Flow Networks: Analysis And Optimization Of Repairable Flow Networks, Networks With Disturbed Flows…

Hardcover | February 1, 2013

byMichael T. TodinovEditorMichael T. Todinov

not yet rated|write a review
Repairable flow networks are a new area of research, which analyzes the repair and flow disruption caused by failures of components in static flow networks. This book addresses a gap in current network research by developing the theory, algorithms and applications related to repairable flow networks and networks with disturbed flows. The theoretical results presented in the book lay the foundations of a new generation of ultra-fast algorithms for optimizing the flow in networks after failures or congestion, and the high computational speed creates the powerful possibility of optimal control of very large and complex networks in real time. Furthermore, the possibility for re-optimizing the network flows in real time increases significantly the yield from real production networks and reduces to a minimum the flow disruption caused by failures. The potential application of repairable flow networks reaches across many large and complex systems, including active power networks, telecommunication networks, oil and gas production networks, transportation networks, water supply networks, emergency evacuation networks, and supply networks. The book reveals a fundamental flaw in classical algorithms for maximising the throughput flow in networks, published since the creation of the theory of flow networks in 1956. Despite the years of intensive research, the classical algorithms for maximising the throughput flow leave highly undesirable directed loops of flow in the optimised networks. These flow loops are associated with wastage of energy and resources and increased levels of congestion in the optimised networks. Includes theory and practical examples to build a deep understanding of the issues Written by the leading scholar and researcher in this emerging field Features powerful software tools for analysis, optimization and control of repairable flow networks

Pricing and Purchase Info

$136.47 online
$142.95 list price
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Repairable flow networks are a new area of research, which analyzes the repair and flow disruption caused by failures of components in static flow networks. This book addresses a gap in current network research by developing the theory, algorithms and applications related to repairable flow networks and networks with disturbed flows. T...

Prof. Todinov's background is Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. He holds a PhD and a higher doctorate (DEng) from the University of Birmingham. His name is associated with key results in the areas: Reliability and Risk, Flow networks, Probability, Statistics of inhomogeneous media, Theory of phase transformations, Residual...

other books by Michael T. Todinov

Risk-Based Reliability Analysis and Generic Principles for Risk Reduction
Risk-Based Reliability Analysis and Generic Principles ...

Hardcover|Dec 9 2006

$266.68 online$314.95list price(save 15%)
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 2013Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123983967

ISBN - 13:9780123983961

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Flow Networks: Analysis And Optimization Of Repairable Flow Networks, Networks With Disturbed Flows, Static Flow N

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

1. FLOW NETWORKS - EXISTING ANALYSIS APPROACHES AND LIMITATIONS

2. FLOW NETWORKS AND PATHS. BASIC CONCEPTS, CONVENTIONS AND ALGORITHMS

3. KEY CONCEPTS, RESULTS AND ALGORITHMS RELATED TO STATIC FLOW NETWORKS

4. MAXIMISING THE THROUGHPUT FLOW IN SINGLE COMMODITY AND MULTI-COMMODITY NETWORKS. REMOVING PARASITIC DIRECTED LOOPS OF FLOW IN NETWORKS OPTIMISED BY CLASSICAL ALGORITHMS. 5. NETWORKS WITH DISTURBED FLOWS. DUAL NETWORK THEOREMS FOR NETWORKS WITH DISTURBED FLOWS. REOPTIMISING THE POWER FLOWS IN ACTIVE POWER NETWORKS IN REAL TIME 6. THE DUAL NETWORK THEOREM FOR STATIC FLOW NETWORKS AND ITS APPLICATION FOR MAXIMISING THE THROUGHPUT FLOW

7. RELIABILITY OF THE THROUGHPUT FLOW. ALGORITHMS FOR DETERMINING THE THROUGHPUT FLOW RELIABILITY. 8. RELIABILITY NETWORKS

9. PRODUCTION AVAILABILITY OF REPAIRABLE FLOW NETWORKS

10. LINK BETWEEN TOPOLOGY, SIZE AND PERFORMANCE OF REPAIRABLE FLOW NETWORKS

11. TOPOLOGY OPTIMISATION OF REPAIRABLE FLOW NETWORKS AND RELIABILITY NETWORKS 12. REPAIRABLE NETWORKS WITH MERGING FLOWS

13. FLOW OPTIMISATION IN NON-RECONFIGURABLE REPAIRABLE FLOW NETWORKS

14. VIRTUAL ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING OF REPAIRABLE FLOW NETWORKS

Editorial Reviews

"...a solid publication targeted at graduate students and academia, as well as industry researchers...useful mainly due to the presentation of models and algorithms applicable to real network problems." --IEEE Communications Magazine,December 2014