Matlab EnergyPlus co-simulation

asked 2020-04-06 09:13:04 -0500

Tudor A.'s avatar

updated 2021-04-13 10:31:12 -0500

Hi everyone,

I'm a control engineer and recently I've started to work on optimizing the energy efficiency of building focusing on the control of the various heading/cooling equipment of the building.

I've found this toolbox: on Matlab Central which allows to start a simulation from Matlab and to read information from EnergyPlus into Matlab. Nevertheless, it does not seem straightforward to bypass the automatic control laws (the schedules) implemented inside EnergyPlus in order to directly control a heating/cooling equipment, such as a radiator.

In particular, can somebody give me some idea about how to setup the ExternalInterface and the elements of type ExternalInterface:Actuator in order to declare the radiator as an actuator controller from Matlab ?

Thank you in advance, Best regards, Tudor

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