Trial-and-Error Method for Variable Outdoor Air Volume Setpoint of VAV System Based on Outdoor Air Damper Static Pressure Difference Control

  • Pengmin Hua
  • Tianyi ZhaoEmail author
  • Wuhe Dai
  • Jili Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


A variable outdoor air (OA) volume setpoint control method is proposed to solve the problem of mismatch between OA supply and demand in multi-zone VAV system. The method firstly obtains the OA volume setpoint according to the indoor CO2 concentration change and then combines the OA damper static pressure difference control method to discretize the continuous OA volume setpoint to obtain different grades of OA volume setpoint, and finally optimize the OA volume setpoint according to total volume demand of terminals. The experiment was done to verify the feasibility of this new method and the result shows that the proposed method can be well fitted with other control loops in the air-conditioning system to ensure the demand of indoor OA volume, and this method is also suitable for online applications.


VAV system Variable OA volume setpoint Online control Trial-and-error method 



The project is supported by National Key Research and Development Project of China entitled New generation Intelligent building platform techniques (Number 2017YFC0704100). The project is supported by basic research business fees of central colleges and universities (Number DUT17ZD232). The project is supported by Liaoning Natural Science Foundation Guidance Plan (Number 20180551057). The project is supported by Dalian High-level Talent Innovation Support Program (Youth Technology Star) (Number 2017RQ099).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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