A Fuzzy-based smart HVAC controller for mosque buildings-A design procedure under Dubai climate

Issah M. Alhamad, Ahmad M. Hamdan

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Abstract

This work proposes a design procedure for a smart Fuzzy-based HVAC controller to be used in mosque buildings. A case study of Dubai climate has been chosen to demonstrate the design procedure in detail. The fuzzy controller input variables involve the inside temperature of the mosque space, the temperature difference between inside and outside the space, the dew-point temperature, and the population percentage of the space, defined as the ratio between the number of occupants inside the building, and the total building occupancy. The output of the fuzzy model is the compressor speed, as a percentage of the maximum speed. The method of designing the membership functions and setting the fuzzy rules is shown for each input and output variable based on the current literature. Operation curves have been generated for three months: January, April, and August to represent the diverse climate conditions of Dubai city over the year. The proposed smart controller is expected to lower the energy consumption of the building HVAC system. Moreover, the smart controller can keep the space within the desired comfort zone, while being able to adapt to any change in the input variables.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy
Subtitle of host publicationGeneration and Applications, ICREGA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages119-124
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728183015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2021
Event6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021 - Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 2 2021Feb 4 2021

Publication series

Name2021 6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications, ICREGA 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl Ain
Period2/2/212/4/21

Keywords

  • Fuzzy logic
  • HVAC systems
  • Membership Function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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