Sample records for technological optimism factor

  1. Optimizing Power Factor Correction

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

    = energy charge from 5 above, $/mo c) $0.024 per kWh for the next 250 kWh per kVA 7. The bill is then adjusted for times the billing capacity; plus a) fuel and purchased energy under the energy d) $0.022 per kWh for all remaining kWh. cost adjustment... are neglected. A linear capacitor cost model is assumed that has an initial cost plus a cost per kVAR of .? ESL-IE-86-06-132 Proceedings from the Eighth Annual Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Houston, TX, June 17-19, 1986 capacitance. Although...

  2. Vehicle Technologies and Bus Fleet Replacement Optimization

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    1 Vehicle Technologies and Bus Fleet Replacement Optimization: problem properties and sensitivity: R41 #12;2 Abstract This research presents a bus fleet replacement optimization model to analyze hybrid and conventional diesel vehicles, are studied. Key variables affecting optimal bus type

  3. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    L ABORATORY Optimal Technology Selection and Operation ofEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division 15 January 2007for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions with funding

  4. UMORE PARK -INTEGRATING SOLAR Overview, Solar Optimization & Technologies, & Recommendations

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    Netoff, Theoden

    : Introduction 3 UMore Park Overview 4 Solar Optimization 7 Passive Solar 8 Solar Technologies 10 District Solar research and development of renewable resource technologies. Integrating passive design techniques as wellUMORE PARK - INTEGRATING SOLAR Overview, Solar Optimization & Technologies, & Recommendations

  5. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Design Optimization...

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    Design Optimization of Piezoceramic Multilayer Actuators for Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Fuel Injectors Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Design Optimization of...

  6. Optimal Technologies International Inc | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directedAnnual SiteofEvaluatingGroup |JilinLuOpenNorthOlympia GreenThe community EnergyOptimal Technologies

  7. Optimization Methods for Binary Sequences The Merit Factor Problem

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    Optimization Methods for Binary Sequences ­ The Merit Factor Problem Ron Ferguson, Joshua Knauer SFU MOCAA Project Leader: Peter Borwein MITACS 6th Annual Conference, May, 2005 Abstract Optimization of much interest in combinatorial optimization, communications engineering, and analytic number theory

  8. Optimization Online - Integer Factorization is in P

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    Yuly Shipilevsky

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 31, 2012 ... Integer Factorization is in P. Yuly Shipilevsky (yulysh2000 ***at*** yahoo.ca). Abstract: A polynomial-time algorithm for integer factorization, ...

  9. Technology and Organizational Factors in the Notebook Industry Supply Chain

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    Foster, William; Cheng, Zhang; Dedrick, Jason; Kraemer, Kenneth L

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technical and Organizational Solutions to Supply Chain18 III. Organizational Factors and the Notebook Industry4: Technology and Organizational Factors in the Notebook

  10. Optimal digital system design in deep submicron technology

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    Heo, Seongmoo, 1977-

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The optimization of a digital system in deep submicron technology should be done with two basic principles: energy waste reduction and energy-delay tradeoff. Increased energy resources obtained through energy waste reduction ...

  11. Optimization Online - Building a completely positive factorization

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    Immanuel Bomze

    2009-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 21, 2009 ... Abstract: Using a bordering approach, and building upon an already known factorization of a principal block, we establish sufficient conditions ...

  12. Optimizing Thermoelectric Power Factor by Means of a Potential Barrier

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    1 Optimizing Thermoelectric Power Factor by Means of a Potential Barrier Neophytos Neophytou}@iue.tuwien.ac.at Abstract Large efforts in improving thermoelectric energy conversion are devoted to energy filtering design, ~40% improvement in the thermoelectric power factor can be achieved if the following conditions

  13. Techniques and Technology Article Optimizing Radio Retention and Minimizing Radio

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    Sandercock, Brett K.

    Techniques and Technology Article Optimizing Radio Retention and Minimizing Radio Impacts the duration of transmitter attachment and minimizing the impacts of radios on the behavior and demography of the study animal. We tested 4 methods of radio attachment for a breeding population of upland sandpipers

  14. System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After-treatment Technologies

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After;System Modeling, Analysis, and Optimization Methodology for Diesel Exhaust After-treatment Technologies Developing new aftertreatment technologies to meet emission regulations for diesel engines is a growing

  15. Factor Demand Linkages, Technology Shocks and the Business Cycle

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    Holly, Sean; Petrella, I

    . In this paper we consider the implications of factor demand linkages for the econometric analysis of the e¤ect of technology shocks on hours. A contemporaneous technology shock to all sectors in manufacturing then implies a positive aggregate response in both... output and hours. The positive aggregate response is directly related to the role of factor demand linkages in the transmission of shocks. When sectoral interactions are ignored we ?nd a negative correlation as with much of the literature. This 4 suggests...

  16. New Clean Coal Cycle Optimized Using Pinch Technology

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    Rossiter, A. P.; O'Donnell, J. J.

    NEW CLEAN COAL CYCLE OPTIMIZED USING PINCH TECHNOLOGY A. P. ROSSITER, Linnhoff March I 0'00 ' nc., Houston, TX J. J. NNELL, The M. W. Kellogg Company, Houston, TX High thermal efficiency and low levels of environmental emissions...~en incorporated in the present des1gn, some of them could be of use in later generations of the process. CONCLUSIONS The hybrid cycle is a very promising new clean coal power plant technology. Its benefits include: ? Very low NO and SOx emission levels...

  17. Factors relevant to utility integration of intermittent renewable technologies

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    Wan, Yih-huei; Parsons, B.K.

    1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study assesses factors that utilities must address when they integrate intermittent renewable technologies into their power-supply systems; it also reviews the literature in this area and has a bibliography containing more than 350 listings. Three topics are covered: (1) interface (hardware and design-related interconnection), (2) operability/stability, and (3) planning. This study finds that several commonly held perceptions regarding integration of intermittent renewable energy technologies are not valid. Among findings of the study are the following: (1) hardware and system design advances have eliminated most concerns about interface; (2) cost penalties have not occurred at low to moderate penetration levels (and high levels are feasible); and (3) intermittent renewable energy technologies can have capacity values. Obstacles still interfering with intermittent renewable technologies are also identified.

  18. Architecture of a Quantum Multicomputer Optimized for Shor's Factoring Algorithm

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    Rodney Doyle Van Meter III

    2006-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantum multicomputer consists of a large number of small nodes and a qubus interconnect for creating entangled state between the nodes. The primary metric chosen is the performance of such a system on Shor's algorithm for factoring large numbers: specifically, the quantum modular exponentiation step that is the computational bottleneck. This dissertation introduces a number of optimizations for the modular exponentiation. My algorithms reduce the latency, or circuit depth, to complete the modular exponentiation of an n-bit number from O(n^3) to O(n log^2 n) or O(n^2 log n), depending on architecture. Calculations show that these algorithms are one million times and thirteen thousand times faster, when factoring a 6,000-bit number, depending on architecture. Extending to the quantum multicomputer, five different qubus interconnect topologies are considered, and two forms of carry-ripple adder are found to be the fastest for a wide range of performance parameters. The links in the quantum multicomputer are serial; parallel links would provide only very modest improvements in system reliability and performance. Two levels of the Steane [[23,1,7

  19. Autonomy and operator-assistance technologies optimize mining processes and mining equipment operation.

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    Gupta, Abhinav

    operation. · Drills, miners and shearers are guided with laser precision for maximum extraction from the ore#12;· Autonomy and operator-assistance technologies optimize mining processes and mining equipment

  20. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Optimization of Ion Transport in High-Energy Composite Cathodes

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    Presentation given by UC San Diego at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about optimization of ion transport in...

  1. Bicriteria Optimization of Technological Parameters in Compact Algorithm for Designing Soft Magnetic Composites

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    Sokalski, Krzysztof; ?lusarek, Barbara

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper presents a novel algorithm for designing technological parameters by which one optimize power losses and induction in SMC. The advantage of the presented algorithm consists in the bicriteria optimization: minimization of losses and maximization of induction. The crucial role in the presented algotithm plays scaling.

  2. Bicriteria Optimization of Technological Parameters in Compact Algorithm for Designing Soft Magnetic Composites

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    Krzysztof Sokalski; Bartosz Jankowski; Barbara ?lusarek

    2015-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper presents a novel algorithm for designing technological parameters by which one optimize power losses and induction in SMC. The advantage of the presented algorithm consists in the bicriteria optimization: minimization of losses and maximization of induction. The crucial role in the presented algotithm plays scaling.

  3. Proposed technologies for use in the National TRU waste system optimization.

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    Moody, D. C. (David C.); Lott, S. A. (Sheila A.); Behrens, R. G. (Robert G.); Basabilvazo, George T. (George Taylor),; Countiss, S. (Sue)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technology deployments planned for the National TRU Waste System Optimization Project are aimed at using appropriate cost-effective technologies to drive the national TRU waste system to a performance-driven certification system that is based on administrative and operational requirements with a sound safety and/or technical basis. Appropriate technology deployments are determined by first identifying technology needs; selecting promising technologies; and overseeing the development of operating procedures, personnel training, testing, and startup and operations to ensure that the resulting operations function correctly and meet the TRU waste certification requirements.

  4. New Clean Coal Cycle Optimized Using Pinch Technology 

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    Rossiter, A. P.; O'Donnell, J. J.

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    transport reaction technology, developed originally for Fluid Catalytic Cracking plants, is used in the coal conversion steps; and pulverized limestone is circulated with the coal to capture the sulfur that is released during this process. Both gas turbines...

  5. Optimal Control Dr. Gabriele De Chiara (Quantum Technology Group)

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    Paxton, Anthony T.

    of liquid that has to be moved from A to B in the shortest time possible. One strategy is to go at constant. Moreover, there is the danger to spill it during the process. Another strategy is to accelerate first in an energy potential which is moved from A to B. Aims The aim of the project is the study of optimal control

  6. Optimal Digital System Design in Deep Submicron Technology Seongmoo Heo

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    in deep submicron technology should be done with two basic principles: energy waste reduction and energy-delay tradeoff. Increased energy resources obtained through energy waste reduction are utilized through energy- ergy consumption. While energy waste due to unnecessary switching could be reduced with small increases

  7. TEHNOMUS -New Technologies and Products in Machine Manufacturing Technologies" USING VIRTUAL PARTS TO OPTIMIZE THE METROLOGY

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    Boyer, Edmond

    TEHNOMUS - New Technologies and Products in Machine Manufacturing Technologies" 9 USING VIRTUAL is a perfect perpendicular cylinder and all plane surfaces #12;TEHNOMUS - New Technologies and Products the dispersion of the position of different drilled holes (XYZ values in a coordinate system) when we change

  8. First Year Teachers' Technology Use: Perceptions of Factors Affecting Technology Integration

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    Jones, Elodie

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    For decades, technology integration into the classroom and curriculum has been at the forefront of education. Although public perception and technology funding assumes that teachers are integrating technology into the curriculum, research shows...

  9. Optimization of accelerator-driven technology for LWR waste transmutation

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    Bowman, C.D.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The role of accelerator-driven transmutation technology is examined in the context of the destruction of actinide waste from commercial light water reactors. It is pointed out that the commercial plutonium is much easier to use for entry-level nuclear weapons than weapons plutonium. Since commercial plutonium is easier to use, since there is very much more of it already, and since it is growing rapidly, the permanent disposition of commercial plutonium is an issue of greater importance than weapons plutonium. The minor actinides inventory, which may be influenced by transmutation, is compared in terms of nuclear properties with commercial and weapons plutonium and for possible utility as weapons material. Fast and thermal spectrum systems are compared as means for destruction of plutonium and the minor actinides. it is shown that the equilibrium fast spectrum actinide inventory is about 100 times larger than for thermal spectrum systems, and that there is about 100 times more weapons-usable material in the fast spectrum system inventory compared to the thermal spectrum system. Finally it is shown that the accelerator size for transmutation can be substantially reduced by design which uses the accelerator-produced neutrons only to initiate the unsustained fission chains characteristic of the subcritical system. The analysis argues for devoting primary attention to the development of thermal spectrum transmutation technology. A thermal spectrum transmuter operating at a fission power of 750-MWth fission power, which is sufficient to destroy the actinide waste from one 3,000-MWth light water reactor, may be driven by a proton beam of 1 GeV energy and a current of 7 mA. This accelerator is within the range of realizable cyclotron technology and is also near the size contemplated for the next generation spallation neutron source under consideration by the US, Europe, and Japan.

  10. FIELD TESTING & OPTIMIZATION OF CO2/SAND FRACTURING TECHNOLOGY

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    Raymond L. Mazza

    2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    These contract efforts involved the demonstration of a unique liquid free stimulation technology which was, at the beginning of these efforts, in 1993 unavailable in the US. The process had been developed, and patented in Canada in 1981, and held promise for stimulating liquid sensitive reservoirs in the US. The technology differs from that conventionally used in that liquid carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}), instead of water is the base fluid. The CO{sub 2} is pumped as a liquid and then vaporizes at reservoir conditions, and because no other liquids or chemicals are used, a liquid free fracture is created. The process requires a specialized closed system blender to mix the liquid CO{sub 2} with proppant under pressure. These efforts were funded to consist of up to 21 cost-shared stimulation events. Because of the vagaries of CO{sub 2} supplies, service company support and operator interest only 19 stimulation events were performed in Montana, New Mexico, and Texas. Final reports have been prepared for each of the four demonstration groups, and the specifics of those demonstrations are summarized. A summary of the demonstrations of a novel liquid-free stimulation process which was performed in four groups of ''Candidate Wells'' situated in Crockett Co., TX; San Juan Co., NM; Phillips Co., MT; and Blaine Co., MT. The stimulation process which employs CO{sub 2} as the working fluid and the production responses were compared with those from wells treated with conventional stimulation technologies, primarily N{sub 2} foam, excepting those in Blaine Co., MT where the reservoir pressure is too low to clean up spent stimulation liquids. A total of 19 liquid-free CO{sub 2}/sand stimulations were performed in 16 wells and the production improvements were generally uneconomic.

  11. Optimization of soil mixing technology through metallic iron addition.

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    Moos, L. P.

    1999-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhanced soil mixing is a process used to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from soil. In this process, also known as soil mixing with thermally enhanced soil vapor extraction, or SM/TESVE, a soil mixing apparatus breaks up and mixes a column of soil up to 9 m (30 ft) deep; simultaneously, hot air is blown through the soil. The hot air carries the VOCs to the surface where they are collected and safely disposed of. This technology is cost effective at high VOC concentrations, but it becomes cost prohibitive at low concentrations. Argonne National Laboratory-East conducted a project to evaluate ways of improving the effectiveness of this system. The project investigated the feasibility of integrating the SM/TESVE process with three soil treatment processes--soil vapor extraction, augmented indigenous biodegradation, and zero-valent iron addition. Each of these technologies was considered a polishing treatment designed to remove the contaminants left behind by enhanced soil mixing. The experiment was designed to determine if the overall VOC removal effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the SM/TESVE process could be improved by integrating this approach with one of the polishing treatment systems.

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

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    Boyer, Edmond

    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

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

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

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    Power Supply Optimization in Sub-130 nm Leakage Dominant Technologies Man L Mui Kaustav Banerjee a methodology for systematically optimizing the power supply voltage for maximizing the performance of VLSI cir- cuits in technologies where leakage power is not an insignificant fraction of the total power

  15. Distributed Energy Resources On-Site Optimization for Commercial Buildings with Electric and Thermal Storage Technologies

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    Lacommare, Kristina S H; Stadler, Michael; Aki, Hirohisa; Firestone, Ryan; Lai, Judy; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal

    2008-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The addition of storage technologies such as flow batteries, conventional batteries, and heat storage can improve the economic as well as environmental attractiveness of on-site generation (e.g., PV, fuel cells, reciprocating engines or microturbines operating with or without CHP) and contribute to enhanced demand response. In order to examine the impact of storage technologies on demand response and carbon emissions, a microgrid's distributed energy resources (DER) adoption problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear program that has the minimization of annual energy costs as its objective function. By implementing this approach in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS), the problem is solved for a given test year at representative customer sites, such as schools and nursing homes, to obtain not only the level of technology investment, but also the optimal hourly operating schedules. This paper focuses on analysis of storage technologies in DER optimization on a building level, with example applications for commercial buildings. Preliminary analysis indicates that storage technologies respond effectively to time-varying electricity prices, i.e., by charging batteries during periods of low electricity prices and discharging them during peak hours. The results also indicate that storage technologies significantly alter the residual load profile, which can contribute to lower carbon emissions depending on the test site, its load profile, and its adopted DER technologies.

  16. Pioneering work, economic factors provide insights into Russian drilling technology

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    Gaddy, D.E.

    1998-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

    In Russia and America, individual ingenuity and economic forces have produced a variety of drilling technologies, resulting in the development of disparate drilling systems. Endeavors by the US Department of Energy, the Gas Research Institute, Sandia Laboratories, and private industry have promoted exchanges of knowledge since the 1980s, and now that the barriers to technology transfer are being lifted, engineers from both countries have the opportunity to exchange knowledge and incorporate the best of both. The Russian drilling industry, like the Russian space program, has achieved tremendous success in implementing product and process innovations including the first directional (1940s), horizontal (1950s), and multilateral (1950s) wells. In addition, Russian engineers built the first turbodrills, electrodrills, novel drills (lasers, explosives), aluminum drill pipe, downhole electric submersible pumps, and mud hammers. This first part of a two-part series describes the achievements of Russian engineers in horizontal and multilateral drilling technologies followed by a discussion of the economic differences that led Russian and American drillers to develop dissimilar drilling systems. The second part describes a variety of innovative Russian technologies and provides details on the technical advantages they offer for the drilling process.

  17. An analysis of factors that influence community college students' attitudes toward technology

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    Fleming, Kathleen Literski

    2007-04-25T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigated the factors that influence community college students' attitudes toward technology, particularly in teaching and learning experiences. Studies on post-secondary students' attitudes reported in the literature are limited...

  18. The optimal thermo-optical properties and energy saving potential of adaptive glazing technologies

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    Favoino, Fabio; Overend, Mauro; Jin, Quian

    2015-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

    is plotted in Fig. 2 by a black dashed line. 142 143 Fig 2. Tvis and g-value of smart glazing technologies compared to commercially available static DGUs. 144 3. The ideal adaptive glazed façade 145 An ideal adaptive façade can be defined as a façade... are identified. Of these one of the most important 24 findings is that a unique optimized technology, varying its thermo-optical properties between a limited number 25 of states could be effective in different climates and orientations. 26 Keywords: smart...

  19. Climate Change and Optimal Energy Technology Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    Climate Change and Optimal Energy Technology R&D Policy Erin Baker Department of Mechanical of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, solak@som.umass.edu Public policy response to global climate change presents accounting for uncertainty and learning in climate change can have a large impact on optimal policy

  20. Feng and Figliozzi 1 Impacts of Economic, Technological and Operational Factors on the

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    of a complete economic and logistics evaluation of the competitiveness of the new vehicle type. In additionFeng and Figliozzi 1 Impacts of Economic, Technological and Operational Factors on the Economic a purely economic perspective, there is a cost tradeoff between the low operating and maintenance costs

  1. Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2003

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  2. Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2001

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  3. Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2007

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  4. Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2001

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  5. Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2000

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  6. Optimization Online - Combinatorial Optimization Submissions - 2002

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  7. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids inCommercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui,Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2007-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The deployment of small (<1-2 MW) clusters of generators,heat and electrical storage, efficiency investments, and combined heatand power (CHP) applications (particularly involving heat activatedcooling) in commercial buildings promises significant benefits but posesmany technical and financial challenges, both in system choice and itsoperation; if successful, such systems may be precursors to widespreadmicrogrid deployment. The presented optimization approach to choosingsuch systems and their operating schedules uses Berkeley Lab'sDistributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model [DER-CAM], extendedto incorporate electrical storage options. DER-CAM chooses annual energybill minimizing systems in a fully technology-neutral manner. Anillustrative example for a San Francisco hotel is reported. The chosensystem includes two engines and an absorption chiller, providing anestimated 11 percent cost savings and 10 percent carbon emissionreductions, under idealized circumstances.

  8. Integration of Low Energy Technologies for Optimal Building and Space Conditioning Design

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    D.E. Fisher

    2006-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

    EnergyPlus is the DOE's newest building energy simulation engine. It was developed specifically to support the design of low energy building systems. This project focused on developing new low energy building simulation models for EnergyPlus, verifying and validating new and existing EnergyPlus models and transferring the new technology to the private sector. The project focused primarily on geothermal and radiant technologies, which are related by the fact that both are based on hydronic system design. As a result of this project eight peer reviewed journal and conference papers were added to the archival literature and five technical reports were published as M.S. theses and are available in the archival literature. In addition, several reports, including a trombe wall validation report were written for web publication. Thirteen new or significantly enhanced modules were added to the EnergyPlus source code and forty-two new or significantly enhanced sections were added to the EnergyPlus documentation as a result of this work. A low energy design guide was also developed as a pedagogical tool and is available for web publication. Finally several tools including a hybrid ground source heat pump optimization program and a geothermal heat pump parameter estimation tool were developed for research and design and are available for web publication.

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

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    examples due to higher technology costs. To be presented atwe find that at current technology costs, the nursing homeconsidered, and current technology costs from Section 3.2

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

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    these renewable energy and storage technologies would makeequipment and energy storage technologies. Nevertheless, thechillers, energy storage, or solar-based technologies are

  11. Independent Validation and Verification of Process Design and Optimization Technology Diagnostic and Control of Natural Gas Fired Furnaces via Flame Image Analysis Technology

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    Cox, Daryl [ORNL

    2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The United States Department of Energy, Industrial Technologies Program has invested in emerging Process Design and Optimizations Technologies (PDOT) to encourage the development of new initiatives that might result in energy savings in industrial processes. Gas fired furnaces present a harsh environment, often making accurate determination of correct air/fuel ratios a challenge. Operation with the correct air/fuel ratio and especially with balanced burners in multi-burner combustion equipment can result in improved system efficiency, yielding lower operating costs and reduced emissions. Flame Image Analysis offers a way to improve individual burner performance by identifying and correcting fuel-rich burners. The anticipated benefit of this technology is improved furnace thermal efficiency, and lower NOx emissions. Independent validation and verification (V&V) testing of the FIA technology was performed at Missouri Forge, Inc., in Doniphan, Missouri by Environ International Corporation (V&V contractor) and Enterprise Energy and Research (EE&R), the developer of the technology. The test site was selected by the technology developer and accepted by Environ after a meeting held at Missouri Forge. As stated in the solicitation for the V&V contractor, 'The objective of this activity is to provide independent verification and validation of the performance of this new technology when demonstrated in industrial applications. A primary goal for the V&V process will be to independently evaluate if this technology, when demonstrated in an industrial application, can be utilized to save a significant amount of the operating energy cost. The Seller will also independently evaluate the other benefits of the demonstrated technology that were previously identified by the developer, including those related to product quality, productivity, environmental impact, etc'. A test plan was provided by the technology developer and is included as an appendix to the summary report submitted by Environ (Appendix A). That plan required the V&V contractor to: (1) Establish the as-found furnace operating conditions; (2) Tune the furnace using currently available technology to establish baseline conditions; (3) Tune the furnace using the FIA technology; and (4) Document the improved performance that resulted from application of the FIA technology. It is important to note that the testing was not designed to be a competition or comparison between two different methodologies that could be used for furnace tuning. Rather, the intent was to quantify improvements in furnace performance that could not be achieved with existing technology. Therefore, the measure of success is improvement beyond the furnace efficiency obtainable using existing furnace optimization methods rather than improvement from the as found condition.

  12. Optimization of Advanced Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Systems A heat pump is a technology in which heating and cooling are provided by a single piece of equipment.

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Optimization of Advanced Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Systems A heat pump is a technology in whichGCHP program was developed by a previous MS student to optimize the design of hybrid systems. The current design changes when actual yearly weather data are used and develop a means to increase the optimization

  13. 2006 - Optimization Online

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  14. Using soil sensing technology to examine interactions and controls between ectomycorrhizal growth and environmental factors on soil CO2 dynamics

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    Hasselquist, Niles J.; Vargas, Rodrigo; Allen, Michael F.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Plant Soil (2010) 331:17–29 DOI 10.1007/s11104-y REGULAR ARTICLE Using soil sensing technology to examineand environmental factors on soil CO 2 dynamics Niles J.

