Study on the development of an optimal heat supply control algorithm for group energy apartment buildings according to the variation of outdoor air temperature

Jae Ki Byun, Young Don Choi, Jong Keun Shin, Myung Ho Park, Dong Kurl Kwak

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In the present study, we have developed an optimal heat supply algorithm which minimizes the heat loss through the distribution pipe line in a group energy apartment. Heating load variation of a group energy apartment building according to the outdoor air temperature was predicted by a correlation obtained from calorimetry measurements of all households in the apartment building. Supply water temperature and mass flow rate were simultaneously controlled to minimize the heat loss rate through the distribution pipe line. A group heating apartment building located in Hwaseong city, Korea, which has 1473 households, was selected as the object building to test the present heat supply algorithm. Compared to the original heat supply system, the present system adopting the proposed control algorithm reduced the heat loss rate by 10.4%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1686-1704
Number of pages19
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 1



  • Distribution pipe
  • Group energy
  • Heat loss
  • Heat supply
  • Heating load
  • Household
  • Optimal control
  • Outdoor air temperature
  • Supply water

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  • Computer Science(all)

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