Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Operation efficiency optimisation modelling and application of model predictive control

Xia, Xiaohua and Zhang, Jiangfeng (2015) Operation efficiency optimisation modelling and application of model predictive control. IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, 2 (2). pp. 166-172. ISSN 2329-9266

Text (Xia-Zhang-IEEE-JAS-2015-Operation-efficiency-optimisation-modelling-and-application-of-model)
Xia_Zhang_IEEE_JAS_2015_Operation_efficiency_optimisation_modelling_and_application_of_model.pdf - Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (599kB) | Preview


The efficiency of any energy system can be characterised by the relevant efficiency components in terms of performance, operation, equipment and technology (POET). The overall energy efficiency of the system can be optimised by studying the POET energy efficiency components. For an existing energy system, the improvement of operation efficiency will usually be a quick win for energy efficiency. Therefore, operation efficiency improvement will be the main purpose of this paper. General procedures to establish operation efficiency optimisation models are presented. Model predictive control, a popular technique in modern control theory, is applied to solve the obtained energy models. From the case studies in water pumping systems, model predictive control will have a prosperous application in more energy efficiency problems.