  15. The optimal suppression of a low-cost technology by a durable-good monopoly

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    Karp, Larry; Perloff, Jeffrey M

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SUPPRESSION OF A LOW-COST TECHNOLOGY BY A DURABLE-GOODsuppression of a low-cost technology by a durable-goodSuppression of a Low-Cost Technology by a Durable-Good

  16. Learning or Lock-in: Optimal Technology Policies to Support Mitigation$

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    Stock, Manfred

    sector (Nordhaus, 2009). In particular, there is concern that the social costs of technology to possible technology lock-ins? (ii) Is it likely for the social costs of innovation externalities to exceed the social costs of technology-specific instruments? (iii) In how far do policies with stronger technology

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

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimal could be acquired. Battery storage costs are roughlylead/acid battery) and thermal storage capabilities wereis limited by battery size - Heat storage is limited by

  18. An Augmented Incomplete Factorization Approach for Computing the Schur Complement in Stochastic Optimization

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    Petra, Cosmin G.

    We present a scalable approach and implementation for solving stochastic optimization problems on high-performance computers. In this work we revisit the sparse linear algebra computations of the parallel solver PIPS with ...

  19. Cost reduction of polar class vessels : structural optimization that includes production factors

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    Normore, Stephen S. (Stephen Selwyn)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of ship structures was normally optimized to reduce construction material and maintain adequate strength while adhering to a given classification society's rules. In the case of Polar Class vessels, where weight ...

  20. Optimizing Low Temperature Diesel Combustion (LTC-D) "FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program Solicitation for University Research and Graduate Automotice Technology Education (GATE) Centers of Excellence"

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    Rolf Reitz; P. Farrell; D. Foster; J. Ghandhi; C. Rutland; S. Sanders

    2009-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The engine industry is currently facing severe emissions mandates. Pollutant emissions from mobile sources are a major source of concern. For example, US EPA mandates require emissions of particulate and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from heavy-duty diesel engine exhaust to drop at least 90 percent between 1998 and 2010. Effective analysis of the combustion process is required to guide the selection of technologies for future development since exhaust after-treatment solutions are not currently available that can meet the required emission reduction goals. The goal of this project is to develop methods to optimize and control Low Temperature Combustion Diesel technologies (LTC-D) that offers the potential of nearly eliminating engine NOx and particulate emissions at reduced cost over traditional methods by controlling pollutant emissions in-cylinder. The work was divided into 5 Tasks, featuring experimental and modeling components: 1.) Fundamental understanding of LTC-D and advanced model development, 2.) Experimental investigation of LTC-D combustion control concepts, 3.) Application of detailed models for optimization of LTC-D combustion and emissions, 4.) Impact of heat transfer and spray impingement on LTC-D combustion, and 5.) Transient engine control with mixed-mode combustion. As described in the final report (December 2008), outcomes from the research included providing guidelines to the engine and energy industries for achieving optimal low temperature combustion operation through using advanced fuel injection strategies, and the potential to extend low temperature operation through manipulation of fuel characteristics. In addition, recommendations were made for improved combustion chamber geometries that are matched to injection sprays and that minimize wall fuel films. The role of fuel-air mixing, fuel characteristics, fuel spray/wall impingement and heat transfer on LTC-D engine control were revealed. Methods were proposed for transient engine operation during load and speed changes to extend LTC-D engine operating limits, power density and fuel economy. Low emissions engine design concepts were proposed and evaluated.

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

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    Stadler, Michael

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Golden, CO, USA. Electricity Storage Association, MorganUSA Figure 7. Optimal schedule for meeting the electricityUSA Figure 4. CA nursing home January and July weekday electricity

  2. Modeling, Optimization and Testing for Analog/Mixed-Signal Circuits in Deeply Scaled CMOS Technologies

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    Yu, Guo

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    the circuits are robust and optimized with consideration of parametric variations. This research presents innovative computer-aided design approaches to address three such problems: (1) large analog/mixed-signal performance modeling under process variations, (2...

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

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    -controllable variables of a 1.5 MW wind turbine. An evolutionary strategy algorithm solves the data-derived optimization-linear approach to control a variable-speed turbine to maximize power in the presence of generator torque for variable-speed wind turbines. Munteanu et al. [11] applied a linear-quadratic stochastic approach to solve

  4. Optimizing the LU Factorization for Energy Efficiency on a Many-Core Architecture

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    Gao, Guang R.

    .S.A. {egarcia@,jaime@,rspavel@,ggao@capsl.}udel.edu Abstract. Power consumption and energy efficiency have become a ma- jor bottleneck in the design of new systems for high performance com- puting. The path the use of scalable models for energy consumption and the reorientation of optimization techniques

  5. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Powertrain Controls Optimization for Heavy Duty Line Haul Trucks

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    Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about powertrain...

  6. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Powertrain Controls Optimization for Heavy Duty Line Haul Trucks

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    Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about powertrain...

  7. System modeling, analysis, and optimization methodology for diesel exhaust after-treatment technologies

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    Graff, Christopher Dominic

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Developing new aftertreatment technologies to meet emission regulations for diesel engines is a growing problem for many automotive companies and suppliers. Balancing manufacturing cost, meeting emission performance, ...

  8. NiSource Energy Technologies: Optimizing Combined Heat and Power Systems

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    Not Available

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Summarizes NiSource Energy Technologies' work under contract to DOE's Distribution and Interconnection R&D. Includes studying distributed generation interconnection issues and CHP system performance.

  9. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Predicting Microstructure and Performance for Optimal Cell Fabrication

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    Presentation given by Brigham Young University at 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about predicting...

  10. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Optimization of Ion Transport in High Energy Composite Cathodes

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    Presentation given by University of California San Diego at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about...

  11. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Predicting Microstructure and Performance for Optimal Cell Fabrication

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    Presentation given by Brigham Young University at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about predicting...

  12. Optimization Online Digest -- October 2003

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  13. Optimization Online Digest -- December 2004

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    Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  14. Application of organosilicon pre-sic polymer technology to optimize rapid prototyping of ceramic components

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    Saha, C.K.; Zank, G. [Dow Corning Corporation, Midland, MI (United States); Ghosh, A. [Philips Display Components Co., Ann Arbor, MI (United States)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Developments of applications of advanced ceramics e.g., SiC, Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}, CMCs need to be on a faster track than what the current processing technologies can afford. Rapid reduction in time to market of new and complex products can be achieved by using Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Technologies (RP&M) e.g., 3D-printing, selective laser sintering, stereolithography etc. These technologies will help advanced ceramics meet the performance challenges at an affordable price with reliable manufacturing technologies. The key variables of the RP&M technologies for ceramics are the nature of the polymer carrier and/or the binder, and the powder. Selection and/or the production of a proper class of polymer carrier/binder, understanding their impact on the processing of ceramics such as polymer-powder interaction, speed of hardening the green body in a controlled manner, ability to retain shape during forming and consolidation, delivering desirable properties at the end, are crucial to develop the low cost, high quality ceramic products. Organosilicon pre-SiC polymer technology route to advanced ceramics is currently being commercialized by Dow Corning. Methods to use this class of polymer as a processing aid in developing potentially better RP&M technologies to make better ceramics have been proposed in this work.

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

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

    2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  16. Technology selection and architecture optimization of in-situ resource utilization systems

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    Chepko, Ariane (Ariane Brooke)

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper discusses an approach to exploring the conceptual design space of large-scale, complex electromechanical systems that are technologically immature. A modeling framework that addresses the fluctuating architectural ...

  17. Barriers to the adoption and optimal use of savings and health technologies

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    Schaner, Simone Gabrielle

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis studies Kenyan households' use of savings accounts and malaria testing and treatment technologies. The first chapter studies whether or not married couples use savings accounts strategically. In the absence of ...

  18. Integrated method to create optimal dynamic strategic plans for corporate technology start-ups

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    Mikati, Samir Omar

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis presents an innovative method for evaluating and dynamically planning the development of uncertain technology investments. Its crux centers on a paradigm shift in the way managers assess investments, toward an ...

  19. STATE-OF-THE-ART AND EMERGING TRUCK ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE, EMISSIONS AND LIFE CYCLE COSTS

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    Schittler, M

    2003-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The challenge for truck engine product engineering is not only to fulfill increasingly stringent emission requirements, but also to improve the engine's economical viability in its role as the backbone of our global economy. While societal impact and therefore emission limit values are to be reduced in big steps, continuous improvement is not enough but technological quantum leaps are necessary. The introduction and refinement of electronic control of all major engine systems has already been a quantum leap forward. Maximizing the benefits of these technologies to customers and society requires full use of parameter optimization and other enabling technologies. The next big step forward will be widespread use of exhaust aftertreatment on all transportation related diesel engines. While exhaust gas aftertreatment has been successfully established on gasoline (Otto cycle) engines, the introduction of exhaust aftertreatment especially for heavy-duty diesel engines will be much mo re demanding. Implementing exhaust gas aftertreatment into commercial vehicle applications is a challenging task but the emission requirements to be met starting in Europe, the USA and Japan in the 2005-2007 timeframe require this step. The engine industry will be able to implement the new technology if all stakeholders support the necessary decisions. One decision has already been taken: the reduction of sulfur in diesel fuel being comparable with the elimination of lead in gasoline as a prerequisite for the three-way catalyst. Now we have the chance to optimize ecology and economy of the Diesel engine simultaneously by taking the decision to provide an additional infrastructure for a NOx reduction agent needed for the introduction of the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology that is already implemented in the electric power generation industry. This requires some effort, but the resulting societal benefits, fuel economy and vehicle life cycle costs are significantly better when compared to other competitive technologies. After long discussions this decision for SCR has been made in Europe and is supported by all truck and engine manufacturers. The necessary logistic support will be in place when it will be needed commercially in 2005. For the US the decision has to be taken this year in order to have the infrastructure available in 2007. It will enable the global engine industry to focus their R & D resources in one direction not only for 2007, but for the years beyond 2010 with the best benefit for the environment, the customers and the industry.

  20. Dr. Marcus Wagner Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus; Department of Mathematics, Chair for Optimization

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    Wagner, Marcus

    : "multiplicative" operation with L 1 ( - , )-functions 4. The Fourier transform and its inverse A) Definition B for Optimization Lecture "Fourier Analysis" (summer term 2003) Lecture "Fourier Analysis" (summer term 2003 they should be studied? 2. Expansion within spaces of individual functions / power series 3. Expansion within

  1. Nanoscale SRAM Variability and Optimization

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    Toh, Seng Oon

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamic Read Stability 5 Stochastic Optimization of SRAM 5.15.2 Bitcell Optimization . . . . . . . . .5.2.1 GlobalTechnology . . Optimization . . . . . . Read and Write

  2. H2FIRST: A partnership to advance hydrogen fueling station technology driving an optimal consumer experience.

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    Moen, Christopher D.; Dedrick, Daniel E.; Pratt, Joseph William; Balfour, Bruce; Noma, Edwin Yoichi; Somerday, Brian P.; San Marchi, Christopher W.; K. Wipke; J. Kurtz; D. Terlip; K. Harrison; S. Sprik

    2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office of Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) is establishing the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) partnership, led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). FCTO is establishing this partnership and the associated capabilities in support of H2USA, the public/private partnership launched in 2013. The H2FIRST partnership provides the research and technology acceleration support to enable the widespread deployment of hydrogen infrastructure for the robust fueling of light-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). H2FIRST will focus on improving private-sector economics, safety, availability and reliability, and consumer confidence for hydrogen fueling. This whitepaper outlines the goals, scope, activities associated with the H2FIRST partnership.

  3. Optimization Online - Nonsmooth Optimization via BFGS

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    Adrian S. Lewis

    2008-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 14, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  4. Optimization Online - Optimal steepest descent algorithms for ...

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    Cl vis Caesar Gonzaga

    2008-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 7, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  5. Optimization Online - Newton's Method for Multiobjective Optimization

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    Joerg Fliege

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 1, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  6. Optimization Online - A Robust Optimization Framework for ...

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    Melvyn Sim

    2006-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 8, 2006 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  7. Optimization Online - Towards nonsymmetric conic optimization

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    Yurii Nesterov

    2006-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 31, 2006 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  8. Optimal synthesis of p-xylene separation processes based on crystallization technology

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    that arises in hybrid designs where the first step is commonly performed by adsorption. A novel superstructure) adsorption, or (3) a hybrid crystallization/adsorption process.1 Distillation is not a competitive technology) resulting in columns with high reflux ratios and a large number of trays. Table 1 Adsorption

  9. Optimal Deployment Plan of Emission Reduction Technologies for TxDOT's Construction Equipment 

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    Bari, Muhammad Ehsanul

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    ................................................ 13 Emission Reduction Options .......................................................... 15 Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment Technologies for Emissions Reductions... Page Figure 15 Total NOx Reduction at the First Stage at Different Budget Amounts (Case 2A) ........................................................................... 66 Figure 16 Total NOx Reduction at the First and Second Stage...

  10. Optimal Deployment Plan of Emission Reduction Technologies for TxDOT's Construction Equipment

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    Bari, Muhammad Ehsanul

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    to trees, crops, plants, lakes, and animals. Therefore, air pollution is indeed a big concern for the environment (EPA 2008a). Impacts of Emissions Air pollution has significant health, environmental, and economic impacts. Inhaling polluted air... ............................................. 22 Fuel Technologies for Emissions Reductions ......................... 23 Low-Sulfur Diesel (LSD) and Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) ............................................................................. 23 Natural...

  11. Optimize Parallel Pumping Systems: Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) Pumping Systems Tip Sheet #8

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOrigin of Contamination in ManyDepartment ofOil'sEnergy8 * October 2006 Optimize Parallel

  12. Application and evaluation of advanced completion optimization technology in the Black Warrior Basin

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    Barba, R.E. Jr.; Dein, C.W.; Woodroof, R.A.

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The Black Warrior Basin continues to be an active area for development of coalbed methane in spite of the expiration of the Section 29 tight gas tax credit. The majority of the successful wells have been in areas with relatively high permeability, with mixed results in low permeability areas. A study was initiated in late 1995 to determine if stimulation results could be improved in these areas by implementing specific optimization procedures for each of the coal groups. The optimization process involved extensive prefrac formation evaluation, injection/falloff testing, in-situ stress testing, fracture modeling using a P-3D simulator, perforating small intervals with 45 degree phased to minimize multiple fractures and tortuosity, intense quality control onsite prior to and during the jobs, estimation of spurt loss by pumping dual minifracture treatments, fracture height control by limiting rate and viscosity, real-time P-3D modeling of minifrac and main frac treatments to obtain tip screenouts, radioactive tracing of individual fluid and proppant stages with time-lapse monitoring, and postfrac history matching of job results. The real-time fracture modeling involved monitoring bottomhole pressures using a live annulus after comparison to data from a remote telemetry system and a quartz gauge on the initial well. Several practical innovations were developed during the study that will aid in designing the optimum treatment for each well.

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

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    Stadler , Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris; ,, Hirohisa Aki; Lai, Judy

    2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy has launched the Zero-Net-Energy (ZNE) Commercial Building Initiative (CBI) in order to develop commercial buildings that produce as much energy as they use. Its objective is to make these buildings marketable by 2025 such that they minimize their energy use through cutting-edge energy-efficient technologies and meet their remaining energy needs through on-site renewable energy generation. We examine how such buildings may be implemented within the context of a cost- or carbon-minimizing microgrid that is able to adopt and operate various technologies, such as photovoltaic (PV) on-site generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and passive / demand-response technologies. We use a mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that has a multi-criteria objective function: the minimization of a weighted average of the building's annual energy costs and carbon / CO2 emissions. The MILP's constraints ensure energy balance and capacity limits. In addition, constraining the building's energy consumed to equal its energy exports enables us to explore how energy sales and demand-response measures may enable compliance with the CBI. Using a nursing home in northern California and New York with existing tariff rates and technology data, we find that a ZNE building requires ample PV capacity installed to ensure electricity sales during the day. This is complemented by investment in energy-efficient combined heat and power equipment, while occasional demand response shaves energy consumption. A large amount of storage is also adopted, which may be impractical. Nevertheless, it shows the nature of the solutions and costs necessary to achieve ZNE. For comparison, we analyze a nursing home facility in New York to examine the effects of a flatter tariff structure and different load profiles. It has trouble reaching ZNE status and its load reductions as well as efficiency measures need to be more effective than those in the CA case. Finally, we illustrate that the multi-criteria frontier that considers costs and carbon emissions in the presence of demand response dominates the one without it.

  14. Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings

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    Stadler, Michael

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    estimate the needed technologies and costs for achieving aexamples due to higher technology costs. To be published inwe find that at current technology costs, the nursing home

  15. Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings

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    Stadler, Michael

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    these renewable energy and storage technologies would makechiller, energy storage, or solar-based technologies areStorage Technologies,” ACEEE 2008 Summer Study on Energy

  16. Renewable sources of energy and the related technologies are considered clean resources as the optimal use of these resources minimizes the environmental

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    Kumar, M. Jagadesh

    is not only inexhaustible, but also environmental friendly. Therefore, the solar energy technologies as the optimal use of these resources minimizes the environmental impacts and produces minimum secondary wastes demand for commercial energy has caused serious environmental problems and consequently generated

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

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    Palaniappan, Arun

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    for the power optimization and comparison of high-speed electrical and optical links at a given data rate and channel type in 90 nm and 45 nm CMOS technologies. The electrical I/O design framework combines statistical link analysis techniques, which are used...

  18. Energy Saving Melting and Revert Reduction Technology (E-SMARRT): Design Support for Tooling Optimization

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    Wang, Dongtao

    2011-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

    High pressure die casting is an intrinsically efficient net shape process and improvements in energy efficiency are strongly dependent on design and process improvements that reduce scrap rates so that more of the total consumed energy goes into acceptable, usable castings. Computer simulation has become widely used within the industry but use is not universal. Further, many key design decisions must be made before the simulation can be run and expense in terms of money and time often limits the number of decision iterations that can be explored. This work continues several years of work creating simple, very fast, design tools that can assist with the early stage design decisions so that the benefits of simulation can be maximized and, more importantly, so that the chances of first shot success are maximized. First shot success and better running processes contributes to less scrap and significantly better energy utilization by the process. This new technology was predicted to result in an average energy savings of 1.83 trillion BTUs/year over a 10 year period. Current (2011) annual energy saving estimates over a ten year period, based on commercial introduction in 2012, a market penetration of 30% by 2015 is 1.89 trillion BTUs/year by 2022. Along with these energy savings, reduction of scrap and improvement in yield will result in a reduction of the environmental emissions associated with the melting and pouring of the metal which will be saved as a result of this technology. The average annual estimate of CO2 reduction per year through 2022 is 0.037 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Equivalent (MM TCE).

  19. Design Optimization of Innovative High-Level Waste Pipeline Unplugging Technologies - 13341

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    Pribanic, T.; Awwad, A.; Varona, J.; McDaniel, D.; Gokaltun, S.; Crespo, J. [Applied Research Center, Florida International University, 10555 West Flagler Street, Suite 2100, Miami. FL 33174 (United States)] [Applied Research Center, Florida International University, 10555 West Flagler Street, Suite 2100, Miami. FL 33174 (United States)

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Florida International University (FIU) is currently working on the development and optimization of two innovative pipeline unplugging methods: the asynchronous pulsing system (APS) and the peristaltic crawler system (PCS). Experiments were conducted on the APS to determine how air in the pipeline influences the system's performance as well as determine the effectiveness of air mitigation techniques in a pipeline. The results obtained during the experimental phase of the project, including data from pipeline pressure pulse tests along with air bubble compression tests are presented. Single-cycle pulse amplification caused by a fast-acting cylinder piston pump in 21.8, 30.5, and 43.6 m pipelines were evaluated. Experiments were conducted on fully flooded pipelines as well as pipelines that contained various amounts of air to evaluate the system's performance when air is present in the pipeline. Also presented are details of the improvements implemented to the third generation crawler system (PCS). The improvements include the redesign of the rims of the unit to accommodate a camera system that provides visual feedback of the conditions inside the pipeline. Visual feedback allows the crawler to be used as a pipeline unplugging and inspection tool. Tests conducted previously demonstrated a significant reduction of the crawler speed with increasing length of tether. Current improvements include the positioning of a pneumatic valve manifold system that is located in close proximity to the crawler, rendering tether length independent of crawler speed. Additional improvements to increase the crawler's speed were also investigated and presented. Descriptions of the test beds, which were designed to emulate possible scenarios present on the Department of Energy (DOE) pipelines, are presented. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for the systems are provided. (authors)

  20. Factors Supporting College Mathematics Sucess: Orientation, Voice, and Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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    Alpert, Anna Pat

    2013-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    of calculating technology and have various time constraints. Students in a rural central Texas 3A high school that were enrolled in Algebra II course were given pre- and post- tests in Arithmetic and Algebra. Each 20-minute test contained 15 mathematical...

  1. Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Storage Technology: Fundamental Research for Optimization of Hydrogen Storage and Utilization

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    Perret, Bob; Heske, Clemens; Nadavalath, Balakrishnan; Cornelius, Andrew; Hatchett, David; Bae, Chusung; Pang, Tao; Kim, Eunja; Hemmers, Oliver

    2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Design and development of improved low-cost hydrogen fuel cell catalytic materials and high-capacity hydrogenn storage media are paramount to enabling the hydrogen economy. Presently, effective and durable catalysts are mostly precious metals in pure or alloyed form and their high cost inhibits fuel cell applications. Similarly, materials that meet on-board hydrogen storage targets within total mass and volumetric constraints are yet to be found. Both hydrogen storage performance and cost-effective fuel cell designs are intimately linked to the electronic structure, morphology and cost of the chosen materials. The FCAST Project combined theoretical and experimental studies of electronic structure, chemical bonding, and hydrogen adsorption/desorption characteristics of a number of different nanomaterials and metal clusters to develop better fundamental understanding of hydrogen storage in solid state matrices. Additional experimental studies quantified the hydrogen storage properties of synthesized polyaniline(PANI)/Pd composites. Such conducting polymers are especially interesting because of their high intrinsic electron density and the ability to dope the materials with protons, anions, and metal species. Earlier work produced contradictory results: one study reported 7% to 8% hydrogen uptake while a second study reported zero hydrogen uptake. Cost and durability of fuel cell systems are crucial factors in their affordability. Limits on operating temperature, loss of catalytic reactivity and degradation of proton exchange membranes are factors that affect system durability and contribute to operational costs. More cost effective fuel cell components were sought through studies of the physical and chemical nature of catalyst performance, characterization of oxidation and reduction processes on system surfaces. Additional development effort resulted in a new hydrocarbon-based high-performance sulfonated proton exchange membrane (PEM) that can be manufactured at low cost and accompanied by improved mechanical and thermal stability.

  2. Factors influencing the willingness to pay for agricultural information delivery technologies by cooperative-oriented agribusinesses in Rwanda: evidence from the Abahuzamugambi Coffee Growers Cooperative of Maraba.

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    Haba, Sharon

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This study was designed to identify the factors influencing the willingness to pay for agricultural information delivery technologies among the farmers in the Abahuzamugambi Coffee Growers Cooperative located in Butare, Rwanda. Three hundred and six...

  3. Influence of technological factors on statics of hydrogen sulfide absorption from coke-oven gas by the ammonia process

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    Nazarov, V.G.; Kamennykh, B.M.; Rus'yanov, N.D.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The basic technological factors that determine the effectiveness of hydrogen sulfide absorption from coke-oven gas by the cyclic ammonia process are the initial H/sub 2/S content of the gas, the degree of purification, the absorption temperature and the NH/sub 3/ and CO/sub 2/ contents of the absorbent solution. The effects of these factors on the statics of hydrogen sulfide absorption are studied. The investigation is based on the phase-equilibrium distributions of components in the absorption-desorption gas-cleaning cycle. The mathematical model is presented which includes the solution of a system of chemical equilibrium equations for reactions in the solution, material balances, and electrical neutrality. 4 references, 5 figures, 1 table.

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Vehicle Technology...

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

    Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Vehicle...

