Efficiency Optimization & Detailed Energy Audit of a Textile Industry: Shivam Modi, Bipin Vyas, Vishal Patel
Efficiency Optimization & Detailed Energy Audit of a Sugar Industry: Vishal Patel, Bipin Vyas, Shivam Modi
Convex optimization problems arise frequently in many different fields. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject, and shows in detail how such problems can be solved numerically with great efficiency. The book begins with the basic elements of convex sets and functions, and then describes various classes of convex optimization problems. Duality and approximation techniques are then covered, as are statistical estimation techniques. Various geometrical problems are then presented, and there is detailed discussion of unconstrained and constrained minimization problems, and interior-point methods. The focus of the book is on recognizing convex optimization problems and then finding the most appropriate technique for solving them. It contains many worked examples and homework exercises and will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners in fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, finance and economics.
This book presents a wide-ranging review of the latest research and development directions in thermal systems optimization using population-based metaheuristic methods. It helps readers to identify the best methods for their own systems, providing details of mathematical models and algorithms suitable for implementation. To reduce mathematical complexity, the authors focus on optimization of individual components rather than taking on systems as a whole. They employ numerous case studies: heat exchangers; cooling towers; power generators; refrigeration systems; and others. The importance of these subsystems to real-world situations from internal combustion to air-conditioning is made clear. The thermal systems under discussion are analysed using various metaheuristic techniques, with comparative results for different systems. The inclusion of detailed MATLAB® codes in the text will assist readers-researchers, practitioners or students-to assess these techniques for different real-world systems. Thermal System Optimization is a useful tool for thermal design researchers and engineers in academia and industry, wishing to perform thermal system identification with properly optimized parameters. It will be of interest for researchers, practitioners and graduate students with backgrounds in mechanical, chemical and power engineering.
Extensively revised throughout, Switching Power Supply Design & Optimization, Second Edition, explains how to design reliable, high-performance switching power supplies for today´s cutting-edge electronics. The book covers modern topologies and converters and features newinformation on designing or selecting bandgap references, transformer design using detailed new design charts for proximity effects, Buck efficiency loss teardown diagrams, active reset techniques, topology morphology, and a meticulous AC-DC front-end design procedure. This updated resource contains design charts and numerical examples for comprehensive feedback loop design, including TL431, plus the world´s first top-down simplified design methodology for wide-input resonant (LLC) converters. A step-by-step comparative designprocedure for Forward and Flyback converters is also included in this practical guide. The new edition covers: * Voltage references * DC-DC converters: topologies to configurations * Contemporary converters, composites, and related techniques * Discontinuous conduction mode * Comprehensive front-end design in AC-DC power conversion * Topologies for AC-DC applications * Tapped-inductor (autotransformer-based) converters * Selecting inductors for DC-DC converters * Flyback and Forward converter transformer design * Forward and Flyback converters: step-by-step design and comparison * PCBs and thermal management * Closing the loop: feedback and stability, including TL431 * Practical EMI filter design * Reset techniques in Flyback and Forward converters * Reliability, testing, and safety issues * Unraveling and optimizing Buck converter efficiency * Introduction to soft-switching and detailed LLC converter design methodology with PSpice simulations * Practical circuits, design ideas, and component FAQs
For those running e-commerce websites there are three ways to increase sales: increasing the quantity of visitors; increasing the percentage of visitors who buy from the site; and increasing the amount that visitors spend when they buy. E-commerce Website Optimization goes beyond simply increasing traffic, helping readers to improve conversion rates, increase ROI from online marketing campaigns, and generate higher levels of repeat business. It brings together usability, analytics and persuasion to offer a straightforward and detailed 5-step methodology of how to use the tools and techniques of Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) to increase the e-commerce value of websites. Grounded in the latest theory and research, this will help readers to be well-informed and confident to make the right choices.Backed up with a range of invaluable case studies, E-commerce Website Optimization is perfect for those seeking to implement a data-driven ethos to their organization´s e-commerce programme, based on market-tested and robust split-test methodology used across a range of commercial businesses. It supports all those responsible for online sales within an organization, be they the Chief Digital Officer, Head of Online Sales or E-commerce; or entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses deriving a substantial proportion of revenue from e-commerce.
In supply chain management, comparably less theoretical studies are found to warehousing logistics. Warehouse owners and managers complain that the little of what can be found is rather individually designed and less practicable. This includes complex mathematical models which are difficult to understand. How can new warehouse managers still manage to design well functioning warehouses and eliminate flaws in processes? The author, Han Chen, seeks out theoretical applicable warehouse design processes and compares them with the design process of a new warehouse operation of a top global logistics company, thereby pointing out common mistakes that managers should avoid. In addition, she describes the procedures of a global kaizen project that the warehouse initiated to improve its loss-making operation. It contains the application of frameworks such as DMAIC and how the steps can be transferred into some best praxis methods and executed on warehouse processes. The description of the methods is detailed, understandable and easily applicable - interesting for warehouse owners, operators and general logistics managers, but also for supply chain academics and students.
As an administrator, your ongoing to-do list dominates your desk. Let us help: With this book, learn the daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly administration tasks you should be performing, and how to perform them. This comprehensive guide will walk you through system setup and configuration to lay a sound foundation for effective data storage, and then teach you to employ performance tuning techniques to optimize system performance. Consult detailed best practices to learn how to create BW objects and run reports, as well as to effectively use jobs and skills profiles for system support. Advance your SAP BW system from a B-movie to a blockbuster.
Stochastic optimization problems arise in decision-making problems under uncertainty, and find various applications in economics and finance. On the other hand, problems in finance have recently led to new developments in the theory of stochastic control. This volume provides a systematic treatment of stochastic optimization problems applied to finance by presenting the different existing methods: dynamic programming, viscosity solutions, backward stochastic differential equations, and martingale duality methods. The theory is discussed in the context of recent developments in this field, with complete and detailed proofs, and is illustrated by means of concrete examples from the world of finance: portfolio allocation, option hedging, real options, optimal investment, etc. This book is directed towards graduate students and researchers in mathematical finance, and will also benefit applied mathematicians interested in financial applications and practitioners wishing to know more about the use of stochastic optimization methods in finance.
In the present work, the target station of the accelerator-driven neutron source HBS is optimized in comprehensive parameter studies using the Monto-Carlo method. The dependence of the most important performance characteristics of such a system on the external parameters is investigated neglecting technical and mechanical limitations. In this way, qualitative and quantitative statements for all possible configurations and envisaged applications can be derived and should be considered in the detailed planning of such facilities. For this purpose, different scenarios are considered that place completely different requirements on the design of the target station. The central statements derived in this thesis can be transferred to any framework conditions, such as different accelerator energies, so that these results can be used in the development of other neutron sources, which together with the HBS form a European network and provide a prosperous community in neutron science.