Distributed dynamic simulations of networked control and building performance applications

Azzedine Yahiaoui

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The use of computer-based automation and control systems for smart sustainable buildings, often so-called Automated Buildings (ABs), has become an effective way to automatically control, optimize, and supervise a wide range of building performance applications over a network while achieving the minimum energy consumption possible, and in doing so generally refers to Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) architecture. Instead of costly and time-consuming experiments, this paper focuses on using distributed dynamic simulations to analyze the real-time performance of network-based building control systems in ABs and improve the functions of the BACS technology. The paper also presents the development and design of a distributed dynamic simulation environment with the capability of representing the BACS architecture in simulation by run-time coupling two or more different software tools over a network. The application and capability of this new dynamic simulation environment are demonstrated by an experimental design in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-161
Number of pages17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


  • Automated Building
  • Building Automation and Control Systems
  • Building Performance Simulation
  • distributed dynamic simulation control systems


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