Ricardo M. Lima

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—This paper addresses the global optimization of the short term scheduling for hydroelectric power generation. A Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) model is proposed for a cascade of hydro plants, each one with multiple turbines, characterized by a detailed representation of the net head of water and a nonlinear hydropower generation function. In(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of sarcopenic obesity and its association with obesity and sarcopenia in elderly Brazilian women. Two hundred and seventy-two sedentary women with a mean age of 66.75 ± 5.38 years were recruited for participation in this study. Obesity was determined by both body mass index and dual-energy X-ray(More)
In this paper the long-term scheduling of a real world multi-product single stage continuous process for manufacturing glass is studied. This process features long minimum run lengths, and sequence dependent changeovers of the order of days, with high transition costs. The long-term scheduling involves extended time horizons that lead to large scale mixed(More)
In this paper, we identify some of the computational advances that have been contributing to the efficient solution of mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) problems. Recent features added to MILP solvers at the algorithmic level and at the hardware level have been contributing to the increasingly efficient solution of more difficult and larger problems.(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effects of resistance training (RT) on metabolic syndrome-related phenotypes in postmenopausal women. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-two postmenopausal women (65.0±4.2 years) underwent 12 weeks of whole body progressive training with intensity prescribed based on rating of perceived exertion. Dominant knee extension strength was(More)
This paper addresses the synthesis and optimization of crystallization processes for p-xylene recovery for systems with feed streams of high concentration, a case that arises in hybrid designs where the first step is commonly performed by adsorption. A novel superstructure and its corresponding mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) model are proposed.(More)
This paper addresses the solution of a nonlinear boolean quadratic programming problem using three different approaches. The first uses a classic linearization technique to transform the original problem into a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) problem for which multiple formulations are studied. The second uses the capabilities of current MILP(More)
In this paper the long-term scheduling of a real world multi-product single stage continuous process for manufacturing glass is studied. This process features long minimum run lengths, and sequence dependent changeovers of the order of days, with high transition costs. The long-term scheduling involves extended time horizons that lead to large scale mixed(More)
This paper addresses the solution of a nonlinear boolean quadratic programming problem using three different approaches. The first uses a classic linearization technique to transform the original problem into a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MILP) problem for which multiple formulations are studied. The second uses the capabilities of current MILP(More)