Mathematical performance analysis of a temperature controlled bulk storage room

Simon van Mourik*, Johan P.M. Ploegaert, Hans Zwart, Karel J. Keesman

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    Usually, control design takes place after the plant has been designed. However, the performance of the plant connected to the controller might be improved by simultaneous design of the plant and the controller. In this paper, expressions are deduced that describe the dynamics of a controlled plant (a bulk storage room) and its design criteria. These expressions contain all the physical system parameters, and give insight on how the system performance (in terms of energy usage and temperature uniformity) depends on the design parameters (these are the bulk height and the ventilator- and heat exchanger capacity). This insight gives guidelines for optimal storage room design. The physical relations that could not be found in the literature were identified experimentally.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)221-226
    Number of pages6
    JournalIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event8th International IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, 2007 - Cancun, Mexico
    Duration: 6 Jun 20168 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 8


    • Control
    • Identification
    • Modelling
    • Process optimization


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