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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 903032, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/903032
Research Article

Modeling Validation and Control Analysis for Controlled Temperature and Humidity of Air Conditioning System

1Department of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Energy Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung 411, Taiwan
2Graduate Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan

Received 6 July 2014; Revised 4 August 2014; Accepted 7 August 2014; Published 26 August 2014

Academic Editor: Marjan Goodarzi

Copyright © 2014 Jing-Nang Lee et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This study constructs an energy based model of thermal system for controlled temperature and humidity air conditioning system, and introduces the influence of the mass flow rate, heater and humidifier for proposed control criteria to achieve the controlled temperature and humidity of air conditioning system. Then, the reliability of proposed thermal system model is established by both MATLAB dynamic simulation and the literature validation. Finally, the PID control strategy is applied for controlling the air mass flow rate, humidifying capacity, and heating, capacity. The simulation results show that the temperature and humidity are stable at 541 sec, the disturbance of temperature is only 0.14°C, 0006  in steady-state error of humidity ratio, and the error rate is only 7.5%. The results prove that the proposed system is an effective controlled temperature and humidity of an air conditioning system.