Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yanjun
dc.contributor.authorKhajepour, Amir
dc.contributor.authorBagheri, Farshid
dc.contributor.authorBahrami, Majid 19:01:18 (GMT) 19:01:18 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via: © 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents several robust model predictive controllers that improve the temperature performance and minimize energy consumption in an automotive air-conditioning/refrigeration (A/C-R) system with a three-speed and continuously-varying compressor. First, a simplified control-oriented model of the A/C-R system is briefly introduced. Accordingly, a discrete Model Predictive Controller (MPC) is designed based on the proposed model for an A/C-R system with a three-speed compressor. A proper terminal weight is chosen to guarantee its robustness under both regular and frost conditions. A case study is conducted under various heating load conditions. Two hybrid controllers are made, which combine the advantages of both the on/off controller and discrete MPC such that they will be more efficient under any ambient heating condition. In addition, a continuous MPC is developed for systems with continuous variable components. Finally, the experimental and simulation results of the new controllers and the conventional on/off controller are provided and compared to show that the proposed controllers can save up to 23% more energy.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAutomotive Partnership Canada (APC) || Cool-it Groupen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectAir-conditioning/refrigeration systemsen
dc.subjectDiscrete MPCen
dc.subjectRobust MPCen
dc.subjectHybrid controlleren
dc.titleOptimal energy-efficient predictive controllers in automotive air-conditioning/refrigeration systemsen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHuang, Y., Khajepour, A., Bagheri, F., & Bahrami, M. (2016). Optimal energy-efficient predictive controllers in automotive air-conditioning/refrigeration systems. Applied Energy, 184, 605–618.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineeringen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International


University of Waterloo Library
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
519 888 4883

All items in UWSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

DSpace software

Service outages