Energy Systems Design and Operation: A Unified Method

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June 5, 2012


Electronic book text, 208 pages

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0071772928 / 9780071772921

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Main description

Best practices for the design and operation of energy systems

Written by a global expert with 50 years of experience in the field, Energy Systems Design and Operation presents a formal, unified, and universal method for conceiving, designing, and operating the most appropriate energy system in any given situation. This authoritative guide describes how to express the scientific, technical, and economic parameters of an energy system in universal terms, and then reliably conduct its engineering and evaluation in those terms. The book also includes the algorithm and functional specification of the computer program for the unified method, application techniques, and software examples with source code.

Learn how to:

  • Develop a plan for adopting a unified method for energy systems
  • Gather and process required information
  • Formalize a procedure for the conversion, exchange, and storage of energy
  • Extend the formal procedure to a unified method for the concept, design, and operation of energy systems
  • Meet requirements for computing with a unified method
  • Use and benefit from a unified method with real-world demonstrations of energy system operation and design
  • Simulate and optimize energy systems with the unified method

Author comments

Graham Mark Tostevin, Ph.D., is a retired consulting engineer with 50 years' experience designing and operating energy systems. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, London. Dr. Tostevin studied and worked on nuclear power plants in England, worked as an industrial power-plant engineer in Victoria, and founded a consulting engineering company in South Australia. He has published significantly on energy systems and has held several positions of national leadership in his profession. Dr. Tostevin is a former member of the National Energy Research Development and Demonstration Council in Australia.

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