What is it about?

In this study, cabin heaters, which allow truck drivers to warm up when they park their vehicles to sleep, are specially optimized for emergency shelters after an earthquake. An optimized fuzzy controller was developed to use in such buildings, which allows an air-fuel ratio in the combustion chamber of the cabin heater to be controlled adaptively based on system dynamics to get lower carbon emissions and fuel consumption.

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Why is it important?

With an increasing number of natural disasters worldwide, urban families may find themselves in need of emergency shelter at any time. We are endeavoring to demonstrate how the requirement for a secure and modern heating technique can be fulfilled through an innovative approach in temporary emergency buildings. We strongly encourage the utilization of this current air heater as a safer alternative to wood stoves, catalytic heaters, or electric heaters, all of which present hazardous risks.


The application of a fuzzy controller for operating a cabin heater, our investigation's primary focus, has yet to be reported in the literature. • In addition, the heating of containers that serve as temporary shelters for individuals after natural catastrophes has yet to be addressed too.

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This page is a summary of: Enhancing the efficiency of cabin heaters in emergency shelters after earthquakes through an optimized fuzzy controller, Building Simulation, August 2023, Tsinghua University Press,
DOI: 10.1007/s12273-023-1062-9.
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