TACO, an automated toolchain for model predictive control of building systems: implementation and verification

2018-08-10T06:32:17Z (GMT) by F. Jorissen W. Boydens L. Helsen
<p>This paper presents TACO (Toolchain for Automated Control and Optimization), which is a Modelica-based automated toolchain for model predictive control (MPC) of building systems. Its goal is to significantly reduce the engineering expertise and the time investment required for applying MPC to buildings. TACO is based on JModelica. Modifications compared to JModelica are discussed and the implementation of our custom MPC problem formulation is presented. The implementation is verified using two example models and is benchmarked with respect to accuracy and computation time. These results show that the computation time can be reduced significantly using the toolchain options, while only slightly reducing the controller optimality.</p>