A novel programming framework has been developed for the P-graph-based methodology to provide a standardized software environment for different classes of process-network synthesis (PNS) problems. The P-graph framework has been proven highly successful; its applicability encompasses wide-ranging areas such as reaction-pathway identification, vehicle-routing problems and business-process modeling. A uniform programming paradigm has been proposed here to integrate various available solution engines and interfaces of different types of PNS problems into a single system. A client server architecture with a standardized communication protocol has also been developed, which renders it to be deployable by various client programs with different features, possibly implementable in different programming languages, or adoptable by varied solvers customized for specific problems. Numerous P-graph-based algorithms have been implemented to demonstrate the efficacy of the P-graph framework.
|Title of host publication||PRES 2010 - 13th International Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction|
|Publisher||Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)