Coursebooks 2016-2017

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Modelling and optimization of energy systems

ME-454

Lecturer(s) :

Maréchal François

Language:

English

Summary

The goal of the lecture is to present and apply techniques for the modelling and the thermo-economic optimisation of industrial process and energy systems. The lecture covers the problem statement, the solving methods for the simulation and the single and multi-objective optimisation problems.

Content

- Concepts of Computer Aided Process System Engineering methods to tackle the problems of energy conversion systems modelling and optimisation. The students will acquire a methodology to state the problem, identify the solving procedure, solve the problem and analyse the results;
- Definition of the basic system modelling concepts : state variables, energy and mass balances, simulation parameters and equations, degree of freedom analysis, different types of specifications, inequalities, objective functions;
- Energy systems equipments models;
- System models : flowsheets, degrees of freedom, sequential or simultaneous solving approach, numerical methods and their implications;
- Measurement data reconciliation and parameter identification;
- Calculating systems performances : operating cost, efficiency, environmental impact, investments, thermo-economic and environomic performances;
- Stating and solving optimization problems : decision variables, objective functions and constraints, solving strategies, numerical methods and their implications;
- Realization of a case study.

Keywords

Process system engineering, Process simulation, optimization

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Prerequisite skills

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

The course is organised as theoretical sessions and the resolution of a real case study to be realised in a team project.

Assessment methods

The case study will be evaluated. An oral exam will concern the application of the theory in the case study.

Resources

Bibliography

All the material can be downloaded from the moodle website (http://moodle.epfl.ch/course/view.php?id=11). Printed version of the lecture notes can be ordered.

Ressources en bibliothèque
Moodle Link
Videos

In the programs

    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2016-2017, Master semester 2
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Energy Management and Sustainability, 2016-2017, Master semester 4
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Semester
       Spring
    • Exam form
       Oral
    • Credits
      4
    • Subject examined
      Modelling and optimization of energy systems
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
    • Exercises
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9  CE1101  
9-10    
10-11  CE1101  
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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