American Society of Civil Engineers


Algorithms for Automatic Control of Diversion Dams


by Clark P. Buyalski, (US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO, USA)

pp. 2025-2032

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Water Forum ’86: World Water Issues in Evolution
Abstract: The application of local automatic control for the releases from a diversion dam that has intermittent river inflow is limited. For this case, it is better to install a remote monitoring system and make the releases by manual operation. The diversion dam that has a continuous river inflow can utilize onsite control algorithms for the local automatic regulation of the releases downstream. This paper discusses the typical diversion dam and the two basic operational concepts. The criterion for selecting a remote monitoring-manual operated system versus a local automatic controlled system is included. The general concept of the remote monitoring system and the design of a practical local automatic controller are then discussed and a summary is provided.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Algorithms
Automation
Control systems
Dams
Diversion structures
Inflow
Rivers and streams
Spillways

Author Keywords:
SPILLWAYS
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING - Algorithms - DAMS, EMBANKMENT - HYDRAULIC GATES - Automation - RIVERS - Discharge - WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS - Control
CONTINUOUS RIVER INFLOW - DIVERSION DAMS - DOWNSTREAM RELEASES - LOCAL AUTOMATIC REGULATION - ONSITE CONTROL ALGORITHMS