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In date order, divided according to category.

Contents

Doctoral theses

V Rico-Ramirez, 1998. Representation, Analysis and Solution of Conditional Models in an Equation-Based Environment, Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University. PDF

K A Abbott, 1996. Very Large Scale Modeling Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

B A Allan, 1997. A More Reusable Modeling System, Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

B T Safrit, 1996. Synthesis of Azeotropic Batch Distillation Separation Systems, Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

M Thomas, 1996. Tool and Information Management in Engineering Design, Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

R S Huss, 1995. Collocation Methods For Flexible Distillation Design, Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

J Zaher, 1995. Conditional Modeling, Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

P Piela, 1989. ASCEND: An Object-Oriented Computer Environment for Modeling and Analysis, Ph.D. Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Abstract

Journal papers

A W Westerberg, 2003, A retrospective on design and process synthesis, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 28 (4), 447-458. doi:10.1016/j.compchemeng.2003.09.029.

V Rico-Ramírez, B A Allan and A W Westerberg, 1999, Conditional Modeling. 1. Requirements for an Equation-Based Environment, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38 (2), pp 519–530. doi:10.1021/ie9800593

V Rico-Ramírez and A W Westerberg, 1999, Conditional Modeling. 2. Solving Using Complementarity and Boundary-Crossing Formulations, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38 (2), pp 531–553. doi:10.1021/ie9800602

Benjamin A Allan and Arthur W Westerberg, 1999, Anonymous Class in Declarative Process Modeling, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38 (3), pp 692–704. doi:10.1021/ie980297y

Kirk A Abbott, Benjamin A Allan, and Arthur W Westerberg, 1997, Global preordering for Newton equations using model hierarchy, AIChE Journal 43 (12), doi:10.1002/aic.690431207

Robert S Huss and Arthur W Westerberg, 1996, Collocation Methods for Distillation Design. 2. Applications for Distillation, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 35 (5), pp 1611–1623, doi:10.1021/ie9503508

B T Safrit, A W Westerberg, U Diwekar, O M Wahnschafft, 1995, Extending Continuous Conventional and Extractive Distillation Feasibility Insights to Batch Distillation, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 34, 3257-3264. doi:10.1021/ie00037a012

B Katzenberg and P Piela, 1993, Work Language Analysis and the Naming Problem, Communication of the ACM, Vol. 36, No. 6, 86-92. doi:10.1145/153571.163286

P Piela, R McKelvey, and A Westerberg, 1993, An Introduction to the ASCEND Modeling System: Its Language and Interactive Environment, ; Journal of Management Information Systems ,Vol. 9, No.3, 91-121. Abstract, Full article

P Piela, B Katzenberg, and R McKelvey, 1992, Integrating the User into Research on Engineering Design Systems ASCEND: An Object-Oriented Computer Environment for Modeling, Research in Engineering Design, Vol. 3, 211-221. doi:10.1007/BF01580843

Oliver J Smith IV and Arthur W Westerberg, 1991, The optimal design of pressure swing adsorption systems, Chemical Engineering Science, '48 (12), doi:10.1016/0009-2509(91)85001-E

P Piela, T Epperly, K Westerberg and A Westerberg, 1991, ASCEND: An Object-Oriented Computer Environment for Modeling and Analysis: The Modeling Language., Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 1, 53-72, . doi:10.1016/0098-1354(91)87006-U

R F Woodbury, 1990, Variations in Solids: A Declarative Treatment, Computers and Graphics, Special Issue on Features and Geometric Reasoning, Vol. 14, No. 2, 173-188. doi:10.1016/0097-8493(90)90030-2

S Kuru and A W Westerberg, 1985, A Newton-Raphson based strategy for exploiting latency in dynamic simulation, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol 9., No. 2, doi:10.1016/0098-1354(85)85007-9 or PDF

A W Westerberg and D R Benajamin, 1985, Thoughts on a Future Equation-Oriented Flowsheeting System, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 5, 517-526. doi:10.1016/0098-1354(85)80026-0

Michael H Locke and Arthur W Westerberg, 1983, The ascend-II system—a flowsheeting application of a successive quadratic programming methodology, Computers & Chemical Engineering 7 (5) 615-630. doi:10.1016/0098-1354(83)80007-6

A W Westerberg and S W Director, 1978, A modified least squares next term algorithm for solving sparse n × n sets of nonlinear equations, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 2, pp 77-81. doi:10.1016/0098-1354(78)80011-8 (this paper describes the basis of our QRSlv solver)

Conference presentations and papers

A Sadrieh, P A Bahri, Application of Graphic Processing Unit in Model Predictive Control, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier, 2011, Volume 29, 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Pages 492-496, ISSN 1570-7946, ISBN 9780444538956, doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-53711-9.50099-7 or try this link.

J Pye, K Lovegrove and G Burgess. Combined-cycle solarised gas turbine with steam, organic and CO2 bottoming cycles, Proceedings of SolarPACES 2010, Perpignan, France, Sept 2010.

