Trajectory Optimization under Changing Conditions through Evolutionary Approach and Black-Box Models with Refining
This article provides an algorithm that is dedicated to repeated trajectory optimization with a fixed horizon and addresses processes that are difficult to describe by the established laws of physics. Typically, soft-computing methods are used in such cases, i.e. black-box modeling and evolutionary optimization. Both suffer from high dimensions that make the problems complex or even computationally infeasible. We propose a way how to start from very simple problems and - after the simple problems are covered sufficiently - proceed to more complex ones. We provide also a case study related to the dynamic optimization of the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.
KeywordsEmpirical function minimization black-box modeling simplification refining dynamic building control
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