  5. OPTIMIZING TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE MERCURY AND ACID GAS EMISSIONS FROM ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS

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

    2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Maps showing potential mercury, sulfur, chlorine, and moisture emissions for U.S. coal by county of origin were made from publicly available data (plates 1, 2, 3, and 4). Published equations that predict mercury capture by emission control technologies used at U.S. coal-fired utilities were applied to average coal quality values for 169 U.S. counties. The results were used to create five maps that show the influence of coal origin on mercury emissions from utility units with: (1) hot-side electrostatic precipitator (hESP), (2) cold-side electrostatic precipitator (cESP), (3) hot-side electrostatic precipitator with wet flue gas desulfurization (hESP/FGD), (4) cold-side electrostatic precipitator with wet flue gas desulfurization (cESP/FGD), and (5) spray-dry adsorption with fabric filter (SDA/FF) emission controls (plates 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9). Net (lower) coal heating values were calculated from measured coal Btu values, and estimated coal moisture and hydrogen values; the net heating values were used to derive mercury emission rates on an electric output basis (plate 10). Results indicate that selection of low-mercury coal is a good mercury control option for plants having hESP, cESP, or hESP/FGD emission controls. Chlorine content is more important for plants having cESP/FGD or SDA/FF controls; optimum mercury capture is indicated where chlorine is between 500 and 1000 ppm. Selection of low-sulfur coal should improve mercury capture where carbon in fly ash is used to reduce mercury emissions. Comparison of in-ground coal quality with the quality of commercially mined coal indicates that existing coal mining and coal washing practice results in a 25% reduction of mercury in U.S. coal before it is delivered to the power plant. Further pre-combustion mercury reductions may be possible, especially for coal from Texas, Ohio, parts of Pennsylvania and much of the western U.S.

  6. Optimization Online - Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2008

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  7. Optimization Online - Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2009

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  8. Optimization Online - Stochastic Programming Submissions - 2006

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  17. E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR...

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    GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

  18. Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings

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    Stadler, Michael

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    optimal could be acquired. Battery storage costs are roughlylead/acid battery) and thermal storage capabilities wereis limited by battery size - Heat storage is limited by

  19. Content-adaptive parallax barriers: optimizing dual-layer 3D displays using low-rank light field factorization

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    Lanman, Douglas

    We optimize automultiscopic displays built by stacking a pair of modified LCD panels. To date, such dual-stacked LCDs have used heuristic parallax barriers for view-dependent imagery: the front LCD shows a fixed array of ...

  20. A Field-Scale Assessment of Soil-Specific Seeding Rates to Optimize Yield Factors and Water Use in Cotton

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    Stanislav, Scott Michael

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    al., 2006; Ge et al., 2008). Other precision agriculture technologies in cotton, such as variable rate seeding, fertilizer, pest management, and irrigation may have a positive impact on cotton production under a site-specific management plan... the potential to reduce inputs, but equipment costs make these technologies undesirable to producers that have working systems in place (Bronson et al., 2006; Seo et al., 2008). Implementation of these precision agriculture technologies in cotton, especially...

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    Klaus Schittkowski

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    Feb 13, 2009 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  2. Application of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Technologies in Optimal Static Pressure Reset in Variable Air Volume (VAV) System

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    Zheng, K.; Li, H.; Yang, H.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimization of the static pressure reset is always critical in the pursuit of maximum savings of fan power and thermal energy consumption in a VAV system. This paper theoretically investigated three static pressure reset methods, i.e. VAV terminal...

  3. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Design Optimization of Piezoceramic Multilayer Actuators for Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Fuel Injectors

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    Presentation given by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting about design...

  4. Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet), Building America Case Study: Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes, Building Technologies Office (BTO)

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  5. Adapting Decisions, Optimizing Facts and Predicting Figures: Can Convergence of Concepts, Tools, Technologies and Standards Catalyze Innovation?

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    Datta, Shoumen

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Managing uncertainty is key in decision systems, such as supply chain management or military readiness. We propose a reasonable confluence of existing concepts, tools, technologies and standards that may, collectively, ...

  6. A Stochastic Optimization Case Study using ILOG CPLEX Concert Technology: Dual Sourcing Model for Managing Supply Chain Disruptions

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    Bjørnstad, Ottar Nordal

    of a company under uncertainty is proposed in this study. Deterministic planning and scheduling models is optimal usage of future resources on the basis of available present information and future scenarios1 increase. As simple as uncertain lead time can affect the production plans which necessitates

  7. Computer-Aided Optimization of Macroscopic Design Factors for Lithium-Ion Cell Performance and Life (Presentation)

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    Smith, K.; Kim, G. H.; Pesaran, A.

    2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electric-drive vehicles enabled by power- and energy-dense batteries promise to improve vehicle efficiency and help reduce society's dependence on fossil fuels. Next generation plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles may also enable vehicles to be powered by electricity generated from clean, renewable resources; however, to increase the commercial viability of such vehicles, the cost, performance and life of the vehicles batteries must be further improved. This work illustrates a virtual design process to optimize the performance and life of large-format lithium ion batteries. Beginning with material-level kinetic and transport properties, the performance and life of multiple large-format cell designs are evaluated, demonstrating the impact of macroscopic design parameters such as foil thickness, tab location, and cell size and shape under various cycling conditions. Challenges for computer-aided engineering of large-format battery cells, such as competing requirements and objectives, are discussed.

  8. Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Optimal DER Technology Investment and Energy Management in Zero-Net-Energy Buildings

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    Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris; Aki, Hirohisa; Lai, Judy

    2009-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Department of Energy has launched the commercial building initiative (CBI) in pursuit of its research goal of achieving zero-net-energy commercial buildings (ZNEB), i.e. ones that produce as much energy as they use. Its objective is to make these buildings marketable by 2025 such that they minimize their energy use through cutting-edge, energy-efficiency technologies and meet their remaining energy needs through on-site renewable energy generation. This paper examines how such buildings may be implemented within the context of a cost- or CO2-minimizing microgrid that is able to adopt and operate various technologies: photovoltaic modules (PV) and other on-site generation, heat exchangers, solar thermal collectors, absorption chillers, and passive/demand-response technologies. A mixed-integer linear program (MILP) that has a multi-criteria objective function is used. The objective is minimization of a weighted average of the building's annual energy costs and CO2 emissions. The MILP's constraints ensure energy balance and capacity limits. In addition, constraining the building's energy consumed to equal its energy exports enables us to explore how energy sales and demand-response measures may enable compliance with the ZNEB objective. Using a commercial test site in northernCalifornia with existing tariff rates and technology data, we find that a ZNEB requires ample PV capacity installed to ensure electricity sales during the day. This is complemented by investment in energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) equipment, while occasional demand response shaves energy consumption. A large amount of storage is also adopted, which may be impractical. Nevertheless, it shows the nature of the solutions and costs necessary to achieve a ZNEB. Additionally, the ZNEB approach does not necessary lead to zero-carbon (ZC) buildings as is frequently argued. We also show a multi-objective frontier for the CA example, whichallows us to estimate the needed technologies and costs for achieving a ZC building or microgrid.

  9. Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies...

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    Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual...

  10. DOE Project: Optimization of Advanced Diesel Engine Combustion Strategies "University Research in Advanced Combustion and Emissions Control" Office of FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies Program

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    Reitz, Rolf; Foster, D.; Ghandhi, J.; Rothamer, D.; Rutland, C.; Sanders, S.; Trujillo, M.

    2012-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The goal of the present technology development was to increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines while minimizing the energy penalty of meeting emissions regulations. This objective was achieved through experimentation and the development of advanced combustion regimes and emission control strategies, coupled with advanced petroleum and non-petroleum fuel formulations. To meet the goals of the project, it was necessary to improve the efficiency of expansion work extraction, and this required optimized combustion phasing and minimized in-cylinder heat transfer losses. To minimize fuel used for diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration, soot emissions were also minimized. Because of the complex nature of optimizing production engines for real-world variations in fuels, temperatures and pressures, the project applied high-fidelity computing and high-resolution engine experiments synergistically to create and apply advanced tools (i.e., fast, accurate predictive models) developed for low-emission, fuel-efficient engine designs. The companion experiments were conducted using representative single- and multi-cylinder automotive and truck diesel engines.

  11. Technology Innovations and Experience Curves for Nitrogen Oxides Control Technologies

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    Yeh, Sonia; Rubin, Edward S.; Taylor, Margaret R.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    including issues of technology and cost un- certainties, areon NO x Control Technologies and Cost Effectiveness forand other factors on technology cost trends (hence, the

  12. Optimization Online - Semidefinite optimization, a spectral approach

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    M.A. van Bossum

    2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 30, 2002 ... Mathematical optimization involves the construction of methods to solve ... Examples come from electrical design, engineering, control theory, ... at the beginning of the computer technology, it has become more famous.

  13. Determination of vapor-liquid equilibrium data and decontamination factors needed for the development of evaporator technology for use in volume reduction of radioactive waste streams

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    Betts, S.E. [California Univ., Santa Barbara, CA (United States)

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A program is currently in progress at Argonne National Laboratory to evaluate and develop evaporator technology for concentrating radioactive waste streams. By concentrating radioactive waste streams, disposal costs can be significantly reduced. To effectively reduce the volume of waste, the evaporator must achieve high decontamination factors so that the distillate is sufficiently free of radioactive material. One technology that shows a great deal of potential for this application is being developed by LICON, Inc. In this program, Argonne plans to apply LICON`s evaporator designs to the processing of radioactive solutions. Concepts that need to be incorporated into the design of the evaporator include, criticality safety, remote operation and maintenance, and materials of construction. To design an effective process for concentrating waste streams, both solubility and vapor-liquid equilibrium data are needed. The key issue, however, is the high decontamination factors that have been demonstrated by this equipment. Two major contributions were made to this project. First, a literature survey was completed to obtain available solubility and vapor-liquid equilibrium data. Some vapor-liquid data necessary for the project but not available in the literature was obtained experimentally. Second, the decontamination factor for the evaporator was determined using neutron activation analysis (NAA).

  14. Factors affecting the adoption of distance education technology by Cooperative Extension Agents in the State of Texas

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    Jones, Edmund Theodore

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the population had over 15 years experience and a majority were agriculture Agents. Statistically most Agents had never delivered a program using distance education type technologies and very few of the Agents felt that learning required face-to-face meetings...

  15. Exact duality for optimization over symmetric cones

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    Imre P lik

    2007-08-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 17, 2007 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  16. Robust Portfolio Optimization with Derivative Insurance Guarantees

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    Steve Zymler

    2009-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 13, 2009 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  17. Optimization Online - A Multistage Stochastic Programming ...

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    Natashia Boland

    2008-10-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 24, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  18. Chance-constrained optimization via randomization: feasibility

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    M.C. Campi

    2008-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 22, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  19. Sensitivity analysis and optimization of the nuclear fuel cycle

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    Passerini, S.; Kazimi, M. S.; Shwageraus, E. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A sensitivity study has been conducted to assess the robustness of the conclusions presented in the MIT Fuel Cycle Study. The Once Through Cycle (OTC) is considered as the base-line case, while advanced technologies with fuel recycling characterize the alternative fuel cycles. The options include limited recycling in LWRs and full recycling in fast reactors and in high conversion LWRs. Fast reactor technologies studied include both oxide and metal fueled reactors. The analysis allowed optimization of the fast reactor conversion ratio with respect to desired fuel cycle performance characteristics. The following parameters were found to significantly affect the performance of recycling technologies and their penetration over time: Capacity Factors of the fuel cycle facilities, Spent Fuel Cooling Time, Thermal Reprocessing Introduction Date, and in core and Out-of-core TRU Inventory Requirements for recycling technology. An optimization scheme of the nuclear fuel cycle is proposed. Optimization criteria and metrics of interest for different stakeholders in the fuel cycle (economics, waste management, environmental impact, etc.) are utilized for two different optimization techniques (linear and stochastic). Preliminary results covering single and multi-variable and single and multi-objective optimization demonstrate the viability of the optimization scheme. (authors)

  20. Optimization Online Digest -- January 2006

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    Two Families of Facets for the Two-Dimensional Mixed Integer Infinite Group Problem Santanu Dey ... Society and by the Optimization Technology Center.

  1. Vehicle Technologies Office: Annual Progress Reports | Department...

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    Vehicle Technology Analysis and Evaluation Activities and Heavy Vehicle Systems Optimization Program DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review Energy Storage Research...

  2. Machine Learning and Inference Laboratory An Optimized Design of Finned-Tube Evaporators

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    Michalski, Ryszard S.

    .yashar}@nist.gov;{kaufman, michalski}@gmu.edu http://www.mli.gmu.edu Abstract Optimizing the refrigerant circuitry for a finned9906858. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration-tube air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger is affected by a multitude of factors related to its design

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    Optimization Online is a repository of e-prints about optimization and related topics. Submissions to Optimization Online are moderated by a team of volunteer

  4. A Platform Technology for Optimized Production of Islet-like Spheroids and Other 3D Cell Spheroids for Applications in Drug Discovery and Regenerative Medicine

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    Ramachandran, Karthik

    2012-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

    diffusion is the primary mode of nutrient transport. Diabetic rats that received Kanslet transplants regained insulin independence similar to those receiving native islet transplants. For the high-throughput drug screening, size-optimized Kanslets were...

  5. Optimization Journals, Sites, Societies

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    Optimization Online Links. Optimization related societies. Mathematical Optimization Society · SIAM · INFORMS. Optimization related journals. Mathematical ...

  6. Optimize Deployment of Renewable Energy Technologies for Government Agencies, Industrial Facilities, and Military Installations: NREL Offers Proven Tools and Resources to Reduce Energy Use and Improve Efficiency (Brochure)

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    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The National Renewable Energy Lab provides expertise, facilities, and technical assistance to campuses, facilities, and government agencies to apply renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

  7. Optimizing Spectral Color Reproduction in Multiprimary Digital David Long, Mark D. Fairchild; Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester, NY

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    Fairchild, Mark D.

    . Fairchild; Munsell Color Science Laboratory, Rochester Institute of Technology; Rochester, NY Abstract of constructing an abridged spectral reproduction display environment from P3 digital cinema-based displays

  8. Optimization Online - Separation of Mixing Inequalities in a Mixed ...

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    Philipp Christophel

    2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 10, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  9. Optimization Online - A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm ...

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    Victor M Zavala

    2009-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Jan 28, 2009 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  10. Optimization Online - Discrete gradient method: a derivative free ...

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    Adil Bagirov

    2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    May 1, 2006 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  11. Optimization Online - On the Copositive Representation of Binary ...

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    Samuel Burer

    2006-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Oct 23, 2006 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  12. Optimization Online - A Minimax Theorem with Applications to ...

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    Seung-Jean Kim

    2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 13, 2007 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  13. Optimization Online - VSDP: Verified SemiDefinite Programming

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    Christian Jansson

    2006-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 19, 2006 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  14. Optimization Online - Group sparsity via linear-time projection

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    Ewout van den Berg

    2008-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 31, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  15. Optimization in Networks

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    Adilson E. Motter; Zoltan Toroczkai

    2007-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    The recent surge in the network modeling of complex systems has set the stage for a new era in the study of fundamental and applied aspects of optimization in collective behavior. This Focus Issue presents an extended view of the state of the art in this field and includes articles from a large variety of domains where optimization manifests itself, including physical, biological, social, and technological networked systems.

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    UMore Park Overview 4 Solar Optimization 7 Passive Solar 8 Solar Technologies 10 District Solar Energy 13 Optimal Solar Layout 14 Payback & State Incentives 15 UMore Park...

  17. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Gate Driver Optimizatio...

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    Gate Driver Optimization for WBG Applications Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Gate Driver Optimization for WBG Applications Presentation given by Oak Ridge National...

  18. Renewable Energy Optimization Report for Naval Station Newport

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    Robichaud, R.; Mosey, G.; Olis, D.

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the RE-Powering America's Land initiative to encourage the development of renewable energy (RE) on potentially contaminated land and mine sites. As part of this effort, EPA is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to evaluate RE options at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. NREL's Renewable Energy Optimization (REO) tool was utilized to identify RE technologies that present the best opportunity for life-cycle cost-effective implementation while also serving to reduce energy-related carbon dioxide emissions and increase the percentage of RE used at NAVSTA Newport. The technologies included in REO are daylighting, wind, solar ventilation preheating (SVP), solar water heating, photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal (heating and electric), and biomass (gasification and cogeneration). The optimal mix of RE technologies depends on several factors including RE resources; technology cost and performance; state, utility, and federal incentives; and economic parameters (discount and inflation rates). Each of these factors was considered in this analysis. Technologies not included in REO that were investigated separately per NAVSTA Newport request include biofuels from algae, tidal power, and ground source heat pumps (GSHP).

  19. Optimization Online - Applications — OR and Management ...

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    Applications — OR and Management Sciences Submissions - 2009. January 2009. A parallel ... Modeling the Mobile Oil Recovery Problem as a Multiobjective Vehicle Routing Problem ... the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical ...

  20. Renewable Energy Optimization (REopt) (Fact Sheet)

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    REopt is an energy planning platform offering concurrent, multiple technology integration and optimization capabilities to help clients meet their cost savings and energy performance goals.

  1. Optimization Online - All Areas Submissions - 2006

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    Two Families of Facets for the Two-Dimensional Mixed Integer Infinite Group Problem Santanu Dey ... Society and by the Optimization Technology Center.

  2. Optimization Online - Integer Programming Submissions - 2006

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    Two Families of Facets for the Two-Dimensional Mixed Integer Infinite Group Problem Santanu Dey ... Society and by the Optimization Technology Center.

  3. Industrial cogeneration optimization program. Volume II. Appendix A. Conceptual designs and preliminary equipment specifications. Appendix B. Characterization of cogeneration systems (near-term technology). Appendix C. Optimized cogeneration systems

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    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This appendix to a report which evaluates the technical, economic, and institutional aspects of industrial cogeneration for conserving energy in the food, chemical, textile, paper, and petroleum industries contains data, descriptions, and diagrams on conceptual designs and preliminary equipment specifications for cogeneration facilities; characterization of cogeneration systems in terms of fuel utilization, performance, air pollution control, thermal energy storage systems, and capital equipment costs; and optimized cogeneration systems for specific industrial plants. (LCL)

  4. Technology in water conservation 

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    Finch, Dr. Calvin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 tx H2O Summer 2013 Column by Dr. Calvin Finch, Water Conservation and Technology Center director WAT E R CONSERVATION & TECHNOLOGY CENTER Securing Our Water Future It is not unusual for individuals to describe water conservation as a... conservation, however, is just as dependent on technological factors. #27;e technology does not have to be complex to be important #20; consider high e#23;ciency toilets and showerheads. #27;ese everyday appliances largely rely on simple technologies...

  5. Technology in water conservation

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    Finch, Dr. Calvin

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 tx H2O Summer 2013 Column by Dr. Calvin Finch, Water Conservation and Technology Center director WAT E R CONSERVATION & TECHNOLOGY CENTER Securing Our Water Future It is not unusual for individuals to describe water conservation as a... conservation, however, is just as dependent on technological factors. #27;e technology does not have to be complex to be important #20; consider high e#23;ciency toilets and showerheads. #27;ese everyday appliances largely rely on simple technologies...

  6. Program Design Analysis using BEopt Building Energy Optimization Software: Defining a Technology Pathway Leading to New Homes with Zero Peak Cooling Demand; Preprint

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    Anderson, R.; Christensen, C.; Horowitz, S.

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An optimization method based on the evaluation of a broad range of different combinations of specific energy efficiency and renewable-energy options is used to determine the least-cost pathway to the development of new homes with zero peak cooling demand. The optimization approach conducts a sequential search of a large number of possible option combinations and uses the most cost-effective alternatives to generate a least-cost curve to achieve home-performance levels ranging from a Title 24-compliant home to a home that uses zero net source energy on an annual basis. By evaluating peak cooling load reductions on the least-cost curve, it is then possible to determine the most cost-effective combination of energy efficiency and renewable-energy options that both maximize annual energy savings and minimize peak-cooling demand.

  7. Waste Not, Want Not: Analyzing the Economic and Environmental Viability of Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Technology for Site-Specific Optimization of Renewable Energy Options

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    Funk, K.; Milford, J.; Simpkins, T.

    2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Waste-to-energy (WTE) technology burns municipal solid waste (MSW) in an environmentally safe combustion system to generate electricity, provide district heat, and reduce the need for landfill disposal. While this technology has gained acceptance in Europe, it has yet to be commonly recognized as an option in the United States. Section 1 of this report provides an overview of WTE as a renewable energy technology and describes a high-level model developed to assess the feasibility of WTE at a site. Section 2 reviews results from previous life cycle assessment (LCA) studies of WTE, and then uses an LCA inventory tool to perform a screening-level analysis of cost, net energy production, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and conventional air pollution impacts of WTE for residual MSW in Boulder, Colorado. Section 3 of this report describes the federal regulations that govern the permitting, monitoring, and operating practices of MSW combustors and provides emissions limits for WTE projects.

  8. Comparative study of selected Brazilian and Nigerian policies to promote the transfer and development of technology: the role of regime and non-regime factors, and some results from the automobile industry, 1967-80

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    Gusau, B.H.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study is concerned with the policies adopted by Brazil and Nigeria to promote the transfer and development of technology in industry. The objectives are two-fold: (1) to compare and analyze the policies with respect to the automobile industries in the 1967-1980 period; (2) to investigate whether their adoption was solely a function of the different ideological values and issue levels of economic development of the countries, or whether the regimes are solely an expression of the patterns of that development. The study adopted the Comparative Public Policy approach to explore the various hypotheses formulated. The findings showed that Brazil realized more significant results than Nigeria in technology development, while in other areas, such as the curtailment of imports, employment generation, etc., the results are mixed. The study concludes that both regime and industrial development factors influence the variation in the policies, although the regime factor seems to explain more of the variation.

  9. Electrolytes - Technology review

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    Meutzner, Falk; Ureña de Vivanco, Mateo [Institut für Experimentelle Physik, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Leipziger Straße 23, 09596 Freiberg (Germany)

    2014-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Safety, lifetime, energy density, and costs are the key factors for battery development. This generates the need for improved cell chemistries and new, advanced battery materials. The components of an electrolyte are the solvent, in which a conducting salt and additives are dissolved. Each of them plays a specific role in the overall mechanism of a cell: the solvent provides the host medium for ionic conductivity, which originates in the conductive salt. Furthermore, additives can be used to optimize safety, performance, and cyclability. By understanding the tasks of the individual components and their optimum conditions of operation, the functionality of cells can be improved from a holistic point of view. This paper will present the most important technological features and requirements for electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries. The state-of-the-art chemistry of each component is presented, as well as different approaches for their modification. Finally, a comparison of Li-cells with lithium-based technologies currently under development is conducted.

  10. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology

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    ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Engineering Technology Program The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) is a hands-on program based upon engineering technology fundamentals, engineering for employment or further education. The focus is on current engineering technology issues and applications used

  11. Adaptive control for optimizing microalgae production

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Adaptive control for optimizing microalgae production Francis Mairet Rafael Mu for light-limited microalgae culture. This controller regulates the light absorption factor, defined productivity under day-night cycles. Keywords: Nonlinear controller, Microalgae, Optimization, Biomass

  12. Optimization Neuroimaging'',

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    Nielsen, Finn Ã?rup

    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

  13. Reverse Osmosis Optimization

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    McMordie Stoughton, Kate; Duan, Xiaoli; Wendel, Emily M.

    2013-08-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This technology evaluation was prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). ¬The technology evaluation assesses techniques for optimizing reverse osmosis (RO) systems to increase RO system performance and water efficiency. This evaluation provides a general description of RO systems, the influence of RO systems on water use, and key areas where RO systems can be optimized to reduce water and energy consumption. The evaluation is intended to help facility managers at Federal sites understand the basic concepts of the RO process and system optimization options, enabling them to make informed decisions during the system design process for either new projects or recommissioning of existing equipment. This evaluation is focused on commercial-sized RO systems generally treating more than 80 gallons per hour.¬

  14. Building Distributed Energy Performance Optimization for China a Regional Analysis of Building Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions

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    Feng, Wei

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    optimizations. Technologies assessed include photovoltaics (PV), solar thermal, gas turbines, microturbines, fuel cells,

  15. Optimized Fault Location Final Project Report

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    Engineering Research Center Optimized Fault Location Concurrent Technologies Corporation Final Project Report by the Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). NeitherOptimized Fault Location Final Project Report Power Systems Engineering Research Center A National

  16. Sandia National Laboratories: next generation energy technology

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    next generation energy technology SWiFT Commissioned to Study Wind Farm Optimization On July 29, 2013, in Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy,...

