A lumped capacitance model was developed in Matlab/Simulink to simulate HVAC plant and control. Construction elements were modelled using an equivalent electrical resistance-capacitance ( R-C ) circuit, the resistance and capacitance values being established using optimisation techniques. A model of a room space with hot water radiators for heating and a chilled ceiling system for cooling was developed to analyse control system response. The resulting model was flexible, transparent and exhibited good computational efficiency. 14 refs.
Primary author(s): Gouda M M;Underwood C P;Danaher S
Vol.24, No.4, 2003, p.271-280
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