsive loads. The novelty of this paper is the demand side participation in energy and reserve scheduling simultaneously. Furthermore the energy and reserve scheduling is proposed for day-ahead and real-time. The proposed model was tested on a typical MG system and the results show that running demand response programs will reduce total operation cost of MG and cause more efficient use of resources.

Alireza Zakariazadeh; Shahram Jadid

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

Comments by Mary Celeste Harris on the Emergency Operation of...  

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Mary Celeste Harris on the Emergency Operation of Mirant's Potomac River Generating Station. Comments by Mary Celeste Harris on the Emergency Operation of Mirant's Potomac River...

438

OPTIMIZING YOUR  

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Electric motor-driven systems are estimated to consume over half of all electricity in the United States and over 70 % of all electricity in many industrial plants. This fact sheet presents an overview of electric drive systems and highlights common ways you can improve system efficiency and reliability. By optimizing the efficiency of your motor-driven systems, you can increase productivity while saving significant amounts of energy and money.

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439

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

440

Multi-objective optimization of HVAC system with an evolutionary computation algorithm  

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A data-mining approach for the optimization of a HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is presented. A predictive model of the HVAC system is derived by data-mining algorithms, using a dataset collected from an experiment conducted at a research facility. To minimize the energy while maintaining the corresponding IAQ (indoor air quality) within a user-defined range, a multi-objective optimization model is developed. The solutions of this model are set points of the control system derived with an evolutionary computation algorithm. The controllable input variables — supply air temperature and supply air duct static pressure set points — are generated to reduce the energy use. The results produced by the evolutionary computation algorithm show that the control strategy saves energy by optimizing operations of an HVAC system.

Andrew Kusiak; Fan Tang; Guanglin Xu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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441

-International Doctorate Program -Identification, Optimization and Control  

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for Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Systems: A Challenge in PDE Constrained Optimization April 23, 2009 Preprint IOC-25 #12;#12;OPTIMAL CONTROL OF LOAD CHANGES FOR MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELL SYSTEMS: A CHALLENGE carbonate fuel cells provide a promising technology for the operation of future stationary power plants

Dettweiler, Michael

442

Micro-grid energy dispatch optimization and predictive control algorithms; A UC Irvine case study  

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Abstract Distributed power and energy resources are now being used to meet the combined electric power, heating, and cooling demands of many buildings. The addition of on-site renewables and their accompanying intermittency and non-coincidence requires even greater dynamic performance from the distributed power and energy system. Load following generators, energy storage devices, and predictive energy management are increasingly important to achieve the simultaneous goals of increased efficiency, reduced emissions, and sustainable economics. This paper presents two optimization strategies for the dispatch of a multi-chiller cooling plant with cold-water thermal storage. The optimizations aim to reduce both costs and emissions while considering real operational constraints of a plant. The UC Irvine campus micro-grid operation between January 2009 and December 2013 serves as a case study for how improved utilization of energy storage can buffer demand transients, reduce costs and improve plant efficiency. A predictive control strategy which forecasts campus demands from weather predictions, optimizes the plant dispatch, and applies feedback control to modify the plant dispatch in real-time is compared to best-practices manual operation. The dispatch optimization and predictive control algorithms are shown to reduce annual utility bill costs by 12.0%, net energy costs by 3.61%, and improve energy efficiency by 1.56%.

Dustin McLarty; Carles Civit Sabate; Jack Brouwer; Faryar Jabbari

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Economic Operation and Planning of Distribution System Sources.  

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??This thesis presents the findings of some research carried out pertaining to economic operation and planning distribution systems. An optimal capacitor switching algorithm is developed… (more)

Li, KaiYu

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2014  

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Zhao Sun. February 2014. Global optimization on the torus, the sphere and the rotation ... RBFOpt: an open-source library for black-box optimization with costly ...

445

California Nuclear Profile - San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station" "Unit","Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License...

446

New Jersey Nuclear Profile - PSEG Hope Creek Generating Station  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

PSEG Hope Creek Generating Station" "Unit","Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License...

