Optimal on-off control of an air conditioning and refrigeration system

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Abstract

This paper presents an optimal compressor on-off control algorithm for air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) systems with relay feedback loop. A generic cost function involving temperature variation from the set-point, power consumption and compressor on-off cycling frequency is introduced for minimization. The optimal control scheme is tested on an AC&R system model, and three simulation scenarios for different control considerations are given to demonstrate the potential of the optimal on-off control on temperature regulation, component wear reduction, and fuel consumption saving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010
Pages5892-5897
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Oct 15 2010
Event2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 30 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010

Other

Other2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period6/30/107/2/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Li, B., & Alleyne, A. G. (2010). Optimal on-off control of an air conditioning and refrigeration system. In Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010 (pp. 5892-5897). [5531215] (Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, ACC 2010).