Estimation of Thermal Properties of an Ice Pad using the Parameter Particle Filter
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Heating is the primary energy consumer in an ice rink and being able to optimise its use is a key factor in minimising energy expenditures. This study seeks to perform parameter estimation on site specific thermal parameters using a Particle Filter. A numerical scheme of the transient heat conduction is developed and the temperature distribution is simulated using COMSOL. The thermal conductivity of an ice rink floor is estimated using synthetic data and the results show that this version of the Particle Filter is able to successfully estimate the target parameter.