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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2010, Article ID 590943, 28 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/590943
Research Article

Modelling and Simulation for Energy Production Parametric Dependence in Greenhouses

1CIRDER, University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo de Lellis s.n.c, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
2DiSAFRi University of Tuscia, Via del Suffragio no.1, 01100 Viterbo, Italy

Received 29 January 2010; Revised 30 June 2010; Accepted 19 August 2010

Academic Editor: Carlo Cattani

Copyright © 2010 Maurizio Carlini and Sonia Castellucci. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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