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Proceedings of ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference


Linking Simulation Programs, Advanced Control and FDD Algorithms with a Building Management System Based on the Functional Mock-Up Interface and the Building Automation Java Architecture Standards

Thierry Stephane Nouidui, Michael Wetter
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Abstract: This paper describes the extension of a building management system with an interface that allows the import of simulation models, control, and fault detection (FDD) algorithms. This interface is based on the Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI), and the Building Automation Java Architecture (Baja) standards. This allows HVAC designers and control vendors a) developing, testing and improving control and FDD algorithms under a wide range of conditions in simulation, b) exporting them in a code which implements the FMI standard, and c) importing them in building management system for deployment or to support building operation. We anticipate the proposed approach to facilitate the deployment of control and FDD algorithms on building management systems, and the use of simulation models during the operation of the building, such as the real-time comparison of actual performance relative to design intent.
Pages: 49 - 55