Performance criteria for an intelligent centralized controller for natural ventilation

Prasad Sivakumar, Harish J. Palanthandalam-Madapusi, T. Q. Dang, H. Ezzat Khalifa

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Abstract

Natural ventilation has the advantage of being able to supply different amounts of outdoor air to different zones and thus reducing occupant exposure to contaminants. However, since the interaction between the interior and exterior of the building plays an important role in determining natural ventilation airflow paths, natural ventilation in each zone cannot be treated as a decentralized problem. To develop a centralized controller for an intelligent natural ventilation scheme, we present a strategy for choosing the performance measure or the objective function. We also briefly describe how the objective function is used to construct the intelligent controller.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: Sep 13 2009Sep 17 2009

Other

Other9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period9/13/099/17/09

Keywords

  • Equivalent fresh air
  • Intelligent centralized controller
  • Natural ventilation
  • Objective function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Sivakumar, P., Palanthandalam-Madapusi, H. J., Dang, T. Q., & Khalifa, H. E. (2009). Performance criteria for an intelligent centralized controller for natural ventilation. Paper presented at 9th International Healthy Buildings Conference and Exhibition, HB 2009, Syracuse, NY, United States.