Building temperature control based on population dynamics

Germán Obando, Andrés Pantoja, Nicanor Quijano

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Temperature control in buildings is a dynamic resource allocation problem, which can be approached using nonlinear methods based on population dynamics (i.e., replicator dynamics). A mathematical model of the proposed control technique is shown, including a stability analysis using passivity concepts for an interconnection of a linear multivariable plant driven by a nonlinear control system. In order to illustrate our control strategy, some simulations are performed, and we compare our proposed technique with other control strategies in a model with a fixed structure. Finally, experimental results are shown in order to observe the performance of some of these strategies in a multizone temperature testbed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6502215
Pages (from-to)404-412
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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