447

New Jersey Nuclear Profile - PSEG Salem Generating Station  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

PSEG Salem Generating Station" "Unit","Summer capacity (mw)","Net generation (thousand mwh)","Summer capacity factor (percent)","Type","Commercial operation date","License...

448

Siting and sizing of distributed generation units using GA and OPF  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This paper deals with the important task of finding the optimal siting and sizing of Distributed Generation (DG) units for a given distribution network so that the cost of active and reactive power generation can be minimized. The optimization technique ... Keywords: distributed generation, genetic alghorithm(GA), optimal power flow(OPF)

M. Hosseini Aliabadi; M. Mardaneh; B. Behbahan

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Inventory pre-positioning for humanitarian operations  

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This research examines the impact of inventory pre-positioning on humanitarian operations. The study identifies optimal locations for warehousing non-consumable inventories required for initial deployment of aid. These ...

Akkihal, Anup Roop

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

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

451

Advanced Review Geometry optimization  

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Advanced Review Geometry optimization H. Bernhard Schlegel Geometry optimization is an important part of most quantum chemical calcu- lations. This article surveys methods for optimizing equilibrium geometries, lo- cating transition structures, and following reaction paths. The emphasis is on optimizations

Schlegel, H. Bernhard

452

Optimization Jason Courter  

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Optimization Jason Courter Foundations of Ecology #12;What is optimization? Maximization Minimization Optimization Natural Selection 1. Variation 2. Heritable Variation 3. Differential Reproduction #12;On Optimal use of a Patchy Environment · Robert MacArthur · Eric Pianka http

Jodice, Patrick

453

Optimization Online - Digest Archive  

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Optimization Online Digest Archive. Subscribe to the digest. ... Online is supported by the Mathematical Optmization Society. Mathematical Optimization Society.

454

Optimization Online - Category Archive  

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Optimization Online. Browse Submissions By Area. Linear, Cone and Semidefinite ... Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Optmization Society.

455

Optimization Online - Coordinators  

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Optimization Online submissions are electronically handled by a team of ... OR and Management Sciences / Integer Programming / Robust Optimization ...

456

Optimization Online - Category Archive  

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Optimization Online. Browse Submissions By Area. Nonlinear Optimization. 2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 ...

457

Stratified vapor generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A stratified vapor generator (110) comprises a first heating section (H.sub.1) and a second heating section (H.sub.2). The first and second heating sections (H.sub.1, H.sub.2) are arranged so that the inlet of the second heating section (H.sub.2) is operatively associated with the outlet of the first heating section (H.sub.1). A moisture separator (126) having a vapor outlet (164) and a liquid outlet (144) is operatively associated with the outlet (124) of the second heating section (H.sub.2). A cooling section (C.sub.1) is operatively associated with the liquid outlet (144) of the moisture separator (126) and includes an outlet that is operatively associated with the inlet of the second heating section (H.sub.2).

Bharathan, Desikan (Lakewood, CO); Hassani, Vahab (Golden, CO)

2008-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

458

Method for protecting an electric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method for protecting an electrical generator which includes providing an electrical generator which is normally synchronously operated with an electrical power grid; providing a synchronizing signal from the electrical generator; establishing a reference signal; and electrically isolating the electrical generator from the electrical power grid if the synchronizing signal is not in phase with the reference signal.

Kuehnle, Barry W. (Ammon, ID); Roberts, Jeffrey B. (Ammon, ID); Folkers, Ralph W. (Ammon, ID)

2008-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

459

Design operators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design operators is a thesis that investigates the nature and characteristics of the design process by examining the interaction of computation with architectural design. The effects of the introduction of these media in ...

Dritsas, Stylianos, 1978-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Business Operations  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Office of Business Operations is the central organization for all Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) business products, processes, and systems. The three main offices of...

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461

Operating Costs  

Directives, Delegations, and Requirements

This chapter is focused on capital costs for conventional construction and environmental restoration and waste management projects and examines operating cost estimates to verify that all elements of the project have been considered and properly estimated.

