Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 36

Victoria M. Petrova (Editor)

Series: Advances in Engineering Research
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Advances in Engineering Research. Volume 36 explores how the coordinated operation of various sources, usually renewable ones with energy storage, is integral to hybrid power systems. Hybrid power systems may vary from few watts to moment magnitude-scale providing energy services.

This compilation also approaches for the optimisation of looped water distribution networks supplied from one or more sources, according to demand variation.

In one study, 1-degree of freedom and 2-degree of freedom proportional-intergral-derivative and fractional order proportional–integral–derivative controllers have been designed and applied for the control of a Maglev system. The parameters of the 1- and 2-degree of freedom proportional-intergral-derivative and fractional order proportional-intergral-derivative controllers are tuned by the Cuckoo Search algorithm based on the swarm intelligence approach.

In the penultimate chapter, the effect of neglecting either one accumulation term in the energy balance or the energy balance all together in numerical predictions is investigated. Finally, we consider the batch rectification of an acetic acid-water-ethyl acetate ternary mixture.

Additionally, the authors discuss management cost analysis, a procedure that can cause major impacts on the economy of a particular activity. Constant observation and efficient monitoring are important to the estimated costs in the planning of mining. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Training Needs for Operating and Designing Hybrid Power Systems
(Antonios Tsikalakis, Yannis Katsigiannis, Markos Kourgiantakis and Ioanna Viskadouraki, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Iraklion, Crete, Greece, and others)

Chapter 2. Optimisation Models of Looped Urban Water Supply Networks
(Ioan Sarbu, PhD, Department of Civil Engineering and Building Services, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania)

Chapter 3. Optimized PID Based Controllers for Improving Transient and Steady State Response of Maglev System
(Oğuzhan Karahan and Banu Ataşlar-Ayyıldız, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey)

Chapter 4. Batch Distillations of Mixtures Containing Water and Acetic Acid: Experiment and Theory
(Housam Binous, Umer Zahid and Ahmed Bellagi, Chemical Engineering Department, National Institute of Sciences and Technology, Centre Urbain Nord, University of Carthage, Carthage, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 5. Analysis of the Operational Costs of Drilling and Rock Blasting from a Limestone Quarry
(Leandro de Vilhena Costa, Diego T. Santos and Marllos Andrelle José da Silva, Postgraduate Program in Mineral Engineering, UFOP, Ouro Preto, Brazil)

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