Hardware-in-the-Loop-Simulation of a Building Energy and Control System to Investigate Circulating Pump Control Using Modelica

Georg Ferdinand Schneider
Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Systems Integration Group, Nürnberg, Germany

Jens Oppermann
WILO SE, Group Research and Technology, Dortmund, Germany

Ana Constantin
RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, Aachen, Germany

Rita Streblow
RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, Aachen, Germany

Dirk Müller
RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, Aachen, Germany

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp15118225

Ingår i: Proceedings of the 11th International Modelica Conference, Versailles, France, September 21-23, 2015

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 118:24, s. 225-233

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Publicerad: 2015-09-18

ISBN: 978-91-7685-955-1

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper presents an application of the hardware-in-the-loop-method to a building energy and control system. We focus on investigating the interaction of a real circulating pump with the hydronic network of a virtual building energy and control system. For real-time simulation the building envelope is modelled using the Modelica-based library AixLib. With the presented setup model-based designed control algorithms are tested directly on real hardware. The performance of the presented and implemented setup is evaluated by comparing simulated results with experimental hardware-in-the-loop-simulation data. The main focus of this work is to evaluate the application of the method towards bridging the gap between model-based design and commissioning of energy efficient control for heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) components.


Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL); Building Energy and Control System; Model-Based Design


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