Search for dissertations about: "cost optimization"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 584 swedish dissertations containing the words cost optimization.

  1. 1. Cost Optimization of Aircraft Structures

    Author : Markus Kaufmann; Dan Zenkert; Malin Åkermo; Per Wennhage; Erik Lund; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; aircraft structures; optimization; cost estimation; manufacturing cost; direct operating cost; multiobjective optimization; multidisciplinary optimization; composites; airframe design; Vehicle engineering; Farkostteknik;

    Abstract : Composite structures can lower the weight of an airliner significantly. Due to the higher process complexity and the high material cost, however, the low weight often comes with a significant increase in production cost. The application of cost-effective design strategies is one mean to meet this challenge. READ MORE

  2. 2. Cost Propagation - Numerical Propagation for Optimization Problems

    Author : Birgit Grohe; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : optimization; numerical propagation; Cost propagation;

    Abstract : In this thesis, we investigate Cost Propagation,an approach to numerical propagation for optimization problems, where we combine ideas from both Constraint Programming and Combinatorial Optimization. We consider discrete optimization problems with binary variables that can be expressed in the model max_x sum_k g_k(x^k)where the terms g_k(x^k) are distinct arbitrary functions over subsets x^k of x. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cost/Weight Optimization of Aircraft Structures

    Author : Markus Kaufmann; Dan Zenkert; Frédéric Lani; KTH; []
    Keywords : Cost Weight Optimization; Weight Penalty; Direct Operating Cost; Composite Structures; Non-destructive testing; Finite element analysis FEA ; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Composite structures can lower the weight of an airliner significantly. The increased production cost, however, requires the application of cost-effective design strategies. Hence, a comparative value is required which is used for the evaluation of a design solution in terms of cost and weight. READ MORE

  4. 4. Utilization of a GSHP System in a DHC Network : modeling and optimization

    Author : Anjan Rao Puttige; Thomas Olofsson; Ronny Östin; Staffan Andersson; Javed Saqib; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Ground source heat pump; district heating and cooling; optimization; borehole heat exchanger; artificial neural network; hybrid model; field measurements; calibration; heat pumps; prosumer;

    Abstract : The ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) of customers connected to the district heating and cooling (DHC) network can benefit both the customer and the energy company. However, operating the GSHP to minimize the cost of providing heating and cooling to the customer while ensuring the long-term stability of the ground temperature is a challenge. READ MORE

  5. 5. Slab Frame Bridges : Structural Optimization Considering Investment Cost and Environmental Impacts

    Author : Majid Solat Yavari; Costin Pacoste-Calmanovici; Raid Karoumi; Mario Plos; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Slab frame bridge; Structural design; Cost optimization; Optimization of environmental impact; Life cycle assessment; Genetic algorithm; Pattern search method; Civil and Architectural Engineering; Byggvetenskap;

    Abstract : This research encompasses the automated design and structural optimization of reinforced concrete slab frame bridges, considering investment costs and environmental impacts. The most important feature of this work is that it focusses on realistic and complete models of slab frame bridges rather than on optimization of only individual members or sections of a bridge. READ MORE