Evaluation and Simulation Instruments for Sustainable Power Methods: Principle and Purposes (Inexperienced Vigor and Technological know-how)
Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems: Theory and Applications (Green Energy and Technology)
In recent years, the concept of energy has been revised and a new model based on the principle of sustainability has become more and more pervasive. The appraisal of energy technologies and projects is complex and uncertain as the related decision making has to encompass environmental, technical, economic and social factors and information sources. The scientific procedure of assessment has a vital role as it can supply the right tools to evaluate the actual situation and make realistic forecasts of the effects and outcomes of any actions undertaken. Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems offers reviews of the main assessment and simulation methods used for effective energy assessment.
Divided across three sections, Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems develops the reader’s ability to select suitable tools to support decision making and implementation of sustainable energy projects. The first is dedicated to the analysis of theoretical foundations and applications of multi-criteria decision making. This is followed by chapters concentrating on the theory and practice of fuzzy inference, neural nets and algorithms genetics. Finally, simulation methods such as Monte Carlo analysis, mathematical programming and others are detailed.
This comprehensive illustration of these tools and their application makes Assessment and Simulation Tools for Sustainable Energy Systems a key guide for researchers, scientists, managers, politicians and industry professionals developing the field of sustainable energy systems. It may also prompt further advancements in soft computing and simulation issues for students and researchers.
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The defining guide to energy systems engineering–updated for the latest technologies
“Broad in scope, with focused instructional detail, this text offers a uniquely excellent, student-accessible educational resource for integrating thermodynamic, alternative, and renewable energy conversion processes.” — Professor Randy L. Vander Wal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University
“A carefully written book, providing good breadth as well as depth on major conventional and sustainable energy systems.” — Professor David Dillard, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Tech
Fully revised throughout, Energy Systems Engineering, Second Edition discusses fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy sources, emphasizing a technology-neutral, portfolio approach to energy systems options. The book covers major energy technologies, describing how they work, how they are quantitatively evaluated, their cost, and their benefit or impact on the natural environment.
Evaluating project scope, cost, energy consumption, and technical efficiency is clearly addressed. Example problems help you to quantify the performance of each technology and better assess its potential. Hundreds of illustrations and end-of-chapter exercises aid in your understanding of the concepts presented in this practical guide.
- Systems and economic tools for energy systems
- Climate change and climate modeling
- Fossil fuel resources
- Stationary combustion systems
- Carbon sequestration
- Nuclear energy systems
- Solar resource evaluation
- Solar photovoltaic technologies
- Active and passive solar thermal systems
- Wind energy systems
- New chapter on energy from biological sources
- Transportation energy technologies
- Systems perspective on transportation engineering