After a historical survey of the diffusion of methodologies and techniques of systems analysis in engineering applications, a series of specific examples is reported, concerning the activities of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA). In the field of knowledge-based computer aids for plant operators, two applications are described, concerning, respectively, a primary aluminium production plant (aluminium smelter) and a plant which recovers energy from civil waste. About dynamic modelling of buildings, a method is described, which has been tested both in inhabited buildings and in an empty experimental house. Finally, a peculiar ENEA's experience is illustrated, which regards the development of distributed information systems for networks of small- and mediumdashsized enterprises (SME) in industrial districts, with the aim of improving logistic and manufacturing processes and of protecting the environment. © 1995.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Artificial Intelligence
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mathis, A. (1995). New methodologies and technologies for the intelligent use of energy in industrial and civil applications. Pattern Recognition, 28(10), 1459 - 1465. https://doi.org/10.1016/0031-3203(94)00150-K