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TitleOptimization of small scale cogeneration systems : comparison of nonlinear optimization algorithms
Author(s)Ferreira, Ana C. M.
Nunes, Manuel L.
Martins, Luís Barreiros
Teixeira, S. F. C. F.
KeywordsNumerical optimization
Cogeneration systems
Thermo-economic assessment
Issue dateApr-2012
PublisherAssociação Portuguesa de Mecânica Teórica, Aplicada e Computacional (APMTAC)
CitationFerreira, A.C., Nunes, M.L., Martins, L.B., Teixeira, S.: Optimization of Small Scale Cogeneration Systems : Comparison of Nonlinear Optimization Algorithms. In: A. Andrade-Campos, N. Lopes, R.A.F. Valente, H.V. (editors) (ed.) YIC 2012 - ECCOMAS Young Investifgators Conference. pp. 1–10. , Aveiro (2012).
Abstract(s)The use of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies is increasing due to the liberalization onf energy market, energy efficiency concerns and the emphasis o distributed power generation systems. The main objective of the present work is to implement an analysis that will lead to the optimal design of a small cogeneration system, given the thermal power duration curve of a multi-family residential building. A nonlinear optimization model was implemented in MatLab environment using two distinct optimization methods: the Box and the SQP method. The optimal solution for the small CHP presented a positive annual worth and disclosed reasonable values for the decision variables of the thermo-economic model. The results were identical for both methods, demonstrating the validity of the implemented approach.
TypeConference paper
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