Modular Modelling and Simulation Approach - Applied to Refrigeration Systems

Kresten Kjær Sørensen, Jakob Stoustrup

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Abstract

This paper presents an approach to modelling and simulation of the thermal dynamics of a refrigeration system, specifically a reefer container. A modular approach is used and the objective is to increase the speed and flexibility of the developed simulation environment. The refrigeration system is divided into components where the inputs and outputs are described by a set of XML files that can be combined into a composite system model that may be loaded into MATLABtrade. A set of tools that allows the user to easily load the model and run a simulation are provided. The results show a simulation speed-up of more than a factor of three by partitioning the model into smaller parts, and thereby isolating fast and slow dynamics. As a cost there is a reduction in accuracy which in the example considered is less than one percent.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications
Pages (from-to)983-988
ISSN1085-1992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control - San Antonio, Texas, United States
Duration: 3 Sep 20085 Sep 2008

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Conference2008 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, Texas
Period03/09/200805/09/2008

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In: Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Control Applications, 2008, p. 983-988.

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