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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering