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Title: Energy management modelling in production inventory systems
Author: Ornek, M. A.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3459 7616
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 1980
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Abstract: As supplies of energy become scarcer and as their costs escalate there is a growing awareness in manufacturing industry that previous production management philosophies may have to be revised. The conservation of energy by physical means, e.g., insulation, waste heat recovery and automatic switching, is only a partial solution to the problem. The criteria by which efficient production is judged rarely takes energy conservation into account. Manufacturing industry is one of the largest users of energy and therefore should make optimum use of it. In this respect, an energy management system can provide substantial savings, either through reduced energy costs, or through increased production without increasing energy requirements. In pursuit of this objective, a mathematical model of a plant has been developed by analysing the particular process with the aim of forecasting the minimum fuel requirements for the expected plan of operations whilst minimizing the operating costs. Mathematical relationships, with constraints defined, are used to derive a measure of energy efficiency, hence indicating an optimum operation of the process from an energy consumption standpoint.
Supervisor: Collier, Peter Ian Sponsor: TUBITAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Energy management modeling, production-inventory systems, mathematical modeling