Introduction to Energy Analysis

This book may also be useful for professionals dealing with energy issues, as a first introduction into the field.

Author: Kornelis Blok

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317207283

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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The energy supply and demand system is of great importance for society, from economic, social, and ecological viewpoints. The last decade in particular has seen rapid changes in the world of energy systems, and it is therefore now an important area for study, academic research, and professional work. This textbook provides an introduction to energy analysis for those students who want to specialise in this challenging field. In comparison to other textbooks, this book provides a balanced treatment of complete energy systems, covering the demand side, the supply side, and the energy markets that connect these. The emphasis is very much on presenting a range of tools and methodologies that will help students find their way in analysing real world problems in energy systems. Featuring learning objectives, further readings and practical exercises in each chapter, An Introduction to Energy Analysis will be essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students with a background in the natural sciences and egineering. This book may also be useful for professionals dealing with energy issues, as a first introduction into the field.

An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption

This chapter gives a general introduction to energy analysis. At the outset, a brief description of the theory of energy analysis and the techniques used are discussed. Following that, the application of the input-output technique of ...

Author: Shonali Pachauri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402057120

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 211

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With energy consumption set to become one of the biggest issues in the daily lives of householders around the world, this book could not be more relevant – despite the fact that it focuses on India. Pachauri adopts a socio-economic approach to analyzing the energy system and energy consumption in India from a household perspective. The work also incorporates two crucial aspects often ignored: namely, the importance of non-commercial sources of energy, and diversity in the patterns of energy usage.

Energy Analysis A New Public Policy Tool

2 . comparing the energy costs associated with alternative energy production technologies ; identifying process changes that ... Energy Analysis and Economic Analysis Some economists have reacted negatively to the introduction of energy ...

Author: Martha Gilliland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429707322

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

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The aim of energy analysis is to quantify the energy flows inherent in all systems. As applied to economic systems, it is concerned with the energy flows inherent in the production of goods and services. The claims made for the policy utility of that energy flow information, however, vary across a wide spectrum. The papers included in this symposium volume represent and reflect that spectrum of claims. In setting the stage for these papers, this intro-duction will sketch the areas of agreement and disagreement around which the energy analysis debate revolves. In delineating the nature and substance of the contro-versy over using energy analysis as a policy tool, it is convenient to distinguish between analyses at the micro level and at the macro level. This distinction applies both to the system level at which the analysis is carried out and to the system level to which results are applied. That is, analyses may be carried out for the purpose of comparing two indus-trial processes for producing the same commodity or for the purpose of identifying process changes which would change the energy costs of production (micro analysis) or they may be carried out for the purpose of identifying the contri-bution a technological system set in its environmental context makes to U. S. socioeconomic well-being (macro analysis).

Energy Analysis and Policy

Energy Strategies for Oil Importing Developing Countries 5.1 Introduction / 92 5.2 The Effect of Past Oil Price Increases / 92 5.3 Oil Importing Developing Country (OIDC) Issues / 97 5.4 Role of Energy Planning and Management / 98 5.5 ...

Author: Mohan Munasinghe

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9781483162072

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Energy Analysis and Policy: Selected Works discusses the major aspect of electricity economics, including pricing, demand forecasting, investment analysis, and system reliability. This book provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the diversity of problems in analyzing energy markets and designing sound energy policies. Organized into 14 chapters, this book first discusses the energy economics in developing countries; integrated national energy planning (INEP) in developing countries; energy pricing; practical application of INEP using microcomputers; and energy strategies for oil-importing developing countries. Subsequent chapters describe the energy demand management and conservation; national energy policy implementation; energy demand analysis and forecasting; and energy project evaluation and planning. Other chapters explore non-conventional energy project analysis and national energy policy; rural energy issues and supply options; and bioenergy management policy. Rural-industrial energy and fossil fuel issues, as well as energy R&D decision-making in developing countries, are also presented. As the issues in this book are very important, this book will be helpful to a wide and appreciative audience.

Theory and Application of Statistical Energy Analysis

TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF SYMBOLS PREFACE BASIC THEORY THE DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICAL ENERGY ANALYSIS 1.0 Introduction 1. 1 A Brief Historical Survey 1.2 The General Procedures of SEA 1.3 Future Developments of SEA 1.4 Organization of ...