  17. Buildings Technologies Deployment | Clean energy | ORNL

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    are successfully deployed to the fullest extent possible. ORNL helps optimize the energy performance of buildings and industrial processes by moving technologies to full use...

  18. ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals: Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment

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    Geier, E.; Panaev, L.; Waite, R.; Eiklor, L.

    events, demographic changes, and other factors discussed herein (and in Item 1 of ExxonMobil?s latest report on Form 10-K). This material is not to be reproduced without the permission of Exxon Mobil Corporation. ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals...: Energy Optimization in a Turndown Environment 2010 Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, Louisiana May 21, 2010 2 Overview ? Scene Set ? 2009 ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemicals ACC Awards ? Exceptional Merit 1: Elastomers Block...

  19. Optimization 1-1 Convex Optimization & Duality

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    Fan, Xingzhe

    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

  20. 2009 Wind Technologies Market Report

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    Wiser, Ryan

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    forward gas market. 2009 Wind Technologies Market Report TheMarket Report Wind Penetration (Capacity Basis) Xcel-PSCo-2008 at 2006 Gasgas facilities run at even lower capacity factors. 2009 Wind Technologies Market Report

  1. Examination of the factors and issues for an environmental technology utilization partnership between the private sector and the Department of Energy. Final report

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    Brouse, P.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Department of Energy (DOE) held a meeting on November 12, 1992 to evaluate the DOE relations with industry and university partners concerning environmental technology utilization. The goal of this meeting was to receive feedback from DOE industry and university partners for the identification of opportunities to improve the DOE cooperative work processes with the private sector. The meeting was designed to collect information and to turn that information into action to improve private sector partnerships with DOE.

  2. Optimization Online - Full Nesterov-Todd Step Primal-Dual Interior ...

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    M. Zangiabadi

    2008-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 26, 2008 ... Delft University of Technology. P.O. Box 5031, 2600 GA ... the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center.

  3. Direct optimization overly optimizes data Kazunori Yoshizawa

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    Yoshizawa, Kazunori

    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

  4. Introduction Optimal Controller Tuning rule Conclusions Optimal PID-Control on First Order Plus

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Introduction Optimal Controller Tuning rule Conclusions Optimal PID-Control on First Order Plus University of Science and Technology February 19, 2014 C. Grimholt and S. Skogestad (NTNU) Optimal PID INTRODUCTION The Questions How much can we gain by using PID instead of PI control? Is there a simple PID

  5. Optimization models for improving periodic maintenance schedules by utilizing opportunities

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    Patriksson, Michael

    to this as preventive maintenance activities at an oppor- tunity. The original opportunistic replacement problemOptimization models for improving periodic maintenance schedules by utilizing opportunities Torgny of Technology Abstract We present mathematical models for finding optimal opportunistic maintenance schedules

  6. Modelling, Simulation, Testing, and Optimization of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains

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    Victoria, University of

    Modelling, Simulation, Testing, and Optimization of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains By Jeffrey of the author. #12;ii Modelling, Simulation, Testing and Optimization of Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains supplant conventional ICEs as the dominant technology, most notably electric and hybrid powertrains

  7. Real-Time Optimization Strategies for Building Systems

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    2011-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimization-based control is a key technology in next-generation building systems. ... For instance, many optimization studies assume that demand shifting is the ...... While demand response programs can provide a financial incentive, current ...

  8. Optimization Online - First-order algorithm with $O(ln(1/\\epsilon ...

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    Andrew Gilpin

    2008-04-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 16, 2008 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  9. Optimization Online - A fast TVL1-L2 minimization algorithm for ...

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    Junfeng Yang

    2009-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 12, 2009 ... ... is supported by the Mathematical Programming Society and by the Optimization Technology Center. Mathematical Programming Society.

  10. Design of Optimal Regulators

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    Alexander Bolonkin; Robert Sierakowski

    2007-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  11. Typed Self-Optimization

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    Brown, Matt

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 and 26. APPENDIX B Optimizations Included in thisappendix are the three optimization steps which together

  12. Industrial cogeneration optimization program. Final report, September 1979

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    Davis, Jerry; McWhinney, Jr., Robert T.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study program is part of the DOE Integrated Industry Cogeneration Program to optimize, evaluate, and demonstrate cogeneration systems, with direct participation of the industries most affected. One objective is to characterize five major energy-intensive industries with respect to their energy-use profiles. The industries are: petroleum refining and related industries, textile mill products, paper and allied products, chemicals and allied products, and food and kindred products. Another objective is to select optimum cogeneration systems for site-specific reference case plants in terms of maximum energy savings subject to given return on investment hurdle rates. Analyses were made that define the range of optimal cogeneration systems for each reference-case plant considering technology applicability, economic factors, and energy savings by type of fuel. This study also provides guidance to other parts of the program through information developed with regard to component development requirements, institutional and regulatory barriers, as well as fuel use and environmental considerations. (MCW)

  13. achieving optimal configuration: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Next Page Last Page Topic Index 1 Automated Synthesis and Optimization of Robot Configurations Computer Technologies and Information Sciences Websites...

  14. Exact Solution of Graph Coloring Problems via - Optimization Online

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    2011-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

    While, in the second case, this would be useless, since ? would be anyway the ...... Horizons: Advances in Computing, Optimization, and Decision Technologies.

  15. Optimization of Direct-Injection H2 Combustion Engine Performance...

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

    1 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation ace009wallner2011o.pdf More Documents & Publications Optimization...

  16. Optimization Online - Robust Branch-Cut-and-Price Algorithms for ...

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    Artur Pessoa

    2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Jun 10, 2008 ... ... also presented, specially the development of new families of cuts over large extended formulations. ... the Optimization Technology Center.

  17. Faience Technology

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    Nicholson, Paul

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    by Joanne Hodges. Faience Technology, Nicholson, UEE 2009Egyptian materials and technology, ed. Paul T. Nicholson,Nicholson, 2009, Faience Technology. UEE. Full Citation:

  18. Optimization Online - All Areas Submissions - February 2009

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    ... Johan Suykens. Applications — OR and Management Sciences ... and Management Sciences Modeling the Mobile Oil Recovery Problem as a Multiobjective Vehicle Routing Problem ... Society and by the Optimization Technology Center.

  19. Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2012

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    Sonia Cafieri, Alberto Costa, Pierre Hansen. February 2012. Unconstrained Optimization Smoothing SQP Algorithm for Non-Lipschitz Optimization with ...

  20. Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery

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    - 1 - Optimize carbon dioxide sequestration, enhance oil recovery January 8, 2014 Los Alamos simulation to optimize carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration and enhance oil recovery (CO2-EOR) based on known production. Due to carbon capture and storage technology advances, prolonged high oil prices

  1. -International Doctorate Program -Identification, Optimization and Control

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    Dettweiler, Michael

    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

  2. Commercialization of clean coal technologies

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    Bharucha, N. [Dept. of Primary Industries and Energy, Canberra (Australia)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The steps to commercialization are reviewed in respect of their relative costs, the roles of the government and business sectors, and the need for scientific, technological, and economic viability. The status of commercialization of selected clean coal technologies is discussed. Case studies related to a clean coal technology are reviewed and conclusions are drawn on the factors that determine commercialization.

  3. Multiobjective Design and Optimization of Polymer Flood Performance

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    Ekkawong, Peerapong

    2013-07-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The multiobjective genetic algorithm can be used to optimize two conflicting objectives, oil production and polymer utility factor in polymer flood design. This approach provides a set of optimal solutions which can be considered as trade-off curve...

  4. InformationTechnologiesPrograms extension.uci.edu/seo

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    Rose, Michael R.

    InformationTechnologiesPrograms extension.uci.edu/seo Search Engine Optimization Specialized of excellence. Search Engine Optimization Specialized Studies The demand for Search Engine Optimization (SEO. This program is designed to teach students the process of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) which

  5. Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology |...

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    Pictured here is an...

  6. Plant Optimization Technologies | Department of Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page onYou are now leaving Energy.gov You are now leaving Energy.gov You are being directed offOCHCO Overview OCHCO Overview OCHCO OCHCOControlGuide to aEnergyPlanning andof

  7. Interconnection networks synthesis and optimization

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    Zhu, Yi

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Synthesis and Optimization . . . . . . . . . . .1.Wire Style Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. PowerSynthesis and Optimization . 1. Overview . . . . . . . . . .

  8. Fuzzy Optimality and Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    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

  9. activity optimal tracers: Topics by E-print Network

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    by about a factor Krishnan, Kannan M. 3 Active Magnetic Regenerator Experimental Optimization Energy Storage, Conversion and Utilization Websites Summary: Active Magnetic...

  10. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

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    Applications, Ithaca, New York (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications,...

  11. Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Applications (Fact Sheet) Building America Technology Solutions for New and Existing Homes: Optimizing Hydronic System Performance in Residential Applications (Fact Sheet) In this...

  12. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2012 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

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

    vehicle evaluation, codes and standards development, and heavy vehicle systems optimization. 2012vsstreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office:...

  13. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2011 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

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    vehicle evaluation, codes and standards development, and heavy vehicle systems optimization. 2011vsstreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office:...

  14. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2013 Vehicle and Systems Simulation...

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

    and field evaluations, codes and standards, industry projects, and vehicle systems optimization. 2013vsstreport.pdf More Documents & Publications Vehicle Technologies Office:...

  15. Update on Diesel Exhaust Emission Control Technology and Regulations

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    diesel out of the PM inventory * Technology is the state of optimization and cost reduction - Regeneration * LDD and MDD: engine management * HDD: auxiliary exhaust injection -...

  16. NET - Optimization Online

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    Optimization Online An E-Print Site for the Optimization Community. Network Optimization submissions; 2001 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009

  17. FTN4 OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES.

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    Authors, Various

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    3 1st Edition FTN4 OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES November 1979O. INTRODUCTION 1. COt1PILER OPTIMIZATIONS 2. SOURCE CODEcode. Most of these optimizations decrease central processor

  18. Plant Energy Cost Optimization Program (PECOP)

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    Robinson, A. M.

    1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Plant Energy Cost Optimization Program (PECOP) is a Management System designed to reduce operating cost in a continuous operating multi product plant by reviewing all cost factors and selecting plant wide production schedules which are most...

  19. Water Resource System Optimization by Geometric Programming

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    Meier, W. L.; Shih, C. S.; Wray, D. J.

    Water resources planners and systems analysts are continually confronted with many complex optimization problems. Two major factors contribute to this problem. Firstly, mathematical modeling and system description capabilities in water resources...

  20. Control and Optimization Meet the Smart Power Grid: Scheduling of Power Demands for Optimal Energy

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    Koutsopoulos, Iordanis

    Control and Optimization Meet the Smart Power Grid: Scheduling of Power Demands for Optimal Energy technologies to enforce sensible use of energy through effective demand load management. We envision a scenario con- sumer power demand requests with different power require- ments, durations, and deadlines

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Sprott, Julien Clinton

    ­ Material damage · Ecosystem Impacts ­ Nutrients ­ Toxics · Climate Change #12;ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRYENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM University of Wisconsin-Madison Optimizing University of Wisconsin-Madison #12;ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM University of Wisconsin

  2. Optimal irreversible stimulated emission

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    D Valente; Y Li; J P Poizat; J M Gerard; L C Kwek; M F Santos; A Auffeves

    2012-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We studied the dynamics of an initially inverted atom in a semi-infinite waveguide, in the presence of a single propagating photon. We show that atomic relaxation is enhanced by a factor of 2, leading to maximal bunching in the output field. This optimal irreversible stimulated emission is a novel phenomenon that can be observed with state-of-the-art solid-state atoms and waveguides. When the atom interacts with two one-dimensional electromagnetic environments, the preferential emission in the stimulated field can be exploited to efficiently amplify a classical or a quantum state.

  3. Optimization Online - Optimality conditions for various efficient ...

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    Truong Xuan Duc Ha

    2010-08-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 2, 2010 ... Optimality conditions for various efficient solutions involving coderivatives: from set-valued optimization problems to set-valued equilibrium ...

  4. Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2013

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    Second-order necessary conditions in Pontryagin form for optimal control problems ... of Linear-Quadratic Optimal Control Problems for Two-Steps Systems

  5. Optimization Online - Nonlinear Optimization Submissions - 2014

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    January 2014. Constrained Nonlinear Optimization New active set identification for general constrained optimization and minimax problems. Jin-bao Jian, Yi Liu.

  6. Optimization Jason Courter

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    Jodice, Patrick

    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

  7. Advanced Review Geometry optimization

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    Schlegel, H. Bernhard

    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

  8. [SIAM conference on optimization

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    Not Available

    1992-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstracts are presented of 63 papers on the following topics: large-scale optimization, interior-point methods, algorithms for optimization, problems in control, network optimization methods, and parallel algorithms for optimization problems.

  9. 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.

  10. Optimization Online - Category Archive

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

  11. Optimization Online - Category Archive

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    Optimization Online. Browse Submissions By Area. Integer Programming ... Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Optmization Society.

  12. 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.

  13. Optimization Online - Category Archive

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    Optimization Online. Browse Submissions By Area. Complementarity and ... Optimization Online is supported by the Mathematical Optmization Society.

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Energy prices and the adoption of energy-saving technology

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    Linn, Joshua

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper investigates the link between factor prices, technology and factor demands. I estimate the effect of price-induced technology adoption on energy demand in the U.S. manufacturing sector, using plant data from the ...

  17. Building Technologies Program - 1995 Annual Report

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    Selkowitz, S.E.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Design Tool for Small Commercial Buildings A DOE-funded industry/laboratory collaboration between the Passive Solardesign guidance for the optimal utiliza- tion of passive solar technologies in small commercial buildings.

  18. Sustainable solar thermal power generation (STPG) technologies in Indian context

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    Sharma, R.S. [Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, New Delhi (India). Solar Energy Centre

    1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    India is a fast developing country. Some of the factors like population growth, industrialization, liberalization in economic policies, green revolution and awareness toward the environment, are increasing the electricity demand rapidly. As per the 14th Power Survey Report, an energy deficit of (+) 9% and peak demand deficit of (+) 18% have been estimated. Keeping in view the liberalization in economic policies, this deficit may be higher by the year 2000 AD. An estimation indicates that India is blessed with solar energy to the tune of 5 x 10{sup 15} kWh/yr. Being clean and inexhaustible source of energy, it can be used for large-scale power generation in the country. Keeping in view the present state-of-art technologies for STPG in MW range, best possible efforts are required to be made by all the concerned, to develop sustainable STPG technology of the future, specially for tropical regions. Standardization of vital equipment is an important aspect. There are a few required criteria like simple and robust technology, its transfer and adaptation in tropical climate conditions; high plant load factor without fossil-fired backup; availability of plant during evening peak and night hours; least use of fragile components, and capacity optimization for MW plants as per solar irradiance and environmental factors. In this paper, efforts have been made to compare the different STPG technologies. On the basis, of literature surveyed and studies carried out by the author, it may be stated that Central Receiver System technologies using molten salt and volumetric air receiver, along with molten salt and ceramic thermal storage respectively seems to be suitable and comparable in Indian context. Performance of SOLAR-TWO and PHOEBUS plants may be decisive.

  19. Energy Efficiency Technologies | Department of Energy

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    these spectrums and control glare-the major factor determining the ability to utilize daylight to replace electrical lighting in buildings. DOE Resources: Building Technologies...

  20. Inter-Organizational Information and Communication Technology (IICT) Implementation

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    Inter-Organizational Information and Communication Technology (IICT) Implementation in the Customer rationale · IT implementation challenge · Inter-Organizational Information and Communication Technologies of organizational and managerial factors that affect Inter-Organizational Information and Communication Technology

  1. Matlab-based Optimization: Optimization Toolbox

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    Crawford, T. Daniel

    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 Classifying Optimization Problems A Soup Can Example Intermezzo A Trajectory Example 2nd Trajectory Example

  2. Robust Optimization over Time A New Perspective on Dynamic Optimization Problems

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    Yao, Xin

    the energy efficiency of turbine engines. Meanwhile, most of the real-world optimization problems are subject to various types of uncertainties. For example in stock markets, political and economical envi- ronments (NICAL), School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei

  3. Event-driven multithreaded dynamic optimization

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    Zhang, Weifeng

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Speci?c Optimizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . F.3. Trace Optimization Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dynamic Optimization . . . . . . .B. Optimizations with the

  4. Optimal Waterflood Management under Geologic Uncertainty Using Rate Control: Theory and Field Applications

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    Alhuthali, Ahmed Humaid H.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Waterflood optimization via rate control is receiving increased interest because of rapid developments in the smart well completions and I-field technology. The use of inflow control valves (ICV) allows us to optimize the production/injection rates...

  5. ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION USING NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION METHODS FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN PROBLEMS

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    Oh, Bong T.

    2010-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) system is needed to reduce the developing time and production cost in most industries. The MDO is the new technology for optimization design, and considers solid mechanics, dynamics, kinematics...

  6. Technical descriptions of ten irrigation technologies for conserving energy

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    Harrer, B.J.; Wilfert, G.L.

    1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technical description of ten technologies which were researched to save energy in irrigated agriculture are presented. These technologies are: well design and development ground water supply system optimization, column and pump redesign, variable-speed pumping, pipe network optimization, reduced-pressure center-pivot systems, low-energy precision application, automated gated-pipe system, computerized irrigation scheduling, and instrumented irrigation scheduling. (MHR)

  7. The optimization problem Genetic Algorithm

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    Giménez, Domingo

    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

  8. Digital Actuator Technology

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    Ken Thomas; Ted Quinn; Jerry Mauck; Richard Bockhorst

    2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There are significant developments underway in new types of actuators for power plant active components. Many of these make use of digital technology to provide a wide array of benefits in performance of the actuators and in reduced burden to maintain them. These new product offerings have gained considerable acceptance in use in process plants. In addition, they have been used in conventional power generation very successfully. This technology has been proven to deliver the benefits promised and substantiate the claims of improved performance. The nuclear industry has been reluctant to incorporate digital actuator technology into nuclear plant designs due to concerns due to a number of concerns. These could be summarized as cost, regulatory uncertainty, and a certain comfort factor with legacy analog technology. The replacement opportunity for these types of components represents a decision point for whether to invest in more modern technology that would provide superior operational and maintenance benefits. Yet, the application of digital technology has been problematic for the nuclear industry, due to qualification and regulatory issues. With some notable exceptions, the result has been a continuing reluctance to undertake the risks and uncertainties of implementing digital actuator technology when replacement opportunities present themselves. Rather, utilities would typically prefer to accept the performance limitations of the legacy analog actuator technologies to avoid impacts to project costs and schedules. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate that the benefits of digital actuator technology can be significant in terms of plant performance and that it is worthwhile to address the barriers currently holding back the widespread development and use of this technology. It addresses two important objectives in pursuit of the beneficial use of digital actuator technology for nuclear power plants: 1. To demonstrate the benefits of digital actuator technology over legacy analog sensor technology in both quantitative and qualitative ways. 2. To recognize and address the added difficulty of digital technology qualification, especially in regard to software common cause failure (SCCF), that is introduced by the use of digital actuator technology.

  9. Industrial Optimization Compact Course

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    Kirches, Christian

    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

  10. Department of Engineering Technology Technology Education

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    Bieber, Michael

    Department of Engineering Technology Technology Education A Teacher Education Program New Jersey Institute of Technology #12;WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Technology teachers teach problem-based learning utilizing math, science and technology principles. Technological studies involve students: · Designing

  11. FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Safety, Codes, and

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    . Many odorants can also contaminate fuel cells. Hydrogen burns very quickly. Under optimal combustionFUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Safety, Codes, and Standards Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, nuclear, natural gas, and coal with carbon sequestration. Fuel cells provide a highly efficient means

  12. Distributed Energy Technology Characterization (Desiccant Technologies...

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    Characterization (Desiccant Technologies), January 2004 Distributed Energy Technology Characterization (Desiccant Technologies), January 2004 The purpose of this report is to...

  13. Optimization and geophysical inverse problems

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    Barhen, J.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for Unconstrained Optimization and Nonlinear Equations,equality constrained optimization, SIAM J. Optim. , 7, 28.R. , Practical Methods of Optimization, Wiley, New York, 436

  14. Optimization Online - RBFOpt: an open-source library for black-box ...

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    Alberto Costa

    2014-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 12, 2014 ... RBFOpt: an open-source library for black-box optimization with costly ... Citation: Singapore University of Technology and Design, 09/2014.

  15. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2014 Electric Drive Technologies...

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    Electric Drive Technologies Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2014 Electric Drive Technologies Annual Progress Report The Electric Drive Technologies research and...

  16. Essays on optimal taxation

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    Reis, Catarina (Catarina Luis Monteiro dos)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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 ...

  17. Compiler Optimization Jordan Bradshaw

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    Valtorta, Marco

    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

  18. Pessimistic Bilevel Optimization

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    Wiesemann, Wolfram

    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 ...

  19. Timelines for mitigating methane emissions from energy technologies

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    Roy, Mandira; Trancik, Jessika E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy technologies emitting differing proportions of methane and carbon dioxide vary in their relative climate impacts over time, due to the different atmospheric lifetimes of the two gases. Standard technology comparisons using the global warming potential (GWP) emissions equivalency metric do not reveal these dynamic impacts, and may not provide the information needed to assess technologies and emissions mitigation opportunities in the context of broader climate policy goals. Here we formulate a portfolio optimization model that incorporates changes in technology impacts as a radiative forcing (RF) stabilization target is approached. An optimal portfolio, maximizing allowed energy consumption while meeting the RF target, is obtained by year-wise minimization of the marginal RF impact in an intended stabilization year. The optimal portfolio calls for using certain higher methane-emitting technologies prior to an optimal switching year, followed by methane-light technologies as the stabilization year approac...

  20. Optimization Online - Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization ...

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    Convex Optimization Methods for Dimension Reduction and Coefficient Estimation in ... Impulsive Optimal Control of Hybrid Finite-Dimensional Lagrangian Systems ... Incremental-like Bundle Methods with Application to Energy Planning

  1. Optimization Online - Optimization Software and Modeling Systems ...

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    Optimization Software and Modeling Systems Submissions - 2009. March 2009. Modeling Languages and Systems A Structure-Conveying Modelling Language ...

  2. Optimization Online - Stochastic Topology Design Optimization for ...

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    Miguel Carrasco

    2014-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 8, 2014 ... Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Elsevier. Accepted. 2015 ... Optmization Society. Mathematical Optimization Society.

  3. Optimization Online - Machine Learning for Global Optimization

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    Andrea Cassioli

    2009-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 23, 2009 ... We propose to use a Support Vector Machine (although different machine ... Citation: Technical report - Global Optimization Laboratory, ...

  4. Adaptive hybrid optimal quantum control for imprecisely characterized systems

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    D. J. Egger; F. K. Wilhelm

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimal quantum control theory carries a huge promise for quantum technology. Its experimental application, however, is often hindered by imprecise knowledge of the its input variables, the quantum system's parameters. We show how to overcome this by Adaptive Hybrid Optimal Control (Ad-HOC). This protocol combines open- and closed-loop optimal by first performing a gradient search towards a near-optimal control pulse and then an experimental fidelity measure with a gradient-free method. For typical settings in solid-state quantum information processing, Ad-Hoc enhances gate fidelities by an order of magnitude hence making optimal control theory applicable and useful.

  5. Technology '90

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    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories have a long history of excellence in performing research and development in a number of areas, including the basic sciences, applied-energy technology, and weapons-related technology. Although technology transfer has always been an element of DOE and laboratory activities, it has received increasing emphasis in recent years as US industrial competitiveness has eroded and efforts have increased to better utilize the research and development resources the laboratories provide. This document, Technology '90, is the latest in a series that is intended to communicate some of the many opportunities available for US industry and universities to work with the DOE and its laboratories in the vital activity of improving technology transfer to meet national needs. Technology '90 is divided into three sections: Overview, Technologies, and Laboratories. The Overview section describes the activities and accomplishments of the DOE research and development program offices. The Technologies section provides descriptions of new technologies developed at the DOE laboratories. The Laboratories section presents information on the missions, programs, and facilities of each laboratory, along with a name and telephone number of a technology transfer contact for additional information. Separate papers were prepared for appropriate sections of this report.

