227-0680-00L  Building Control and Automation

Semester Spring Semester 2017
Lecturers J. Lygeros, A. Bollinger, C. Gähler, M. Hohmann, R. Smith
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English

Abstract Introduction to basic concepts from automatic control theory and their application to the control and automation of buildings.
Objective Introduce 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.
Content Introduction 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 / Notice Exposure to ordinary differential equations and Laplace trasforms.