IAC Center of Excellence: 2002
Student Research Award Winner: 2012, 2014

The Texas A&M, College Station Industrial Assessment Center (AM-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

AM-IAC Activity Map
710 Assessments
5,754 Recommendations
7.03 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$85.25 million Cost Savings*
137 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
Center Related Events
Past Events

May 24-27th, 2016

38th Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC)

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Location: Loews New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Hosted by: Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University (AM-IAC) and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.

Jun 2-4th, 2015

37th Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC)

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Location: Loews New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Hosted by: Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University (AM-IAC) and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.
Assessment - Case Studies

AM | Assessment: AM0648
Exercising Efficient Industrial Practices
Exercising Efficient Industrial Practices
AM | Assessment: AM0517
Vinyl Flooring: Additional Savings are a Pleasant Surprise
Vinyl Flooring: Additional Savings are a Pleasant Surprise
Related Papers & Publications

2015
1 Papers / Publications
Elliott, M.S., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Optimal Setpoints for HVAC Systems via Iterative Cooperative Neighbor Communication,", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol 137, no. 1, pp TBD,

2014
8 Papers / Publications
Bay, C., Terrill, T., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Autonomous Lighting Audits: Part 1 - Building Navigation and Mapping,", Proceedings of the 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2014-6126, San Antonio, TX,
Terrill, T., Bay, C., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Autonomous Lighting Audits: Part 2 - Light Identification and Analysis,", Proceedings of the 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2014-6126, San Antonio, TX,
Parikh, P., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Impact of Controls-Energy Saving Strategies in Industries,", Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA,
Terrill, T., Bay, C., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Automation of a Lighting Analysis and Retrofit Report in an Energy Assessment,", Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA,
Morelli, F., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Realizing Real Time Energy Analysis for Industrial Energy Audits,", Proceedings of the 2014 Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA,
Price, C., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Compensation of HVAC System Nonlinearities Using Cascaded Control Architecture,", Proceedings of the 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2014-6127, San Antonio, TX,
Chintala, R., Bay, C., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Automated Modeling of Building HVAC Systems for MPC,", Proceedings of the 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC2014-6224, San Antonio, TX,
Jalal, R., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Distributed Model Predictive Control for Networks with Limited Control Communication,", Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR,

2013
6 Papers / Publications
Venable, K., Bhatia, D., Coverick, R., Gutierrez, C., Knight, J., McGarry, D., McGee, K., Pate, H., Smith, Z., Terrill, T.J., Vanderford, B., Weiser, R., Wightman, K., Rasmussen, B., " Image Recognition System for Automated Lighting Retrofit Assessment,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference Proceedings,
Morelli, F., Bretschneider, R., Dauzat, J., Guymon, M., Studebaker, J., Rasmussen, B.P, " Optimized Design of a Furnace Cooling System,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference Proceedings,
Terrill, T.J., Brown, M.L., Cheyne Jr., R.W., Cousins, A.J., Daniels, B.P., Erb, K.L., Garcia, P.A., 2Leutermann, M.J., Nel, A.J., Robert, C.L., Widger, S.B., Williams A.G., Rasmussen, B.P, " Identifying Efficiency Degrading Faults in Split Air Conditioning Systems,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference Proceedings,
Morelli, F., Abbarno, N., 2Bullock, J., Boese, E., 2Carter, B., 2Edwards, R., 2Mulvihill, C., 2Lapite, O., 2Mann, D., 2Purcell, E., and 2Stein IV, M., Rasmussen, B.P, " Design and Predictive Control of a Net Zero Energy Home,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference Proceedings,
Morelli, F., Halbert, T., 2Hignight, M., Kell, Z., 2Lacy, J., Rasmussen, B.P, " Automated Part Tracking and Metrology Applied to a Manufacturing Process,", Industrial Energy Technology Conference Proceedings,
Elliott, M.S., Bay, C., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Pareto Optimal Setpoints for HVAC Networks via Iterative Nearest Neighbor Communication,", Proceedings of the 2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, CA,

2012
6 Papers / Publications
Rasmussen, B.P, " Review Article: Dynamic Modeling of Vapor Compression Systems – Part I: Literature Review,", HVAC&R Research, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 934-955,
Rasmussen, B.P., and Shenoy, B., " Review Article: Dynamic Modeling of Vapor Compression Systems – Part II: Simulation Tutorial,", HVAC&R Research, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 956-973,
Sheshadri, S., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Secondary Control Strategies for Cycling of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems,", ASHRAE Transactions, SA-12-016, vol. 118, no. 2,
Liang, S., Rasmussen, B.P., and Kaplan, M., " Multi-Parametric Tuning of Dynamic Air Conditioning Models Using Experimental Data,", 2012 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL,
Elliott, M.S., and Rasmussen, B.P., " Neighbor-Communication Model Predictive Control and HVAC Systems,", 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada,
Elliott, M.S., Estrada, C., and Rasmussen, B.P., " Cascaded Superheat Control with a Multiple Evaporator Refrigeration System,", 2011 American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA,

