An Adaptive Underfloor Heating Control with External Temperature Compensation

Luca Ferrarini, Soroush Rastegarpour, Anacleto Petretti

Abstract

The paper describes an interesting combination of auto-tuning and adaptive scheduling approaches to design and update a feedback/feedforward control of the temperature in buildings. The focus here is on residential houses endowed with radiant floors, which are intrinsically complex to control due to large inertia and operational constraints, and on the disturbance rejection of the external temperature. Pure auto-tuning techniques may fail to converge if the initialization step is not done properly, due to the wide variety of possible buildings and compensation hard to adapt in closed loop. The proposed approach combines a classification of the typology of rooms based on physical parameters with auto-tuning, so that in a two-step closed-loop procedure, the room cluster can be quickly identified, and consequently the feedback controller and feedforward compensator be tuned. Numerical examples are provided to test the robustness of the proposed approach.

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in Harvard Style

Ferrarini L., Rastegarpour S. and Petretti A. (2017). An Adaptive Underfloor Heating Control with External Temperature Compensation . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-758-263-9, pages 629-636. DOI: 10.5220/0006432906290636


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco17,
author={Luca Ferrarini and Soroush Rastegarpour and Anacleto Petretti},
title={An Adaptive Underfloor Heating Control with External Temperature Compensation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2017},
pages={629-636},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006432906290636},
isbn={978-989-758-263-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - An Adaptive Underfloor Heating Control with External Temperature Compensation
SN - 978-989-758-263-9
AU - Ferrarini L.
AU - Rastegarpour S.
AU - Petretti A.
PY - 2017
SP - 629
EP - 636
DO - 10.5220/0006432906290636