EAS708 Heat Supply Optimization

Code EAS708
Name Heat Supply Optimization
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Environmental Engineering and Management
Faculty Department of Environment and Energy Systems
Academic staff Vladimirs Kirsanovs, Ieva Pakere, Dace Lauka
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The subject deals with the analysis and optimizing possibilities of the heat supply system and its components - heat source, network and consumer. The parameters to be optimized are discussed as well as the equations, inequalities and constraints needed for mathematical realization of the optimization. The basics of the mathematical realization of the optimization are presented..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To get the knowledge on the analysis and optimizing possibilities of heat supply system and it's components - heat source, network and consumer. To learn to choose the parameters to be optimized as well as to write down the mathematical model of the problem. To acquire the methodology to solve optimizing problems and mathematical realization of the problems.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to analyse the heat supply system in total and the significance of the components. - Examination: exam, course work. Assessment criteria: is able to identify the components of the heat supply system where is necessary to implement the optimization.
To be able to estimate the influence of different quantities to the heat consumption. - Examination: exam, course work. Assessment criteria: is able to estimate quantitatively the influence of different factors to the heat consumption.
To be able to describe mathematically the simplest optimization examples. - Examination: exam, course work. Assessment criteria: is able to define the objective of the optimization, is able to describe the optimization example mathematically.
To be able to carry out the simplest optimization examples as well as to analyse the results. - Examination: exam, course work. Assessment criteria: is able to carry out the optimization example of the heat supply system, to analyse the results.
Course prerequisites Knowledge of heat transfer and thermodynamics.

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