By Topic

A nonlinear model based predictive control strategy to maintain thermal comfort inside a bioclimatic building

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Castilla, M. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Languages, Electron. & Robot. Res. Group, Univ. of Almeria Agrifood, La Cañada, Spain ; Alvarez, J.D. ; Normey-Rico, J.E. ; Rodriguez, F.

People usually spend most of the time inside buildings. Therefore, it is necessary to reach a tradeoff between users' comfort and energy saving. The use of appropriate control strategies can highly contribute to this purpose. This paper presents a practical nonlinear model predictive control strategy, that allows to obtain a high thermal comfort level optimizing the use of an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. Simulation results obtained from the application of this strategy to a characteristic room of the CDdI-ARFRISOL-CIESOL building are included and commented.

Published in:

Control & Automation (MED), 2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on

Date of Conference:

3-6 July 2012