Torsten Schwan, René Unger, Christian Lerche, Bernard Bäker
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2015, Hyderabad, India

This paper presents a new methodology of machine aided HVAC system optimization with currently available building simulation and optimization frameworks. The method consists of a two part approach using Modelica for accurate but simple system simulation as well as Matlab for automated model configuration, result evaluation and parameter variation.

After a short motivation, the paper describesm the basic idea as well as the individual algorithm steps of the new method. Further sections describe method specific requirements to model implementations as well as some important facts about the chosen optimization approach. The paper closes with some sample simulation results.