METHODOLOGY OF TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATION TO ENERGY ASSESSMENT

In view of the significant social and economic consequences of technical change, it is important for the engineering community to provide sound technical inputs to the formulation of national policies. A methodology designed specifically for this purpose for application to large-scale technical systems is described and illustrated by application to the U.S. energy system. This methodology, Technology Analysis, uses three basic building blocks: a structural description of the system, an optimization technique for system synthesis and design, and a model of the economy within which technical detail and social structure may be expressed. The approach is general and is adaptable to other important technology policy areas including materials, agriculture, and transportation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Upton, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • HOFFMAN, K C
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: 26 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00136581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-751106-12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM