Operation planning of district heating and cooling plants through genetic algorithms for nonlinear 0-1 programming

Authors
Citation
A. Sakawa et K. Kato, Operation planning of district heating and cooling plants through genetic algorithms for nonlinear 0-1 programming, COMPUT MATH, 42(10-11), 2001, pp. 1365-1378
Citations number
16
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Computer Science & Engineering
Journal title
COMPUTERS & MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS
ISSN journal
0898-1221 → ACNP
Volume
42
Issue
10-11
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1365 - 1378
Database
ISI
SICI code
0898-1221(200111/12)42:10-11<1365:OPODHA>2.0.ZU;2-
Abstract
In recent years, the operation planning of district heating and cooling pla nts has been arousing interest as a result of development of cooling load p rediction methods for district heating and cooling systems. In this paper, we formulate an operation planning problem of a district heating and coolin g plant as a nonlinear 0-1 programming problem. Realizing that there does n ot exist an efficient exact solution method and the problem involves hundre ds of variables, we propose an approximate solution method using genetic al gorithms for the formulated nonlinear 0-1 programming problem. Furthermore, we investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method fo r an operation planning problem of an actual district heating and cooling p lant. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.