دینامیک غیر خطی، انشعاب و تجزیه و تحلیل عملکرد یک واحد حمل و نقل هوایی: حذف اغتشاش از طریق بازخورد خطی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|28041||2013||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Energy and Buildings, Volume 56, January 2013, Pages 150–159
Nowadays, dynamic analysis of air-conditioner units is essential to achieve satisfactory comfort conditions in buildings with low energy consumption and operation cost. In this paper, a nonlinear multi input–multi output model (MIMO) of an air-handling unit (AHU) is considered. In the presence of realistic harmonic disturbances, nonlinear dynamics of AHU is investigated. The effect of various thermodynamics and geometrical parameters on limit cycles behaviour of the indoor temperature is investigated. It is observed that the indoor space volume plays as the bifurcation parameter of the system. Decreasing the indoor space volume leads to the occurrence of secondary Hopf (Neimark) bifurcation and consequently the unstable quasi-periodic solution of the indoor temperature. To overcome this problem, a multivariable control strategy based on feedback linearization approach is implemented, in which the air and cold water flow rates are the control inputs while the indoor temperature and relative humidity are the control outputs. It is shown that the designed controller guarantees the comfort indoor conditions by preventing the unstable quasi-periodic responses and improving the limit cycles behaviour.
To provide comfortable environment and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ) for building occupants, air-conditioning systems are extensively used in commercial and office buildings. In order to optimize the performance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems while maintaining the comfortable indoor environmental conditions, most of the modern buildings are equipped with energy management and control systems (EMCS). Since energy and operation costs of buildings are directly influenced by how well an air-conditioning system performs, effective thermal management is of great importance. It is estimated that more than 50% of the building energy consumption is accounted by HVAC systems . A comprehensive review on air-conditioning systems and control of the indoor air quality to preserve human health has been presented . Development of accurate and simple dynamic models for HVAC systems is the most important factor for the efficient EMCS design. Dynamics models may be varied in structure (simple or complex), depending on the type of energy management functions and the accuracy demanded. However from practical point of view, deriving simple and accurate while reliable models, in coincidence with the real dynamic behaviour of the whole HVAC system and its components, is of great importance . Among HVAC components, air-handling units (AHU) have an essential role for providing supply air with specific temperature and humidity. Due to the complex nonlinear nature of an AHU with multivariable parameters and time varying characteristics of its components, finding an exact mathematical model is difficult . Therefore, dynamic modelling and simulation of HVAC systems and its components have been accomplished through several investigations. Self-tuning and classical dynamic models for HVAC system components  and , dynamic model and transient response for space heating and cooling zones  and dynamic simulation and evaluation of EMCS on-line for variable air volume (VAV) air-conditioning systems have been presented  and . Using automatic data acquisition system for on-line training and artificial neural network  and grey-box identification approach , air-handling unit has been modelled. Dynamic simulation of energy management control functions for HVAC systems , simulation of a VAV air-conditioning system for the cooling mode  and adaptive HVAC zone modelling for sustainable buildings  have been carried out. Also, an overview of current approaches used for modelling and simulation of HVAC systems including control aspects has been presented . To achieve optimal performance of HVAC systems, control of the energy flows within a building is essential. Stability analysis and tuning of PID controller in the VAV systems , model based analysis and simulation of airflow control of AHU units using PI controllers  and control tuning of a simplified VAV system have been studied . Also, cascade control algorithm and gain scheduling , model predictive control , normalized decoupling control  and analysis of different control schedules on EMCS  of air-handling units have been investigated. Rule development and adjustment of a fuzzy controller , fuzzy control optimized by genetic algorithms (GA) , developing an adaptive fuzzy controller based on GA  have been implemented on air-handling units, as other control approaches. In addition, optimal control ,  and , data-driven optimization approach  and adaptive self-tuning PI control  are other control approaches used for HVAC systems. However, since tuned control parameters cannot cover all the operating ranges of the AHU, using traditional control approaches may result in poor time responses or increase in the energy consumption. Also, for a constant provided ventilation flow rate, when the occupancy is lower or higher than the expected maximum occupancy, they may cause over ventilation or insufficient ventilation . In addition, due to non-stationary and nonlinear characteristics of AHU components and the coupling of the controlled variables, its control is a non-trivial problem  and . Therefore, recently some investigations have been devoted to implement the nonlinear control  and robust control approaches ,  and  on a multivariable model of AHU. Although many investigations have been accomplished for dynamic modelling and control of AHU, its nonlinear dynamic analysis has not been studied in the previous researches. In the presence of nonlinear sources and multivariable model of AHU, where different parameters are involved in a complex interaction, linear theories fail to predict interesting phenomena. Moreover, without an extensive pre-knowledge of AHU behaviour against possible disturbances, applying the designed controllers may lead to aggressive response of output variables and also increase in energy consumption. In this paper, nonlinear dynamics of an air-handling unit is investigated in the presence of realistic harmonic disturbances in dynamic state variables. In the considered nonlinear model of AHU, the indoor temperature and relative humidity are the output variables which are controlled by manipulation of the air and cold water flow rates, as the control inputs. For disturbance rejection, a multivariable control strategy based on feedback linearization approach is designed. Under steady-state condition, a parametric study is performed to investigate the effect of various thermodynamics and geometrical parameters on limit cycles behaviour of the indoor temperature. For various operating conditions, the location of fixed points for indoor temperature is determined. For the sake of brevity, similar analysis for the indoor relative humidity is not presented. It is shown that decreasing the indoor space volume leads to the occurrence of secondary Hopf (Neimark) bifurcation and consequently the unstable quasi-periodic solution for the indoor temperature. However, implementation of the nonlinear controller improves the limit cycles behaviour, prevents the occurrence of unstable quasi-periodic responses, and consequently leads to the comfort indoor conditions.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In this paper, nonlinear dynamics of an air-handling unit is investigated in the presence of realistic harmonic disturbances in dynamic state variables. The effects of various thermodynamics and geometrical parameters on limit cycles behaviour of the indoor temperature are analyzed through a parametric study, under steady-state conditions. For various operating conditions, the location of operating points of the process or fixed points of the system are determined. In addition, the effect of various thermodynamics parameters on the intensity of oscillatory behaviour of the indoor temperature (i.e., size of limit cycles) is investigated. Under various operating conditions, periodic solutions for the indoor temperature are observed (because the disturbance function, as the source of excitation, is harmonic). However, as an interesting result, decreasing the indoor space volume leads to the occurrence of secondary Hopf (Neimark) bifurcation and consequently the unstable quasi-periodic solution for the indoor temperature. For the sake of brevity, similar analysis for the indoor relative humidity is not presented. For the nonlinear model of AHU, the indoor temperature and relative humidity are controlled by manipulation of the air and cold water flow rates. A multivariable regulation strategy based on feedback linearization approach is designed for disturbance rejection. It is shown that the presence of controller not only leads to the smaller variation of indoor temperature, but also prevents the change of operating points of the process. In addition, designed nonlinear controller improves the limit cycles behaviour, prevents the occurrence of unstable quasi-periodic responses, and consequently leads to the more comfort indoor conditions.