Modeling and analysis of an HVAC system for the S.J. Carew Building at Memorial University

Iqbal, Tariq and Abdo-Allah, Almahdi and Pope, Kevin (2017) Modeling and analysis of an HVAC system for the S.J. Carew Building at Memorial University. In: 2017 IEEE 30th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 30 April-3 May 2017, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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In this paper, the HVAC System for the S.J. Carew Building at Memorial University is modeled using a state space multi-input and multi-output system (MIMO) approach for analyses and control system design. The IDA Indoor Climate and Energy ICE simulation program is used to develop the models. The system has three air-handling units and four floors. Supply air flow temperature and hot water temperature data are used as input data for the model. Environmental inputs of outdoor temperature, wind direction and velocity are used as disturbances. The temperature of the zones and humidity are used as output data. The simulated energy consumption for the first fifteen days of Dec 2015 is compared to measured data and good agreement is achieved for the whole building. The main purpose of this paper is to obtain a state space model of a MIMO system using the Matlab system identification toolbox. Building data and details of the model are presented in the paper.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Item ID: 14704
Keywords: State space model, building modeling and simulation, HVAC, energy consumption, system identification
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: May 2017
Date Type: Completion
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