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Subject/Keyword
Design of experiments, hierarchical clustering, nonlinear stochastic optimization, computational singular perturbation, ammonia decomposition, preferential oxidation
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Kumar, Siddhartha
Supervisor and department
Prasad, Vinay (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Koch, Charles Robert (Mechanical Engineering)
De Klerk, Arno (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
Department
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Specialization

Date accepted
2011-09-30T19:27:38Z
Graduation date
2011-11
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Parameter estimation for mathematical models is performed based on the data collected by experiments using system identification techniques. However, since performing experiments can be time consuming as well as expensive, experiments must be designed prior to performing, so that the data collected will be optimal for parameter estimation. This thesis aims at performing experimental design while addressing three different design problems: (1) non-identifiability for large scale catalytic systems, (2) uncertainty in parametric values being used for design, and (3) parameter estimation for a specific subset of reactions. Hierarchical clustering, stochastic optimization and computational singular perturbation are the methodologies used in this study. Catalytic systems under investigation are ammonia decomposition and preferential oxidation for hydrogen production for fuel cells.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R3J35R
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