Advanced Analytic Control Techniques for Thermal Systems with Heat Exchangers presents the latest research on sophisticated analytic and control techniques specific for Heat Exchangers (HXs) and heat Exchanger Networks (HXNs), such as Stability Analysis, Efficiency of HXs, Fouling Effect, Delay Phenomenon, Robust Control, Algebraic Control, Geometric Control, Optimal Control, Fuzzy Control and Artificial Intelligence techniques. Editor Libor Pekar and his team of global expert contributors combine their knowledge and experience of investigated and applied systems and processes in this thorough review of the most advanced networks, analyzing their dynamics, efficiency, transient features, physical properties, performance, feasibility, flexibility and controllability. The structural and dynamic analyses and control approaches of HXNs, as well as energy efficient manipulation techniques are discussed, in addition to the design of the control systems through the full life cycle. This equips the reader with an understanding of the relevant theory in a variety of settings and scenarios and the confidence to apply that knowledge to solve problems in an academic or professional setting.
Graduate students and early-mid career professionals require a robust understanding of how to suitably design thermal systems with HXs and HXNs to achieve required performance levels, which this book offers in one consolidated reference. All examples and solved problems included have been tried and tested, and these combined with the research driven theory provides professionals, researchers and students with the most recent techniques to maximize the energy efficiency and sustainability of existing and new thermal power systems.
- Analyses several advanced techniques, the theoretical background of these techniques and includes models, examples and results throughout
- Focusses on advanced analytic and control techniques which have been investigated or applied to thermal systems with HXs and HXNs.
- Includes practical applications and advanced ideas from leading experts in the field, as well as case studies and tested problems and solutions.
2. Preface (Introduction)
3. Recent advances in fundamentals of heat exchangers control theory
4. Modelling and online parameter identification techniques for heat exchangers
5. Applications of new control methods for heat exchanger systems
Libor Pekar is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic. He received the B.S. in automation and informatics from the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic in 2002, the M.S. in automation and control engineering in consumption industry in 2005 and Ph.D. in technical cybernetics from the same institution in 2013. From 2006 to 2013 he worked there as a Junior Lecturer. He became a Senior Lecturer in 2013, since 2018 he has been appointed as an Associate Professor at the same institution. He is the author of three book chapters, more than 40 journal articles and 70 conference papers. His research interests include analysis, modeling, identification and control of time-delay systems, algebraic control methods, autotuning and optimization techniques. He has been an editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering since 2018. He has served as a reviewer of contribution to many top-notch journals, such as Applied Mathematics and Computations, ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, International Journal of Control, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Systems & Control Letters, Swarm and Evolution Algorithms, and many others. Assoc. Prof. Pekar received the Rectors' Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic, in 2013, and the Laureate of the ASR Seminary Instrumentation and Control in 2007 and 2009.