Two new textbooks from the pen of Prof Ramesh Bansal

Posted on July 27, 2017


Prof Ramesh Bansal, Group Head (Power) at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria, has published two new books.

Thermal power plants: Modelling, control, and efficiency improvement explains how to solve highly complex industry problems regarding identification, control, and optimisation through the integration of conventional technologies, such as modern control technology, computational intelligence-based multi-objective identification and optimisation, distributed computing, and cloud computing with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology. Introducing innovative methods utilised in industrial applications, explored in scientific research, and taught at leading academic universities, this book:
  • discusses thermal power plant processes and process modelling, energy conservation, performance audits, efficiency improvement modelling, and efficiency optimisation supported by high-performance computing integrated with cloud computing;
  • shows how to simulate power plant fossil fuel processes in real time, including boiler, turbine, and generator systems; and
  • provides downloadable source codes for use in CORBA C++, MATLAB®, Simulink®, VisSim, Comsol, ANSYS, and ANSYS Fluent modelling software. For more information, click here.

The Handbook of distributed generation for which Prof Bansal was the editor, features extensive coverage of all distributed energy generation technologies, highlighting the technical, environmental and economic aspects of distributed resource integration, such as line-loss reduction, protection, control, storage, power electronics, reliability improvement, and voltage profile optimisation. For more information, click here.



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