Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4–6, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Modeling and Thermal Energy Management in Smart Homes

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_7,
        author={Khaoula Khlifi and Amira Haddouk and Vitor Monteiro and Joao Afonso and Hfaiedh Mechergui},
        title={Modeling and Thermal Energy Management in Smart Homes},
        proceedings={Sustainable Energy for Smart Cities. First EAI International Conference, SESC 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4--6, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SESC},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Thermal energy management Smart home Load control Modeling},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_7}
    }
    
  • Khaoula Khlifi
    Amira Haddouk
    Vitor Monteiro
    Joao Afonso
    Hfaiedh Mechergui
    Year: 2020
    Modeling and Thermal Energy Management in Smart Homes
    SESC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45694-8_7
Khaoula Khlifi1,*, Amira Haddouk1,*, Vitor Monteiro2,*, Joao Afonso2,*, Hfaiedh Mechergui1,*
  • 1: University of Tunis, ENSIT, Research Laboratory: LISIER, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Ingénieurs de Tunis
  • 2: ALGORITMI Research Centre-University of Minho Guimarães
*Contact email: Khlifi.kh@hotmail.com, amira.haddouk@ensit.rnu.tn, vitor.monteiro@algoritmi.uminho.pt, joao.l.afonso@algoritmi.uminho.pt, hfaiedh.mechergui@ensit.rnu.tn

Abstract

In this paper, it is demonstrated the importance of the information concerning the power flow and the state of a building’s thermal system for the management and control of electricity consumption. The proposed approach is evaluated simulating the heating exchange behavior of a configurable base model for an isolated and non-thermally insulated habitat in order to determine the influence of the energy losses on the control system. Based on the results obtained with this study, some improvements were carried-out for the management system of the heating flow by introducing appropriated parameters into the control algorithm.