2011
2 Papers / Publications
Hariharan, N., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Parameter Estimation of Vapor Compression Cycle Models Using Limited Sensor Information,", ASHRAE Transactions, ML-11-026, vol. 117, no. 2, pp.746-758,
Elliott, M.S., Shenoy, B., and Rasmussen, B.P, " A Control Architecture Solution to Superheat Nonlinearity,", 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD,

2010
3 Papers / Publications
Rasmussen, B.P. and Alleyne, A., " Gain Scheduled Control of an Air Conditioning System Using the Youla Parameterization,", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1216-1225, Sept.,
Elliott, M.S., and Rasmussen, B.P., " On Reducing Evaporator Superheat Nonlinearity with Control Architecture,", International Journal of Refrigeration, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 607-614,
Hariharan, N., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Parameter Estimation of HVAC Model with Limited Sensors,", 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD,

2009
4 Papers / Publications
Lim, DW, Rasmussen, B.P., and Swaroop, D., " Selecting PID Control Gains for Nonlinear HVAC Systems,", HVAC&R Research, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 991-1020,
Elliott, M.S., Walton, Z., Bolding, B., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Superheat Control: A Hybrid Approach,", HVAC&R Research, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 1021-1044,
Elliott, M.S., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Evaporator Superheat Regulation via Emulation of Semi-Active Flow Control,", 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA,
Elliott, M.S., and Rasmussen, B.P, " A Model-Based Predictive Supervisory Controller for Multi-Evaporator HVAC Systems,", 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO,

2008
4 Papers / Publications
Eldredge, B.D., Rasmussen, B.P., and Alleyne, A., " Moving-Boundary Heat Exchanger Models with Variable Outlet Phase,", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 130, no. 6,
Rasmussen, B.P, " Dynamic Modeling for Vapor Compression Systems: Literature Review and Simulation Tutorial,", ASHRAE Conference Proceedings, D-DE13Sem18,
Elliott, M.S., and Rasmussen, B.P, " Model-Based Predictive Control of a Multi-Evaporator Vapor Compression Cooling Cycle,", 2008 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA,
Gupta, A., and Rasmussen, B.P., " Parameter Tuning of Reduced Order Evaporator Models via Numerical Model Reduction,", 2008 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA,

2007
2 Papers / Publications
Eldredge, B., Rasmussen, B., and Alleyne, A., " Automotive Vapor Compression Cycles: Validation of Control-Oriented Models,", SAE 2006 Transactions, Journal of Engines, 2006-01-1452,
Alleyne, A., Rasmussen, B.P., Keir, M., and Eldredge, B.E., " Advances in Energy Systems Modeling and Control,", 2007 American Control Conference, New York, NY,

2006
3 Papers / Publications
Rasmussen, B.P. and Alleyne, A., " Gain Scheduled Control of an Air Conditioning System Using the Youla Parameterization,", 2006 American Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN,
Eldredge, B.D., Rasmussen, B.P., and Alleyne, A., " Automotive Vapor Compression Cycles: Validation of Control-Oriented Models,", Society of Automotive Engineers 2006 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan,
Keir, M.C., Rasmussen, B.P., and Alleyne, A., " Improving Energy Efficiency in Automotive Vapor Compression Cycles through Advanced Control Design,", Society of Automotive Engineers 2006 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan,

2005
4 Papers / Publications
Rasmussen, B.P., Alleyne, A., and Musser, A., " Model-Driven System Identification of Transcritical Vapor Compression Systems,", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 444-451,
Eldredge, B.D., Rasmussen, B.P., and Alleyne, A., " Vapor Compression Cycles: Control-Oriented Modeling and Validation,", 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, FL,
Keir, M.C., Rasmussen, B.P., and Alleyne, A., " Parametric Sensitivity Analysis and Model Tuning Applied to Vapor Compression Systems,", 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, FL,
Rasmussen, B.P. and Alleyne, A., " Stable gain-scheduling on endogenous signals,", 2005 American Control Conference,

