Accession Number : ADA119673

Title :   Optimal Control of Residential Heating and Cooling Systems.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Winn,Robert C

PDF Url : ADA119673

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : In recent years, several heating and cooling systems have come into use for the purpose of reducing energy costs. Unfortunately, due to limitations of the conventional control strategies, the use of these systems does not always result in significantly reduced costs of operation. The purpose of this study is to develop control strategies for these systems which will ensure that their use results in the desired savings in energy costs. The methods of dynamic optimization are used to develop the improved control strategies for three types of systems. The system types which are analyzed are a passive solar home with an electrically heated thermal storage floor, solar and/or off-peak storage heating and cooling systems, and an active solar energy of the analyzed systems. Simulation results are presented for each system. In addition, experimental results from an implementation of the optimal collection of solar energy are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Heating, *Control systems, Cooling, Housing(Dwellings), Solar heating, Passive systems, Electric heaters, Heat, Storage, Solar collectors, Optimization, Theses

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE