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

Complexity and Complex Thermo Economic Systems Book Review:

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

Complexity and Complex Chemo Electric Systems

Complexity and Complex Chemo Electric Systems
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 0128236361
ISBN 13: 9780128236369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity and Complex Chemo Electric Systems Book Review:

Complexity and Complex Chemo-Electric Systems presents an analysis and synthesis of chemo-electric systems, providing insights on transports in electrolytes, electrode reactions, electrocatalysis, electrochemical membranes, and various aspects of heterogeneous systems and electrochemical engineering. The book describes the properties of complexity and complex chemo-electric systems as the consequence of formulations, definitions, tools, solutions and results that are often consistent with the best performance of the system. The book handles cybernetics, systems theory and advanced contemporary techniques such as optimal control, neural networks and stochastic optimizations (adaptive random search, genetic algorithms, and simulated annealing). A brief part of the book is devoted to issues such as various definitions of complexity, hierarchical structures, self-organization examples, special references, and historical issues. This resource complements Sieniutycz’ recently published book, Complexity and Complex Thermodynamic Systems, with its inclusion of complex chemo-electric systems in which complexities, emergent properties and self-organization play essential roles. Covers the theory and applications of complex chemo-electric systems through modeling, analysis, synthesis and optimization Provides a clear presentation of the applications of transport theory to electrolyte solutions, heterogeneous electrochemical systems, membranes, electro-kinetic phenomena and interface processes Includes numerous explanatory graphs and drawings that illustrate the properties and complexities in complex chemo-electric systems Written by an experienced expert in the field of advanced methods in thermodynamics and related aspects of macroscopic physics

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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Complexity in Economic and Social Systems

Complexity in Economic and Social Systems
Author: Stanisław Drożdż,Jarosław Kwapien,Paweł Oświęcimka
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 3036507949
ISBN 13: 9783036507941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity in Economic and Social Systems Book Review:

There is no term that better describes the essential features of human society than complexity. On various levels, from the decision-making processes of individuals, through to the interactions between individuals leading to the spontaneous formation of groups and social hierarchies, up to the collective, herding processes that reshape whole societies, all these features share the property of irreducibility, i.e., they require a holistic, multi-level approach formed by researchers from different disciplines. This Special Issue aims to collect research studies that, by exploiting the latest advances in physics, economics, complex networks, and data science, make a step towards understanding these economic and social systems. The majority of submissions are devoted to financial market analysis and modeling, including the stock and cryptocurrency markets in the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic risk quantification and control, wealth condensation, the innovation-related performance of companies, and more. Looking more at societies, there are papers that deal with regional development, land speculation, and the-fake news-fighting strategies, the issues which are of central interest in contemporary society. On top of this, one of the contributions proposes a new, improved complexity measure.

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering
Author: Rita Maria de Brito Alves,Cláudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento,Evaristo Chalbaud Biscaia (Jr)
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1224
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0444534350
ISBN 13: 9780444534354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering Book Review:

The 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, PSE'09, will be held in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil on August 16-20, 2009. The special focus of PSE 2009 is Sustainability, Energy and Engineering. PSE 2009 is the tenth in the triennial series of international symposia on process systems engineering initiated in 1982. The meeting is brings together the worldwide PSE community of researchers and practitioners who are involved in the creation and application of computing-based methodologies for planning, design, operation, control and maintenance of chemical and petrochemical process industries. PSE'09 will look at how the PSE methods and tools can support sustainable resource systems and emerging technologies in the areas of green engineering: environmentally conscious design of industrial processes. PSE methods and tools support: - sustainable resource systems - emerging technologies in the areas of green engineering - environmentally conscious design of industrial processes

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering PSE2009

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering   PSE2009
Author: Rita Maria de Brito Alves,Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento,Evaristo Chalbaud Biscaia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2165
Release: 2009-08-05
ISBN 10: 9780444534736
ISBN 13: 0444534733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering PSE2009 Book Review:

