Development and Validation of Online Parameter Estimation for HVAC Systems

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Jin Wen, Theodore F. Smith

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(3), 324-330 (Aug 04, 2003) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1591802 History: Received January 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2003; Online August 04, 2003
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Building zone with VAV unit
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Experimental conditions
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Prediction using Method A for CO test with 60-min prediction period
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Zone parameter estimation
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VAV parameter estimation
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Forgetting factors in VAV parameter estimations (Method B)




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