Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

Robust control of room temperature and relative humidity using advanced nonlinear inverse dynamics and evolutionary optimisation

Zaher, Obadah Samir and Counsell, John and Brindley, Joseph (2011) Robust control of room temperature and relative humidity using advanced nonlinear inverse dynamics and evolutionary optimisation. In: Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems. CIRA, Italian Aerospace Research Centre, Capua, Italy.

[img] PDF
Counsell_J_Pure_Robust_control_of_room_temperature_and_relative_humidity..._evolutionary_optimisation_Sep_2011.pdf - Draft Version

Download (809kB)

Abstract

A robust controller is developed, using advanced nonlinear inverse dynamics (NID) controller design and genetic algorithm optimisation, for room temperature control. The performance is evaluated through application to a single zone dynamic building model. The proposed controller produces superior performance when compared to the NID controller optimised with a simple optimisation algorithm, and classical PID control commonly used in the buildings industry. An improved level of thermal comfort is achieved, due to fast and accurate tracking of the setpoints, and energy consumption is shown to be reduced, which in turn means carbon emissions are reduced.