Multi-scale dynamics of high energy throughput systems

Michael Baldea, Prodromos Daoutidis

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The present paper analyzes the energy dynamics of process networks and/or staged processes whereby the material recycle streams interconnecting the units/stages take on the additional role of energy carriers. In the presence of large energy input and output flows, the networks considered are shown to exhibit a dynamic behavior with multiple time scales, with the variables in the energy balance evolving over a short time horizon, and the variables in the material balance exhibiting both fast and slow transients. A singular perturbation analysis is employed for the derivation of reduced order models for the fast and slow dynamics. Finally, an illustrative example and numerical simulation results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2007
Event8th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, 2007 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jun 6 2016Jun 8 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
1 Financial support from the National Science Foundation, grant CTS-0234440, is gratefully acknowledged. MB was partially supported by a University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

Publisher Copyright:
© Copyright 2007 IFAC.


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