Introduction to basic concepts from automatic control theory and their application to the control and automation of buildings.
Introduce 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.
Introduction 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 / Notice
Exposure to ordinary differential equations and Laplace transforms.
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