  6. On the design of 1-3 piezocomposites using topology optimization

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    On the design of 1-3 piezocomposites using topology optimization O. Sigmund,a) S. Torquato, and I; accepted 12 August 1997) We use a topology optimization method to design 1-3 piezocomposites with optimal factor kh . The piezocomposite consists of piezoelectric rods embedded in an optimal polymer matrix. We

  7. Beyond Optimality: New Trends in Network Optimization

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    Chiang, Mung

    , Princeton IEEE SAM Workshop July 2008 #12;Optimization Beyond Optimality Very different uses of optimization. Robustness to stochastic dynamics · IV. Feedback to engineering assumptions · V. Complexity Not much #12;Stochastic Noisy Feedback 0 5000 10000 15000 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 Iteration Flowrate

  8. Optimization Online Moderation Policy

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    Optimization Online Copyright Policy Copyright Policy By submitting a paper, all authors of the paper agree that other users of Optimization Online can download

  9. The optimal prediction method

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    Burin des Roziers, T.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Mathematics. In optimal prediction. Communications press,and R. Kupferman. On the prediction of large- scale dynamicsand D. Levy. Optimal prediction and pertur- bation theory.

  10. Goal Driven Optimization

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    2006-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The framework of stochastic optimization can also be adopted to address downside risk by optimizing over an expected utility or more recently, a mean risk

  11. Optimization Online - Digest

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    Complete the form below to subscribe to the free Optimization Online Digest. ... Type your e-mail address to unsubscribe from the Optimization Online Digest.

  12. Optimization Online - Category Archive

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    Optimization Online. Browse Submissions By Area. Global Optimization. 2000 · 2001 · 2002 · 2003 · 2004 · 2005 · 2006 · 2007 · 2008 · 2009 · 2010 · 2011 · 2012

  13. Optimal refrigerator

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    Armen E. Allahverdyan; Karen Hovhannisyan; Guenter Mahler

    2010-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We study a refrigerator model which consists of two $n$-level systems interacting via a pulsed external field. Each system couples to its own thermal bath at temperatures $T_h$ and $T_c$, respectively ($\\theta\\equiv T_c/T_hrefrigerator functions in two steps: thermally isolated interaction between the systems driven by the external field and isothermal relaxation back to equilibrium. There is a complementarity between the power of heat transfer from the cold bath and the efficiency: the latter nullifies when the former is maximized and {\\it vice versa}. A reasonable compromise is achieved by optimizing the product of the heat-power and efficiency over the Hamiltonian of the two system. The efficiency is then found to be bounded from below by $\\zeta_{\\rm CA}=\\frac{1}{\\sqrt{1-\\theta}}-1$ (an analogue of the Curzon-Ahlborn efficiency), besides being bound from above by the Carnot efficiency $\\zeta_{\\rm C} = \\frac{1}{1-\\theta}-1$. The lower bound is reached in the equilibrium limit $\\theta\\to 1$. The Carnot bound is reached (for a finite power and a finite amount of heat transferred per cycle) for $\\ln n\\gg 1$. If the above maximization is constrained by assuming homogeneous energy spectra for both systems, the efficiency is bounded from above by $\\zeta_{\\rm CA}$ and converges to it for $n\\gg 1$.

  14. Variational principle for optimal accelerated neutralized flow A. Fruchtman

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    Variational principle for optimal accelerated neutralized flow A. Fruchtman Holon Academic Institute of Technology, 52 Golomb Street, P.O. Box 305, Holon 58102, Israel N. J. Fisch Princeton Plasma

  15. Robust Energy Cost Optimization of Water Distribution System with ...

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    2011-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy cost optimization of a water-supply network is a very important practical .... nonlinear equations for energy conservation. .... [water balance equations] ...... Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel.

  16. Power Technologies Energy Data Book - Fourth Edition

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    Aabakken, J.

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report, prepared by NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center, includes up-to-date information on power technologies, including complete technology profiles. The data book also contains charts on electricity restructuring, power technology forecasts, electricity supply, electricity capability, electricity generation, electricity demand, prices, economic indicators, environmental indicators, and conversion factors.

  17. Nano-Electro-Mechanical (NEM) Relay Devices and Technology for Ultra-Low Energy Digital Integrated Circuits

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    Nathanael, Rhesa

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Technology 3.1 Introduction Nano-electro-mechanical (NEM)improvements, a scaled nano-relay technology with optimizedNano-Electro-Mechanical (NEM) Relay Devices and Technology

  18. Optimal Energy Storage Control Policies for the Smart Power Grid

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    Koutsopoulos, Iordanis

    Optimal Energy Storage Control Policies for the Smart Power Grid Iordanis Koutsopoulos Vassiliki Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece Abstract--Electric energy storage devices the optimal energy storage control problem from the side of the utility operator. The operator controller

  19. Hierarchical Economic Optimization of Oil Production from Petroleum Reservoirs

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    Van den Hof, Paul

    Hierarchical Economic Optimization of Oil Production from Petroleum Reservoirs Gijs M. van Essen-dirk.jansen@shell.com). Abstract: In oil production waterflooding is a popular recovery technology, which involves the injection daily production is generally neglected. To resolve this, a hierarchical optimization structure

  20. OPTIMAL CONTROL WITH PACKET DROPS IN NETWORKED CONTROL SYSTEMS

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    OPTIMAL CONTROL WITH PACKET DROPS IN NETWORKED CONTROL SYSTEMS Flavia Felicioni*, François Simonot optimization 1. INTRODUCTION1 With the progress of networking technology, more and more control systems are now: The stability and performance of a networked control system are strongly influenced by the network delay

  1. CC Retrofits and Optimal Controls for Hot Water Systems

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    Wu, L.; Liu, M.; Wang, G.

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Continuous Commissioning (CC) technologies, three old boilers (13.39 MMBH each) were replaced by three new boilers (1.675 MMBH each) and hot water pumps. Optimal controls for the hot water systems included optimal hot water temperature reset, hot water pump...

  2. Optimization and heat and water integration for biodiesel production

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    1 Optimization and heat and water integration for biodiesel production from cooking oil generation of biodiesel using waste cooking oil and algae oil. We consider 5 different technologies is to simultaneously optimize and heat integrate the production of biodiesel from each of the different oil sources

  3. Optimization Gordon K. Smyth

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    Smyth, Gordon K.

    Optimization Gordon K. Smyth Volume 3, pp 1481­1487 in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics (ISBN 0471 #12;Optimization Optimization is the process by which one finds that value of a vector x, say, that maximizes or minimizes a given function f x . The idea of optimization goes to the heart of statistical

  4. Optimization Under Generalized Uncertainty

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    Lodwick, Weldon

    11 Optimization Under Generalized Uncertainty Optimization Modeling Math 4794/5794: Spring 2013 Weldon A. Lodwick Weldon.Lodwick@ucdenver.edu 2/14/2013 Optimization Modeling - Spring 2013 #12 in the context of optimization problems. The theoretical frame-work for these notes is interval analysis. From

  5. OPTIMIZING THE OVERALL CONFIGURATION OF A HE-

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    Raffray, A. René

    1 OPTIMIZING THE OVERALL CONFIGURATION OF A HE- COOLED W-ALLOY DIVERTOR FOR A POWER PLANT A. R. Raffray, S. Malang and X. Wang Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and Center for Energy at the 25th Symposium on Fusion Technology Rostock, Germany September 15-19, 2008 #12;2 He-cooled W-Alloy

  6. Optimal Clock Synchronization under Different Delay Assumptions

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    Rajsbaum, Sergio

    Heights, NY 10598, USA. Par­ tially supported by DGAPA Projects, National Autonomous University of Mexico Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. On leave from Instituto de Matem'aticas, UNAM, M'exico of achieving optimal clock synchronization in a communication network with arbitrary topology and perfect

  7. A Method for Evaluating Volt-VAR Optimization Field Demonstrations

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    Schneider, Kevin P.; Weaver, T. F.

    2014-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    In a regulated business environment a utility must be able to validate that deployed technologies provide quantifiable benefits to the end-use customers. For traditional technologies there are well established procedures for determining what benefits will be derived from the deployment. But for many emerging technologies procedures for determining benefits are less clear and completely absent in some cases. Volt-VAR Optimization is a technology that is being deployed across the nation, but there are still numerous discussions about potential benefits and how they are achieved. This paper will present a method for the evaluation, and quantification of benefits, for field deployments of Volt-VAR Optimization technologies. In addition to the basic methodology, the paper will present a summary of results, and observations, from two separate Volt-VAR Optimization field evaluations using the proposed method.

  8. Evaluation of TechnologiesEvaluation of Technologies and Regulatory Policies forand Regulatory Policies for

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    Annual Conference on Carbon Capture and Storage Pittsburgh, PA May 11, 2010 #12;E.S. Rubin, Carnegie technology affect the optimal strategy? · What financial incentive is needed for a CCS project if no carbon 2010)(version 6.2.4, May 2010) · New Technology Options Advanced amine system for CO2 capture

  9. FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM Technologies

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    and fuel cells offer great promise for our energy future. Fuel cell vehicles are not yet commercially, such as a hydrogen fueling station or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Technology validation does not certify, and the Federal Government to evaluate hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure technologies together in real

  10. Linear conic optimization for nonlinear optimal control

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    Didier Henrion

    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 7, 2014 ... Abstract: Infinite-dimensional linear conic formulations are described for nonlinear optimal control problems. The primal linear problem consists ...

  11. Linear conic optimization for inverse optimal control

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    Edouard Pauwels

    2014-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 5, 2014 ... Abstract: We address the inverse problem of Lagrangian identification based on trajectories in the context of nonlinear optimal control.

  12. Optimization Online - Constrained optimization in seismic reflection ...

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    F. Delbos

    2004-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 7, 2004 ... Constrained optimization in seismic reflection tomography: an SQP augmented Lagrangian approach. F. Delbos (Frederic.Delbos ***at*** ifp.fr)

  13. Optimization Online - Global Optimization Submissions - 2011

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    Alberto Costa, Pierre Hansen, Leo Liberti. Theory A new look at nonnegativity on closed sets and polynomial optimization. Jean Bernard Lasserre. May 2011.

  14. Optimization Online - Stochastic Optimization for Power System ...

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    Ludwig Kuznia

    2011-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 17, 2011 ... Stochastic Optimization for Power System Configuration with Renewable Energy in Remote Areas. Ludwig Kuznia(lkuznia ***at*** mail.usf.edu)

  15. Optimization Online - Structural optimization of the Ziegler's ...

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    Oleg N. Kirillov

    2010-12-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 24, 2010 ... Abstract: Structural optimization of non-conservative systems with ... with important applications in fluid-structure interactions, friction-induced ...

  16. Linear conic optimization for nonlinear optimal control

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    2014-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 7, 2014 ... This linear transport equation is classical in fluid mechanics, statistical ... define a relaxed optimal control problem as an LP in the cone of non-.

  17. Optimization Online - Probabilistic optimization via approximate p ...

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    W. van vAckooij

    2015-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    May 27, 2015 ... Probabilistic optimization via approximate p-efficient points and bundle methods. W. van vAckooij(wim.van-ackooij ***at*** edf.fr )

  18. Optimization Online - Robust Optimization Submissions - 2013

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    Mehdi Karimi, Somayeh Moazeni, Levent Tuncel. Robust optimization based self scheduling of hydro-thermal Genco in smart grids. Alireza Soroudi.

  19. Optimization Online - Optimal Scenario Tree Reduction for ...

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    W.L. Oliveira

    2008-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 21, 2008 ... Abstract: The mid-term operation planning of hydro-thermal power systems ... If the number of synthetic sequences is too big, the optimization ...

  20. Optimization Online - Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization

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    Pietro Belotti

    2012-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Dec 2, 2012 ... Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization. Pietro Belotti(pbelott ***at*** clemson.edu) Sven Leyffer(leyffer ***at*** mcs.anl.gov) Christian ...

  1. Optimization Online - Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization ...

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    New Fractional Error Bounds for Nonconvex Polynomial Systems with Applications to Holderian Stability in Optimization G Li, B. S. Mordukhovich, T. S. Pham.

  2. Optimization Online - Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization ...

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    D. Drusvyatskiy, A.D. Ioffe, A.S. Lewis. February 2014. Nonsmooth Optimization Variational Analysis of Circular Cone Programs Jinchuan Zhou, Jein-Shan Chen

  3. Optimization Online - Distributionally Robust Convex Optimization

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    Wolfram Wiesemann

    2013-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Feb 4, 2013 ... Abstract: Distributionally robust optimization is a paradigm for decision-making under uncertainty where the uncertain problem data is governed ...

  4. Optimization Online - Global Optimization via Slack Variables

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    Isaac Siwale

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 1, 2014 ... Citation: Siwale, I. (2014). Global optimization via slack variables. Technical Report No. RD-16-2013, London: Apex Research Ltd. Download: ...

  5. Optimization Online - Multilevel Optimization Modeling for Risk ...

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    Jonathan Eckstein

    2014-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Aug 24, 2014 ... Abstract: Coherent risk measures have become a popular tool for incorporating risk aversion into stochastic optimization models. For dynamic ...

  6. Carbon Markets and Technological Innovation

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    Weber, T A; Neuhoff, Karsten

    www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk E P R G W O R K IN G P A P E R N O N -T E C H N IC A L S U M M A R Y Carbon Markets and Technological Innovation EPRG Working Paper 0917 Cambridge Working Paper in Economics 0932 Thomas A. Weber... and Karsten Neuhoff This paper examines how considering firm-level innovation in carbon-abatement technologies influences the optimal design choice for carbon pricing. It builds on Weitzman’s model (1974) that shows in what instances cap and trade...

  7. Individual User Behavior Leading Factor in Comfort Control

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    Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Van Houten, M. A.; Wortel, W.; Van Der Velden, J. A. J.; Kamphuis, R.; Hommelberg, M.; Broekhuizen, H.

    With global warming effects and exploding energy prices it is necessary to further optimize the energy performance of buildings. Intelligent Agents technology for individual climate control for each user of a building in combination with feedback...

  8. Individual User Behavior Leading Factor in Comfort Control 

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    Zeiler, W.; Boxem, G.; Van Houten, M. A.; Wortel, W.; Van Der Velden, J. A. J.; Kamphuis, R.; Hommelberg, M.; Broekhuizen, H.

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With global warming effects and exploding energy prices it is necessary to further optimize the energy performance of buildings. Intelligent Agents technology for individual climate control for each user of a building in combination with feedback...

  9. Route Optimization with MAP-Based Enhancement in Mobile Networks

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    Lee, Tae-Jin

    technology and user de- mands for mobility support have motivated the IETF to introduce mobile IP, mobile IPv technology and demand for mobility support from users, the IETF has introduced mobile IP (MIP) [1], mobileRoute Optimization with MAP-Based Enhancement in Mobile Networks Jeonghoon Park, Tae-Jin Lee

  10. Optimal Control with Weighted Average Costs and Temporal Logic Specifications

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    Murray, Richard M.

    Optimal Control with Weighted Average Costs and Temporal Logic Specifications Eric M. Wolff Control and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 91125 Email: ewolff@caltech.edu Ufuk Topcu Control and Dynamical Systems California Institute of Technology Pasadena, California 91125

  11. E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized DIG, VCR...

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

    E85 Optimized Engine through Boosting, Spray Optimized GDi, VCR and Variable Valvetrain E85 Optimized Engine Enhanced Ethanol Engine And Vehicle Efficiency (Agreement 13425)...

  12. Global Optimization of Chemical Reactors and Kinetic Optimization

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    ALHUSSEINI, ZAYNA ISHAQ

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and M. Sheintuch. "OPTIMIZATION OF AN AUTOTHERMAL MONOLITHICIdentification Via Global Optimization Techniques. AIChE1: 91-103. Chapter 3 Optimization of a 3-D Monolith Reactor

  13. Optimization and learning based video coding

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    An, Cheolhong

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2 Rate-Distortion Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . .Distortion Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rate-Distortion Optimization . . . . . . . . . . . .

  14. Optimal PID-Control for First Order Plus Time Delay Systems & Verification of the

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Optimal PID-Control for First Order Plus Time Delay Systems & Verification of the SIMC Rules Chriss and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway e-mail: skoge@ntnu.no Abstract: Optimal cascade PID-settings are found with a modified SIMC-rule for PID- control (Figure 1). Optimality (performance) is defined in terms

  15. Geothermal: Sponsored by OSTI -- Geothermal Plant Capacity Factors

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    Plant Capacity Factors Geothermal Technologies Legacy Collection HelpFAQ | Site Map | Contact Us HomeBasic Search About Publications Advanced Search New Hot Docs News Related...

  16. SAGEWASP. Optimal Electric Utility Expansion

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    Clark, P.D.II; Ullrich, C.J. [Lakeland Electric and Water, FL (United States)

    1989-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    SAGE-WASP is designed to find the optimal generation expansion policy for an electrical utility system. New units can be automatically selected from a user-supplied list of expansion candidates which can include hydroelectric and pumped storage projects. The existing system is modeled. The calculational procedure takes into account user restrictions to limit generation configurations to an area of economic interest. The optimization program reports whether the restrictions acted as a constraint on the solution. All expansion configurations considered are required to pass a user supplied reliability criterion. The discount rate and escalation rate are treated separately for each expansion candidate and for each fuel type. All expenditures are separated into local and foreign accounts, and a weighting factor can be applied to foreign expenditures.

  17. Optimization of SRF Linacs

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    Powers, Tom [JLAB

    2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  18. Optimal Solid Space Tower

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    Alexander Bolonkin

    2007-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    Theory and computations are provided for building of optimal (minimum weight) solid space towers (mast) up to one hundred kilometers in height. These towers can be used for tourism; scientific observation of space, observation of the Earth surface, weather and upper atmosphere experiment, and for radio, television, and communication transmissions. These towers can also be used to launch spaceships and Earth satellites. These macroprojects are not expensive. They require strong hard material (steel). Towers can be built using present technology. Towers can be used (for tourism, communication, etc.) during the construction process and provide self-financing for further construction. The tower design does not require human work at high altitudes; the tower is separated into sections; all construction can be done at the Earth surface. The transport system for a tower consists of a small engine (used only for friction compensation) located at the Earth surface. Problems involving security, control, repair, and stability of the proposed towers are addressed in other cited publications.

  19. HOMOTOPY OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION

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    O'Leary, Dianne P.

    HOMOTOPY OPTIMIZATION METHODS FOR GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION DANIEL M. DUNLAVY AND DIANNE P. O'LEARY under Grants CCR 02-04084 and CCF 05-14213. 1 #12;2 D.M. DUNLAVY AND D.P. O'LEARY point is generated

  20. Microgenetic optimization algorithm for optimal wavefront shaping

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    Anderson, Benjamin R; Gunawidjaja, Ray; Eilers, Hergen

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    One of the main limitations of utilizing optimal wavefront shaping in imaging and authentication applications is the slow speed of the optimization algorithms currently being used. To address this problem we develop a micro-genetic optimization algorithm ($\\mu$GA) for optimal wavefront shaping. We test the abilities of the $\\mu$GA and make comparisons to previous algorithms (iterative and simple-genetic) by using each algorithm to optimize transmission through an opaque medium. From our experiments we find that the $\\mu$GA is faster than both the iterative and simple-genetic algorithms and that both genetic algorithms are more resistant to noise and sample decoherence than the iterative algorithm.

  1. Power network analysis and optimization

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    Zhang, Wanping

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    chip power supply network optimization using multigrid-basedchip decoupling capacitor optimization for high- performanceSapatnekar, “Analysis and optimization of structured power/

  2. Integrated Energy System Dispatch Optimization

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    Firestone, Ryan; Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy System Dispatch Optimization Ryan Firestone, MichaelEnergy System Dispatch Optimization Ryan Firestone - Studentthe real-time dispatch optimization problem for a generic

  3. Optimization of VAV AHU Terminal Box Minimum Airflow

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    Wang, Wei

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Determining the optimal terminal box airflow is a complex process which is influenced by various factors, such as weather condition, supply air temperature, primary air fraction and internal load. A guideline for determination of a cost efficient...

  4. Optimal Universal Disentangling Machine for Two Qubit Quantum States

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    Sibasish Ghosh; Somshubhro Bandyopadhyay; Anirban Roy; Debasis Sarkar; Guruprasad Kar

    1999-10-14T23:59:59.000Z

    We derive the optimal curve satisfied by the reduction factors, in the case of universal disentangling machine which uses only local operations. Impossibility of constructing a better disentangling machine, by using non-local operations, is discussed.

  5. Optimal Design Refrigeration System for a Mucilage Glue Fiber Factory

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    Tan, C.; Liu, J.; Tang, F.; Liu, Y.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC Technologies for Energy Efficiency Vol.IV-1-4 Optimal Design Refrigeration System for a Mucilage Glue Fiber Factory Chaoyi Tan Jianlong Liu Fennan Tang Yang Liu Hunan University of Technology... fiber ICEBO2006, Shenzhen, China HVAC Technologies for Energy Efficiency Vol.IV-1-4 2. REFRIGERATION SYSTEM SUPERIOR DESIGN PROPOSAL IN MUCILAGE GLUE FIBER FACTORY 2.1 Refrigeration system superior design proposal in mucilage glue fiber factory...

  6. Optimization of Cooling Water

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    Matson, J.

    A cooling water system can be optimized by operation at the highest possible cycles of concentration without risking sealing and fouling on heat exchanger surfaces. The way to optimize will be shown, with a number of examples of new systems....

  7. Technology Application Centers: Facilitating Technology Transfer

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    Kuhel, G. J.

    's approach to technology deployment seeks to blend an industrial customer's priorities with the utility's marketing and customer service objectives. A&C Enercom sees technology deployment as the sum of an equation: technology deployment equals technology...

  8. An Assessment of Communication Technology Adoption in Texas Cooperatives

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    Murch, Matthew 1987-

    2012-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    of communication technology from the background of cooperative managers to board management policy. The survey categorized 105 different cooperatives by current technology use and management practices. Once the data were collected, a factor analysis to understand...

  9. Investigating successful implementation of technologies in Developing nations

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    Hsieh, Edward F. (Edward Fang)

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A study was performed to determine possible factors that contribute to successful implementation of new technologies in developing nations. Engineers and other inventors have devoted great effort to Appropriate Technology ...

  10. Optimizing Preventive Maintenance Models

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    Optimizing Preventive Maintenance Models. Michael Bartholomew-Biggs. School of Physics Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire.

  11. Optimizing Electromagnetic Hotspots in Plasmonic Bowtie Nanoantennae

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    Xiong, Qihua

    Optimizing Electromagnetic Hotspots in Plasmonic Bowtie Nanoantennae Stephanie Dodson, Mohamed: Sensitivity is a key factor in the improvement of nanoparticle-based biosensors. Bowtie nanoantennae have resonance (LSPR)-based biosensing. In this work, optical bowtie nanoantennae with varying geometries were

  12. FEMP/NTDP Technology Focus New Technology

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    FEMP/NTDP Technology Focus New Technology Demonstration Program Technology Focus FEMPFederal Energy Management Program Trends in Energy Management Technology: BCS Integration Technologies ­ Open Communications into a complete EMCIS. The first article [1] covered enabling technologies for emerging energy management systems

  13. Optimal broadcasting of mixed states

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    Dang Guifang; Fan Heng [Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080 (China)

    2007-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The N to M (M{>=}N) universal quantum broadcasting of mixed states {rho}{sup xN} is proposed for a qubit system. The broadcasting of mixed states is universal and optimal in the sense that the shrinking factor is independent of the input state and achieves the upper bound. The quantum broadcasting of mixed qubits is a generalization of the universal quantum cloning machine for identical pure input states. A pure state decomposition of the identical mixed qubits {rho}{sup xN} is obtained.

  14. A wireless soil moisture smart sensor web using physics-based optimal control: Concept and initial demonstrations

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    Moghaddam, Mahta

    This paper introduces a new concept for a smart wireless sensor web technology for optimal measurements of surface-to-depth profiles of soil moisture using in-situ sensors. The objective of the technology, supported by the ...

  15. Motion-to-Energy (M2Eâ?¢) Power Generation Technology

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    Idaho National Laboratory

    2010-01-08T23:59:59.000Z

    INL researchers developed M2E, a new technology that converts motion to energy. M2E uses an innovative, optimized microgenerator with power management circuitry that kinetically charges mobile batteries from natural motion such as walking. To learn more,

  16. Motion-to-Energy (M2E) Power Generation Technology

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    INL

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    INL researchers developed M2E, a new technology that converts motion to energy. M2E uses an innovative, optimized microgenerator with power management circuitry that kinetically charges mobile batteries from natural motion such as walking.

