Best Reference Books – Energy Systems Modelling and Analysis

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Energy Systems Modelling and Analysis subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Energy Systems Modelling and Analysis along with reviews.

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1. “Design of Thermal Systems” by W F Stoecker

“Design of Thermal Systems” Book Review: The book focuses on applications of modeling, simulation and optimization to thermal systems. The book keeps pace with the fast developing field of thermal system design and analysis. It discusses concepts of mathematical modeling, steady state system simulation, and search methods, challenges in simulating large thermal systems, dynamic behavior, and probabilistic approach to design and so on. The book contains a total of nineteen chapters covering essential topics such as designing a workable system, economics, equation fitting, system simulation, geometric programming, linear programming etc.

2. “Optimisation Theory and Applications” by S S Rao
3. “Introductory Methods of Numerical Analysis” by S S Sastry

“Introductory Methods of Numerical Analysis” Book Review: This textbook sheds lights on various numerical methods which are inevitable to solve problems arising in research and industry. The text contains a large number of illustrative examples, homework problems and solutions, appropriate use of flowcharts and problems on developing algorithms and programs for computations. Model question papers have also been included at the end of the book for academic needs of undergraduate students. Some of the chapters covered in the textbook include Errors in Numerical Calculations, Interpolation, Spline Functions, Numerical Linear Algebra, Differentiation and Integration.

4. “Energy Systems Analysis for Developing Countries” by P Meier

“Energy Systems Analysis for Developing Countries” Book Review: This textbook focuses on energy system analysis in light of various models. The book begins with an introduction on Energy systems, applicability of energy systems analysis in developing countries and framework for Nation Energy Planning. Various chapters of the book then analyze the energy systems on the basis of various models such as Network Model, Economic Model, Petroleum Sector Model, Input-Output models etc. A chapter has been devoted separately for discussing the mathematical fundamentals which would be required in the analysis discussed in the book.

5. “Optimisation Theory and Practice” by S G Beveridge and R S Schechter
6. “Cogeneration and District Energy Systems: Modelling, Analysis and Optimization (Iet Power and Energy)” by Marc A Rosen and Seama Koohi-fayegh

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“Cogeneration and District Energy Systems: Modelling, Analysis and Optimization (Iet Power and Energy)” Book Review: This textbook stresses on modeling, analysis and optimization of District Energy Systems and their integration with cogeneration technologies to provide heating and cooling services. Various concepts surrounding this topic have been elaborately discussed in the book. The book begins with a brief introduction to district heating and cogeneration. This is followed by discussions on topics such as models of cogeneration, heating and district heating, chilling and district cooling, economics of cogeneration and DE, environmental impact of cogeneration systems with focus on carbon dioxide emissions and their allocations. It also sheds light on developments and advances in technologies and systems for cogeneration and DE and future direction of this field.

7. “Renewable Energy System Modelling and Techno-Economic Analysis” by Lakew Samuel Tesema

“Renewable Energy System Modelling and Techno-Economic Analysis” Book Review: This book deals with the study of available renewable energy resources in the light of the present world crisis of depletion of non renewable energy resources, high energy demand and global warming. The book focuses on developing area dependent models for potential resources estimation. It covers several concepts such as designing of the electrical power transmission line from the national grid to the area, economic analysis and comparison with the proposed Renewable Energy System of wind turbine, solar PV, diesel generator, boiler etc. It also discusses sensitivity analysis for solar panels and diesel. The book chalks out conclusions on the basis of comprehensive comparisons drawn from various chapters on various parameters and proposes Renewable Energy System as the most cost effective, stable and pollution free option than any other system presented for comparison in this book.

8. “Advances in Power System Modelling, Control and Stability Analysis (Energy Engineering)” by Frederico Milano

“Advances in Power System Modelling, Control and Stability Analysis (Energy Engineering)” Book Review: This textbook sheds light on the dynamically changing technologies and array of new methodologies that are being used in modeling, simulating and operating modern electric power systems. The book is a great culmination of theoretical concepts, practical reflection and real-world applications. It covers topics like applications of telegrapher equations, power flow analysis with inclusion of uncertainty, discrete Fourier transformation and stochastic differential equations, research works on power system modeling etc. It also discusses power system operation and control, optimal power flow, real-time control and state estimation techniques followed by elaborate description of advances in the stability analysis of power systems and covers voltage stability, time delays, transient stability, and limit cycles. The book will be beneficial for students as well as researchers involved in electric power systems modeling and control.

9. “Systems Modelling for Energy Policy” by Derek W Bunn and Erik R Larsen

“Systems Modelling for Energy Policy” Book Review: This textbook provides a reference to the issues and modeling alternatives of systems to keep up with the modern energy policy and new market structures to analyse strategic as well as economic behavior. It addresses various themes dominating the current energy policy such as concerns regarding global warming, worldwide shift from planned national energy policies to new market structures etc. The book provides a comprehensive view on various analytical procedures that are needed to surpass technical challenges in handling large models. Some of the chapters included in the book are Systems Modelling for Energy Policy, The IDEAS Model and Its Use in Developing the US Climate Change Action Plan, Benefits from Electricity Trade in Northern Europe under CO2 Constraints, Application and Limitations of Annual Models for Electricity Capacity Development, The Changing Role of Simulation Models: The Case of the Pacific Northwest Electric System etc. It will benefit all researchers, analysts and practitioners in the field of system modeling.

10. “River System Analysis and Management” by Nayan Sharma

“River System Analysis and Management” Book Review: This textbook addresses the various aspects in the analysis and management of river systems. The textbook is divided into even parts namely Sediment Transport, Land Use and Climate, River Hydraulics, River Modelling, River Training, Water Quality and Ecology, Transboundary River Issues and Disaster Management. The book discusses the various implications of Integrated Land and Water Resources Management (ILWRM) in the light of the above mentioned eight parts. The chapters included in the book are contributions from various other authors with experience in different disciplines revolving around the related aspects of analysis and management of river systems. The book will benefit all researchers, environmentalists, scientists and students involved in the field of water management and river system analysis.

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