A novel network-based continuous-time formulation for process scheduling

Diego M. Giménez, Gabriela P. Henning, Christos T. Maravelias

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We present a novel network-based continuous-time formulation for process scheduling that addresses multiple limitations of existing approaches. Specifically, it handles non-simultaneous transfers of input/output materials to/from processing units; it employs a more flexible time representation; and it explicitly accounts for unit connectivity. This is accomplished via the modelling of two key issues: (i) the state of a processing/storage unit, and (ii) the material transfer between processing and storage units. The proposed formulation allows us to model many complexities associated with process scheduling and obtain solutions to problems that cannot be addressed by existing methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering
EditorsBertrand Braunschweig, Xavier Joulia
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


  • network-based continuous-time formulation
  • process scheduling


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