TY - GEN

T1 - Modeling of complex hydronic systems for energy efficient operation

AU - Chandan, Vikas

AU - Zak, Gina

AU - Alleyne, Andrew

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - Energy requirements for heating and cooling of residential, commercial and industrial spaces constitute a major fraction of end use energy consumed. Centralized systems such as hydronic networks are becoming increasingly popular to meet those requirements. Energy efficient operation of such systems requires intelligent energy management strategies, which necessitates an understanding of the complex dynamical interactions among its components from a mathematical and physical perspective. In this work, concepts from linear graph theory are applied to model complex hydronic networks. Further, time-scale decomposition techniques have been employed to obtain a more succinct representation of the overall system dynamics. Lastly, the usefulness of the proposed model for energy efficient operation of the system through advanced control techniques has been discussed.

AB - Energy requirements for heating and cooling of residential, commercial and industrial spaces constitute a major fraction of end use energy consumed. Centralized systems such as hydronic networks are becoming increasingly popular to meet those requirements. Energy efficient operation of such systems requires intelligent energy management strategies, which necessitates an understanding of the complex dynamical interactions among its components from a mathematical and physical perspective. In this work, concepts from linear graph theory are applied to model complex hydronic networks. Further, time-scale decomposition techniques have been employed to obtain a more succinct representation of the overall system dynamics. Lastly, the usefulness of the proposed model for energy efficient operation of the system through advanced control techniques has been discussed.

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U2 - 10.1115/DSCC2009-2558

DO - 10.1115/DSCC2009-2558

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:77953760023

SN - 9780791848920

T3 - Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009

SP - 123

EP - 130

BT - Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2009, DSCC2009

PB - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

T2 - 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2009

Y2 - 12 October 2009 through 14 October 2009

ER -