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    An Intelligent Diagnosis Method of the Working Conditions in Sucker-Rod Pump Wells Based on Convolutional Neural Networks and Transfer Learning

    Ruichao Zhang1,*, Liqiang Wang1, Dechun Chen2

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 1069-1082, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014961

    Abstract In recent years, deep learning models represented by convolutional neural networks have shown incomparable advantages in image recognition and have been widely used in various fields. In the diagnosis of sucker-rod pump working conditions, due to the lack of a large-scale dynamometer card data set, the advantages of a deep convolutional neural network are not well reflected, and its application is limited. Therefore, this paper proposes an intelligent diagnosis method of the working conditions in sucker-rod pump wells based on transfer learning, which is used to solve the problem of too few samples in a dynamometer card data set. Based… More >

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    Wind Power Revenue Potential: Simulation for Finland

    Sakarias Paaso*, Ali Khosravi

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 1111-1133, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014949

    Abstract Potential revenue from wind power generation is an important factor to be considered when planning a wind power investment. In the future, that may become even more important because it is known that wind power generation tends to push electricity wholesale prices lower. Consequently, it is possible that if a region has plenty of installed wind power capacity, revenue per generated unit of electricity is lower there than could be assumed by looking at the mean electricity wholesale price. In this paper, we compare 17 different locations in Finland in terms of revenue from wind power generation. That is done… More >

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    Reliability Based Multi-Objective Thermodynamic Cycle Optimisation of Turbofan Engines Using Luus-Jaakola Algorithm

    Vin Cent Tai1,*, Yong Chai Tan1, Nor Faiza Abd Rahman1, Yaw Yoong Sia2, Chan Chin Wang2, Lip Huat Saw3

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 1057-1068, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014866

    Abstract Aircraft engine design is a complicated process, as it involves huge number of components. The design process begins with parametric cycle analysis. It is crucial to determine the optimum values of the cycle parameters that would give a robust design in the early phase of engine development, to shorten the design cycle for cost saving and man-hour reduction. To obtain a robust solution, optimisation program is often being executed more than once, especially in Reliability Based Design Optimisations (RBDO) with Monte-Carlo Simulation (MCS) scheme for complex systems which require thousands to millions of optimisation loops to be executed. This paper… More >

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    Application of Superhydrophobic Surface on Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanofluids

    Cong Qi*, Yuxing Wang, Zi Ding, Jianglin Tu, Mengxin Zhu

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 825-852, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014806

    Abstract Boiling heat transfer is a mode using the phase change of working medium to strengthen the heat exchange due to its good heat exchange capability, and it is widely used in heat exchange engineering. Nanofluids have been used in the direction of enhanced heat transfer for their superior thermophysical property. The wetting, spreading and ripple phenomena of superhydrophobic surfaces widely exist in nature and daily life. It has great application value for engineering technology. In this article, the boiling heat exchange characteristics of nanofluids on superhydrophobic surface are numerically studied. It was found that with the increase of superheating degree,… More >

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    Robust Variable-Pitch Control Design of PMSG Via Perturbation Observer

    Yilin Hu1, Yan Xie2, Bo Li3,*, Yiqiang Jiang1, Fu Bao1

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 911-929, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014759

    Abstract Wind turbine employs pitch angle control to maintain captured power at its rated value when the wind speed is higher than rated value. This work adopts a perturbation observer based sliding-mode control (POSMC) strategy to realize robust variable-pitch control of permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG). POSMC combines system nonlinearities, parametric uncertainties, unmodelled dynamics, and time-varying external disturbances into a perturbation, which aims to estimate the perturbation via a perturbation observer without an accurate system model. Subsequently, sliding mode control (SMC) is designed to completely compensate perturbation estimation in real-time for the sake of achieving a global consistent control performance and… More >

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    Application of Model Predictive Control Based on Kalman Filter in Solar Collector Field of Solar Thermal Power Generation

    Xiaojuan Lu, Zeping Liang*

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 1171-1183, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014724

