Transient thermal systems: Dynamics and control

Andrew Alleyne, Neera Jain

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1 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationMechanical Engineering
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored a Workshop on Building Systems at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on 24-25 May 2010. The goals of this workshop were (1) to identify priority areas for research to improve energy efficiency of buildings and provide comfort, safety, and productivity of their occupants, and (2) to raise awareness in the controls communi ty of the research issues in this area. Three dozen leading researchers from industry, academia and govern ment convened to determine future directions for building ‘science’ from a systems and controls perspective. The participants were from industry, government, and academia. Four major issues were deemed fundamental to making progress: Modeling Current modeling tools are not sufficient for predicting the actual behavior of buildings across the relevant range of dynamics, lack validation data, and are challenging to use and integrate into decision-making algorithms. Estimation/Diagnostics The sensor networks in large buildings are ex tremely complex and while it is easy

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