  17. Motion-to-Energy (M2E) Power Generation Technology

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    INL

    2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    INL researchers developed M2E, a new technology that converts motion to energy. M2E uses an innovative, optimized microgenerator with power management circuitry that kinetically charges mobile batteries from natural motion such as walking.

  18. Motion-to-Energy (M2Eâ„¢) Power Generation Technology

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    Idaho National Laboratory

    2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

    INL researchers developed M2E, a new technology that converts motion to energy. M2E uses an innovative, optimized microgenerator with power management circuitry that kinetically charges mobile batteries from natural motion such as walking. To learn more,

  19. Preliminary -November 30, 2010 INNOVATE SYMPOSIUM: Globalization and Technology in China

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    Preliminary - November 30, 2010 INNOVATE SYMPOSIUM: Globalization and Technology in China examination of economic and technological development and innovation between China and their own home study of factors affecting their respective technology sectors. The INNOVATE itinerary

  20. Optimization Online Digest -- February 2015

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    Computational Optimization of Gas Compressor Stations: MINLP Models vs. ... The Cyclic Block Conditional Gradient Method for Convex Optimization Problems

  1. (Environmental technology)

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    Boston, H.L.

    1990-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    The traveler participated in a conference on environmental technology in Paris, sponsored by the US Embassy-Paris, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the French Environmental Ministry, and others. The traveler sat on a panel for environmental aspects of energy technology and made a presentation on the potential contributions of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to a planned French-American Environmental Technologies Institute in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Evry, France. This institute would provide opportunities for international cooperation on environmental issues and technology transfer related to environmental protection, monitoring, and restoration at US Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The traveler also attended the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Contamination in Barcelona. Conference topics included environmental chemistry, land disposal of wastes, treatment of toxic wastes, micropollutants, trace organics, artificial radionuclides in the environment, and the use biomonitoring and biosystems for environmental assessment. The traveler presented a paper on The Fate of Radionuclides in Sewage Sludge Applied to Land.'' Those findings corresponded well with results from studies addressing the fate of fallout radionuclides from the Chernobyl nuclear accident. There was an exchange of new information on a number of topics of interest to DOE waste management and environmental restoration needs.

  2. SELECTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY

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    April 2004 SELECTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY PRODUCTS Shirley Radack, Editor Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology Information technology security prod ucts are essential to better secure infor mation technology (IT) systems

  3. Fossil energy waste management. Technology status report

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    Bossart, S.J.; Newman, D.A.

    1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report describes the current status and recent accomplishments of the Fossil Energy Waste Management (FE WM) projects sponsored by the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). The primary goal of the Waste Management Program is to identify and develop optimal strategies to manage solid by-products from advanced coal technologies for the purpose of ensuring the competitiveness of advanced coal technologies as a future energy source. The projects in the Fossil Energy Waste Management Program are divided into three types of activities: Waste Characterization, Disposal Technologies, and Utilization Technologies. This technology status report includes a discussion on barriers to increased use of coal by-products. Also, the major technical and nontechnical challenges currently being addressed by the FE WM program are discussed. A bibliography of 96 citations and a list of project contacts is included if the reader is interested in obtaining additional information about the FE WM program.

  4. Optimization Online - Multimaterial topology optimization by volume ...

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    R Tavakoli

    2013-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 14, 2013 ... The update procedure is based on the gradient flow of the objective functional by a fractional ... descent method, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, to appear, 2014. ... Mathematical Optimization Society.

  5. Particle Swarm Optimization Based Reactive Power Optimization

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    Sujin, P R; Linda, M Mary

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reactive power plays an important role in supporting the real power transfer by maintaining voltage stability and system reliability. It is a critical element for a transmission operator to ensure the reliability of an electric system while minimizing the cost associated with it. The traditional objectives of reactive power dispatch are focused on the technical side of reactive support such as minimization of transmission losses. Reactive power cost compensation to a generator is based on the incurred cost of its reactive power contribution less the cost of its obligation to support the active power delivery. In this paper an efficient Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) based reactive power optimization approach is presented. The optimal reactive power dispatch problem is a nonlinear optimization problem with several constraints. The objective of the proposed PSO is to minimize the total support cost from generators and reactive compensators. It is achieved by maintaining the whole system power loss as minimum...

  6. Optimization Online - Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water ...

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    Juan M. Salazar

    2012-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 18, 2012 ... The approach determines optimal set-points to maximize power output in the ... black-box simulation models and to construct empirical distributions from ... In a pulverized coal power plant study we have found that weather ...

  7. 21st Century Locomotive Technology: Quarterly Technical Status Report 28

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    Lembit Salasoo; Ramu Chandra

    2010-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

    Thermal testing of a subscale locomotive sodium battery module was initiated.to validate thermal models. The hybrid trip optimizer problem was formulated. As outcomes of this project, GE has proceeded to commercialize trip optimizer technology, and has initiated work on a state-of-the-art battery manufacturing plant for high energy density, sodium-based batteries.

  8. Find It. Delete It. Protect It. Information Technology Security Strategy

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Find It. Delete It. Protect It. Information Technology Security Strategy Executive Summary The general proposed strategy is to optimize risk management for information security incrementally and over that security will be a process rather than project. Achievement of the goal, optimized risk management

  9. Optimization Online - Robust optimization based EV charging

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    Alireza Soroudi

    2015-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 11, 2015 ... Abstract: With the introduction of new technologies like electric vehicles and smart grids the operation and planning of power systems are ...

  10. Optimization of antibody separation Master thesis at R&D, Protein Tools, GE Healthcare, Uppsala

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    Uppsala Universitet

    Optimization of antibody separation Master thesis at R&D, Protein Tools, GE Healthcare, Uppsala point but in most cases the separation needs some optimization work to give the best possible starting protocol and then optimize the protocol by identifying important experimental factors that may

  11. Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-1 Layering as OptimizationLayering as Optimization

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    Fan, Xingzhe

    1 Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-1 Layering as OptimizationLayering as Optimization DecompositionDecomposition Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-2 CONTENTSCONTENTS Introduction (Marta;2 Layering as Optimization Decomposition 3-3 Layering as Optimization Decomposition Introduction By Marta

  12. Proceedings of FuelCell2008 Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference

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    Papalambros, Panos

    optimization study. For a new technology, such as fuel cells, it is also important to include uncertaintiesProceedings of FuelCell2008 Sixth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference June 16-18, 2008, Denver, Colorado, USA FUELCELL2008-65111 OPTIMAL DESIGN OF HYBRID ELECTRIC FUEL

  13. An Optimization Framework for Driver Feedback Systems

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    Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL; Aguilar, Juan P. [Georgia Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern vehicles have sophisticated electronic control units that can control engine operation with discretion to balance fuel economy, emissions, and power. These control units are designed for specific driving conditions (e.g., different speed profiles for highway and city driving). However, individual driving styles are different and rarely match the specific driving conditions for which the units were designed. In the research reported here, we investigate driving-style factors that have a major impact on fuel economy and construct an optimization framework to optimize individual driving styles with respect to these driving factors. In this context, we construct a set of polynomial metamodels to reflect the responses produced in fuel economy by changing the driving factors. Then, we compare the optimized driving styles to the original driving styles and evaluate the effectiveness of the optimization framework. Finally, we use this proposed framework to develop a real-time feedback system, including visual instructions, to enable drivers to alter their driving styles in response to actual driving conditions to improve fuel efficiency.

  14. Technology disrupted

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    Papatheodorou, Y. [CH2M Hill (United States)

    2007-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Three years ago, the author presented a report on power generation technologies which in summary said 'no technology available today has the potential of becoming transformational or disruptive in the next five to ten years'. In 2006 the company completed another strategic view research report covering the electric power, oil, gas and unconventional energy industries and manufacturing industry. This article summarises the strategic view findings and then revisits some of the scenarios presented in 2003. The cost per megawatt-hour of the alternatives is given for plants ordered in 2005 and then in 2025. The issue of greenhouse gas regulation is dealt with through carbon sequestration and carbon allowances or an equivalent carbon tax. Results reveal substantial variability through nuclear power, hydro, wind, geothermal and biomass remain competitive through every scenario. Greenhouse gas scenario analysis shows coal still be viable, albeit less competitive against nuclear and renewable technologies. A carbon tax or allowance at $24 per metric ton has the same effect on IGCC cost as a sequestration mandate. However, the latter would hurt gas plants much more than a tax or allowance. Sequestering CO{sub 2} from a gas plant is almost as costly per megawatt-hour as for coal. 5 refs., 5 figs., 5 tabs.

  15. Emerging technologies

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    Lu, Shin-yee

    1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The mission of the Emerging Technologies thrust area at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is to help individuals establish technology areas that have national and commercial impact, and are outside the scope of the existing thrust areas. We continue to encourage innovative ideas that bring quality results to existing programs. We also take as our mission the encouragement of investment in new technology areas that are important to the economic competitiveness of this nation. In fiscal year 1992, we have focused on nine projects, summarized in this report: (1) Tire, Accident, Handling, and Roadway Safety; (2) EXTRANSYT: An Expert System for Advanced Traffic Management; (3) Odin: A High-Power, Underwater, Acoustic Transmitter for Surveillance Applications; (4) Passive Seismic Reservoir Monitoring: Signal Processing Innovations; (5) Paste Extrudable Explosive Aft Charge for Multi-Stage Munitions; (6) A Continuum Model for Reinforced Concrete at High Pressures and Strain Rates: Interim Report; (7) Benchmarking of the Criticality Evaluation Code COG; (8) Fast Algorithm for Large-Scale Consensus DNA Sequence Assembly; and (9) Using Electrical Heating to Enhance the Extraction of Volatile Organic Compounds from Soil.

  16. Venus Technology Plan Venus Technology Plan

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    Venus Technology Plan May 2014 #12; ii Venus Technology Plan At the Venus Exploration Survey priorities, and (3) develop a Technology Plan for future Venus missions (after a Technology Forum at VEXAG Meeting 11 in November 2013). Here, we present the 2014 Venus Technology Plan

  17. Optimization of Driving Styles for Fuel Economy Improvement

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    Malikopoulos, Andreas [ORNL] [ORNL; Aguilar, Juan P. [Georgia Institute of Technology] [Georgia Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modern vehicles have sophisticated electronic control units, particularly to control engine operation with respect to a balance between fuel economy, emissions, and power. These control units are designed for specific driving conditions and testing. However, each individual driving style is different and rarely meets those driving conditions. In the research reported here we investigate those driving style factors that have a major impact on fuel economy. An optimization framework is proposed with the aim of optimizing driving styles with respect to these driving factors. A set of polynomial metamodels are constructed to reflect the responses produced by changes of the driving factors. Then we compare the optimized driving styles to the original ones and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the optimization formulation.

  18. The Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory NSF Information Technology

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    Kaber, David B.

    The Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory NSF Information Technology Research (ITR) Annual Review David B Ergonomics Laboratory #12;Research Assistants w Becca Green (IE) - Cognitive task analysis (CTA); abstraction URO (funded by SMV): n Complimentary research - "Physio-ergonomic Optimized Human-machine Interfaces

  19. Fuel Cell Technologies Office Science and Technology Policy Fellowship...

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

    Cell Technologies Office Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Opportunities Available Fuel Cell Technologies Office Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Opportunities...

  20. Energy optimization system

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

    2013-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    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.

  1. Control and optimization system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Xinsheng, Lou

    2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for optimizing a power plant includes a chemical loop having an input for receiving an input parameter (270) and an output for outputting an output parameter (280), a control system operably connected to the chemical loop and having a multiple controller part (230) comprising a model-free controller. The control system receives the output parameter (280), optimizes the input parameter (270) based on the received output parameter (280), and outputs an optimized input parameter (270) to the input of the chemical loop to control a process of the chemical loop in an optimized manner.

  2. 2004 - Optimization Online

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    Constrained optimization in seismic reflection tomography: an SQP augmented Lagrangian approach. F. Delbos, J.Ch. Gilbert, R. Glowinski, D. Sinoquet.

  3. 2000 - Optimization Online

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    Problem Solving Environments iNEOS : An Interactive Environment for Nonlinear Optimization Marcel Good, Jean-Pierre Goux, Jorge Nocedal, Victor Pereyra.

  4. Technology and the Box

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    Maitland, Padma

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    its explorations of technology in partnership with radicalPadma Maitland Technology and the Box The room is thedisciplines. The theme of “Technology and the Box” emerged

  5. Hydrogen Technologies Group

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    Not Available

    2008-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hydrogen Technologies Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory advances the Hydrogen Technologies and Systems Center's mission by researching a variety of hydrogen technologies.

  6. Innovation and Transportation's Technologies

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    Garrison, William L.

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    decision making. Innovation and technology lock-in hasStage 1 imagine the innovation and technology developmentof emphasizing innovation and technology development. Pull

  7. Optimal Designs for 2^k Factorial Experiments with Binary Response

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    Yang, Jie; Majumdar, Dibyen

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider the problem of obtaining locally D-optimal designs for factorial experiments with binary response and $k$ qualitative factors at two levels each. Yang, Mandal and Majumdar (2011) considered this problem for $2^2$ factorial experiments. In this paper, we generalize the results for $2^k$ designs and explore in new directions. We obtain a characterization for a design to be locally D-optimal. Based on this characterization, we develop efficient numerical techniques to search for locally D-optimal designs. We also investigate the properties of fractional factorial designs and study the robustness of locally D-optimal designs. Using prior distribution on the parameters, we investigate EW D-optimal designs, that are designs which maximize the determinant of the expected information matrix. It turns out that these designs are much easier to find and still highly efficient compared to Bayesian D-optimal designs, as well as quite robust.

  8. Decision support software technology demonstration plan

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    SULLIVAN,T.; ARMSTRONG,A.

    1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The performance evaluation of innovative and alternative environmental technologies is an integral part of the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission. Early efforts focused on evaluating technologies that supported the implementation of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. In 1986 the Agency began to demonstrate and evaluate the cost and performance of remediation and monitoring technologies under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program (in response to the mandate in the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA)). In 1990, the US Technology Policy was announced. This policy placed a renewed emphasis on making the best use of technology in achieving the national goals of improved quality of life for all Americans, continued economic growth, and national security. In the spirit of the technology policy, the Agency began to direct a portion of its resources toward the promotion, recognition, acceptance, and use of US-developed innovative environmental technologies both domestically and abroad. Decision Support Software (DSS) packages integrate environmental data and simulation models into a framework for making site characterization, monitoring, and cleanup decisions. To limit the scope which will be addressed in this demonstration, three endpoints have been selected for evaluation: Visualization; Sample Optimization; and Cost/Benefit Analysis. Five topics are covered in this report: the objectives of the demonstration; the elements of the demonstration plan; an overview of the Site Characterization and Monitoring Technology Pilot; an overview of the technology verification process; and the purpose of this demonstration plan.

  9. Euler's fluid equations: Optimal Control vs Optimization

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    Darryl D. Holm

    2009-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

    An optimization method used in image-processing (metamorphosis) is found to imply Euler's equations for incompressible flow of an inviscid fluid, without requiring that the Lagrangian particle labels exactly follow the flow lines of the Eulerian velocity vector field. Thus, an optimal control problem and an optimization problem for incompressible ideal fluid flow both yield the \\emph {same} Euler fluid equations, although their Lagrangian parcel dynamics are \\emph{different}. This is a result of the \\emph{gauge freedom} in the definition of the fluid pressure for an incompressible flow, in combination with the symmetry of fluid dynamics under relabeling of their Lagrangian coordinates. Similar ideas are also illustrated for SO(N) rigid body motion.

  10. EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science CASA-Report 12 and Applications Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Eindhoven University of Technology P.O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands ISSN: 0926-4507 #12;#12;On optimal interpolation schemes

  11. EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science CASA-Report 11 and Applications Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Eindhoven University of Technology P.O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands ISSN: 0926-4507 #12;#12;WALL SHAPE OPTIMIZATION FOR A THERMOSYPHON

  12. EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science CASA-Report 14 and Applications Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Eindhoven University of Technology P.O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands ISSN: 0926-4507 #12;A LEAST-SQUARES METHOD FOR OPTIMAL TRANSPORT

  13. EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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    Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit

    EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Department of Mathematics and Computer Science CASA-Report 12 and Applications Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Eindhoven University of Technology P.O. Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands ISSN: 0926-4507 #12;Access Time Optimization of SRAM Memory

  14. Graphite Technology Development Plan

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    W. Windes; T. Burchell; R. Bratton

    2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This technology development plan is designed to provide a clear understanding of the research and development direction necessary for the qualification of nuclear grade graphite for use within the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) reactor. The NGNP will be a helium gas cooled Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) with a large graphite core. Graphite physically contains the fuel and comprises the majority of the core volume. Considerable effort will be required to ensure that the graphite performance is not compromised during operation. Based upon the perceived requirements the major data needs are outlined and justified from the perspective of reactor design, reatcor performance, or the reactor safety case. The path forward for technology development can then be easily determined for each data need. How the data will be obtained and the inter-relationships between the experimental and modeling activities will define the technology development for graphite R&D. Finally, the variables affecting this R&D program are discussed from a general perspective. Factors that can significantly affect the R&D program such as funding, schedules, available resources, multiple reactor designs, and graphite acquisition are analyzed.

  15. TECHNOLOGY FORUM

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn'tOriginEducationVideoStrategic| Department of Energy 51:Cross-Site66 -Topic Groups TECHNOLOGY

  16. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2009 Advanced Vehicle Technology...

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    Well-to-Wheels Analysis of Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office: 2008 Advanced Vehicle Technology Analysis...

  17. Homotopy optimization methods for global optimization.

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    Dunlavy, Daniel M.; O'Leary, Dianne P. (University of Maryland, College Park, MD)

    2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We define a new method for global optimization, the Homotopy Optimization Method (HOM). This method differs from previous homotopy and continuation methods in that its aim is to find a minimizer for each of a set of values of the homotopy parameter, rather than to follow a path of minimizers. We define a second method, called HOPE, by allowing HOM to follow an ensemble of points obtained by perturbation of previous ones. We relate this new method to standard methods such as simulated annealing and show under what circumstances it is superior. We present results of extensive numerical experiments demonstrating performance of HOM and HOPE.

  18. Demonstration of integrated optimization software

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    NONE

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    NeuCO has designed and demonstrated the integration of five system control modules using its proprietary ProcessLink{reg_sign} technology of neural networks, advanced algorithms and fuzzy logic to maximize performance of coal-fired plants. The separate modules control cyclone combustion, sootblowing, SCR operations, performance and equipment maintenance. ProcessLink{reg_sign} provides overall plant-level integration of controls responsive to plant operator and corporate criteria. Benefits of an integrated approach include NOx reduction improvement in heat rate, availability, efficiency and reliability; extension of SCR catalyst life; and reduced consumption of ammonia. All translate into cost savings. As plant complexity increases through retrofit, repowering or other plant modifications, this integrated process optimization approach will be an important tool for plant operators. 1 fig., 1 photo.

  19. Emerging energy-efficient technologies for industry

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    Worrell, Ernst; Martin, Nathan; Price, Lynn; Ruth, Michael; Elliott, Neal; Shipley, Anna; Thorn, Jennifer

    2001-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

    For this study, we identified about 175 emerging energy-efficient technologies in industry, of which we characterized 54 in detail. While many profiles of individual emerging technologies are available, few reports have attempted to impose a standardized approach to the evaluation of the technologies. This study provides a way to review technologies in an independent manner, based on information on energy savings, economic, non-energy benefits, major market barriers, likelihood of success, and suggested next steps to accelerate deployment of each of the analyzed technologies. There are many interesting lessons to be learned from further investigation of technologies identified in our preliminary screening analysis. The detailed assessments of the 54 technologies are useful to evaluate claims made by developers, as well as to evaluate market potentials for the United States or specific regions. In this report we show that many new technologies are ready to enter the market place, or are currently under development, demonstrating that the United States is not running out of technologies to improve energy efficiency and economic and environmental performance, and will not run out in the future. The study shows that many of the technologies have important non-energy benefits, ranging from reduced environmental impact to improved productivity. Several technologies have reduced capital costs compared to the current technology used by those industries. Non-energy benefits such as these are frequently a motivating factor in bringing technologies such as these to market. Further evaluation of the profiled technologies is still needed. In particular, further quantifying the non-energy benefits based on the experience from technology users in the field is important. Interactive effects and inter-technology competition have not been accounted for and ideally should be included in any type of integrated technology scenario, for it may help to better evaluate market opportunities.

  20. Optimization of Venturi Scrubbers Using Genetic Algorithm G. Ravi, Santosh K. Gupta, S. Viswanathan, and M. B. Ray*,

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    Coello, Carlos A. Coello

    Optimization of Venturi Scrubbers Using Genetic Algorithm G. Ravi, Santosh K. Gupta, S. Viswanathan of Technology, Kanpur 208016, India Optimization of a venturi scrubber was carried out using a nondominated used. Optimal design curves (nondominated Pareto sets) were obtained for a pilot-scale scrubber. Values

  1. Dezincing Technology

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    Dudek, F.J.; Daniels, E.J. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Energy Service Div.; Morgan, W.A. [Metal Recovery Technologies, Inc., East Chicago, IN (United States)

    1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Half of the steel produced in the US is derived from scrap. With zinc-coated prompt scrap increasing fivefold since 1980, steel-makers are feeling the effect of increased contaminant loads on their operations. The greatest concern is the cost of treatment before disposal of waste dusts and water that arise from remelting zinc-coated scrap. An economic process is needed to strip and recover the zinc from scrap to provide a low residual scrap for steel- and iron-making. Metal Recovery Technologies, Inc., with the assistance of Argonne National Laboratory, have been developing a caustic leach dezincing process for upgrading galvanized stamping plant scrap into clean scrap with recovery of the zinc. With further development the technology could also process galvanized scrap from obsolete automobiles. This paper will review: (1) the status of recent pilot plant operations and plans for a commercial demonstration facility with a dezincing capacity of up to 250,000 tons/year, (2) the economics of caustic dezincing, and (3) benefits of decreased cost of environmental compliance, raw material savings, and improved operations with use of dezinced scrap.

  2. Combinatorial optimization of welding

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    Sóbester, András

    C E D C Combinatorial optimization of welding sequences The problem Combinatorial optimization a welding example of a tail bearing housing vanes ­ Figure 1. The major structural details are the outer ring, the inner ring and the vanes. The vanes are welded to the rings using TIG welding. Fig. 1: Tail

  3. Stochastic Learning and Optimization

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    Cao, Xiren

    space [56]. The fundamental elements of learning and optimization are two types of performanceXi-Ren Cao Stochastic Learning and Optimization - A Sensitivity-Based Approach With 119 Figures, 27 be easily identified. Therefore, learning techniques have to be utilized. A Brief Description of Learning

  4. Stochastic Optimization Modeling

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    2014-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Third, its theoretical properties were studied (convexity, separability and optimality con- .... in Section 3, have the structure of problems PEV and PS, respectively, and for this reason we review ... may produce poor optimization results as it is depicted in Figure 1 for the instance with ...... Second, it has been assessed that the.

  5. General com Technology community

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    Campus IT General com m unity Technology community ITsystem owners Campus Council for Information Technology (CCFIT) · ~30 members · Advisory evaluation and review role · Input from faculty, staff, students formal representation on steering team and subcommittees Technology Support Program · Technology support

  6. CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS -2013

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    Jayaram, Bhyravabotla

    CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS - 2013 GUIDELINES & PROFORMAE FOR NOMINATIONS Planning and Performance 2013 #12;CSIR TECHNOLOGY AWARDS BRIEF DETAILS ,,CSIR Technology Awards were instituted in 1990 to encourage multi-disciplinary in- house team efforts and external interaction for technology development

  7. Northwest Regional Technology Center

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    Northwest Regional Technology Center for Homeland Security The Northwest Regional Technology Center and deployment of technologies that are effective homeland security solutions for the region, and accelerate technology transfer to the national user community. Foster a collaborative spirit across agencies

  8. Advancing Commercialization of Algal Biofuels Through Increased Biomass Productivity and Technology Integration

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    Bai, Xuemei [Cellana LLC; Sabarsky, Martin

    2013-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Cellana is a leading developer of algae-based bioproducts, and its pre-commercial production of marine microalgae takes place at Cellana?s Kona Demonstration Facility (KDF) in Hawaii. KDF is housing more than 70 high-performing algal strains for different bioproducts, of which over 30 have been grown outside at scale. So far, Cellana has produced more than 10 metric tons of algal biomass for the development of biofuels, animal feed, and high-value nutraceuticals. Cellana?s ALDUO algal cultivation technology allows Cellana to grow non-extremophile algal strains at large scale with no contamination disruptions. Cellana?s research and production at KDF have addressed three major areas that are crucial for the commercialization of algal biofuels: yield improvement, cost reduction, and the overall economics. Commercially acceptable solutions have been developed and tested for major factors limiting areal productivity of algal biomass and lipids based on years of R&D work conducted at KDF. Improved biomass and lipid productivity were achieved through strain improvement, culture management strategies (e.g., alleviation of self-shading, de-oxygenation, and efficient CO2 delivery), and technical advancement in downstream harvesting technology. Cost reduction was achieved through optimized CO2 delivery system, flue gas utilization technology, and energy-efficient harvesting technology. Improved overall economics was achieved through a holistic approach by integration of high-value co-products in the process, in addition to yield improvements and cost reductions.

