Trade-off between minimum number of wireless sensors and the accuracy of temperature profile in cold rooms: a model-based framework
Ó Mathúna, S. Cian
Evaluation of temperature distribution in cold rooms is an important consideration in the design of food storage solutions. Two common approaches used in both industry and academia to address this question are the deployment of wireless sensors, and modelling with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). However, for a realworld evaluation of temperature distribution in a cold room, both approaches have their limitations. For wireless sensors, it is economically unfeasible to carry out large-scale deployment (to obtain a high resolution of temperature distribution); while with CFD modelling, it is usually not accurate enough to get a reliable result. In this paper, we propose a model-based framework which combines the wireless sensors technique with CFD modelling technique together to achieve a satisfactory trade-off between minimum number of wireless sensors and the accuracy of temperature profile in cold rooms. A case study is presented to demonstrate the usability of the framework.
Cold rooms , Modelling
Ma, Ji; Murphy, David; Provan, Gregory; Hayes, Michael; Ó Mathúna, S. Cian; (2011) Trade-off between minimum number of wireless sensors and the accuracy of temperature profile in cold rooms: a model-based framework. In: Tobin, Ena eds. 23rd European Conference Forum Bauinformatik 2011, Construction Informatics, Cork, Ireland, 12-14 Sep 2011.
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