227-0680-00L  Building Control and Automation

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersF. Bünning, J. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, R. Smith
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


227-0680-00 VBuilding Control and Automation2 hrs
Fri09:45-11:30HIL F 10.3 »
10:00-12:00ER SA TZ »
J. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, R. Smith
227-0680-00 UBuilding Control and Automation2 hrs
Mon15:45-17:30HIL E 5 »
16:00-18:00ER SA TZ »
F. Bünning, C. Gähler

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to basic concepts from automatic control theory and their application to the control and automation of buildings.
ObjectiveIntroduce students to fundamental concepts from control theory: State space models, feedback. Demonstrate the application of these concepts to building control for energy efficiency and other objectives.
ContentIntroduction to modeling
State space models and differential equations
Laplace transforms and basic feedback control
Discrete time systems
Model predictive control for building climate regulation
Regulating building energy consumption and energy hub concepts
Practical implementation of Building Automation (BA) systems:
- Energy-efficient control of room air quality, heating and cooling, domestic hot water, shading, etc.
- Stability and robustness; Cascaded control
Prerequisites / NoticeExposure to ordinary differential equations and Laplace transforms.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, R. Smith
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.

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