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Introduction

  • Vivek K. PatelEmail author
  • Vimal J. Savsani
  • Mohamed A. Tawhid
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Abstract

Thermal systems deal with the conversion of thermal energy (i.e., heat energy) into mechanical energy, which is further converted into electric energy. Design optimization of thermal systems involves a large number of design variables and constraints. The conventional methods of the thermal system design optimization apply an iterative procedure which may trap in local optimum. Advanced optimization algorithms offer solutions to the problems, because they find a solution nearer to the global optimum within reasonable time and computational costs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivek K. Patel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vimal J. Savsani
    • 2
  • Mohamed A. Tawhid
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of TechnologyPandit Deendayal Petroleum UniversityRaisan, GandhinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPandit Deendayal Petroleum UniversityRaisan, GandhinagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsThompson Rivers UniversityKamloopsCanada

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