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Symmetric Control Design for Multi-Evaporator Vapor Compression Systems

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Claus Danielson

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Cambridge, MA

Paper No. DSCC2017-5167, pp. V001T03A002; 10 pages
  • ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Volume 1: Aerospace Applications; Advances in Control Design Methods; Bio Engineering Applications; Advances in Non-Linear Control; Adaptive and Intelligent Systems Control; Advances in Wind Energy Systems; Advances in Robotics; Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics; Biomedical and Neural Systems Modeling, Diagnostics, and Control; Bio-Mechatronics and Physical Human Robot; Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Vehicles; Automotive Systems
  • Tysons, Virginia, USA, October 11–13, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Dynamic Systems and Control Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5827-1
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


Multi-evaporator vapor compression systems (ME-VCS) are inherently multi-input multi-output (MIMO) systems, often with complex, highly coupled dynamics. Thus, they require more sophisticated control schemes than traditional on-off logic, or decentralized proportional-integral controllers. Unfortunately, many MIMO control design techniques are not well suited for this problem since they require complex numerical computations that do not scale gracefully for the high-dimensional dynamics of ME-VCS systems. This paper exploits the observed similarity of the room dynamics to reduce the computational complexity of designing controllers. We use a linear matrix inequality based controller synthesis technique that exploits symmetry for designing controllers for large-scale ME-VCS systems. This controller synthesis technique was applied to an ME-VCS system with 50 rooms. Using tradition control design methods required 41 hours to synthesize a controller, while our technique designed an identical controller in less than 1 second.

Copyright © 2017 by ASME
Topics: Vapors , Design , Compression



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