1997-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

462

Towards Holistic Power Tower System Optimization  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

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

463

Optimization of a turbocharger for high EGR applications  

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

Approach to optimize single turbocharger operation to drive high-EGR efficiently, and extend operating range and efficiency of diesels in cost-sensitive and packaging-constrained light-duty applications

464

Illumina Production Sequencing at the DOE Joint Genome Institute - Workflow and Optimizations  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute?s (JGI) Production Sequencing group is committed to the generation of high-quality genomic DNA sequence to support the DOE mission areas of renewable energy generation, global carbon management, and environmental characterization and clean-up. Within the JGI?s Production Sequencing group, the Illumina Genome Analyzer pipeline has been established as one of three sequencing platforms, along with Roche/454 and ABI/Sanger. Optimization of the Illumina pipeline has been ongoing with the aim of continual process improvement of the laboratory workflow. These process improvement projects are being led by the JGI?s Process Optimization, Sequencing Technologies, Instrumentation& Engineering, and the New Technology Production groups. Primary focus has been on improving the procedural ergonomics and the technicians? operating environment, reducing manually intensive technician operations with different tools, reducing associated production costs, and improving the overall process and generated sequence quality. The U.S. DOE JGI was established in 1997 in Walnut Creek, CA, to unite the expertise and resources of five national laboratories? Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest ? along with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. JGI is operated by the University of California for the U.S. DOE.

Tarver, Angela; Fern, Alison; Diego, Matthew San; Kennedy, Megan; Zane, Matthew; Daum, Christopher; Hack, Christopher; Tang, Eric; Deshpande, Shweta; Cheng, Jan-Fang; Roberts, Simon; Alexandre, Melanie; Harmon-Smith, Miranda; Lucas, Susan

2010-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Linear PM Generator for Wave Energy Conversion.  

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??The main objective of this thesis is to design a selected version of linear PM generator and to determine the electromechanical characteristics at variable operating… (more)

Parthasarathy, Rajkumar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

466

Minimizing electricity costs with an auxiliary generator using stochastic programming  

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This thesis addresses the problem of minimizing a facility's electricity costs by generating optimal responses using an auxiliary generator as the parameter of the control systems. The-goal of the thesis is to find an ...

Rafiuly, Paul, 1976-

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

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

468

Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2014  

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Unconstrained Optimization Generalized Inexact Proximal Algorithms: Habit's/ Routine's Formation with Resistance to Change, following Worthwhile Changes

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Operation Diagnostics - Use of Operation Patterns to Verify and Optimize Building and System Operation  

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.ensan.de), and the Annex 40 "Commissioning of Buildings and HVAC Systems for Improved Energy Per- formance" (www.commissioning-hvac.org) within the ECBCS Program of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The author is grateful for the free use of Pia, countless emails...

Baumann, O.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Optimization of SRF Linacs  

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This work describes preliminary results of a new software tool that allows one to vary parameters and understand the effects on the optimized costs of construction plus 10 year operations of an SRF linac, the associated cryogenic facility, and controls, where operations includes the cost of the electrical utilities but not the labor or other costs. It derives from collaborative work done with staff from Accelerator Science and Technology Centre, Daresbury, UK several years ago while they were in the process of developing a conceptual design for the New Light Source project.[1] The initial goal was to convert a spread sheet format to a graphical interface to allow the ability to sweep different parameter sets. The tools also allow one to compare the cost of the different facets of the machine design and operations so as to better understand the tradeoffs. The work was first published in an ICFA Beam Dynamics News Letter.[2] More recent additions to the software include the ability to save and restore input parameters as well as to adjust the Qo versus E parameters in order to explore the potential costs savings associated with doing so. Additionally, program changes now allow one to model the costs associated with a linac that makes use of energy recovery mode of operation.

