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Co-simulation setup for online model-assisted control design

Giannakis, GI; Katsigarakis, K; Kontes, GD; Rovas, DV; (2013) Co-simulation setup for online model-assisted control design. In: Kabele, Karel, (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC ”Energy Efficient, Smart and Healthy Buildings". CLIMA: Prague, Czech Republic. Green open access

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Abstract

For reduction of energy intensity of the building sector, effective and parsimonious use of energy resources and climate control systems is a prerequisite. Intelligent Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) can be key ingredients towards achieving this goal; the incorporation of forecast data into the decision process can help achieve improved performance compared to existing state-of-the-art approaches. In the present paper, the potential of model-based supervisory control design algorithms for automatically designing BEMS is evaluated by performing experiments in a real building. A co-simulation setup is implemented where the thermal simulation model of the building is warmed up using past sensed data and then, given weather and occupancy forecasts, a controller is designed by solving a constrained minimization problem. A stochastic optimization algorithm is used to intelligently search the controller parameter space and identify a controller that minimizes an energy-related cost function, subject to thermal comfort constraints. A middleware solution is deployed in the building to facilitate two-way communication between the building (sensing and actuation) layer and the algorithmic layer.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Co-simulation setup for online model-assisted control design
Event: CLIMA 2013: 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC ”Energy Efficient, Smart and Healthy Buildings", 16-19 June 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Dates: 16 June 2013 - 19 June 2013
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.rehva.eu/events/event-detail/article/1...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Co-simulation; BEMS design; BMS; Model-assisted control
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10063035
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