Optimization of the packaging of the Mars oxygen manufacturing plant

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278162
Title:
Optimization of the packaging of the Mars oxygen manufacturing plant
Author:
Santhanam, Venkatesan, 1968-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A complete analysis of the various energy losses involved in the Mars oxygen manufacturing plant is performed. The various losses considered are the pressure losses and radiation losses in connections between components, radiative heat losses from and between different components of the plant. These, together with the cost and mass of a library of components are used to construct an objective function to optimize the packaging of the plant. A software package has been created to determine component locations in the package such that this objective function is minimized. The package reads input data from a component database system and performs various iterations to arrive at a configuration having the minimum of the energy losses. The steepest descent method is used for minimizing the nonlinear objective functions describing the energy losses. The minimization of the cost and mass factors are performed by a brute search method. The results of the optimization are presented graphically.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Mechanical.; Computer Science.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arabyan, Ara

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOptimization of the packaging of the Mars oxygen manufacturing planten_US
dc.creatorSanthanam, Venkatesan, 1968-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSanthanam, Venkatesan, 1968-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA complete analysis of the various energy losses involved in the Mars oxygen manufacturing plant is performed. The various losses considered are the pressure losses and radiation losses in connections between components, radiative heat losses from and between different components of the plant. These, together with the cost and mass of a library of components are used to construct an objective function to optimize the packaging of the plant. A software package has been created to determine component locations in the package such that this objective function is minimized. The package reads input data from a component database system and performs various iterations to arrive at a configuration having the minimum of the energy losses. The steepest descent method is used for minimizing the nonlinear objective functions describing the energy losses. The minimization of the cost and mass factors are performed by a brute search method. The results of the optimization are presented graphically.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
dc.subjectComputer Science.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArabyan, Araen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349134en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27636562en_US
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