Complexity and Complex Thermo-Economic Systems

Complexity and Complex Thermo-Economic Systems
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2019-11-24
ISBN 10: 0128185953
ISBN 13: 9780128185957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Complexity and Complex Thermoeconomic Systems describes the properties of complexity and complex thermo-economic systems as the consequence of formulations, definitions, tools, solutions and results consistent with the best performance of a system. Applying to complex systems contemporary advanced techniques, such as static optimization, optimal control, and neural networks, this book treats the systems theory as a science of general laws for functional integrities. It also provides a platform for the discussion of various definitions of complexity, complex hierarchical structures, self-organization examples, special references, and historical issues. This book is a valuable reference for scientists, engineers and graduated students in chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering, as well as those in physics, ecology and biology, helping them better understand the complex thermodynamic systems and enhance their technical skills in research. Provides a lucid presentation of the dynamical properties of thermoeconomic systems Includes original graphical material that illustrates the properties of complex systems Written by a first-class expert in the field of advanced methods in thermodynamics

ECOS 2012 The 25th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization and Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems and Processes (Perugia, June 26th-June 29th, 2012)

ECOS 2012 The 25th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization and Simulation of Energy Conversion Systems and Processes (Perugia, June 26th-June 29th, 2012)
Author: Enrico Sciubba,Giampaolo Manfrida,Umberto Desideri
Publsiher: Firenze University Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9788866553229
ISBN 13: 8866553220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thermal Design and Optimization

Thermal Design and Optimization
Author: Adrian Bejan,George Tsatsaronis,Michael J. Moran
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1995-12-12
ISBN 10: 9780471584674
ISBN 13: 0471584673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Design and Optimization Book Review:

A comprehensive and rigorous introduction to thermal system designfrom a contemporary perspective Thermal Design and Optimization offers readers a lucid introductionto the latest methodologies for the design of thermal systems andemphasizes engineering economics, system simulation, andoptimization methods. The methods of exergy analysis, entropygeneration minimization, and thermoeconomics are incorporated in anevolutionary manner. This book is one of the few sources available that addresses therecommendations of the Accreditation Board for Engineering andTechnology for new courses in design engineering. Intended forclassroom use as well as self-study, the text provides a review offundamental concepts, extensive reference lists, end-of-chapterproblem sets, helpful appendices, and a comprehensive case studythat is followed throughout the text. Contents include: * Introduction to Thermal System Design * Thermodynamics, Modeling, and Design Analysis * Exergy Analysis * Heat Transfer, Modeling, and Design Analysis * Applications with Heat and Fluid Flow * Applications with Thermodynamics and Heat and Fluid Flow * Economic Analysis * Thermoeconomic Analysis and Evaluation * Thermoeconomic Optimization Thermal Design and Optimization offers engineering students,practicing engineers, and technical managers a comprehensive andrigorous introduction to thermal system design and optimizationfrom a distinctly contemporary perspective. Unlike traditionalbooks that are largely oriented toward design analysis andcomponents, this forward-thinking book aligns itself with anincreasing number of active designers who believe that moreeffective, system-oriented design methods are needed. Thermal Design and Optimization offers a lucid presentation ofthermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics as they areapplied to the design of thermal systems. This book broadens thescope of engineering design by placing a strong emphasis onengineering economics, system simulation, and optimizationtechniques. Opening with a concise review of fundamentals, itdevelops design methods within a framework of industrialapplications that gradually increase in complexity. Theseapplications include, among others, power generation by large andsmall systems, and cryogenic systems for the manufacturing,chemical, and food processing industries. This unique book draws on the best contemporary thinking aboutdesign and design methodology, including discussions of concurrentdesign and quality function deployment. Recent developments basedon the second law of thermodynamics are also included, especiallythe use of exergy analysis, entropy generation minimization, andthermoeconomics. To demonstrate the application of important designprinciples introduced, a single case study involving the design ofa cogeneration system is followed throughout the book. In addition, Thermal Design and Optimization is one of the best newsources available for meeting the recommendations of theAccreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for more designemphasis in engineering curricula. Supported by extensive reference lists, end-of-chapter problemsets, and helpful appendices, this is a superb text for both theclassroom and self-study, and for use in industrial design,development, and research. A detailed solutions manual is availablefrom the publisher.

