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Contract details

Financing: State budget
Name of the program within PN III: P4- Fundamental and frontier research
Project type: Exploratory research projects
Project’s Title: Resource Optimal allocation by Morphing Agile systems using Nonlinear Analysis
Contract’s total value: 1.197.822,00 lei
Finalisation date of the project: 31.12.2023
Contractor: Ovidius”University of Constanta

Current status

Phase 2- Analysis, validation and model testing, case study

Phase 1

Data collection, thermodynamic evaluation and preliminary multiscale analysis

Phase 2

Multiscale analysis, validation and model testing, case study

Phase 3

Case study and results integration.
Results disemination


The aim of the project is to develop a systematic plan of research activities to facilitate the establishment of a science based decision support platform for optimal allocation of resources at various scales in order to assure the compliance with the targets of a country for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals under the UN 2030 Agenda. The Romanian case shall be used for validation with the support of the Romanian Government.

Intermediate objectives of the project:

  • B1-Creation of a energy/power stream data base for Romania, foundation on which the diagrams of material, power and exergetic will be created on a national level (unavailable at this time);
  • B2-The Exergetic Global Footprint (EF) will be calculated at the national level, building up on the basis of the BI objective;
  • B3-By adopting the multi-scaling method, the exergetic footprint of a „typical” set of goods will be calculated;
  • B4 – Defining a procedure for the exergetic footprint verification (in time and space);
  • B5 – Identification and investigating  of possible corelations between ecological, local and global indicators. Identifying correlations between EI global and EF;
  • B6 – Investigating the project’s implications of an energy transformation system: Technical aspects, thermo-economic and resilience of the national economy;
  • B7 – Transcription of the results in the monetary economy used terminology: Benefits regarding the PNB, green gas emissions, power costs at national level, traffic density, air and water quality, the health of the terrestrial and aquatic vegetal and animal life forms.

Work Plan

The general work plan can be outlined as follows:

a) A material and energetic balance sheet will be produced at national level, with the streams being spread accordingly between the seven sectors a society can be divided into;

b) On the basis of the aforementined balance sheets, the country’s energy flux chart will be calculated, with the purpose of identifying the highest consumption of primary resources, proportionate usages which society is creating and the ireversible destruction originated from the society/environment interactions;

c)For each and every sector, one or more „typycal” large scale processes will be explained and analysed in detail. For example, for the extraction sector – a coal mine-, for the conversion sector – a combined cycle, installation running on gas-, for the industrial sector a metal foundry and so on. Each of these will become a reference case: the material flux charts, energy and exergy will be calculated, the efficiency of the analysed resources and possible improvements in the initiated and evaluated process’ structure;

d) Due to the fact that all the industrial processes use easy to classify machineries in a relatively low number of „types”, some specific components that are relevant for all – or the majority – of the processes examined in the (c) section will be selected. For every type of component, a representative unit will be selected  and analysed in detail in regard to its performance, the cost of resources and the impact on the environment and so on. The project’s possible amendments will be analysed  in a preliminary stage of the project (no prototype will be built) together with the possible crossover effects, carefully examined;

e) The four steps explained above lead to what we call „an ideal optimisation of the resources efficiency”. Because of the components, processes, plants, social sectors interacts with the society that operates them and with the natural environment, there are multiple factors which „optimisation” above mentioned does not take into consideration: natural disasters, climatic changes in the medium term, lack of resources, demography and large scale economical changes. This is a point where the majority of our present indicators are failing: a system created for „optimal”interaction with a radiator at 15 degrees can be dramatically inneficient if the sink’s tap temperature is increased at 22 degrees. A real „optimal system” is one that works at the height of its performance when the project conditions specifications are respected, but shows reduced sensibility to non-negligible changes in its general environment. The optimal systems must be resistent. Here appears the „Conversion systems of Morphing’s energy” concept: the individually optimised components must be connected in such a way to offer a minimal resources consumption in the project’s present conditions.