STRUCTURAL OPERABILITY ANALYSIS OF HEAT EXCHANGER NETWORKS.

J. Calandranis, G. Stephanopoulos

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Abstract

A designer-driven interactive approach has been developed for the operability analysis of heat exchanger networks. The method is based on a modified formulation of the problem that takes into account the underlying process structure for the streams of a network, thus reducing the dimensionality of the problem. It explores the characteristics of the two nonconvexity generating mechanisms, and provides a series of analytic rules for their efficient handling. The computer implementation of the developed operability analysis uses object-oriented concept, derived within artificial intelligence, and allows for a transparent, graphics-based interaction with the designer. A series of examples demonstrates the various aspects of the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-364
Number of pages18
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Volume64
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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