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Adaptive neuro energy management control strategies for HVAC systems in buildings

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Adaptive neuro energy management control strategies for HVAC systems in buildings

Gómez Weiss, Maria Victoria (2006) Adaptive neuro energy management control strategies for HVAC systems in buildings. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Energy consumption in buildings is either directly or indirectly related to HVAC systems. As buildings increase in size their corresponding cooling loads also increase, which leads to the necessity of having evermore efficient cooling systems. Control systems and energy management strategies play an important role in improving the overall performance of the system, also allowing the reduction of energy consumption with existing equipment. However the design and implementation of these strategies is not trivial. It is the purpose of this study to develop and implement a series of neural networks (NNs) for energy management control strategies (EMCS) in a model. These Neuro EMCS are: start and stop lead times, temperature base economy cycle, supply air and water temperature reset, and gain selector for the PI controller. To determine the potential benefits and possible energy savings a comparison is made between the developed NNs and a previously developed and tested EMCS algorithms (Base Case). The results show that the adaptive NNs perform very well and as such they are considered as good candidates for implementation in real building systems.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Gómez Weiss, Maria Victoria
Pagination:xv, 171 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date:2006
Thesis Supervisor(s):Zaheeruddin, Mohammed
ID Code:8932
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:40
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:02
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