Título On the difficulty of globally optimally controlling refrigeration systems
Autores BEJARANO PELLICER, GUILLERMO, Alfaya, Jose A. , Ortega, Manuel G. , Vargas, Manuel
Publicación externa Si
Medio Appl. Therm. Eng.
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 1
Cuartil SJR 1
Impacto JCR 3.77100
Impacto SJR 1.50500
Fecha de publicacion 25/01/2017
ISI 000391897200108
DOI 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2016.10.007
Abstract This paper describes in detail some key aspects of the modelling and the global optimization of vapour compression refrigeration systems, which reveal some intrinsic difficulties in controlling such systems when a steady-state optimal operation is intended. Concerning dynamic modelling a control-oriented simplified model based on the moving boundary approach is presented, which has only three state variables. Global optimization of a one-stage, one-load-demand cycle is also addressed, which shows that not all the optimal operating points are achieved with minimum degree of superheating at the evaporator outlet, but it depends on the cooling load. As a result of the global optimization it is found out that optimal cycles are defined by three variables, whereas only two manipulated variables are available, which leads to an underactuated control problem. A study of the controllability of the previously presented simplified model is carried out and some difficulties which arise when optimally controlling these systems are highlighted by means of some control simulations carried out using a model-based control strategy from the literature. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Palabras clave Refrigeration system; Vapour compression cycle; Control-oriented modelling; Global optimization; Controllability
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