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Project ID: 129
Author: Charles A. Pack
Project Title: CRude OPtimizer - Petroleum Refinery Economic Optimization Application
Semester: Spring 1998
Committe Chair: Dr. Stephen Dannelly
Committee Member 1: Dr. David R. Thomas
Committee Member 2: Dr. Holly Patterson
Project Description: This project is the design and implementation of a prototype economic planning and scheduling system for a petroleum refinery crude oil distillation unit (CDU). The project incorporates economic principles, optimization models, organic chemistry fundamentals, crude oil refining principles, engineering constraints of a refinery crude unit, mathematical algorithms, and a relational database management system.
Project URL:   129.pdf