This book contains the proceedings of the 10e of a series of international symposia on process systems engineering (PSE) initiated in 1982. The special focus of PSE09 is how PSE methods can support sustainable resource systems and emerging technologies in the areas of green engineering. * Contains fully searchable CD of all printed contributions * Focus on sustainable green engineering * 9 Plenary papers, 21 Keynote lectures by leading experts in the field

Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems

Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems
Author: Robert B. Northrop
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2010-12-08
ISBN 10: 1439839018
ISBN 13: 9781439839010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems Book Review:

The boundaries between simple and complicated, and complicated and complex system designations are fuzzy and debatable, even using quantitative measures of complexity. However, if you are a biomedical engineer, a biologist, physiologist, economist, politician, stock market speculator, or politician, you have encountered complex systems. Furthermore, your success depends on your ability to successfully interact with and manage a variety of complex systems. In order not to be blindsided by unexpected results, we need a systematic, comprehensive way of analyzing, modeling, and simulating complex systems to predict non-anticipated outcomes. In its engaging first chapters, the book introduces complex systems, Campbell's Law, and the Law of Unintended Consequences, and mathematics necessary for conversations in complex systems. Subsequent chapters illustrate concepts via commonly studied biological mechanisms. The final chapters focus on higher-level complexity problems, and introduce complexity in economic systems. Designed as a reference for biologists and biological engineers, Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems lends itself to use in a classroom course to introduce advanced students studying biomedical engineering, biophysics, or physiology to complex systems. Engaging and illustrative, this book aids scientists and decision makers in managing biological complexity and complex systems.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Volume IV

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING  ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT  Volume IV
Author: Konstantin V. Frolov,Oleg N. Favorsky,R.A. Chaplin and Christos Frangopoulos
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN 10: 1848262973
ISBN 13: 9781848262973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Volume IV Book Review:

Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems and Sustainable Development with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses mechanical engineering - the generation and application of heat and mechanical power and the design, production, and use of machines and tools. These five 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, NGOs and GOs.

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

Energy Conservation in the Process Industries Book Review:

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.

The Exergy Method of Thermal Plant Analysis

The Exergy Method of Thermal Plant Analysis
Author: T. J. Kotas
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483100367
ISBN 13: 9781483100364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exergy Method of Thermal Plant Analysis Book Review:

The Exergy Method of Thermal Plant Analysis aims to discuss the history, related concepts, applications, and development of the Exergy Method - analysis technique that uses the Second Law of Thermodynamics as the basis of evaluation of thermodynamic loss. The book, after an introduction to thermodynamics and its related concepts, covers concepts related to exergy, such as physical and chemical exergy, exergy concepts for a control method and a closed-system analysis, the exergy analysis of simple processes, and the thermocentric applications of exergy. A seven-part appendix is also included. Appendices A-D covers miscellaneous information on exergy, and Appendix E features charts of thermodynamic properties. Appendix F is a glossary of terms, and Appendix G contains the list of references. The text is recommended for physicists who would like to know more about the Exergy Method, its underlying principles, and its applications not only in thermal plant analysis but also in certain areas.

30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Chemical Engineering

30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
Author: Sauro Pierucci,Flavio Manenti,Giulia Luisa Bozzano,Davide Manca
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2112
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN 10: 0128233788
ISBN 13: 9780128233788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Chemical Engineering Book Review:

30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 47 contains the papers presented at the 30th European Symposium of Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) event held in Milan, Italy, May 24-27, 2020. It is a valuable resource for chemical engineers, chemical process engineers, researchers in industry and academia, students, and consultants for chemical industries. Presents findings and discussions from the 30th European Symposium of Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE) event Offers a valuable resource for chemical engineers, chemical process engineers, researchers in industry and academia, students, and consultants for chemical industries

Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems

Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems
Author: Adrian Bejan,Eden Mamut
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401146853
ISBN 13: 9789401146852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems Book Review:

A comprehensive assessment of the methodologies of thermodynamic optimization, exergy analysis and thermoeconomics, and their application to the design of efficient and environmentally sound energy systems. The chapters are organized in a sequence that begins with pure thermodynamics and progresses towards the blending of thermodynamics with other disciplines, such as heat transfer and cost accounting. Three methods of analysis stand out: entropy generation minimization, exergy (or availability) analysis, and thermoeconomics. The book reviews current directions in a field that is both extremely important and intellectually alive. Additionally, new directions for research on thermodynamics and optimization are revealed.

