Single Reference Grid Continuous Time Formulation for Batch Scheduling

Hossein Mostafaei, Iiro Harjunkoski

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Short term scheduling of multipurpose batch processes has received growing attention over past decades. It concerns the optimal allocation of a set of limited resources to tasks over time in order to enhance the revenue of plants. This paper addresses the short term scheduling of batch processes through a continuous-time mixed integer linear programming (MILP) formulation based on the state-task network (STN) representation that allows to consider multiple intermediate due dates for market requirements. The proposed formulation can be classified as a slot-based approach that views the time horizon as a set of ordered blocks of unknown and variable lengths. Compared to previous similar approaches, it is simpler and leads to a smaller mathematical model without decoupling tasks from units. A few benchmark problems are used to illustrate the computational advantages of the proposed optimization approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)832-837
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems - Florianopolis, Brazil
Duration: 23 Apr 201926 Apr 2019
Conference number: 12


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