Powers, Tom [JLAB

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Thermoelectric Generators 1. Thermoelectric generator  

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. Cold Hot I - -- - - - - -- Figure 1 Electron concentration in a thermoelectric material. #12;2 A large1 Thermoelectric Generators HoSung Lee 1. Thermoelectric generator 1.1 Basic Equations In 1821 on the direction of current and material [3]. This is called the Thomson effect (or Thomson heat). These three

Lee, Ho Sung

472

Fuzzy logic control and optimization system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A control system (300) for optimizing a power plant includes a chemical loop having an input for receiving an input signal (369) and an output for outputting an output signal (367), and a hierarchical fuzzy control system (400) operably connected to the chemical loop. The hierarchical fuzzy control system (400) includes a plurality of fuzzy controllers (330). The hierarchical fuzzy control system (400) receives the output signal (367), optimizes the input signal (369) based on the received output signal (367), and outputs an optimized input signal (369) to the input of the chemical loop to control a process of the chemical loop in an optimized manner.

Lou, Xinsheng (West Hartford, CT)

2012-04-17T23:59:59.000Z

473

Hydrogen Generation From Electrolysis  

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Small-scale (100-500 kg H2/day) electrolysis is an important step in increasing the use of hydrogen as fuel. Until there is a large population of hydrogen fueled vehicles, the smaller production systems will be the most cost-effective. Performing conceptual designs and analyses in this size range enables identification of issues and/or opportunities for improvement in approach on the path to 1500 kg H2/day and larger systems. The objectives of this program are to establish the possible pathways to cost effective larger Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolysis systems and to identify areas where future research and development efforts have the opportunity for the greatest impact in terms of capital cost reduction and efficiency improvements. System design and analysis was conducted to determine the overall electrolysis system component architecture and develop a life cycle cost estimate. A design trade study identified subsystem components and configurations based on the trade-offs between system efficiency, cost and lifetime. Laboratory testing of components was conducted to optimize performance and decrease cost, and this data was used as input to modeling of system performance and cost. PEM electrolysis has historically been burdened by high capital costs and lower efficiency than required for large-scale hydrogen production. This was known going into the program and solutions to these issues were the focus of the work. The program provided insights to significant cost reduction and efficiency improvement opportunities for PEM electrolysis. The work performed revealed many improvement ideas that when utilized together can make significant progress towards the technical and cost targets of the DOE program. The cell stack capital cost requires reduction to approximately 25% of today’s technology. The pathway to achieve this is through part count reduction, use of thinner membranes, and catalyst loading reduction. Large-scale power supplies are available today that perform in a range of efficiencies, >95%, that are suitable for the overall operational goals. The balance of plant scales well both operationally and in terms of cost becoming a smaller portion of the overall cost equation as the systems get larger. Capital cost reduction of the cell stack power supplies is achievable by modifying the system configuration to have the cell stacks in electrical series driving up the DC bus voltage, thereby allowing the use of large-scale DC power supply technologies. The single power supply approach reduces cost. Elements of the cell stack cost reduction and efficiency improvement work performed in the early stage of the program is being continued in subsequent DOE sponsored programs and through internal investment by Proton. The results of the trade study of the 100 kg H2/day system have established a conceptual platform for design and development of a next generation electrolyzer for Proton. The advancements started by this program have the possibility of being realized in systems for the developing fueling markets in 2010 period.

Steven Cohen; Stephen Porter; Oscar Chow; David Henderson

2009-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

474

Quasiseparable Generators  

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It is clear from the preceding chapter that any matrix has quasiseparable representations. By padding given quasiseparable generators with zero matrices of large sizes one ... large orders. However, one is lookin...

Yuli Eidelman; Israel Gohberg…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

