Adaptive Control of Unavoidable Hazardous Releases

by Nikolaos D. Katopodes, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States,
Michael Piasecki, Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


This paper presents a procedure for the adaptive control of hazardous releases of toxic substances. In particular, the control strategy is aimed at deliberate releases from man-made storage or process facilities that are deemed unavoidable because alternative actions may lead to more severe catastrophic results. The procedure consists of combining two-dimensional transient models that simulate the dynamics of the release and its subsequent fate in the environment and an adaptive control scheme, which monitors the current state of the released matter and the ambient conditions.

Subject Headings: Hazardous substances | Adaptive systems | Two-dimensional models | Water pollution | Toxicity | Storage facilities | Simulation models | Control systems

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