Sustainability of Self-organizing Systems

  • Rush D. RobinettIII
  • David G. Wilson
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


In Chap. 14, sustainability of self-organizing systems is developed with respect to exergy sustainability. These developments provide a missing link in the analysis and design of self-organizing systems. In addition, exergy is shown to be a fundamental driver and necessary input for sustainable systems since exergy input is a single point of failure for self-organizing, adaptable systems. Finally, the concepts of exergy sustainability and energy surety are combined to determine what is meant by optimality and scalability for self-organizing energy and power grids.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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