  9. Oil shale technology

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    Lee, S. (Akron Univ., OH (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Oil shale is undoubtedly an excellent energy source that has great abundance and world-wide distribution. Oil shale industries have seen ups and downs over more than 100 years, depending on the availability and price of conventional petroleum crudes. Market forces as well as environmental factors will greatly affect the interest in development of oil shale. Besides competing with conventional crude oil and natural gas, shale oil will have to compete favorably with coal-derived fuels for similar markets. Crude shale oil is obtained from oil shale by a relatively simple process called retorting. However, the process economics are greatly affected by the thermal efficiencies, the richness of shale, the mass transfer effectiveness, the conversion efficiency, the design of retort, the environmental post-treatment, etc. A great many process ideas and patents related to the oil shale pyrolysis have been developed; however, relatively few field and engineering data have been published. Due to the vast heterogeneity of oil shale and to the complexities of physicochemical process mechanisms, scientific or technological generalization of oil shale retorting is difficult to achieve. Dwindling supplied of worldwide petroleum reserves, as well as the unprecedented appetite of mankind for clean liquid fuel, has made the public concern for future energy market grow rapidly. the clean coal technology and the alternate fuel technology are currently of great significance not only to policy makers, but also to process and chemical researchers. In this book, efforts have been made to make a comprehensive text for the science and technology of oil shale utilization. Therefore, subjects dealing with the terminological definitions, geology and petrology, chemistry, characterization, process engineering, mathematical modeling, chemical reaction engineering, experimental methods, and statistical experimental design, etc. are covered in detail.

  10. Optimal Uncertainty Quantification

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    Owhadi, Houman; Sullivan, Timothy John; McKerns, Mike; Ortiz, Michael

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a rigorous framework for Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in which the UQ objectives and the assumptions/information set are brought to the forefront. This framework, which we call \\emph{Optimal Uncertainty Quantification} (OUQ), is based on the observation that, given a set of assumptions and information about the problem, there exist optimal bounds on uncertainties: these are obtained as extreme values of well-defined optimization problems corresponding to extremizing probabilities of failure, or of deviations, subject to the constraints imposed by the scenarios compatible with the assumptions and information. In particular, this framework does not implicitly impose inappropriate assumptions, nor does it repudiate relevant information. Although OUQ optimization problems are extremely large, we show that under general conditions, they have finite-dimensional reductions. As an application, we develop \\emph{Optimal Concentration Inequalities} (OCI) of Hoeffding and McDiarmid type. Surprisingly, contr...

  11. Optimizing chondrogenic factors and protein delivery methods for cartilage repair

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    Florine, Emily Marie

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Joint injuries are common and often result in damage to cartilage, which has a limited ability to repair itself. Tissue engineering is a promising approach for improving cartilage healing in which biomaterials and chemical ...

  12. Optimization Online - Solving A Low-Rank Factorization Model for ...

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    Zaiwen Wen

    2010-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

    Mar 26, 2010 ... The main solution strategy for this problem has been based on nuclear-norm minimization which requires computing singular value ...

  13. Optimal Asset Allocation with Factor Models for Large Portfolios

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    Pesaran, M Hashem; Zaffaroni, P

    ? ?) of the various tangency portfolio weights to be considered below, we further require the following assumption: Assumption 4 (mixed limit conditions) At any given point in time t as N ?? (B? e?¯?)?H?1t (B? e?¯?) N ?p At > 0, (10) B?H?1t H?1t B N ?p Ct ? 0, (11) 7... ?1 ? er0,t?1) ??1t?1(µt?1 ? er0,t?1). (43) Theorem 3 (minimum variance portfolio) 21 (i) Let w?mvit = N?1 (µ? ? r0t) et e ? iH?1t {(?t ? er0t) + [at(?t ? er0t)?¯? ? (ct ? atr0t)B]A?1t ?¯ } . (44) When conditions (7), (10), (11), (12), (13), (14), (16...

  14. New Perspectives in Thermoelectric Energy Recovery System Design Optimization

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    Hendricks, Terry J.; Karri, Naveen K.; Hogan, Tim; Cauchy, Charles J.

    2013-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Abstract: Large amounts of waste heat are generated worldwide in industrial processes, automotive transportation, diesel engine exhaust, military generators, and incinerators because 60-70% of the fuel energy is typically lost in these processes. There is a strong need to develop technologies that recover this waste heat to increase fuel efficiency and minimize fuel requirements in these industrial processes, automotive and heavy vehicle engines, diesel generators, and incinerators. There are additional requirements to reduce CO2 production and environmental footprints in many of these applications. Recent work with the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program office has investigated new thermoelectric (TE) materials and systems that can operate at higher performance levels and show a viable pathway to lightweight, small form-factor, advanced thermoelectric generator (TEG) systems to recover waste heat in many of these applications. New TE materials include nano-composite materials such as lead-antimony-silver-telluride (LAST) and lead-antimony-silver-tin-telluride (LASTT) compounds. These new materials have created opportunities for high-performance, segmented-element TE devices. New higher-performance TE devices segmenting LAST/LASTT materials with bismuth telluride have been designed and fabricated. Sectioned TEG systems using these new TE devices and materials have been designed. Integrated heat exchanger/TE device system analyses of sectioned TE system designs have been performed creating unique efficiency-power maps that provide better understandings and comparisons of design tradeoffs and nominal and off-nominal system performance conditions. New design perspectives in optimization of sectioned TE design approaches are discussed that provide insight on how to optimize such sectioned TE systems. System performance analyses using ANSYS® TE modeling capabilities have integrated heat exchanger performance models with ANSYS® TE models to extend its analysis capabilities beyond simple constant hot-side and cold-side temperature conditions . Analysis results portray external resistance effects, matched load conditions, maximum power vs. maximum efficiency points simultaneously.

  15. Geo energy research and development: technology transfer

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    Traeger, R.K.

    1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia Geo Energy Programs related to geothermal, coal, oil and gas, and synfuel resources have provided a useful mechanism for transferring laboratory technologies to private industry. Significant transfer of hardware, computer programs, diagnostics and instrumentation, advanced materials, and in situ process understanding has occurred through US/DOE supported programs in the past five years. The text briefly reviews the technology transfer procedures and summarizes 32 items that have been transferred and another 20 technologies that are now being considered for possible transfer to industry. A major factor in successful transfer has been personal interactions between Sandia engineers and the technical staff from private industry during all aspects of the technology development.

  16. First and second order optimality conditions for optimal control ...

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    2012-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper deals with optimal control problems of integral equations, ... Keywords Optimal control, integral equations, state constraints, second-order op-.

  17. Optimization Online - Optimal synthesis in the Reeds and Shepp ...

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    Andrey Dmitruk

    2011-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Sep 9, 2011 ... Keywords: Reeds and Shepp car, time-optimal problem, Pontryagin Maximum Principle, reachability sets, optimal synthesis. Category 1: ...

  18. Optimization Online - TACO - A Toolkit for AMPL Control Optimization

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    Christian Kirches

    2011-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 7, 2011 ... ... optimal control problems for ODE or DAE dynamic processes. ... This toolkit is designed to facilitate the coupling of existing optimal control ...

  19. Optimality conditions of set-valued optimization p...

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    2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Optimality conditions of set-valued optimization problem involving relative algebraic interior in ordered linear spaces. Zhi-Ang Zhoua, Xin-Min Yangb and ...

  20. 2004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON

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    such as traffic congestion and high cost of living o Has two factors impeding its technology-based economic Tax Burden 14 Labor Costs 15 Growth 16 Employment in Technology Firms 17 Growth in Startups 172004 INDEX OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON JULY 2004 #12;PNNL-SA-42092 2004

  1. TRI-CITIES, WASHINGTON INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY INDEX

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    of growth such as traffic congestion and high cost of living o Has two factors impeding its technology Government Services and Functions 12 Tax Burden 13 Labor Costs 14 Growth 15 Employment in Technology Firms 16. Nurturing technology firms is thought to be a more cost-effective way of reaching development goals

  2. Sandia Energy - Wind Plant Optimization

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Wind Plant Optimization Home Stationary Power Energy Conversion Efficiency Wind Energy Wind Plant Optimization Wind Plant OptimizationTara Camacho-Lopez2015-05-29T21:33:21+00:00...

  3. Query Optimization Techniques Class Hierarchies

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    Mannheim, Universität

    Query Optimization Techniques Exploiting Class Hierarchies Sophie Cluet 1 Guido Moerkotte 2 1 INRIA Since the introduction of object base management systems (OBMS), many query optimization techniques tailored for object query languages have been proposed. They adapt known optimization techniques

  4. OPTIMAL DESIGN OF HYBRID FUEL CELL VEHICLES

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    Jeongwoo Han; Michael Kokkolaras; Panos Papalambros

    Fuel cells are being considered increasingly as a viable alternative energy source for automobiles because of their clean and efficient power generation. Numerous technological concepts have been developed and compared in terms of safety, robust operation, fuel economy, and vehicle performance. However, several issues still exist and must be addressed to improve the viability of this emerging technology. Despite the relatively large number of models and prototypes, a model-based vehicle design capability with sufficient fidelity and efficiency is not yet available in the literature. In this article we present an analysis and design optimization model for fuel cell vehicles that can be applied to both hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles by integrating a fuel cell vehicle simulator with a physics-based fuel cell model. The integration is achieved via quasi-steady fuel cell performance maps, and provides the ability to modify the characteristics of fuel cell systems with sufficient accuracy (less than 5 % error) and efficiency (98 % computational time reduction on average). Thus, a vehicle can be optimized subject to constraints that include various performance metrics and design specifications so that the overall efficiency of the hybrid fuel cell vehicle can be improved by 14 % without violating any constraints. The obtained optimal fuel cell system is also compared to other, not vehicle-related, fuel cell systems optimized for maximum power density or maximum efficiency. A tradeoff between power density and efficiency can be observed depending on the size of compressors. Typically, a larger compressor results in higher fuel cell power density at the cost of fuel cell efficiency because it operates in a wider current region. When optimizing the fuel cell

  5. Optimal Demand Response Libin Jiang

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    Optimal Demand Response Libin Jiang Steven Low Computing + Math Sciences Electrical Engineering Caltech Oct 2011 #12;Outline Caltech smart grid research Optimal demand response #12;Global trends 1

  6. Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research

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    Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research Optimized Algorithms Boost Combustion Research Methane Flame Simulations Run 6x Faster on NERSC's Hopper Supercomputer November 25,...

  7. Optimal trajectory design under uncertainty

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    Saunders, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Robert)

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Reference trajectory design for atmospheric reentry vehicles can be accomplished through trajectory optimization using optimal control techniques. However, this method generally focuses on nominal vehicle performance and ...

  8. Optimization Online Digest -- April 2015

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    Sparse optimization for inverse problems in atmospheric modelling. Lukas Adam ... JuMP: A modeling language for mathematical optimization. Iain Dunning ...

  9. Optimization Online Digest -- March 2014

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    An Improved Stochastic Optimization Model for Water Supply Pumping Systems in Urban ... Robust optimal sizing of an hybrid energy stand-alone system

  10. Projection methods in conic optimization

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    2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

    turn the work-horse of a range of algorithms in conic optimization, having a variety of ... algorithms for linear conic optimization, and applications in polynomial.

  11. Section 3.4: Optimization

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    2014-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Apr 2, 2014 ... knowledge to solve certain optimization problems. Optimization problems arise in almost every discipline. They are one of the key applications ...

  12. NEWTON'S METHOD FOR MULTIOBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION ...

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    The method does not scalarize the original vector optimization problem, ... for an optimization problem with an objective function with a partially ordered vector ...

  13. Robust Linear Optimization With Recourse

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    2010-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose an approach to two-stage linear optimization with recourse that does ... Linear optimization with recourse was first introduced by Dantzig in [17] as a ...

  14. Optimization Online Digest -- July 2014

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    Analysis of mixed integer programming formulations for single machine scheduling problems with sequence dependent setup ... Linear conic optimization for nonlinear optimal control ... Circuit and bond polytopes on series-

  15. Optimal Quantum Pumps

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    J. E. Avron; A. Elgart; G. M. Graf; L. Sadun

    2001-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We study adiabatic quantum pumps on time scales that are short relative to the cycle of the pump. In this regime the pump is characterized by the matrix of energy shift which we introduce as the dual to Wigner's time delay. The energy shift determines the charge transport, the dissipation, the noise and the entropy production. We prove a general lower bound on dissipation in a quantum channel and define optimal pumps as those that saturate the bound. We give a geometric characterization of optimal pumps and show that they are noiseless and transport integral charge in a cycle. Finally we discuss an example of an optimal pump related to the Hall effect.

  16. Optimizing Control- A Survey

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    Preisig, H. A.

    timation Int. J. of Sy,tems Science, 17,No 8, (1986), 1220 C ; Sec comments to Brdys et al. 10 Cutler C.R. & Perry ILT. Rea.l Time Optimization with Multivll.riable Control is Required to Maximize Profits Computcr.! and Chemical Enginccring, 1, No 5....) the constraints .s (K ,11. ,E.) ~ Q where In geneml, the solution to this problem is an optimal control problem since the inputs.ll would be calculated llll a function of time. Optimizing control methods make~ some simplifying 1.18 sumptions about...

  17. CONTROL-THEORY AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Vol. 9, No.2, pp.501-515, June, 1993

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    Benmei, Chen

    , H2 and H co optimal control. This paper is an extension of the results of Chen, Saberi and Sannuti transfer recovery (Zhang and Freudenberg, 1990), H2-optimization (Chen, Saberi, Sannuti and Shamash, 1992) and H co-optimization(Saberi et aI., 1991). Traditionally, the minimum phase/all-pass factorization has

  18. Optimization of Supply Chain Management and Facility Location Selection for a Biorefinery 

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    Bowling, Ian Michael

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    : technology selection and feedstock scheduling in the face of varying feedstock supply and cost. Also addressed is the optimization of a biorefinery supply chain with respect to distributed processing of biomass to bio-products via preprocessing hubs versus...

  19. CMM Technology

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    Ward, Robert C.

    2008-10-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This project addressed coordinate measuring machine (CMM) technology and model-based engineering. CMM data analysis and delivery were enhanced through the addition of several machine types to the inspection summary program. CMM hardware and software improvements were made with the purchases of calibration and setup equipment and new model-based software for the creation of inspection programs. Kansas City Plant (KCP) personnel contributed to and influenced the development of dimensional metrology standards. Model-based engineering capabilities were expanded through the development of software for the tolerance analysis of piece parts and for the creation of model-based CMM inspection programs and inspection plans and through the purchase of off-the-shelf software for the tolerance analysis of mechanical assemblies. An obsolete database application used to track jobs in Precision Measurement was replaced by a web-based application with improved query and reporting capabilities. A potential project to address the transformation of the dimensional metrology enterprise at the Kansas City Plant was identified.

  20. Communicating optimization results

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    Bailey, Drake (William Drake)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    With global supply chains becoming increasingly complex, leading companies are embracing optimization software tools to help them structure and coordinate their supply chains. With an array of choices available, many ...

  1. On Global Optimization

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    Isaac Siwale

    2015-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    one of the operands of the inner product is zero at any instance; but in this case, the ..... at: http://www.researchgate.net or at: http://www.optimization-online.org.

  2. 3190.ps - Optimization Online

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    fare, it is essential to select and operate at an equilibrium with optimal social ...... construct the CSP matrix R for L(?,(si(?))i?I? )?? based on (16) to induce a ...

  3. Polyethylene fiber drawing optimization

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    Chiloyan, Vazrik

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Polymer fiber drawing creates fibers with enhanced thermal conductivity and strength compared to bulk polymer because drawing aligns the molecular chains. I optimize the polymer fiber drawing method in order to achieve ...

  4. Optimization of Hot Standby

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    de Souza, J.; Holden, D.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Energy Optimization is one of the key issues facing the chemical process industries today. The drivers are both economic and environmental. Utilities are among the top operating expenses for manufacturers, reflecting elevated energy prices...

  5. E85 Optimized Engine

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Optimized Air System Layout Engine 5 8 7 3 1 2 4 MAP EGR Cooler Charge Air Cooler LH Turbo RH Turbo Throttle EGR Valve AirWater Heat Exchangers Wastegate Wastegate Surge valve...

  6. Nuclear Energy Density Optimization

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    M. Kortelainen; T. Lesinski; J. Moré; W. Nazarewicz; J. Sarich; N. Schunck; M. V. Stoitsov; S. Wild

    2010-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

    We carry out state-of-the-art optimization of a nuclear energy density of Skyrme type in the framework of the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) theory. The particle-hole and particle-particle channels are optimized simultaneously, and the experimental data set includes both spherical and deformed nuclei. The new model-based, derivative-free optimization algorithm used in this work has been found to be significantly better than standard optimization methods in terms of reliability, speed, accuracy, and precision. The resulting parameter set UNEDFpre results in good agreement with experimental masses, radii, and deformations and seems to be free of finite-size instabilities. An estimate of the reliability of the obtained parameterization is given, based on standard statistical methods. We discuss new physics insights offered by the advanced covariance analysis.

  7. Optimal transport strategies

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    Kim, Wonjung, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    It is generally presupposed that the shapes and mechanisms encountered in nature have evolved in such a way as to maximize the robustness of a species. However, most such optimization problems arising in biology are ...

  8. An Approximate Inference Approach to Temporal Optimization in Optimal Control

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    Vijayakumar, Sethu

    on iterative local approximations present a practical approach to optimal control in robotic systems. However the optimal control framework. The proposed approach, which is applicable to plants with non-linear dynamicsAn Approximate Inference Approach to Temporal Optimization in Optimal Control Konrad C. Rawlik

  9. Convex Analysis and Optimization, D. P. Bertsekas! CONVEX OPTIMIZATION

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    Bertsekas, Dimitri

    1! Convex Analysis and Optimization, D. P. Bertsekas! CONVEX OPTIMIZATION: A SELECTIVE OVERVIEW Dimitri Bertsekas! M.I.T.! Taiwan! May 2010! #12;2! Convex Analysis and Optimization, D. P. Bertsekas! OUTLINE! · Convexity issues in optimization! · Common geometrical framework for duality and minimax

  10. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    kW) 9 hour CHP heat solar thermal thermal storage Fig. 3.Investments photovoltaics solar thermal absorption chillernatural gas combustion solar thermal CHP heat force low

  11. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    thermal power (kW) 9 hour CHP heat solar thermal thermalof combined heat and power (CHP), plus 2) the security,commercial sectors in which CHP applications particularly (

  12. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    CHP and SQRA reflects some real technical challenges posed by commercial and residentialon the residential and commercial sectors in which CHP

  13. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    electrically powered compressor cooling, direct fire orgas engine powered compressor cooling (not included in the

  14. Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings

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    Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

  15. Michigan: General Motors Optimizes Engine Valve Technology | Department of

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645 3,625 1,006 492 742Energy ChinaofSchaeferApril 1,(EAC) Richard2015 RDSHARP SupportingMarchofMichigan's|Students

  16. Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2015: Gate Driver Optimization for

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your DensityEnergy U.S.-China Electric Vehicle and03/02 TUEValidationAdvancedProcess for SiliconWBG

  17. Essays on the Economics of Environmental Issues: The Environmental Kuznets Curve to Optimal Energy Portfolios

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    Meininger, Aaron G.

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Factors are Most Supportive to Green Energy Penetrationare Most Supportive to Green Energy Penetration Introductionin the di?usion of green energy technology. After this

  18. Distributionally Robust Convex Optimization

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    2013-09-22T23:59:59.000Z

    2College of Management and Technology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, ... They also allow us to characterize distributional families in terms of.

  19. REopt: A Platform for Energy System Integration and Optimization: Preprint

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    Simpkins, T.; Cutler, D.; Anderson, K.; Olis, D.; Elgqvist, E.; Callahan, M.; Walker, A.

    2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    REopt is NREL's energy planning platform offering concurrent, multi-technology integration and optimization capabilities to help clients meet their cost savings and energy performance goals. The REopt platform provides techno-economic decision-support analysis throughout the energy planning process, from agency-level screening and macro planning to project development to energy asset operation. REopt employs an integrated approach to optimizing a site?s energy costs by considering electricity and thermal consumption, resource availability, complex tariff structures including time-of-use, demand and sell-back rates, incentives, net-metering, and interconnection limits. Formulated as a mixed integer linear program, REopt recommends an optimally-sized mix of conventional and renewable energy, and energy storage technologies; estimates the net present value associated with implementing those technologies; and provides the cost-optimal dispatch strategy for operating them at maximum economic efficiency. The REopt platform can be customized to address a variety of energy optimization scenarios including policy, microgrid, and operational energy applications. This paper presents the REopt techno-economic model along with two examples of recently completed analysis projects.

  20. ON-LINE OPTIMIZATION, ENERGY ANALYSIS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF SULFURIC ACID CATALYZED ALKYLATION

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    Pike, Ralph W.

    reduction through technology modification in reactions and separations, energy conservation (pinch analysis Enterprises Refinery in Convent, Louisiana. Using the flowsheeting, on-line optimization, pinch analysis-line optimization and pinch analysis programs, and the EPA pollution index methodology. Visual Basic was used

  1. Optimal adaptive control of (bio)chemical reactors: past, present and future

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    Bastin, Georges

    Optimal adaptive control of (bio)chemical reactors: past, present and future Ilse Y. Smets Abstract In this paper an overview of optimal adaptive control of (bio)chemical reactors is presentedTeC­­Bioprocess Technology and Control, Department of Chemical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, W. de Croylaan 46

  2. Optimal PID-Control on First Order Plus Time Delay Systems & Verification of the

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Optimal PID-Control on First Order Plus Time Delay Systems & Verification of the SIMC Rules Chriss and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway e-mail: skoge@ntnu.no Abstract: Optimal PID-settings are found, and is the time delay. We consider only the cascade form PID-controller K(s) = Kc Is + 1 Is (Ds + 1) (2) where Kc

  3. Optimal PID-Control on First Order Plus Time Delay Systems & Verification of the

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    Skogestad, Sigurd

    Optimal PID-Control on First Order Plus Time Delay Systems & Verification of the SIMC Rules Chriss and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway e-mail: skoge@ntnu.no Abstract: Optimal PID-settings are found. We consider only the cascade form PID-controller K(s) = Kc Is + 1 Is (Ds + 1) (2) where Kc, I and D

  4. Pessimistic Bi-Level Optimization - Optimization Online

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    2012-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

    2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA ... *This work was done while the second author was a doctoral student at the Department of Computing, Imperial College. 1 ...... Chemical Engineering Science, 64(8):1768–1783, 2009. .... Mathematical Physics, 16(6):67–72, 1976.

  5. Plasma technology directory

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    Ward, P.P.; Dybwad, G.L.

    1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Plasma Technology Directory has two main goals: (1) promote, coordinate, and share plasma technology experience and equipment within the Department of Energy; and (2) facilitate technology transfer to the commercial sector where appropriate. Personnel are averaged first by Laboratory and next by technology area. The technology areas are accelerators, cleaning and etching deposition, diagnostics, and modeling.

