Enhanced-efficiency operating variables selection for vapor compression refrigeration cycle system
Date of Issue2015
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
In this paper, a novel enhanced-efficiency selection of operating variables based on self-optimizing control (SOC) method for the vapor compression refrigeration cycle (VCC) system is proposed. An objective function is proposed to maximize the energy efficiency of the VCC system while meeting with the demand of indoor thermal comfort. With the detailed analysis of operating variables, three unconstrained degrees of freedom are selected among all the candidate operating variables. Then two SOC methods are applied to determine the optimal individual controlled variables (CVs) and measurement combinations as CVs. The model predictive control (MPC) method based controllers and PID controllers are designed for different sets of CVs, and the experimental results indicate that the proposed selection of CVs can achieve a good trade-off between optimal (or near optimal) stable operation and enhanced-efficiency of the synthesized control structure.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Computers and chemical engineering
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