Optimal Control in Thermal Engineering

This book is the first major work covering applications in thermal engineering and offering a comprehensive introduction to optimal control theory, which has applications in mechanical engineering, particularly aircraft and missile trajectory optimization. The book is organized in three parts: The f...

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Main Author: Badescu, Viorel
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2017, 2017
Series:Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Functions optimization
  • Elements of variational calculus
  • Generalities concerning the optimal control problems
  • The maximum principle (Pontryagin)
  • The gradient method
  • Dynamic programming (Bellman method)
  • Heat transfer processes
  • Heat exchangers
  • Storage of thermal energy and exergy
  • Heating and cooling processes
  • Optimization of thermal insulation of seasonal water storage tanks
  • Optimization of pin fin profiles
  • Optimization of solar energy collection systems
  • Flat-plate solar collectors. Optimization of absorber geometry
  • Optimal time-dependent operation of open loop solar collector systems
  • Optimal time-dependent operation of closed loop solar collector systems
  • Optimal flow controllers
  • Endoreversible heat engines
  • Diesel engines
  • Optimization of Daniel cam engines
  • Photochemical Engines
  • Optimization of one dimensional slider bearings.