A Graph-Based Computational Framework for Simulation and Optimization of Coupled Infrastructure Network
|Title||A Graph-Based Computational Framework for Simulation and Optimization of Coupled Infrastructure Network|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Jalving, J, Abhyankar, S, Kim, K, Hereld, M, Zavala, VM|
We present a computational framework that facilitates the construction, instantiation, and analysis of large-scale optimization and simulation applications of coupled energy networks. The framework integrates the optimization modeling package PLASMO and the simulation package DMNetwork (built around PETSc). These tools use a common graphbased abstraction that enables us to achieve compatibility between data structures and to build applications that use network models of different physical fidelity. We also describe how to embed these tools within complex computational workflows using SWIFT, which is a tool that facilitates parallel execution of multiple simulation runs and management of input and output data. We discuss how to use these capabilities to target coupled natural gas and electricity systems.