    Abstract There are two prominent features in the process of temperature control in solar collector field. Firstly, the dynamic model of solar collector field is nonlinear and complex, which needs to be simplified. Secondly, there are a lot of random and uncontrollable, measurable and unmeasurable disturbances in solar collector field. This paper uses Taylor formula and difference approximation method to design a dynamic matrix predictive control (DMC) by linearizing and discretizing the dynamic model of the solar collector field. In addition, the purpose of controlling the stability of the outlet solar field salt temperature is achieved by adjusting the mass flow… More >

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    Will Coal Price Fluctuations Affect Renewable Energy Substitution and Carbon Emission? A Computable General Equilibrium-Based Study of China

    Wenhui Zhao1, Yibo Yin1,*, Lu Mao2, Konglu Zhong3, Guanghui Yuan4, Hai Huang5, Yige Yang6

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 1009-1026, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014650

    Abstract Changes in the energy price system will determine the direction of evolution of the energy industry structure. As a country where coal is the dominant energy source, what is the effect of coal price fluctuations on China’s industry development costs and energy consumption structure? To investigate this problem, this paper utilized an economy–energy–environment computable general equilibrium model. In this study, four aspects were analyzed: Energy supply side, proportion of renewable energy consumption, macroeconomy, and changes in CO2 emissions. The results of this study show that an increase of 10%–20% in coal prices contributes to a shift into using renewable energy,… More >

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    Impact of Electricity Shortages on Productivity: Evidence from Manufacturing Industries

    Xinhong Xue1, Zhongcheng Wang2,*

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 995-1008, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014613

    Abstract Electricity shortages present a significant constraint on manufacturers, who rely on electricity as an important input into production. In China, electricity supply has been growing rapidly. However, the rapid industrialization sometimes makes the power supply still unable to meet the demand. Using a survey of 1673 Chinese manufacturing firms, this paper explores how firms response to electricity shortages and its impact on productivity. We find that self-generation of electricity and investment in Research and Development (R&D) have significant positive relationships with electricity shortages. Further investigations reveal that self-generation is the most common way to deal with electricity shortages. However, it… More >

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    Factor Decomposition and Regression Analysis of the Energy Related Carbon Emissions in Shandong, China: A Perspective of Industrial Structure

    Weifeng Gong1,2, Baoqing Zhu3, Chuanhui Wang1,*, Zhenyue Fan1, Mengzhen Zhao1, Liang Chen4

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 981-994, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014554

    Abstract An in-depth study of the energy related carbon emissions has important practical significance for carbon emissions reduction and structural adjustment in Shandong Province and throughout China. Based on the perspective of industrial structure, the expanded KAYA equation to measure the energy related carbon emissions of the primary industries (Resources and Agriculture) and secondary industries (Manufacturing and Construction) and tertiary industries (Retail and Service) was utilized in Shandong Province from 2011 to 2017. The carbon emissions among industries in Shandong Province were empirically analyzed using the Logarithmic Mean Divisia Index decomposition approach. The results were follows: (1) Under the three industrial… More >

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    The Method of the SiC MOSFET Replacing the Si IGBT in the Traditional Power Electronics Converter without Redesigning the Main Circuit and the Driver Circuit

    Lei Zhang*, Dejian Yang, Lei Ren, Yun Cheng, Qiufeng Yan, Yinlong Yuan

    Energy Engineering, Vol.118, No.4, pp. 1155-1170, 2021, DOI:10.32604/EE.2021.014549

    Abstract As a wide bandgap power electronics device, the SiC MOSFET has a lot of advantages over the traditional Si IGBT. Replacing the Si IGBT with the SiC MOSFET in the existing power electronics converter is an effective means to improve the performance and promote the upgrading of the traditional converter. Generally, in order to make full use of its advantages of the SiC MOSFET, the Si IGBT in the traditional power electronics circuit cannot be simply replaced by the SiC MOSFET, but the main circuit and the driver circuit need to be redesigned because the oscillation problem and the cross-talk… More >

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