J Coventry and J Pye, 2009, Coupling supercritical and superheated direct steam generation with thermal energy storage. SolarPACES 2009, Berlin, 15-18 Sept.

H G Silva and R L R Salcedo, 2006, Modeling and Optimization of Chemical Processes: ASCEND IV and Stochastic Optimizers, Proceedings of Modelling and Simulation, Montreal, Canada.

Allan, B.A. and A. W. Westerberg, Compiling and Solving 100,000 equations on a PC in (3) minutes Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1998. Presented April 1998 at INFORMS Montreal conference. PDF.

Bhargava, H., Krishnan, R., and Piela, P., Formalizing the Semantics of ASCEND, Proceeding of the 27th Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1994. Abstract, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1994.323312.

Krishnan, R., Piela, P., and Westerberg, A., Reusing Mathematical Models in ASCEND, Recent Developments in Decision Support Systems, C. W. Holsapple and A. B. Whinston (eds.). Proceedings of the NATO ASI on Decision Support Systems. Springer-Verlag, in cooperation with NATO Scientific Affairs Division, 1993. Abstract, read via Google Books.

Westerberg, A.W., Abbott, K.A., and Allan, B.A., Plans for ASCEND IV: Our Next Generation Equational-Based Modeling Environment, AspenWorld 94, Boston Massachusetts, November 1994. abstract, paper, slides.

Westerberg, A., Piela, P., McKelvey, R., and Epperly, T., The ASCEND Modeling Environment and Its Implications, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, I: Design, I.2.1 - I.2.12, 1991. Abstract.

Westerberg, A., Piela, P., Subrahmanian, E., Podnar, G., and Elm, W., A Future Computer Environment for Preliminary Design, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design, J. Siirola, I. Grossmann, and G. Stephanopoulos (eds.), 1989. Abstract

Technical reports

L Cisternas, N Luza, E Gálvez, 2007. HydroSim: Una Librería para Simulación, Modelación y Optimización en Hidrometalurgia (in spanish; english title: HydroSim: a library for simulation, modelling and optimisation in hydrometallurgy), Technical report, Universidad de Antifagasta, Design of Product and Process Group and CICITEM. PDF

J L Perry and B A Allan, 1996. Design and Use of Dynamic Modeling in ASCEND IV, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report 06-224-96. PDF (alternative link)

P Piela and A W Westerberg, 1994. Equation-Based Process Modeling, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report. PDF.

A W Westerberg, 1994. ASCEND Modeling Language and Environment Notes, CAPD Short Course Notes, Carnegie Mellon University.

T Epperly, 1989. Implementation of an ASCEND Interpreter, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report 05-29-89, PDF.

B A Allan and A W Westerberg, 1997.Reusability and Scalability in Modeling (Previously titled "Reusability in Modeling and Modeling Support Environments"), Carnegie Mellon University, ICES Technical Report, November 1997. Pittsburgh, PA. (AIChE 1997 Meeting Paper 201f.) (see also presentation slides)

B A Allan and A W Westerberg, 1997. The ASCEND IV Language Syntax and Semantics, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report. (this report is now edited and incorporated into our documentation).

B A Allan, V Rico-Ramirez, M Thomas and K Tyner, 1996. ASCEND IV: A portable Mathematical Modeling Environment, Carnegie Mellon University, ICES Technical Report, October. PDF.

K Dee and A Westerberg, 1922. CEPHDA: Chemical Engineering Process Hierarchical Design with ASCEND, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report 06-140-92 Abstract.

V Rico-Ramirez, B A Allan and A W Westerberg, 1998. Conditional Modeling in an Equation-Based Environment, Carnegie Mellon University, ICES Technical Report 06-242-98. PDF.

V Rico-Ramirez and A W Westerberg, 1998. Complementarity Formulation for the Representation of Algebraic Systems Containing Conditional Equations, Carnegie Mellon University, ICES Technical Report 06-243-98. PDF.

K Westerberg, 1989. Development of Software for Solving Systems of Nonlinear Equations, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report 05-36-89, Pittsburgh, PA. PDF

K Westerberg, 1989. Development of Software for Solving Systems of Linear Equations, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report 05-35-89. PDF

J Zaher, 1991. Developing Reusable Libraries in the ASCEND environment, Carnegie Mellon University, EDRC Technical Report 06-108-91. PDF.

Undergraduate theses

K Bestuzheva, 2014. Computer modelling of successive collisions of a particle with moving boundaries in an external magnetic field (in Russian Компьютерное моделирование последовательных отражений частицы от движущихся поверхностей при наличии внешнего магнитного поля). Final thesis for the degree of a specialist, State Management University, Moscow, Russia. PDF

R Hogan, 2012. Efficiency of supercritical carbon dioxide for the working fluid in the power cycle for high-temperature concentrated solar power. BE thesis, Australian National University. Available on request.

K Sio, 2010. Cost Optimisation of DSG Thermal Storage System. BE thesis, Australian National University. Available on request.

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