Record number :
1045977
Title of article :
NLP model of a LiBr–H2O absorption refrigeration system for the minimization of the annual operating cost
Author/Authors :
Carlos Rubio-Maya، نويسنده , , J. Jes?s Pacheco-Ibarra، نويسنده , , Juan M. Belman-Flores، نويسنده , , Sergio R. Galv?n-Gonz?lez، نويسنده , , Crisanto Mendoza-Covarrubias، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2012
Pages :
9
From page :
10
To page :
18
Abstract :
In this paper the optimization of a LiBr–H2O absorption refrigeration system with the annual operating cost as the objective function to be minimized is presented. The optimization problem is established as a Non-Linear Programming (NLP) model allowing a formulation of the problem in a simple and structured way, and reducing the typical complexity of the thermal systems. The model is composed of three main parts: the thermodynamic model based on the exergy concept including also the proper formulation for the thermodynamic properties of the LiBr–H2O mixture, the second is the economic model and the third part composed by inequality constraints. The solution of the model is obtained using the CONOPT solver suitable for NLP problems (code is available on request). The results show the values of the decision variables that minimize the annual cost under the set of assumptions considered in the model and agree well with those reported in other works using different optimization approaches.
Keywords :
Cost analysis , Absorption refrigeration , NLP , Exergy , Optimization , LiBr–H2O
Journal title :
Applied Thermal Engineering
Serial Year :
2012
Link To Document :
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