Dynamic and real-time simulation of BMS and air-conditioning system as a `living' environment for learning/training

Shengwei Wang, Ling Zheng

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Dynamic and real-time simulation models are developed to simulate the thermal, hydraulic, mechanical, environmental and energy performance of building a variable air volume (VAV) air-conditioning system and its building management system (BMS). On-line direct digital control (DDC) and supervisory strategies of the BMS controlling the dynamic air-conditioning system are simulated. A window-based users interface is developed to simulate the man-machine interface of a BMS, through which users can monitor the on-line operation, tune the local control loops, and reset the supervisory control strategies. This paper presents models, simulation software, and examples that users practice on the simulated on-line BMS and air-conditioning system using the software.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-505
Number of pages19
JournalAutomation in Construction
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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