Dynamic optimization of hybrib systems

TitleDynamic optimization of hybrib systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsGalán S, Barton PI
JournalComputers & Chemical Engineering
PaginationS183 - 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.