Model-based optimization of a multi-zone HVAC system for cooling

Takuya Kubota, R. Watanabe

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Abstract

This paper describes an optimal mode of operation for cooling of a sedan car with a multi-zone HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system for an EV (electrical vehicle) by model-based optimization of energy consumption and thermal comfort in steady state. The thermal environment of the automobile is constructed as a multi-compartment model which is one class of the lumped-parameter models. As a result of the optimization with a single passenger (driver), the thermal environment should be controlled not by air temperature but air flow rate from the HVAC system and the outlets of the occupied zones should be used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, AAC 2013 - Proceedings
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
Pages207-212
Number of pages6
Edition21 PART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902823434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, AAC 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Sep 42013 Sep 7

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
Number21 PART 1
Volume46
ISSN (Print)1474-6670

Conference

Conference7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control, AAC 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/9/413/9/7

Keywords

  • Automobiles
  • Energy control
  • HVAC system
  • Optimization
  • Temperature control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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