BOREAS Operations  

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Study Area Operations/Thompson Airport (NSA-Ops) Study Area Operations/Thompson Airport (NSA-Ops) NSA Operations (NSA-Ops) The Keewatin Air Hanger: site of BOREAS Ops 1994 Dr. Piers Sellers working in Ops, 1994 BOREAS "Air Force" The NASA C-130 The University of Wyoming King Air The NASA Helicopter The NRC Twin Otter The NCAR Electra The Ontario Chieftain Back to the BOREAS Photo Page Index Other Sites: NSA Photos ||NSA-BP Photos | NSA-Fen Photos | NSA-OA Photos | NSA-OBS Photos | NSA-OJP Photos | NSA-UBS Photos | NSA-YJP Photos | NSA-Ops Photos SSA Photos || SSA-Airport Photos | SSA-Fen Photos | SSA-Mix Photos | SSA-OA Photos | SSA-OBS Photos | SSA-OJP Photos | SSA-YA Photos | SSA-YJP Photos | SSA-Ops Photos | ORNL DAAC Home || ORNL Home || NASA || Privacy, Security, Notices || Data Citation || Rate Us || Help |

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SSA Operations  

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Area Operations (SSA-Ops) Area Operations (SSA-Ops) "BOREAS Ops" was located at the Snodrifters Lodge, in Candle Lake, Saskatchewan. Radiosonde balloon launch at Ops The NASA Helicopter lands at Ops A meeting at the Snodrifter's Lodge Release of a radiosonde at the SSA operations center in Candle Lake. Back to the BOREAS Photo Page Index Other Sites: NSA Photos ||NSA-BP Photos | NSA-Fen Photos | NSA-OA Photos | NSA-OBS Photos | NSA-OJP Photos | NSA-UBS Photos | NSA-YJP Photos | NSA-Ops Photos SSA Photos || SSA-Airport Photos | SSA-Fen Photos | SSA-Mix Photos | SSA-OA Photos | SSA-OBS Photos | SSA-OJP Photos | SSA-YA Photos | SSA-YJP Photos | SSA-Ops Photos | ORNL DAAC Home || ORNL Home || NASA || Privacy, Security, Notices || Data Citation || Rate Us || Help | User Services - Tel: +1 (865) 241-3952 or E-mail: uso@daac.ornl.gov

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Multi-objective gene-pool optimal mixing evolutionary algorithms  

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The recently introduced Gene-pool Optimal Mixing Evolutionary Algorithm (GOMEA), with a lean, but sufficient, linkage model and an efficient variation operator, has been shown to be a robust and efficient methodology for solving single objective (SO) ... Keywords: clustering, linkage tree genetic algorithm, multi-objective optimization, optimal mixing

Ngoc Hoang Luong; Han La Poutré; Peter A.N. Bosman

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

478

Tutorial: Bayesian Methods for Global and Simulation Optimization  

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Tutorial: Bayesian Methods for Global and Simulation Optimization Peter I. Frazier Operations Charlotte, NC #12;Outline 1 Introduction 2 Gaussian Process Regression 3 Noise-Free Global Optimization Expected Improvement Where is it Useful? Knowledge-Gradient 4 Noisy Global Optimization 5 Case Studies

Keinan, Alon

479

Substation Operation  

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... THIS book is intended to help the workman to understand the principles of substation operation. It is a good attempt at giving somewhat advanced technical knowledge in such ... ." We are told not to use water to put out a fire at a substation before the station has been made completely " dead." The reason given for this ...

1925-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Supply Functions in Electricity Markets with Option Contracts and Non-smooth Costs  

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In this paper we investigate the optimal supply function for a generator who sells electricity into a wholesale electricity spot market and whose profit function is ... generator owns several generation units wit...

Edward J. Anderson; Huifu Xu

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Industrial Optimization Compact Course  

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Industrial Optimization Compact Course and Challenge Workshop Optimization plays a crucial role of the processes are typically nonlinear and dyna- mic. Thus, complex dynamic optimization or optimal control in industrial optimization. February 17­20, 2014 ·9.00­17.00 IWR ·Im Neuenheimer Feld 368 ·69120 Heidelberg www

Kirches, Christian

482

Microwave generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microwave generator is provided for generating microwaves substantially from virtual cathode oscillation. Electrons are emitted from a cathode and accelerated to an anode which is spaced apart from the cathode. The anode has an annular slit there through effective to form the virtual cathode. The anode is at least one range thickness relative to electrons reflecting from the virtual cathode. A magnet is provided to produce an optimum magnetic field having the field strength effective to form an annular beam from the emitted electrons in substantial alignment with the annular anode slit. The magnetic field, however, does permit the reflected electrons to axially diverge from the annular beam. The reflected electrons are absorbed by the anode in returning to the real cathode, such that substantially no reflexing electrons occur. The resulting microwaves are produced with a single dominant mode and are substantially monochromatic relative to conventional virtual cathode microwave generators. 6 figs.

