Ing. Lubomír Klimeš – Treatise on Optimisation of secondary cooling parameters of continuous steel casting
The presented treatise submitted for the state doctoral exams deals with stochastic optimisation of operational parameters of continuous casting of steel facility. It presents the state of the art of the continuous casting of steel technology, numerical models of temperature fields of blanks produced by the technology, parallelization opportunities, optimisation methods and algorithms for solution of engineering problems, especially of random and/or uncertain character. The emphasis is put on control volume method, progressive hedging algorithm that enables for solution to stochastic optimisation problems, and CUDA architecture. The treatise also covers the actual state report on progress of the PhD study, achieved intermediate results included. It concludes with setting the study goals and methodology applied to fulfil the goals.