A Control Method for On-Demand Operation of Open-Channel Flow

by José Rodellar, Technical Univ of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,
Manuel Gómez, Technical Univ of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,
Luis Bonet, Technical Univ of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources

Abstract: This paper proposes a control system for the automatic operation of an open channel having upstream and downstream gates. The main issue is the use of a discrete-time algorithm which computes, at each sampling instant, the desired upstream gate opening using the measurement of the water levels at both sides of the gates as feedback information. The objective is to make the downstream discharge follow the demanded setpoint.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Gates (hydraulic) | Control systems | Open channels | Algorithms | Flow measurement | Fluid flow | Automation

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