Design and operation of engineering systems using regularized stochastic decomposition

W. E. Elshorbagy, K. E. Lansey, D. S. Yakowitz

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Many engineering systems are affected by uncertainty in future demands or inputs. Decisions regarding their design, however, typically must be made in the present. Two-stage stochastic programming can consider this type of problem but, in the past, procedures to fully incorporate the uncertainty have come with a high computational cost. New algorithmic developments, such as Regularized Stochastic Decomposition (RSD), now allow more complex systems to be considered. This paper provides an overview of the RSD method and its extensions and demonstrates the application of two-stage stochastic programming to two water resources problems with different problem structures and types of uncertainty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-152
Number of pages8
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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