Real time simulation of on-line bms and air-conditioning system for training/learning applications

Shengwei Wang, Ling Zheng

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A PC-based software, BMSonline, is developed to simulate a ’on-line’ IEArning environment of BMS by simulating the BMS on-line DDC controls and supervisory strategies, the thermal, hydraulic and environmental characteristics and energy performance of a building and VAV air conditioning system. A window-based user interface is developed for the users to monitor the online operation, to tune the DDC control loops and to modify the supervisory control strategies on-line and off-line. This paper presents the real-time simulation of the air-conditioning system and the BMS on-line controls, the user interface and examples for the users to practise and test the dynamic performance of BMS controls and air-conditioning system on the software.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-41
Number of pages8
JournalHKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


  • Air-Conditioning
  • BMS
  • Dynamic Simulation
  • IEArning Tool
  • Online Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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