Application to the analysis of heat exchanger networks

Dániel Leitold, Ágnes Vathy-Fogarassy, János Abonyi

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This work proposes a network science-based analysis tool for the qualification of controllability and observability of HENs. With the proposed methodology, the main characteristics of HEN design methods are determined, the effect of structural properties of HENs on their dynamical behaviour is revealed, and the potentials of the network-based HEN representations are discussed. Our findings are based on the systematic analysis of almost 50 benchmark problems related to 20 different design methodologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2191-5768
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5776



  • Heat exchanger network
  • Network science
  • Operability
  • Sensor and actuator placement
  • Structural controllability
  • Structural observability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Leitold, D., Vathy-Fogarassy, Á., & Abonyi, J. (2020). Application to the analysis of heat exchanger networks. In SpringerBriefs in Computer Science (pp. 49-69). (SpringerBriefs in Computer Science). Springer.