Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction


Date of this Version



2011 IEEE Long Island Systems, Applications and Technology Conference (LISAT), doi: 10.1109/LISAT.2011.5784221


Copyright IEEE 2011. Used by permission.


in this paper the power consumption possible combinations for a number of loads and a single power source are discussed. The proposed mathematical model depends basically on combinatorics to estimate how many ways are possible to operate different loads powered by a single power source. This paper takes into consideration the different conditions and limitations to operate n number of loads limited by their minimum and maximum values of power consumption. Four different cases of operations are discussed and modeled. A flowchart and a step-by-step method to do the calculations for a general case is also illustrated at the end of this paper.