227-0680-00L  Building Control and Automation

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersJ. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, M. Hohmann, R. Smith
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to basic concepts from automatic control theory and their application to the control and automation of buildings.
ObjectiveIntroduce students to fundamental concepts from control theory: State space models, frequency domain models, feedback. Demonstrate the application of these concepts to building control for energy efficiency and other objectives.
ContentIntroduction to modeling
State space models and differential equations
Laplace transforms and basic feedback control
Discrete time systems
Model predictive control for building climate regulation
Regulating building energy consumption and energy hub concepts
Building automation
Prerequisites / NoticeExposure to ordinary differential equations and Laplace trasforms.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, M. Hohmann, R. Smith
Typeend-of-semester examination
Language of examinationEnglish
Course attendance confirmation requiredNo
RepetitionThe performance assessment is only offered at the end after the course unit. Repetition only possible after re-enrolling.

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227-0680-00 VBuilding Control and Automation2 hrs
Fri10-12HIL F 10.3 »
J. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, R. Smith
227-0680-00 UBuilding Control and Automation2 hrs
Mon16-18HIL C 10.2 »
J. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, M. Hohmann, R. Smith


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