  6. Convex Optimization Course Welcome Pack

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    Hall, Julian

    1 NATCOR Convex Optimization Course 23rd ­ 27th June 2014 Welcome Pack This pack contains. ABSTRACT Convex optimization is the fundamental process of optimal decision-making. Although mathematically restrictive, many practical problems may be modelled directly as convex optimization problems. Convex

  7. Optimally Controlled Flexible Fuel Powertrain System

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    Hakan Yilmaz; Mark Christie; Anna Stefanopoulou

    2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The primary objective of this project was to develop a true Flex Fuel Vehicle capable of running on any blend of ethanol from 0 to 85% with reduced penalty in usable vehicle range. A research and development program, targeting 10% improvement in fuel economy using a direct injection (DI) turbocharged spark ignition engine was conducted. In this project a gasoline-optimized high-technology engine was considered and the hardware and configuration modifications were defined for the engine, fueling system, and air path. Combined with a novel engine control strategy, control software, and calibration this resulted in a highly efficient and clean FFV concept. It was also intended to develop robust detection schemes of the ethanol content in the fuel integrated with adaptive control algorithms for optimized turbocharged direct injection engine combustion. The approach relies heavily on software-based adaptation and optimization striving for minimal modifications to the gasoline-optimized engine hardware system. Our ultimate objective was to develop a compact control methodology that takes advantage of any ethanol-based fuel mixture and not compromise the engine performance under gasoline operation.

  8. Renewable Energy Planning: Multiparametric Cost Optimization; Preprint

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    Walker, A.

    2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper describes a method for determining the combination of renewable energy technologies that minimize life-cycle cost at a facility, often with a specified goal regarding percent of energy use from renewable sources. Technologies include: photovoltaics (PV); wind; solar thermal heat and electric; solar ventilation air preheating; solar water heating; biomass heat and electric (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion); and daylighting. The method rests upon the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) capabilities in characterization of technology cost and performance, geographic information systems (GIS) resource assessment, and life-cycle cost analysis. The paper discusses how to account for the way candidate technologies interact with each other, and the solver routine used to determine the combination that minimizes life-cycle cost. Results include optimal sizes of each technology, initial cost, operating cost, and life-cycle cost, including incentives from utilities or governments. Results inform early planning to identify and prioritize projects at a site for subsequent engineering and economic feasibility study.

  9. Optimal control of a gasolinefueled car engine under pollution constraint

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    Bonnans, Frédéric

    Optimal control of a gasoline­fueled car engine under pollution constraint J. Fr'ed'eric Bonnans was introduced in order to decrease fuel consumption. This technology, called ``lean­burn engine'', uses an air­fuel mixture which contains less fuel than in a classical engine. The air­fuel mixture of an engine

  10. Optimizing Physical Layer Parameters for Wireless Sensor Networks

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    Heinzelman, Wendi

    relay distance and the optimal transmit energy as a function of channel noise level and path loss University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, TURKEY As wireless sensor networks utilize battery-operated nodes, energy efficiency is of paramount importance at all levels of system design. In order to save

  11. Research Study on Convex Optimization of Power Distribution Networks

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    Lavaei, Javad

    communication and control technology impels the transformation of power distribution system in both its. To solve the OPF problem for unbalanced three-phase power distribution systems, Newton-Raphson methods has-bus system in distribution network and structure the mathematical model and performs convex optimization

  12. Fabrication-Adaptive Optimization, with an Application to Photonic ...

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    2013-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ... of (1) may be as diverse as portfolio optimization (Best 2010) where xi is the number of ... First we observe that it is relatively easy in practice to use human judgment ... perform some sort of manual modification of a solution x, then it is beneficial to ...

  13. Optimization of Ice Thermal Storage Systems Design for HVAC Systems

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    Nassif, N.; Hall, C.; Freelnad, D.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Ice thermal storage is promising technology to reduce energy costs by shifting the cooling cost from on-peak to off-peak periods. The paper discusses the optimal design of ice thermal storage and its impact on energy consumption, demand, and total...

  14. Power Factor Compensation (PFC) Power Factor Compensation

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    Knobloch,Jürgen

    Power Factor Compensation (PFC) Power Factor Compensation The power factor (PF) is defined as the ratio between the active power and the apparent power of a system. If the current and voltage are periodic with period , and [ ), then the active power is defined by ( ) ( ) (their inner product

  15. Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof Technology Tokyo Instituteof Technology

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    Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof Technology Tokyo Instituteof Technology Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology 231 #12;Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof Technology Tokyo Instituteof Technology 2 IT #12;Fujita LaboratoryTokyo Instituteof

  16. PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY UPDATE This Technology Transfer Program publication is funded by the Division by the University of California Pavement Research Center. The University of California Pavement Research Center Using innovative research and sound engineering principles to improve pavement structures, materials

  17. Integrating Human Performance and Technology

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    Ronald K. Farris; Heather Medema

    2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Human error is a significant factor in the cause and/or complication of events that occur in the commercial nuclear industry. In recent years, great gains have been made using Human Performance (HU) tools focused on targeting individual behaviors. However, the cost of improving HU is growing and resistance to add yet another HU tool certainly exists, particularly for those tools that increase the paperwork for operations. Improvements in HU that are the result of leveraging existing technology, such as hand-held mobile technologies, have the potential to reduce human error in controlling system configurations, safety tag-outs, and other verifications. Operator rounds, valve line-up verifications, containment closure verifications, safety & equipment protection, and system tagging can be supported by field-deployable wireless technologies. These devices can also support the availability of critical component data in the main control room and other locations. This research pilot project reviewing wireless hand-held technology is part of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program (LWRSP), a research and development (R&D) program sponsored by the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE). The project is being performed in close collaboration with industry R&D programs to provide the technical foundations for licensing, and managing the long-term, safe, and economical operation of current nuclear power plants. The LWRSP vision is to develop technologies and other solutions that can improve the reliability, sustain the safety, and extend the life of the current nuclear reactor fleet.

  18. An Approach to Plantwide Optimization

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    Nath, R.; Worsham, B. A.; Libby, D. J.

    AN APPROACH TO PLANTWIDE OPTIMIZATION RAVI NATH, BILL A WORSHAM, DALE J. LIBBY Union Carbide Corporation Houston, NlSTRACT Optimization of individual processing units as well as the energy systems has become common place in the processing... industries (Ref. 1,2). Typically such optimizations are done piecemeal, with heavy reliance on the 'transfer prices' to link the various optimizations. Such optimizations usually lead to decision policies which are inferior. Superior results...

  19. Optimal Indoor Air Temperature Considering Energy Savings and Thermal Comfort in the Shanghai Area

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    Yao, Y.; Lian, Z.; Hou, Z.; Liu, W.

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    influence on the optimal indoor air temperature than other influential factors. (2) The optimal indoor air temperature is nonlinear with the air velocity, and be linear with the air humidity and the clothes thermo-resistance. 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28...) Optimal indoor air temperature in summer () ? Fig. 3 Influence of clothes thermo-resistance on the optimal indoor air temperature 3. OPTIMAL INDOOR AIR TEMPERATURE Known from the above analysis, when the indoor air velocity is below 0.3m...

  20. Northwestern University Information Technology

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    Shull, Kenneth R.

    ... Integrated Technology Classrooms Online Lectures Collaborative Course Management Tools ...in any teaching environment Classroom Laptop Mobile Device www.it.northwestern.edu NUITAcademic&ResearchTechnologiesNorthwestern University Information Technology (NUIT) is committed to supporting faculty research

  1. 2010 DOE EERE Vehicle Technologies Program Merit Review ? Technology...

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    Technology Integration 2010 DOE EERE Vehicle Technologies Program Merit Review Technology Integration Technology integration merit review results 2010amr08.pdf More...

  2. Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Fuel Technologies R&D Annual...

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    Fuel Technologies R&D Annual Progress Report Vehicle Technologies Office: 2010 Fuel Technologies R&D Annual Progress Report The Fuels Technologies subprogram supports fuels and...

  3. Optimization of Heat Exchangers

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    Ivan Catton

    2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of this research is to develop tools to design and optimize heat exchangers (HE) and compact heat exchangers (CHE) for intermediate loop heat transport systems found in the very high temperature reator (VHTR) and other Generation IV designs by addressing heat transfer surface augmentation and conjugate modeling. To optimize heat exchanger, a fast running model must be created that will allow for multiple designs to be compared quickly. To model a heat exchanger, volume averaging theory, VAT, is used. VAT allows for the conservation of mass, momentum and energy to be solved for point by point in a 3 dimensional computer model of a heat exchanger. The end product of this project is a computer code that can predict an optimal configuration for a heat exchanger given only a few constraints (input fluids, size, cost, etc.). As VAT computer code can be used to model characteristics )pumping power, temperatures, and cost) of heat exchangers more quickly than traditional CFD or experiment, optimization of every geometric parameter simultaneously can be made. Using design of experiment, DOE and genetric algorithms, GE, to optimize the results of the computer code will improve heat exchanger disign.

  4. Vehicle Technologies Office: News

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    EERE intends to issue, on behalf of its Fuel Cell Technologies Office, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator: Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen...

  5. Storage and IO Technology

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    Burst Buffer User Defined Images Archive Home R & D Storage and IO Technologies Storage and IO Technologies Burst Buffer NVRAM and Burst Buffer Use Cases In collaboration...

  6. Technology Integration Overview

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    Technology Integration Overview Dennis A. Smith - Clean Cities Deployment Connie Bezanson - Vehicle Education June 17, 2014 VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE This presentation does not...

  7. Integrated Technology Deployment

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    Integrated technology deployment is a comprehensive approach to implementing solutions that increase the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Federal, state, and local...

  8. Technology Transfer Reports

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    Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Oil & Gas Technology Transfer Initiatives USEFUL LINKS Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Federal Laboratory...

  9. Green Purchasing & Green Technology

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    Purchasing & Technology Goals 6 & 7: Green Purchasing & Green Technology Our goal is to purchase and use environmentally sustainable products whenever possible and to implement...

  10. Geothermal Technologies Program Overview

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    Jay Nathwani Acting Program Manager Geothermal Technologies Program Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy The Geothermal Technologies Program Overview May 18 2010 Energy...

  11. States & Emerging Energy Technologies

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    operations and maintenance, and occupant impact, so not only trying to quantify building energy or technology energy performance, but also the impacts of that technology on users....

  12. Carbon Fiber Technology Facility

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    The Carbon Fiber Technology Facility is relevant in proving the scale- up of low-cost carbon fiber precursor materials and advanced manufacturing technologies * Significant...

  13. Fuel & Lubricant Technologies

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    May 15, 2012 Kevin Stork, Team Lead VTP Annual Merit Review VTP Fuel & Lubricant Technologies eere.energy.gov 2 | Vehicle Technologies Program Mission Enable advanced combustion...

  14. Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization

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    Iyun, T.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Baton Rouge Complex Steam Real Time Optimization IETC 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Tope Iyun ExxonMobil Chemical Company May 22, 2014 ESL-IE-14-05-32 Proceedings of the Thrity-Sixth Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans, LA. May 20... were generated by or on behalf of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Legal Disclosures ©2014 ExxonMobil. To the extent the user is entitled to disclose and distribute this document, the user may forward, distribute, and/or photocopy this copyrighted...

  15. Optimization of synchronization in gradient clustered networks

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    Xingang Wang; Liang Huang; Ying-Cheng Lai; Choy Heng Lai

    2007-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We consider complex clustered networks with a gradient structure, where sizes of the clusters are distributed unevenly. Such networks describe more closely actual networks in biophysical systems and in technological applications than previous models. Theoretical analysis predicts that the network synchronizability can be optimized by the strength of the gradient field but only when the gradient field points from large to small clusters. A remarkable finding is that, if the gradient field is sufficiently strong, synchronizability of the network is mainly determined by the properties of the subnetworks in the two largest clusters. These results are verified by numerical eigenvalue analysis and by direct simulation of synchronization dynamics on coupled-oscillator networks.

  16. Morgantown Energy Technology Center, technology summary

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    Not Available

    1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This document has been prepared by the DOE Environmental Management (EM) Office of Technology Development (OTD) to highlight its research, development, demonstration, testing, and evaluation activities funded through the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC). Technologies and processes described have the potential to enhance DOE`s cleanup and waste management efforts, as well as improve US industry`s competitiveness in global environmental markets. METC`s R&D programs are focused on commercialization of technologies that will be carried out in the private sector. META has solicited two PRDAs for EM. The first, in the area of groundwater and soil technologies, resulted in twenty-one contact awards to private sector and university technology developers. The second PRDA solicited novel decontamination and decommissioning technologies and resulted in eighteen contract awards. In addition to the PRDAs, METC solicited the first EM ROA in 1993. The ROA solicited research in a broad range of EM-related topics including in situ remediation, characterization, sensors, and monitoring technologies, efficient separation technologies, mixed waste treatment technologies, and robotics. This document describes these technology development activities.

  17. Technology Deployment List | Department of Energy

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    Technologies Technology Deployment Technology Deployment List Technology Deployment List The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Technology Deployment List features...

  18. Fuzzy logic controller optimization

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    Sepe, Jr., Raymond B; Miller, John Michael

    2004-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A method is provided for optimizing a rotating induction machine system fuzzy logic controller. The fuzzy logic controller has at least one input and at least one output. Each input accepts a machine system operating parameter. Each output produces at least one machine system control parameter. The fuzzy logic controller generates each output based on at least one input and on fuzzy logic decision parameters. Optimization begins by obtaining a set of data relating each control parameter to at least one operating parameter for each machine operating region. A model is constructed for each machine operating region based on the machine operating region data obtained. The fuzzy logic controller is simulated with at least one created model in a feedback loop from a fuzzy logic output to a fuzzy logic input. Fuzzy logic decision parameters are optimized based on the simulation.

  19. Designing optimal quantum cloning machine for qubit system

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    Xiaohua Wu; Fei Wu

    2010-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Following the work of Niu and Griffiths, in \\emph{Phys.Rev.A 58, 4377(1998)}, we shall investigate the problem, how to design the optimal quantum cloning machines (QCMs) for qubit system, with the help of Bloch-sphere representation. In stead of the quality factor there, the Fiur\\'{a}\\u{s}ek's optimal condition, where the optimal cloning machine should maximize a convex mixture of the average fidelity, is used as the optimality criterion in present protocol. Almost all of the known optimal QCMs in previous works, the cloning for states with fixed polar angle, the phase-covariant cloning, the universal QCMs, the cloning for two arbitrary pure states, and the mirror phase-covariant cloning, should be discussed in a systematic way. The known results, the optimal fidelities for various input ensembles according to different optimality criteria, are recovered here. Our present scheme also offers a general way of constructing the unitary transformation to realize the optimal cloning.

  20. Technology transfer | Argonne National Laboratory

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    Technology transfer Technology Development and Commercialization at Argonne Read more about Technology Development and Commercialization at Argonne New Director to lead Technology...

  1. A Framework for Optimization and Quantification of Uncertainty and Sensitivity for Developing Carbon Capture Systems

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Eslick, John C; Ng, Brenda; Gao, Qianwen; Tong, Charles H.; Sahinidis, Nikolaos V.; Miller, David C.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI), a Framework for Optimization and Quantification of Uncertainty and Sensitivity (FOQUS) has been developed. This tool enables carbon capture systems to be rapidly synthesized and rigorously optimized, in an environment that accounts for and propagates uncertainties in parameters and models. FOQUS currently enables (1) the development of surrogate algebraic models utilizing the ALAMO algorithm, which can be used for superstructure optimization to identify optimal process configurations, (2) simulation-based optimization utilizing derivative free optimization (DFO) algorithms with detailed black-box process models, and (3) rigorous uncertainty quantification throughmore »PSUADE. FOQUS utilizes another CCSI technology, the Turbine Science Gateway, to manage the thousands of simulated runs necessary for optimization and UQ. This computational framework has been demonstrated for the design and analysis of a solid sorbent based carbon capture system.« less

  2. A framework for optimization and quantification of uncertainty and sensitivity for developing carbon capture systems

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    John C Eslick, John C; Ng, Brenda Ng; Gao, Qianwen; Tong, Charles H.; Sahinidis, Nikolaos V.; Miller, David C.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI), a Framework for Optimization and Quantification of Uncertainty and Sensitivity (FOQUS) has been developed. This tool enables carbon capture systems to be rapidly synthesized and rigorously optimized, in an environment that accounts for and propagates uncertainties in parameters and models. FOQUS currently enables (1) the development of surrogate algebraic models utilizing the ALAMO algorithm, which can be used for superstructure optimization to identify optimal process configurations, (2) simulation-based optimization utilizing derivative free optimization (DFO) algorithms with detailed black-box process models, and (3) rigorous uncertainty quantification through PSUADE. FOQUS utilizes another CCSI technology, the Turbine Science Gateway, to manage the thousands of simulated runs necessary for optimization and UQ. This computational framework has been demonstrated for the design and analysis of a solid sorbent based carbon capture system.

  3. Surveillance test interval optimization

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    Cepin, M.; Mavko, B. [Institut Jozef Stefan, Ljublijana (Slovenia)

    1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Technical specifications have been developed on the bases of deterministic analyses, engineering judgment, and expert opinion. This paper introduces our risk-based approach to surveillance test interval (STI) optimization. This approach consists of three main levels. The first level is the component level, which serves as a rough estimation of the optimal STI and can be calculated analytically by a differentiating equation for mean unavailability. The second and third levels give more representative results. They take into account the results of probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) calculated by a personal computer (PC) based code and are based on system unavailability at the system level and on core damage frequency at the plant level.

  4. Distributed Optimization System

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hurtado, John E. (Albuquerque, NM); Dohrmann, Clark R. (Albuquerque, NM); Robinett, III, Rush D. (Tijeras, NM)

    2004-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.

  5. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Optimization of Investments for Strategic

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Patriksson, Michael

    Integration and Pulp Mill Biorefinery Projects under Uncertainty ELIN SVENSSON Heat and Power Technology of Investments for Strategic Process Integration and Pulp Mill Biorefinery Projects under Uncertainty ELIN OF TECHNOLOGY Göteborg, Sweden 2012 #12;iii Optimization of Investments for Strategic Process Integration

  6. Optimality of Affine Policies in Multi-stage Robust Optimization

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    Bertsimas, Dimitris J.

    In this paper, we prove the optimality of disturbance-affine control policies in the context of one-dimensional, constrained, multistage robust optimization. Our results cover the finite-horizon case, with minimax (worst-case) ...

  7. 243.ps - Optimization Online

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0205. July 14, 2000 ... tight bounds for the lifting coe cients, and we present two families of facet-de ning.

  8. Department of Information Technology

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Flener, Pierre

    Department of Information Technology Human-Computer Interaction http://www.it.uu.se/research/hci #12;InformationTechnology-HCI Department of Information Technology | www.it.uu.se Today's menu Who we and collaboration Teaching KoF 2007, effects? Vision and plans Challenges #12;InformationTechnology

  9. The Technology & Innovation Centre

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mottram, Nigel

    The Technology & Innovation Centre #12;The Technology and Innovation Centre revolutionises the way in Scotland and further afield ­ including power and energy, renewable technologies, photonics and sensors, for industry, the Technology and Innovation Centre has already attracted major partners including Scottish

  10. Predictive Maintenance Technologies

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Several diagnostic technologies and best practices are available to assist Federal agencies with predictive maintenance programs.

  11. Bridging the Technology Innovation

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    Wirosoetisno, Djoko

    Bridging the Technology Innovation Gap Dr Ceri Williams Director of Medical Technologies Innovation Technologies #12;Distinctive Approach to Translating ResearchWe support innovation to reach TRL 5 enable real and Knowledge Centre #12;What is the Medical Technologies IKC? · All activities centre on research translation

  12. Technological aspects of canned rice quality and related factors

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    Gerdes, Darrell Lee

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    cook1ng rice is rice which is cooked or partially cooked and dried 1n such a manner as to reta1n the rice grains in a porous and open structured cond1tion. Pre-cooked parboiled rice is parboiled rice which has been cooked and dried to a mo1sture... Internal vacuum was measured using a Marshaltown vacuum-pressure gauge wi th a vacuum range of 0 to 30 ps1. Cans contain1ng processed rice were punctured by the sharp t1p of the gauge and vacuum measured in psi. Moisture The mo1sture content of the raw...

  13. Technology and Organizational Factors in the Notebook Industry Supply Chain

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    Foster, William; Cheng, Zhang; Dedrick, Jason; Kraemer, Kenneth L

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    3 Profit Margins (Percent) for Taiwanese ODMs GPM a NPM bGPM NPMGPM NPM GPM NPM Company Quanta Compal Wistron Asustek Mitac

  14. Participatory infrastructure monitoring : design factors and limitations of accountability technologies

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    Offenhuber, Dietmar

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This dissertation investigates practices of participatory infrastructure monitoring and their implications for the governance of urban infrastructure services. By introducing the concept of infrastructure legibility, the ...

  15. Technology and Organizational Factors in the Notebook Industry Supply Chain

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Foster, William; Cheng, Zhang; Dedrick, Jason; Kraemer, Kenneth L

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Sales / Order Management Material Inventory Managementare Sales Order Management, Materials Inventory Management,studies on purchasing/materials management topics ranging

  16. OPTIMIZATION OF OPERATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SHOTBLASTING TURBINE

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    Aleš Hribernik; Bojan A?ko; Gorazd Bombek

    A parametric study has been performed in order to optimize the operational characteristics of shotblasting turbine used for surface cleaning of metal products in foundries. The study has been focused on four main parameters: shot velocity, shot distribution, shot mass flow and turbine efficiency. Different turbine designs were experimentally studied which enabled the influence factors to be identified and then quantified by means of comparison of original and modified turbine characteristics. The step-by-step optimization was then performed which resulted in redesigned shotblasting turbine with improved operational characteristics. Up to 35 % higher maximum massflow rate of shot particles has been achieved and turbine efficiency has been improved by more than 6 %. Just slight reduction of shot flow velocity was observed (only 2 %), which confirms an important improvement of shotblasting potentials of new turbine.

  17. Robust optimization of dose schedules in radiotherapy

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    Badri, Hamidreza; Leder, Kevin

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A major difficulty of choosing an optimal radiation schedule is the uncertainty of model parameters due to geometric and patient specific uncertainties. This paper proposes a method for determining the optimal fractionation schedule in the Linear Quadratic (LQ) model with multiple normal tissue toxicity constraints in the presence of uncertainties in model parameters. To this end, we assumed uncertainty in the LQ model can take two forms: (i) estimation errors for parameters of constant but unknown value, and (ii) stochasticity of random variables. For the unknown parameters, we formulated our problem as a conservative model whose solution is immune to the parameter drifts. When the underlying distributions of uncertain parameters are known, we developed a model which required the decision maker to specify a probability that determined the feasibility of normal tissues constraints and risk factor in the objective function. We proved that our problem can be solved efficiently through a decision variable transf...

  18. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting: Volume 1, Plenary session; Advanced reactor research; advanced control system technology; advanced instrumentation and control hardware; human factors research; probabilistic risk assessment topics; thermal hydraulics; thermal hydraulic research for advanced passive LWRs

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Monteleone, S. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)] [comp.

    1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This three-volume report contains 90 papers out of the 102 that were presented at the Twenty-First Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting held at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland, during the week of October 25--27, 1993. The papers are printed in the order of their presentation in each session and describe progress and results of programs in nuclear safety research conducted in this country and abroad. Foreign participation in the meeting included papers presented by researchers from France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, and United Kingdom. The titles of the papers and the names of the authors have been updated and may differ from those that appeared in the final program of the meeting. Individual papers have been cataloged separately. This document, Volume 1 covers the following topics: Advanced Reactor Research; Advanced Instrumentation and Control Hardware; Advanced Control System Technology; Human Factors Research; Probabilistic Risk Assessment Topics; Thermal Hydraulics; and Thermal Hydraulic Research for Advanced Passive Light Water Reactors.

  19. Predictive Energy Optimization

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    Dickinson, P.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Predictive?Energy?Optimization Peter?Dickinson Phone:?+1?(415)?233?2306 Email:??Peterd@buildingiq.com Twitter:??@Pete_BIQ BuildingIQ?Overview 2 ? Software?to?intelligently?assess?and?control?HVAC? energy for?commercial?building?portfolios...

  20. Multiperiod Refinery Planning Optimization

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    Grossmann, Ignacio E.

    Multiperiod Refinery Planning Optimization with Nonlinear CDU Models Abdulrahman Alattas, Advisor #12;Refinery Planning Model Development 2 Extension to Multiperiod Planning #12;3 Multiperiod Refinery: refinery configuration Determine · What crude oil to process and in which time period? · The quantities