cmu

  Center for Advanced Process
  Decision-making

  Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  Carnegie Mellon University
  Pittsburgh, PA. USA



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  Professor Grossmann's
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  Web-based software for Mixed Integer Programming Applications    
in Process Systems Engineering    

Our research work is concerned with the development of discrete-continuous optimization models and methods for problems in process systems engineering. We specifically address problems in the areas of process synthesis, planing and scheduling of process systems, through novel mathematical programming approaches, which rely on linear and nonlinear models with discrete and continuous variables. These include mixed-integer programming (MILP and MINLP), General Disjunctive Programming (GDP), global optimization multi-period optimization. Both deterministic models as well as models with uncertainty are consider. Our work also provides a balance between theory, computation and real world applications.


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BatchMPC
Design of multi-product batch plants with mixed product campaigns.


BatchSPC
Design of multi-product batch plants with single product campaigns.

CHP
Combined heat and power: optimization of heat and power plants under time-sensitive electricity prices.
CYCLE
Zero-wait scheduling of multi-product batch plants.
CRUDEOIL
Inventory management of a refinery that imports several types of crude oil delivered by different vessels.
DECAY
Scheduling multiple feeds on parallel units, where the performance of each unit decreases with time.
DISIM
Distribution Center design with Stochastic Inventory Management.
EXTRACTOR
Optimal design of multicomponent liquid-liquid extraction processes using multistage countercurrent extractor systems.
FLEXNET
Flexibility Index evaluation for Heat Exchanger Networks.
GDP-DISTILL
Synthesizing a single distillation column.
GREENPLAN
Bicriterion Optimization of Industrial Chemical Complexes.
LOGMIP
Logic Mixed Integer Programming Solver.
MINLP Cyberinfrastructure
Collaborative site with library of MINLP problems and their formulation.
MULTISTAGE
Optimization of cyclic schedules of multiproduct continuous plants.
NETCHAIN
Optimization of the supply chain in continuous flexible process networks.
OILGASPLAN
Planning of offshore oilfield development.
PRODEV
Scheduling of testing tasks in the new product development.
SCD
Supply Chain with Risk of Facility Disruptions.
SIMPLAN
Simultaneous planning and scheduling of a single-stage multi-product.
SIMPRONET
Stochastic Inventory Management for Process Networks.
STEAM
Optimal Synthesis and Operation of Utility Plants.
STN
State Task Network, continuous and discrete models.
SYNHEAT
Program for optimizing heat exchanger networks.
THERMAL-DIST
Optimal Separation Sequences based on Thermally Coupled Distillation.
WATER
Design of integrated and distributed wastewater networks.