Exergy, Energy System Analysis and Optimization - Volume II

Exergy, Energy System Analysis and Optimization - Volume II
Author: Christos A. Frangopoulos
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2009-05-13
ISBN 10: 1848261659
ISBN 13: 9781848261655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exergy, Energy System Analysis and Optimization - Volume II Book Review:

Exergy, Energy System Analysis, and Optimization theme is a component of the Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. These three volumes are organized into five different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: 1. Exergy and Thermodynamic Analysis; 2. Thermoeconomic Analysis; 3. Modeling, Simulation and Optimization in Energy Systems; 4. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems in Energy Systems Analysis; 5. Sustainability Considerations in the Modeling of Energy Systems. Fundamentals and applications of characteristic methods are presented in these volumes. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Energy Conservation in the Process Industries

Energy Conservation in the Process Industries
Author: W. F. Kenney
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0080924018
ISBN 13: 9780080924014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy Conservation in the Process Industries provides insight into ways of identifying more important energy efficiency improvements. This book demonstrates how the principles can be employed to practical advantage. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the energy situation and a background in thermodynamics. This text then describes a staged method to improved energy use to understand where the energy goes and how to calculate the value of losses. Other chapters consider improving facilities based on an understanding of the overall site energy system. This book discusses as well the fundamental process and equipment improvements. The final chapter deals with systematic and sophisticated design methods as well as provides some guidelines and checklists for energy conservation items. This book is a valuable resource for mechanical, lead process, and plant engineers involved in energy conservation. Process designers, plant managers, process researchers, and accountants will also find this book extremely useful.

Proceedings of the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division

Proceedings of the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division
Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Advanced Energy Systems Division
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047296648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foundations of Complex-system Theories

Foundations of Complex-system Theories
Author: Sunny Y. Auyang
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780521778268
ISBN 13: 0521778263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Complex-system Theories Book Review:

Analyzes approaches to the study of complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.

Complex Systems Modeling and Simulation in Economics and Finance

Complex Systems Modeling and Simulation in Economics and Finance
Author: Shu-Heng Chen,Ying-Fang Kao,Ragupathy Venkatachalam,Ye-Rong Du
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2018-11-25
ISBN 10: 331999624X
ISBN 13: 9783319996240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Systems Modeling and Simulation in Economics and Finance Book Review:

This title brings together frontier research on complex economic systems, heterogeneous interacting agents, bounded rationality, and nonlinear dynamics in economics. The book contains the proceedings of the CEF2015 (21st Computing in Economics in Finance), held 20-22 June 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, and addresses some of the important driving forces for various emergent properties in economies, when viewed as complex systems. The breakthroughs reported in this book are a result of an interdisciplinary approach and simulation remains the unifying theme for these papers as they deal with a wide range of topics in economics. The text is a valuable addition to the efforts in promoting the complex systems view in economic science. The computational experiments reported in the book are both transparent and replicable. Complex System Modeling and Simulation in Economics and Finance is useful for graduate courses of complex systems, with particular focus on economics and finance. At the same time it serves as a good overview for researchers who are interested in the topic.

Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems

Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 0128093390
ISBN 13: 9780128093399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems Book Review:

Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems responds to the need for a synthesizing volume that throws light upon the extensive field of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering perspective that applies basic ideas and key results from the field to chemical engineering problems. This book outlines and interprets the most valuable achievements in applied non-equilibrium thermodynamics obtained within the recent fifty years. It synthesizes nontrivial achievements of thermodynamics in important branches of chemical and biochemical engineering. Readers will gain an update on what has been achieved, what new research problems could be stated, and what kind of further studies should be developed within specialized research. Presents clearly structured chapters beginning with an introduction, elaboration of the process, and results summarized in a conclusion Written by a first-class expert in the field of advanced methods in thermodynamics Provides a synthesis of recent thermodynamic developments in practical systems Presents very elaborate literature discussions from the past fifty years

Complexity and the Economy

Complexity and the Economy
Author: W. Brian Arthur
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0199334293
ISBN 13: 9780199334292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity and the Economy Book Review:

A collection of previous published papers by the author on the subject of complexity economics, appearing from the 1980s to the present.