2004
4 Papers / Publications
Rasmussen, B.P. and Alleyne, A., " Control-Oriented Modeling of Transcritical Vapor Compression Systems,", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 126, no. 1, pp. 54-64,
Shah, R., Rasmussen, B.P., and Alleyne, A., " Application of a Multivariable Adaptive Control Strategy to Automotive Air Conditioning Systems,", International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 199-221,
Rasmussen, B.P., Alleyne, A., and Musser, A., " Iterative Modeling and Identification of a CO2 Air Conditioning System,", 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress,
Rasmussen, B.P., Uribe, T., Alleyne, A., and Bullard, C., " Evaluation of Control Strategies for Compressor Rapid Cycling,", Society of Automotive Engineers 2004 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan,

2003
3 Papers / Publications
Rasmussen, B.P., Musser, A., Alleyne, A., Bullard, C., Hrnjak, P., and Miller, N., " A Control-Oriented Model of Transcritical Air-Conditioning System Dynamics,", 2002 SAE Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars: Mechanical Systems, pp. 374-381,
Shah, R., Alleyne, A.G., and Rasmussen, B.P., " Application of Multivariable Adaptive Control to Automotive Air Conditioning Systems,", 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress,
Rasmussen, B.P., Alleyne, A., and Shah, R., " Reduced Order Modeling of Transcritical AC System Dynamics Using Singular Perturbation,", 2003 American Control Conference, Denver, CO,

2002
1 Papers / Publications
Rasmussen, B., Alleyne, A., Bullard, C., Hrnjak, P., and Miller, N., " Control-Oriented Modeling and Analysis of Automotive Transcritical AC System Dynamics,", 2002 American Control Conference, Anchorage, AK,
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Center Director Dr. Bryan Rasmussen
Email brasmussen@tamu.edu
Phone # +1 979-862-2176
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Mailing Address 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Assistant Director James Eggebrecht
Texas A&M, College Station has trained 137 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with Texas A&M, College Station since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 91 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aalap Ashtamkar
Adam Groenhuyzen
Agustin Costabella
Amber Tucker
Amy Anderson
Amy Li
Amy Shaklovitz
Ananya Ravi
Andres Quintanilla
Andrew Hanegan
Andrew Phelan
Austin Cantrell
Austin Rogers
Becca Millican
Ben Afflerbach
Ben Daitz
Ben Fisher
Bibin Daniel
Brad Vandeford
Brandon Yaw
Brenna Wright
Brittney Gage
Bryan Book
Bryan Smith
Cameron Ellis
Candace Kessel
Carlos Valles
Chellie Henckel
Chellie Nichols
Cheryl Carouth
Cheryl Keel
Chris Belosic
Chris Cassidy
Chris McKeon
Chris Price
Clay Bonnot
Clifford Aigbotsua
Collin Fleming
Crystal Torres
Damon Peterson
Daniel Moore
Darpan Chorghe
Darshan Zambre
David Huitink
Desereà Wirtz
Dushyant Chaudhari
Edwin Pete
Elizabeth Webre
Ellen Geis
Emiliano Vivanco
Emmanuel Wornyoh
Fernando Zucolotto
Franco Morelli
Gabriel Cruz
Garrett Hallmark
Geoffrey Garner
Ian West
Irina Popova
Iyabo Lawal
Jackie Michalka
Jacob Kasper
James Young
Jason Brelsford
Jeff Sams
Jennifer Koop
Joel Stanwood
Joey Beierle
John Houdek
Jonathan Simpson
Jose Bendana
Jose Mojica
Joseph Freeman
Kaleena Ebert
Kara Bocock
Kelvin Singleton
Kim Babcock
Kolby Burmaster
Kyle Kempf
Lauren Cassidy
Luke Hargrove
Malcolm Stein
Mani Koshy
Marcus Omori Yano
Margaret Greenough
Mark Cordes
Mark Felder
Mason Parsons
Matt Jackson
Matthew Hays
Matthias Zerza
Michael Carrillo
Michael Krutak
Michelle Chen
Michelle Nichols
Mindy McDaniel
Mitch Bible
Mitch Walters
Nathan Meredith
Neal Lynch
Nick Seidemann
Oluwaseyi Lapite
Panchami Menon
Patrick Conroy
Patrick Timmons
Peter Chung
Prahlad Kalidas
Preston Howard
Priyam Parikh
Randle Neuvar
Randy Kelley
Randy Miles
Robert Miller
Rohit Chintala
Ryan Edwards
Ryan Kelley
Saddam de Figueiredo
Sean Casey
Shane Potter
Shawn Yates
Steven Ballance
Stuart Powell
Tapajyoti Sen
Tejaswi Petluri
Temi Balugon
Thomas Kerr
Thomas Vest
Travis Genz
Travis Hall
Travis Jones
Travis Warren
Trevor Terrill
Victor Hida
Vinayak Nair
Walt Prudhomme
William Pollard
Zac Rosenbaum
Zachary Ashwell

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