Dynamic simulation of building VAV air-conditioning system and evaluation of EMCS on-line control strategies

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Dynamic models are developed to simulate the thermal, hydraulic, environmental and mechanic characteristics and energy performance of a building and VAV air-conditioning system under the control of EMCS. Three on-line supervisory strategies and programs based on integrated EMCS stations are developed to optimise the VAV static pressure set-point, AHU outlet air temperature set-point and outdoor ventilation air flow set-point. The strategies and programs are commissioned and evaluated under the simulated 'real-life' environment. This paper presents the dynamic models, the control strategies and the simulation exercises for commissioning and evaluation of the strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-705
Number of pages25
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Building and Construction

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