ASME Technical Papers

ASME Technical Papers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000046056290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Paper

Paper
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047427250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Atlas of Economic Complexity

The Atlas of Economic Complexity
Author: Ricardo Hausmann,César A. Hidalgo,Sebastián Bustos,Michele Coscia,Alexander Simoes
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-01-17
ISBN 10: 0262525429
ISBN 13: 9780262525428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atlas of Economic Complexity Book Review:

Maps capture data expressing the economic complexity of countries from Albania to Zimbabwe, offering current economic measures and as well as a guide to achieving prosperity

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Complex Systems

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Complex Systems
Author: Franz-Josef Kahlen,Shannon Flumerfelt,Anabela Alves
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN 10: 3319387561
ISBN 13: 9783319387567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Complex Systems Book Review:

This book presents an internationally comprehensive perspective into the field of complex systems. It explores the challenges of and approaches to complexity from a broad range of disciplines, including big data, health care, medicine, mathematics, mechanical and systems engineering, air traffic control and finance. The book’s interdisciplinary character allows readers to identify transferable and mutually exclusive lessons learned among these disciplines and beyond. As such, it is well suited to the transfer of applications and methodologies between ostensibly incompatible disciplines. This book provides fresh perspectives on comparable issues of complexity from the top minds on systems thinking.

ENSEC '93

ENSEC '93
Author: Jan Szargut
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015017439962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Complexity

Complexity
Author: Nam P. Suh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0195178769
ISBN 13: 9780195178760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity Book Review:

Nam P. Suh focussed his axiomatic design theories on methods to understand and deal with complexity. Suh is a well-respected designer and researcher in the fields of manufacturing and composite materials. He is best known for his systems that aim to speed up and simplify the process of design for manufacturing. The 'axioms' in axiomatic design refer to a process to help engineers reduce design specifications down to their simplest components, so that the engineers can produce the simplest possible solution to a problem. Complexity, besides being a key area of burgeoning research in disciplines interested in complex systems and chaos theory (like computer science and physics), is a complicating factor in engineering design that many engineers find difficult to overcome. Suh's multidisciplinary exploration of complex systems is meant to eliminate much of the confusion and allow engineers to accommodate complexity within simple, elegant design solutions.

What Is a Complex System?

What Is a Complex System?
Author: James Ladyman,Karoline Wiesner
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-08-05
ISBN 10: 0300256132
ISBN 13: 9780300256130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is a Complex System? Book Review:

A clear, concise introduction to the quickly growing field of complexity science that explains its conceptual and mathematical foundations What is a complex system? Although “complexity science” is used to understand phenomena as diverse as the behavior of honeybees, the economic markets, the human brain, and the climate, there is no agreement about its foundations. In this introduction for students, academics, and general readers, philosopher of science James Ladyman and physicist Karoline Wiesner develop an account of complexity that brings the different concepts and mathematical measures applied to complex systems into a single framework. They introduce the different features of complex systems, discuss different conceptions of complexity, and develop their own account. They explain why complexity science is so important in today’s world.

Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells

Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz,Jacek Jezowski
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN 10: 0080982271
ISBN 13: 9780080982274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells, Second Edition covers the optimization and integration of energy systems, with a particular focus on fuel cell technology. With rising energy prices, imminent energy shortages, and increasing environmental impacts of energy production, energy optimization and systems integration is critically important. The book applies thermodynamics, kinetics and economics to study the effect of equipment size, environmental parameters, and economic factors on optimal power production and heat integration. Author Stanislaw Sieniutycz, highly recognized for his expertise and teaching, shows how costs can be substantially reduced, particularly in utilities common in the chemical industry. This second edition contains substantial revisions, with particular focus on the rapid progress in the field of fuel cells, related energy theory, and recent advances in the optimization and control of fuel cell systems. New information on fuel cell theory, combined with the theory of flow energy systems, broadens the scope and usefulness of the book Discusses engineering applications including power generation, resource upgrading, radiation conversion, and chemical transformation in static and dynamic systems Contains practical applications of optimization methods that help solve the problems of power maximization and optimal use of energy and resources in chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering

At Home in the Universe

At Home in the Universe
Author: Stuart Kauffman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1996-11-21
ISBN 10: 019976185X
ISBN 13: 9780199761852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A major scientific revolution has begun, a new paradigm that rivals Darwin's theory in importance. At its heart is the discovery of the order that lies deep within the most complex of systems, from the origin of life, to the workings of giant corporations, to the rise and fall of great civilizations. And more than anyone else, this revolution is the work of one man, Stuart Kauffman, a MacArthur Fellow and visionary pioneer of the new science of complexity. Now, in At Home in the Universe, Kauffman brilliantly weaves together the excitement of intellectual discovery and a fertile mix of insights to give the general reader a fascinating look at this new science--and at the forces for order that lie at the edge of chaos. We all know of instances of spontaneous order in nature--an oil droplet in water forms a sphere, snowflakes have a six-fold symmetry. What we are only now discovering, Kauffman says, is that the range of spontaneous order is enormously greater than we had supposed. Indeed, self-organization is a great undiscovered principle of nature. But how does this spontaneous order arise? Kauffman contends that complexity itself triggers self-organization, or what he calls "order for free," that if enough different molecules pass a certain threshold of complexity, they begin to self-organize into a new entity--a living cell. Kauffman uses the analogy of a thousand buttons on a rug--join two buttons randomly with thread, then another two, and so on. At first, you have isolated pairs; later, small clusters; but suddenly at around the 500th repetition, a remarkable transformation occurs--much like the phase transition when water abruptly turns to ice--and the buttons link up in one giant network. Likewise, life may have originated when the mix of different molecules in the primordial soup passed a certain level of complexity and self-organized into living entities (if so, then life is not a highly improbable chance event, but almost inevitable). Kauffman uses the basic insight of "order for free" to illuminate a staggering range of phenomena. We see how a single-celled embryo can grow to a highly complex organism with over two hundred different cell types. We learn how the science of complexity extends Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection: that self-organization, selection, and chance are the engines of the biosphere. And we gain insights into biotechnology, the stunning magic of the new frontier of genetic engineering--generating trillions of novel molecules to find new drugs, vaccines, enzymes, biosensors, and more. Indeed, Kauffman shows that ecosystems, economic systems, and even cultural systems may all evolve according to similar general laws, that tissues and terra cotta evolve in similar ways. And finally, there is a profoundly spiritual element to Kauffman's thought. If, as he argues, life were bound to arise, not as an incalculably improbable accident, but as an expected fulfillment of the natural order, then we truly are at home in the universe. Kauffman's earlier volume, The Origins of Order, written for specialists, received lavish praise. Stephen Jay Gould called it "a landmark and a classic." And Nobel Laureate Philip Anderson wrote that "there are few people in this world who ever ask the right questions of science, and they are the ones who affect its future most profoundly. Stuart Kauffman is one of these." In At Home in the Universe, this visionary thinker takes you along as he explores new insights into the nature of life.

The Origin of Wealth

The Origin of Wealth
Author: Eric D. Beinhocker
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781578517770
ISBN 13: 157851777X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origin of Wealth Book Review:

Beinhocker has written this work in order to introduce a broad audience to what he believes is a revolutionary new paradigm in economics and its implications for our understanding of the creation of wealth. He describes how the growing field of complexity theory allows for evolutionary understanding of wealth creation, in which business designs co-evolve with the evolution of technologies and organizational innovations. In addition to giving his audience a tour of this field of complexity economics, he discusses its implications for real-world issues of business.