Classical Approach

  • German Ardul Munoz-Hernandez
  • Sa’ad Petrous Mansoor
  • Dewi Ieuan Jones
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


This chapter analyses the behaviour of hydropower plants under PID controllers. The stability of the unit in isolated operation, using Routh–Hurwitz stability criterion, is analysed. After that, the stability of the plant connected to a power system is also analysed. Then, the stability of plant operating with deadband is discussed. In addition, some tuning rules for PI and PI with anti-windup controllers are presented. Finally, some conclusions are drawn.


Power System Stability Boundary Guide Vane Phase Margin Root Locus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • German Ardul Munoz-Hernandez
    • 1
  • Sa’ad Petrous Mansoor
    • 2
  • Dewi Ieuan Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnologico de PueblaPueblaMexico
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceBangor UniversityBangorUK
  3. 3.GWEFR Cyf Pant Hywel PenisarwaunCaernarfonUK

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