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Fuzzy Logic Based Window Blind Controller Maximizing Visual Comfort, Thermal Comfort and Energy Conservation Suitable for Tropical Climate

Kurian, Ciji Pearl and George, V I and Aithal, Radhakrishna S and Bhat, Jayadev (2008) Fuzzy Logic Based Window Blind Controller Maximizing Visual Comfort, Thermal Comfort and Energy Conservation Suitable for Tropical Climate. Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India) , 89. pp. 14-22.

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Abstract

In recent years there has been growing interest into the research and development of integrated lighting control systems for buildings, and motorized window blind controls are the foremost part of this scheme. This paper intends to present a Iuezy logic based automated window blind controller optimizing visual comfort, thermal comfort and energy consumption in daylight-artificial light integrated schemes. The scheme takes account of user presence and user wishes. Though many models oisucb kind lui ve already been established earlier by many of the researchers, this paper presents an innovn ti ve model considering dayligh t on window as the main [uz:q inpu t, which is sui tablo for tropical climate. MA'l'LAB fuzzy logic toolbox along with SIMULINK is applied /'01' developing and validating the models. The model developed is evaluated with a base case and presents predictions of energy sa vings wi tl: diiferen t swi tching and dimming schemes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vcnct ian blinds: Glare control: Illuminance uniformity: Thermal comfort: Visual comfort: Energy conservation: SIMULlNI<: Tropical climate
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Biotechnology
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 10:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 10:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1304

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