Author: Richard H Lyon

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483296432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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This up-to-date second edition provides a comprehensive examination of the theory and application of Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) in acoustics and vibration. Complete with examples and data taken from real problems this unique book also explores the influence of computers on SEA and emphasizes computer based SEA calculations. In addition to a discussion of the relationship between SEA and other procedures used in response estimation, Theory and Application of Statistical Energy Anlaysis, Second Edition, explores the basic relationships between model and wave descriptions of systems.

Statistical Energy Analysis

Introduction Statistical energy analysis , or SEA as it is commonly called , provides a technique to study the dynamic response of complex structural - acoustic systems . Since its introduction almost 30 years ago , SEA has slowly grown ...

Author: A. J. Keane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521551757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 139

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An up-to-date overview of statistical energy analysis and its applications in structural dynamics.

Data Mining and Machine Learning in Building Energy Analysis

Overview of Building Energy Analysis . . . . . . . . 1 1.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2. Physical models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1.3. Gray models .

Author: Frédéric Magoules

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781848214224

Category: Computers

Page: 186

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Focusing on up-to-date artificial intelligence models to solve building energy problems, Artificial Intelligence for Building Energy Analysis reviews recently developed models for solving these issues, including detailed and simplified engineering methods, statistical methods, and artificial intelligence methods. The text also simulates energy consumption profiles for single and multiple buildings. Based on these datasets, Support Vector Machine (SVM) models are trained and tested to do the prediction. Suitable for novice, intermediate, and advanced readers, this is a vital resource for building designers, engineers, and students.

IUTAM Symposium on Statistical Energy Analysis

Introduction A well-known disadvantage of Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) [1] is that it is difficult to treat systems in which high losses occurs between the subsystems, i.e. to model non-conservative couplings.

Author: F.J. Fahy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401591737

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

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This volume is a record of the proceedings of the Symposium on Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) held at the University of Southampton in July 1997 which was held under the auspices of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanic~. Theoretical SEA is form of modelling the vibrational and acoustical behaviour of complex mechanical systems which has undergone a long period of gestation before recent maturation into a widely used engineering design and analysis tool which is supported by a rapidly growing supply of commercial software. SEA also provides a framework for associated experimental measurement procedures, data analysis and interpretation. Under the guidance of the members of a distinguished International Scientific Committee, participants were individually invited from the broad spectrum of 'SEAfarers', including academics, consultants, industrial engineers, software developers and research students. The Symposium aimed to reflect the balance of world-wide activity in SEA, although some eminent members of the SEA community were, sadly, unable to attend. In particular, Professor Richard Lyon and Dr Gideon Maidanik, two of the principal originators of SEA, were sorely missed. This publication contains copies of all the papers presented to the Symposium together with a summary of the associated discussions which contains valuable comments upon the contents of the formal papers together with the views of participants on some fundamental issues which remain to be resolved.

Exergy Energy System Analysis and Optimization Volume I

Introduction 2. Steam Power Plant 2.1. 2.2. 2.3. 2.4. Process Description Energy Analysis Exergy Analysis Discussion and Conclusions 3. Combined-Cycle Power Plant 3.1. 3.2. 3.3. 3.4. Process Description Energy Analysis Exergy Analysis ...

Author: Christos A. Frangopoulos

Publisher: EOLSS Publications

ISBN: 9781848261648

Category: Power resources

Page: 298

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Exergy, Energy System Analysis, and Optimization theme is a component of the Encyclopedia of Energy Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources which is part of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. These three volumes are organized into five different topics which represent the main scientific areas of the theme: 1. Exergy and Thermodynamic Analysis; 2. Thermoeconomic Analysis; 3. Modeling, Simulation and Optimization in Energy Systems; 4. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems in Energy Systems Analysis; 5. Sustainability Considerations in the Modeling of Energy Systems. Fundamentals and applications of characteristic methods are presented in these volumes. These three volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Energy Analysis h

Contents Introduction vii 1 14 27 1 Energy costs : a review of methods Peter F. Chapman 2 The energy cost of fuels Peter F. Chapman , Gerald Leach and M. Slesser 3 The energy costs of materials Peter F. Chapman 4 An international ...

Author: Roger D K Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429708282

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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This book presents a collection of papers that provide a snapshot of ongoing research on energy analysis, a record of the growing pains of a fledgling subject. The collection of papers arose out of a series of articles devised and designed for the journal Energy Policy.