OUR FRAGILE WORLD Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Volume I

OUR FRAGILE WORLD  Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development   Volume I
Author: M. K. Tolba
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 1183
Release: 2001-08-23
ISBN 10: 0953494462
ISBN 13: 9780953494460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OUR FRAGILE WORLD Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development Volume I Book Review:

This publication, Our Fragile World: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development, presents perspectives of several important subjects that are covered in greater detail and depth in the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). The contributions to the two volumes provide an integrated presentation of knowledge and worldviews related to the state of: Earth's natural resources, social resources, institutional resources, and economic and financial resources. They present the vision and thinking of over 200 authors in support of efforts to solve the complex problems connected with sustainable development, and to secure perennial life support on "The Blue Planet'. These contributions are holistic, informative, forward looking, and will be of interest to a broad readership. This volume presents contributions with focus on the Natural and Social Dimensions of sustainable Development in to two sections: NATURAL SYSTEMS AND RESOURCES (Natural Systems and Climate Change ; - Natural Resources Management). - SOCIO-CULTURAL ISSUES (Human Security, Peace, and Socio-Cultural issues; Equity and Ethical issues).

Energy Optimization in Process Systems

Energy Optimization in Process Systems
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz,Jacek Jezowski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2009-05-06
ISBN 10: 9780080914428
ISBN 13: 008091442X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Optimization in Process Systems Book Review:

Despite the vast research on energy optimization and process integration, there has to date been no synthesis linking these together. This book fills the gap, presenting optimization and integration in energy and process engineering. The content is based on the current literature and includes novel approaches developed by the authors. Various thermal and chemical systems (heat and mass exchangers, thermal and water networks, energy converters, recovery units, solar collectors, and separators) are considered. Thermodynamics, kinetics and economics are used to formulate and solve problems with constraints on process rates, equipment size, environmental parameters, and costs. Comprehensive coverage of dynamic optimization of energy conversion systems and separation units is provided along with suitable computational algorithms for deterministic and stochastic optimization approaches based on: nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, variational calculus, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman theory, Pontryagin's maximum principles, and special methods of process integration. Integration of heat energy and process water within a total site is shown to be a significant factor reducing production costs, in particular costs of utilities for the chemical industry. This integration involves systematic design and optimization of heat exchangers and water networks (HEN and WN). After presenting basic, insight-based Pinch Technology, systematic, optimization-based sequential and simultaneous approaches to design HEN and WN are described. Special consideration is given to the HEN design problem targeting stage, in view of its importance at various levels of system design. Selected, advanced methods for HEN synthesis and retrofit are presented. For WN design a novel approach based on stochastic optimization is described that accounts for both grassroot and revamp design scenarios. Presents a unique synthesis of energy optimization and process integration that applies scientific information from thermodynamics, kinetics, and systems theory Discusses engineering applications including power generation, resource upgrading, radiation conversion and chemical transformation, in static and dynamic systems Clarifies how to identify thermal and chemical constraints and incorporate them into optimization models and solutions

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.

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

Second Law Analysis of Thermal Systems

Second Law Analysis of Thermal Systems
Author: Michael J. Moran,Enrico Sciubba
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013027324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Designing for the 21st Century

Designing for the 21st Century
Author: Tom Inns
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781409402404
ISBN 13: 1409402401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing for the 21st Century Book Review:

This second volume describes Phase 2 of the UK's research council supported Initiative to capitalise on the potential that a design approach might bring to innovation in business and society

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.

Nonlinear Science and Complexity

Nonlinear Science and Complexity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9814476331
ISBN 13: 9789814476331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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