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Title: A method for the architectural design of distributed control systems for large, civil jet engines: a systems engineering approach
Authors: Bourne, Duncan
Keywords: Distributed systems
Systems engineering
Genetic algorithm
Jet engine
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Duncan Bourne
Abstract: The design of distributed control systems (DCSs) for large, civil gas turbine engines is a complex architectural challenge. To date, the majority of research into DCSs has focused on the contributing technologies and high temperature electronics rather than the architecture of the system itself. This thesis proposes a method for the architectural design of distributed systems using a genetic algorithm to generate, evaluate and refine designs. The proposed designs are analysed for their architectural quality, lifecycle value and commercial benefit. The method is presented along with results proving the concept. Whilst the method described here is applied exclusively to Distributed Control System (DCS) for jet engines, the principles and methods could be adapted for a broad range of complex systems.
Description: A dissertation thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree Doctor of Engineering (EngD), at Loughborough University. A separate file of papers is in Closed Access.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10406
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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