A Brief Review of Methods for the Design and Synthesis Optimization of Energy Systems

Christos A. Frangopoulos, Michael R. von Spakovsky, Enrico Sciubba
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The optimization of energy systems is of crucial importance for a rational use of natural and economic resources and for minimizing their adverse effects on the environment. Optimizing such systems may be considered at three levels: synthesis (configuration), design (component characteristics), and operation. The first two of these levels are ex-amined in this article. After a discussion on the uniqueness of the solution and the pos-sibility of finding this solution, the principal approaches and methods for solving the optimization problem are described in brief.


thermoeconomics, design optimization of energy systems, synthesis optimization of energy systems, artificial ıntelligence, genetic algorithms, mathematical programming, decomposition

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