Kwan, T.J.T.; Snell, C.M.

1987-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

483

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

484

Optimal Control Strategy Search Using a Simplest 3-D PWR Xenon Oscillation Simulator  

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Power spatial oscillations due to the transient xenon spatial distribution are well known as xenon oscillation in large PWRs. When the reactor size becomes larger than the current design, then even radial oscillations can be also divergent. Even if the radial oscillation is convergent, when some control rods malfunction occurs, it is necessary to suppress the oscillation in as short time as possible. In such cases, optimal control strategy is required. Generally speaking the optimality search based on the modern control theory requires a lot of calculation for the evaluation of state variables. In the case of control rod malfunctions the xenon oscillation could be three dimensional. In such case, direct core calculations would be inevitable. From this point of view a very simple model, only four point reactor model, has been developed and verified. In this paper, an example of a procedure and the results for optimal control strategy search are presented. It is shown that we have only one optimal strategy within a half cycle of the oscillation with fixed control strength. It is also shown that a 3-D xenon oscillation introduced by a control rod malfunction can not be controlled by only one control step as can be done for axial oscillations. They might be quite strong limitations to the operators. Thus it is recommended that a strategy generator, which is quick in analyzing and easy to use, might be installed in a monitoring system or operator guiding system. (author)

Yoichiro, Shimazu [Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita13, Nishi8, Kita-ku, Sapporo (Japan)

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

Operation Poorman  

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The objectives of Operation Poorman were to design and build a portable seismic system and to set up and use this system in a cold-weather environment. The equipment design uses current technology to achieve a low-power, lightweight system that is configured into three modules. The system was deployed in Alaska during wintertime, and the results provide a basis for specifying a mission-ready seismic verification system.

Pruvost, N.; Tsitouras, J.

1981-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

486

EIS-0362: Colorado Springs Utilities' Next Generation CFB Coal Generating Unit, CO  

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This EIS analyzes DOE's decision to approve Colorado Springs Utilities design, construction, and operation of their Next- Generation Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Coal Generating Unit demonstration plant near Fountain, El Paso County, Colorado.

487

Shrinking Procedures and Optimal Algorithms  

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Jun 18, 2012 ... Optimal Stochastic Approximation Algorithms for Strongly Convex Stochastic Composite Optimization, II: Shrinking Procedures and Optimal ...

Saeed Ghadimi

2012-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

488

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

489

SYSTEM OPTIMIZTION OF HOT WATER CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMOELECTRIC GENERATION  

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In this report, we describe the design of a concentrated solar thermoelectric (TE) system which can provide both electricity and hot water. Today’s thermoelectric materials have a relatively low efficiency (~6 % for temperature difference across the thermoelement on the order of 300 o C). However since thermoelectrics don’t need their cold side to be near room temperature, (in another word, one can chose the particular thermoelectric material to match to the operational temperature) it is possible to use the waste heat to provide hot water and this makes the overall efficiency of the combined system to be quite high. A key factor in the optimization of the thermoelectric module is the thermal impedance matching with the incident solar radiation, and also with the hot water heat exchanger on the cold side of the thermoelectric module. We have developed an analytic model for the whole system and optimized each component in order to minimize the material cost. TE element fill factor is found to be an important parameter to optimize at low solar concentrations (generated per mass of the thermoelectric elements. Similarly the co-optimization of the microchannel heat exchanger and the TE module can be used to minimize the amount of material in the heat exchanger and the pumping power required for forced convection liquid cooling. Changing the amount of solar concentration, changes the input heat flux and this is another parameter that can be optimized in order to reduce the cost of heat exchanger (by size), the tracking requirement and the whole system. A series of design curves for different solar concentration are obtained. It is shown that the overall efficiency of the system can be more than 80 % at 200x concentration which is independent of the material ZT (TE figure-of-merit). For a material with ZThot~0.9, the electrical conversion efficiency is ~10%. For advanced materials with ZThot ~ 2.8, the electrical conversion efficiency could reach ~21%. 1.

