Accession Number : AD0701126

Title :   OPTIMIZATION OF NONLINEAR INTERACTING SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Feb 65-31 Aug 69

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lasdon,L. ; Brosilow,C.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The research has been concerned with the optimization of large systems having special structure. The structures studied are (1) separable systems; that is, systems composed of coupled subsystems, (2) countercurrent systems, (3) systems evolving according to a set of ordinary differential equations, and (4) stochastics systems evolving according to a Markov process. In studying (1) the problem was decomposed into a set of coordinated subproblems, while in (2) the subsystems were aggregated and simplified. Under (3), a number of efficient finite dimensional optimization methods have been extended to this infinite dimensional case. In (4), an approach to optimal design was constructed which does not require explicit knowledge of the steady state behavior of the system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*DISTILLING PLANTS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, VALUE ENGINEERING, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, QUEUEING THEORY, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, PRODUCTION CONTROL, OPTIMIZATION, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Statistics and Probability
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE