INTEGRATED DESIGN OF DYNAMIC SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Monica Bordegoni
Author: Allison, James T.; Herber, Daniel R.; Deshmukh, Anand P.
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America
Section: Design for Life
Recent advancements in the development and investigation of integrated methods for the design of dynamic engineering systems have made possible the achievement of new levels of system performance and now support the ability to systematically identify synergy mechanisms that can improve the effectiveness of system design processes at both early and late stages. Significant efforts in the last several years have focused on using integrated dynamic system design methods to enhance the performance and economic competitiveness of sustainable energy systems. Improvements in energy sustainability include both renewable energy production (e.g., wind, wave, and solar energy) and improved efficiency of energy consuming systems (e.g., buildings, manufacturing, transportation systems). This article reviews important results of these efforts and presents integrative concepts based on these studies in a single cohesive article. Three case studies are reviewed, and generalizable design concepts are presented for the design of dynamic sustainable energy systems.