|Title||Dynamic optimization of hybrib systems|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Galán S, Barton PI|
|Journal||Computers & Chemical Engineering|
|Pagination||S183 - S190|
Process dynamics are inherently hybrid (discrete/continuous) in nature and, consequently, dynamic optimization of process operations should take this into account. The interaction between the continuous and the discrete components of the problem makes this optimization a much more complicated problem, and at present there are no general and efficient solution technologies. This paper presents a problem formulation and a preliminary classification, some mathematical results on hybrid dynamic optimization and examples illustrating characteristics of the problem.