Kazuaki Yazawa; Ali Shakouri

490

COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS  

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COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAURICIO G. C. RESENDE Abstract. Combinatorial to optimally design a SONET ring network. The last problem comes up when planning a global telecommunications network. 1. Introduction Combinatorial optimization problems are abundant in the telecommunications

Resende, Mauricio G. C.

491

Essays on optimal taxation  

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This thesis studies the optimal income tax scheme in four different settings. Chapter 1 focuses on the implications of lack of commitment for the optimal labor and capital income tax rates. It finds that it is optimal to ...

Reis, Catarina (Catarina Luis Monteiro dos)

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Compiler Optimization Jordan Bradshaw  

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Compiler Optimization Jordan Bradshaw #12;Outline Overview Goals and Considerations ­ Scope. 346- 352. Print. "Compiler Optimization." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 25 04 2010. Web. 25 Apr 2010. #12;Compiler Optimization Goals: ­ Speed

Valtorta, Marco

493

Pessimistic Bilevel Optimization  

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We study a variant of the pessimistic bilevel optimization problem, which comprises constraints that must be satisfied for any optimal solution of a subordinate (lower-level) optimization problem. We present conditions ...

Wiesemann, Wolfram

494

The role of hydroelectric generation in electric power systems with large scale wind generation .  

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??An increasing awareness of the operational challenges created by intermittent generation of electricity from policy-mandated renewable resources, such as wind and solar, has led to… (more)

Hagerty, John Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

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

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

Optimization Online - Semidefinite Optimization Approaches to ...  

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Sep 16, 2014 ... Semidefinite Optimization Approaches to Applications in Facility ... Category 2: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Transportation ).

Philipp Hungerlaender

2014-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

497

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.

498

Cooperative and Non-Cooperative house energy optimization in a Smart Grid perspective  

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Energy demand management for residential users is a promising research area within the Smart Grid revolution. The whole energy generation and distribution system performance can indeed be improved by optimizing the house energy management while still ... Keywords: energy consumption, noncooperative house energy optimization, smart grid perspective, energy demand management, energy generation, distribution system performance, optimal planning

A. Barbato; A. Capone; G. Carello; M. Delfanti; M. Merlo; A. Zaminga

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Operating Reserve | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Operating Reserve Operating Reserve Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Operating Reserve That capability above firm system demand required to provide for regulation, load forecasting error, equipment forced and scheduled outages and local area protection. It consists of spinning and non-spinning reserve.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition In electricity networks, the operating reserve is the generating capacity available to the system operator within a short interval of time to meet demand in case a generator goes down or there is another disruption to the supply. Most power systems are designed so that, under normal conditions, the operating reserve is always at least the capacity of the largest generator plus a fraction of the peak load. The operating reserve

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Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Thermoelectricity is produced by applying a temperature differential to dissimilar electrically conducting or semiconducting materials, thereby producing a voltage that is proportional to the temperature difference. Thermoelectric generators use this effect to directly convert heat into electricity; however, presently-known generators have low efficiencies due to the production of high currents which in turn cause large resistive heating losses. Some thermoelectric generators operate at efficiencies between 4% and 7% in the 800{degrees} to 1200{degrees}C range. According to its major aspects and bradly stated, the present invention is an apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. In particular, the invention is a thermoelectric generator that juxtaposes a superconducting material and a semiconducting material - so that the superconducting and the semiconducting materials touch - to convert heat energy into electrical energy without resistive losses in the temperature range below the critical temperature of the superconducting material. Preferably, an array of superconducting material is encased in one of several possible configurations within a second material having a high thermal conductivity, preferably a semiconductor, to form a thermoelectric generator.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z