The report addresses the fault detection, diagnosis and control of heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The problems associated with the effective operation of HVAC systems were identified and a hierarchical framework for the operation of the system was formulated. A modern multivariable control approach, model algorithmic control, was found to be a suitable approach for integrating the different hierarchies in the operation of the system. A methodology for detecting and diagnosing faults in the system using a nonlinear mathematical model of the system plus extended Kalman filtering was developed. This technique was implemented in a computer program and successfully used to detect planted faults in the air handling unit of the HVAC system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||[No source information available]|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|
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