Data Acquisition and Control for Hydraulic Models

by Herman O. Turner, Jr., US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Hydraulics Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
Charles H. Tate, Jr., US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Hydraulics Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,
John F. George, US Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Hydraulics Lab, Vicksburg, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age

Abstract: The Waterways Experiment Station is expanding the use of computer controlled data acquisition and control equipment on a variety of hydraulic models. These systems are presently being used to obtain real-time measurements of water-surface profiles in flood control channels, hawser forces on tows in navigation locks, pressures in the filling and emptying systems of navigation locks, and course information from radio controlled ships. Control systems monitor flow rates and water-surface elevations to reproduce required model operations. Some benefits and limitations are presented for various applications.

Subject Headings: Data processing | Hydraulic models | Computer models | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Terrain models | Waterways | Water surface profiles

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