Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Mahdavi, M. Schuss, K. Orehounig:
"A novel simulation-assisted predictive control approach to passive cooling in buildings";
ABACUS, Volume 6 (2011), No 2 (Monsoon); 45 - 53.

English abstract:
This paper presents the implementation of a novel predicitve control approach toward the utilization of passive cooling in buildings. Five offices in two office buildings in Austria were used to test this method. Thereby, numeric simulation was deployed as an integral part of the control logic to predict future implications of alternative control options (alternative positions of windows, shades, etc.) and identify the best performing control option. A genetic algorithm was developed to generate a manageable set of alternative options from the corpus of all possible control actions an any given time. The paper describes the approach and implementation in detail and presents the results.

German abstract:
none - see english version

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