Quick Stroking: A Fast and Accurate Algorithm for Time-Optimal Valve Closure Synthesis

by David E. Goldberg, Univ of Alabama, Dep of Engineering, Mechanics, University, AL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


In this paper, a fast, simple, yet effective technique for valve motion synthesis is developed. This technique called Quick Stroking is applied to a practical example problem, and it may be applied to other valve motion synthesis problems in single pipes with upstream or downstream control valve, in systems with flow stoppage, initiation, or modulation, and in cases with pressure or stroke constraint.

Subject Headings: Algorithms | Valves | Motion (dynamics) | Pressure pipes | Rivers and streams | Control systems | Pipe flow | Flow control

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