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A/C energy management and vehicle cabin thermal comfort control

A/C energy management and vehicle cabin thermal comfort control
A/C energy management and vehicle cabin thermal comfort control
This paper introduces a novel multi-objective controller which regulates A/C system operation in a trade-off between vehicle cabin comfort and fuel consumption for a conventional vehicle with internal combustion engine. The controller has been developed and tested in a simulated environment, where an energy-based model of the A/C system is combined with a thermal dynamic model of the cabin which considers heat transfer to the environment. The control algorithm proposed herein is compared with two widely used control techniques in the industry, respectively the thermostat and PI control, under different driving cycles. This novel method is implementable in real-time, and simulation results show a reduction of up to 2% in A/C system fuel consumption compared to existing methods with similar thermal performance.
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Yan, Xingda
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Fleming, James
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Lot, Roberto
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Yan, Xingda
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Fleming, James
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Lot, Roberto
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Yan, Xingda, Fleming, James and Lot, Roberto (2018) A/C energy management and vehicle cabin thermal comfort control. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. (doi:10.1109/TVT.2018.2869030).

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This paper introduces a novel multi-objective controller which regulates A/C system operation in a trade-off between vehicle cabin comfort and fuel consumption for a conventional vehicle with internal combustion engine. The controller has been developed and tested in a simulated environment, where an energy-based model of the A/C system is combined with a thermal dynamic model of the cabin which considers heat transfer to the environment. The control algorithm proposed herein is compared with two widely used control techniques in the industry, respectively the thermostat and PI control, under different driving cycles. This novel method is implementable in real-time, and simulation results show a reduction of up to 2% in A/C system fuel consumption compared to existing methods with similar thermal performance.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 August 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 September 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 425464
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/425464
ISSN: 0018-9545
PURE UUID: e67268bf-7c5e-414f-b899-fe36b223b0ba
ORCID for James Fleming: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2936-4644
ORCID for Roberto Lot: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5022-5724

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Date deposited: 19 Oct 2018 16:30
Last modified: 30 Jan 2020 01:40

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Author: Xingda Yan
Author: James Fleming ORCID iD
Author: Roberto Lot ORCID iD

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