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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2012: 1st Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


A simulation-based control approach in a mechanical ventilation system

Hyeunjun Moon, Minseok Choi, Kyonga An

Abstract: This paper aims to establish a simulation based control system for better building performance and low energy cost during the operational stage. This integrated system utilizes BCVTB (Building Control Virtual Test Bed) as a middleware to connect monitoring and measurement devices (e.g. sensors, meters) and a virtual model (i.e., EnergyPlus). The integrated system was established in a laboratory room with a mechanical ventilation system. A pilot test for ventilation control was conducted to see the applicability of the integrated system. This integrated system showed an energy saving potential while maintaining specified indoor air quality. As a future work, model-based control algorithms will be incorporated to the real-time simulation system for optimal control in existing buildings.
Pages: 589 - 596