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Systematic parameter selection for optimization under uncertainty

Müller, David; Esche, Erik; Lopez C., Diana C.; Wozny, Günter

Considering uncertainty is crucial for the decision making process in chemical engineering. However, when working in optimization under uncertainty a systematic selection of relevant uncertain parameters is required. In this contribution, an algorithm is presented in which uncertain parameters are selected based on their linear- independence to one another, their sensitivity towards state variables, and their sensitivity towards a user-defined process objective function. This workflow is applied in a case study. To analyze the information loss due to the reduction of uncertain parameters, Monte Carlo simulations are performed.
Published in: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design, 10.1016/B978-0-444-63433-7.50104-8, Elsevier