Predictive Control of the Radiant Floor Heating System in Apartment Buildings

Jin-Young Lee, Myoung-Souk Yeo, Kwang-Woo Kim
2002 Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering  
The objective of this study is to improve the control performance of the radiant floor heating system in apartment buildings. For this, predictive control, which is simple and also compatible with the existing system, is suggested, and its performance is evaluated. The control system of radiant floor heating should be easily adapted to thermal mass characteristics and building load variations without complication in real application. In this study, predictive control using the ANN (Artificial
more » ... e ANN (Artificial Neural Network) model is proposed and the possibility of this predictive control is investigated through experimental research. The results show that the performance of this predictive control is better than that of the current 2-position on/off control. Through the dynamic simulation analysis of the thermal mass model using a computer for the multi zones of a real apartment building, the adaptability of the predictive control to several load variations and thermal characteristics is evaluated.
doi:10.3130/jaabe.1.105 fatcat:iijeta5pmjex7pzwd3wg66txoe