Simultaneous design, control and operational optimisation of a domestic CHP system Conference Paper uri icon


  • In process systems engineering, the design of economically profitable and operationally optimal processes has been an active area of research for over 25 years. Significant contributions have been made throughout the years that consider the problem through a variety of approaches, particularly the consideration of (i) operability and design under uncertainty [1] as well as (ii) the system controllability with regulatory control structure selection and its tuning [2, 3] and (iii) the design and model predictive control with stability and robustness aspects taken into account, in a unified framework [4]. During the last few years there has also been great interest in the field of optimal operation, with several studies in literature exploring the interactions between shorter term operational decisions (regulatory and model-based control) with their longer term counterparts (scheduling and planning techniques) thus attempting to bridge the gap between the two [5-8]. The aim of this approach targets the long-term optimal operation of a process while taking into account its control aspects and the inherent handling of uncertainty [9].

published proceedings

  • Computing and Systems Technology Division 2015 - Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Diangelakis, N. A., & Pistikopoulos, E. N.

complete list of authors

  • Diangelakis, NA||Pistikopoulos, EN

publication date

  • January 2015