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Advanced Analytic and Control Techniques for Thermal Systems with Heat Exchangers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128194225, 9780128194232

Advanced Analytic and Control Techniques for Thermal Systems with Heat Exchangers

1st Edition

Editor: Libor Pekar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128194225
eBook ISBN: 9780128194232
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th July 2020
Page Count: 519
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Advanced Analytic Control Techniques for Thermal Systems with Heat Exchangers presents the latest research on sophisticated analytic and control techniques specific for Heat Exchangers (HXs) and heat Exchanger Networks (HXNs), such as Stability Analysis, Efficiency of HXs, Fouling Effect, Delay Phenomenon, Robust Control, Algebraic Control, Geometric Control, Optimal Control, Fuzzy Control and Artificial Intelligence techniques. Editor Libor Pekař and his team of global expert contributors combine their knowledge and experience of investigated and applied systems and processes in this thorough review of the most advanced networks, analyzing their dynamics, efficiency, transient features, physical properties, performance, feasibility, flexibility and controllability. The structural and dynamic analyses and control approaches of HXNs, as well as energy efficient manipulation techniques are discussed, in addition to the design of the control systems through the full life cycle. This equips the reader with an understanding of the relevant theory in a variety of settings and scenarios and the confidence to apply that knowledge to solve problems in an academic or professional setting.

Graduate students and early-mid career professionals require a robust understanding of how to suitably design thermal systems with HXs and HXNs to achieve required performance levels, which this book offers in one consolidated reference. All examples and solved problems included have been tried and tested, and these combined with the research driven theory provides professionals, researchers and students with the most recent techniques to maximize the energy efficiency and sustainability of existing and new thermal power systems.

Key Features

  • Analyses several advanced techniques, the theoretical background of these techniques and includes models, examples and results throughout
  • Focusses on advanced analytic and control techniques which have been investigated or applied to thermal systems with HXs and HXNs.
  • Includes practical applications and advanced ideas from leading experts in the field, as well as case studies and tested problems and solutions.


Graduate students, senior lecturers, professors, researchers at universities and research institutions in thermal systems engineering, process design, and control engineering; early-mid career thermal energy engineers and chemical engineering designers; masters students and applications experts in energy and heat exchangers; mechanical engineers

Table of Contents

1. Preface

2. Fundamentals of heat exchangers

3. Modelling and parameter identification for heat exchangers

4. Stability and dynamic behavior analysis

5. The effect of fouling

6. Time-delay phenomenon

7. Fuzzy logic, neural networks, and artificial intelligence in heat exchanger design and control

8. Other modern control approaches

9. Optimal design and multi-objective optimization techniques

10. Soft computing techniques in heat exchangers design

11. Applications of recent analytic and control methods for heat exchanger systems

12. Index


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About the Editor

Libor Pekar

Libor Pekař is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Baťa University in Zlín, Czech Republic. He received the B.S. in automation and informatics from the Tomas Baťa University in Zlín, Czech Republic in 2002, the M.S. in automation and control engineering in consumption industry in 2005 and Ph.D. in technical cybernetics from the same institution in 2013. From 2006 to 2013 he worked there as a Junior Lecturer. He became a Senior Lecturer in 2013, since 2018 he has been appointed as an Associate Professor at the same institution. He is the author of three book chapters, more than 40 journal articles and 70 conference papers. His research interests include analysis, modeling, identification and control of time-delay systems, algebraic control methods, autotuning and optimization techniques. He has been an editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering since 2018. He has served as a reviewer of contribution to many top-notch journals, such as Applied Mathematics and Computations, ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, International Journal of Control, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Systems & Control Letters, Swarm and Evolution Algorithms, and many others. Assoc. Prof. Pekař received the Rectors’ Award for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Baťa University in Zlín, Czech Republic, in 2013, and the Laureate of the ASR Seminary Instrumentation and Control in 2007 and 2009.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic

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