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

@inproceedings{Frangopoulos2002ABR,
  title={A Brief Review of Methods for the Design and Synthesis Optimization of Energy Systems},
  author={Christos A. Frangopoulos},
  year={2002}
}
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 examined in this article. After a discussion on the uniqueness of the solution and the possibility of finding this solution, the principal approaches and… CONTINUE READING