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Title: A method for the architectural design of distributed control systems for large, civil jet engines : a systems engineering approach
Author: Bourne, Duncan
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2011
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Abstract:
The design of distributed control systems (DCSs) for large, civil gas turbine engines is a complex architectural challenge. To date, the majority of research into DCSs has focused on the contributing technologies and high temperature electronics rather than the architecture of the system itself. This thesis proposes a method for the architectural design of distributed systems using a genetic algorithm to generate, evaluate and refine designs. The proposed designs are analysed for their architectural quality, lifecycle value and commercial benefit. The method is presented along with results proving the concept. Whilst the method described here is applied exclusively to Distributed Control System (DCS) for jet engines, the principles and methods could be adapted for a broad range of complex systems.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.561164  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Distributed systems ; Systems engineering ; Genetic algorithm ; Optimisation ; Jet engine
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