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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2016: 6th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Consideration of heating elements’ behaviour in a co-simulation setting using model-predictive controls

N. Sterl, M. Schuss, A. Mahdavi

Abstract: There is a growing interest in developing elaborate and energy efficient control strategies embedded in state-of-art hardware toward provision of optimal thermal conditions in buildings. In the present contribution, we describe the development and simulation of advanced control algorithms, from simple 2-point switching control, analogue PIcontroller, to predictive control and model predictive control (MPC). Together with the control algorithms, the asymmetric dynamic thermal characteristics of the room heating elements, realized as radiators or floor heating, are modelled. The energy saving potential of the proposed approach is documented via comparative simulation studies.
Pages: 565 - 572