Distributed MPC for Thermal Comfort in Buildings with Dynamically Coupled Zones and Limited Energy Resources

Filipe A. Barata, Rui Neves-Silva

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Abstract

This paper presents a distributed predictive control methodology for indoor thermal comfort that optimizes the consumption of a limited energy resource using a demand-side management approach. The building divisions are modeled using an electro-thermal modular scheme. For control purposes, this modular scheme allows an easy modeling of buildings with different plans where adjacent areas can thermally interact. The control objective of each subsystem is to minimize the energy cost while maintaining the indoor temperature in the selected comfort bounds. In a distributed coordinated environment, the control uses multiple dynamically coupled agents (one for each subsystem/zone) aiming to achieve satisfaction of available energy coupling constraints. The system is simulated with two zones in a distributed environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Collective Awareness Systems - Proceedings of the 5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS2014)
EditorsL. M. Camarinha-Matos , N. S. Barrento, R. Mendonça
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages305-312
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-54734-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-54733-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2014 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 7 Apr 20149 Apr 2014

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume423
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2014
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period7/04/149/04/14

Keywords

  • DMPC
  • electro-thermal analogy
  • limited energy resource
  • Multi-zone thermal comfort

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    Barata, F. A., & Neves-Silva, R. (2014). Distributed MPC for Thermal Comfort in Buildings with Dynamically Coupled Zones and Limited Energy Resources. In L. M. Camarinha-Matos , N. S. Barrento, & R. Mendonça (Eds.), Technological Innovation for Collective Awareness Systems - Proceedings of the 5th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS2014) (pp. 305-312). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 423). Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54734-8_34