Modeling of complex hydronic systems for energy efficient operation

Vikas Chandan, Gina Zak, Andrew Alleyne

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Abstract

Energy requirements for heating and cooling of residential, commercial and industrial spaces constitute a major fraction of end use energy consumed. Centralized systems such as hydronic networks are becoming increasingly popular to meet those requirements. Energy efficient operation of such systems requires intelligent energy management strategies, which necessitates an understanding of the complex dynamical interactions among its components from a mathematical and physical perspective. In this work, concepts from linear graph theory are applied to model complex hydronic networks. Further, time-scale decomposition techniques have been employed to obtain a more succinct representation of the overall system dynamics. Lastly, the usefulness of the proposed model for energy efficient operation of the system through advanced control techniques has been discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages123-130
Number of pages8
EditionPART A
ISBN (Print)9780791848920
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2009 - Hollywood, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2009Oct 14 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009
NumberPART A

Other

Other2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2009
CountryUnited States
CityHollywood, CA
Period10/12/0910/14/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Chandan, V., Zak, G., & Alleyne, A. (2010). Modeling of complex hydronic systems for energy efficient operation. In Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009 (PART A ed., pp. 123-130). (Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009; No. PART A). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2009-2558