Control of Hydraulic Equipments of a River Valley

  • H. Dang Van Mien
  • S. Steer


We present automatic control systems used for regulation of large rivers in France such as Rhine, Rhône, Durance, and Isère. These systems are conceived according to a multilevel graded system. A central hydraulic supervision station generates open-loop commands relative to electricity production and upstream to downstream anticipations. For each plant, the control is carried out by a local nonlinear controller which maintains the levels at their reference values when centralized actions are not sufficient.

We also present METALIDO, an interactive menu-driven Ψlab toolbox developed to help the designer in the different steps of the design of the controllers: race modeling using St Venan equations, choice of measurement points, identification to obtain models for each race dynamics, controller synthesis and validation simulations.

Key words

Computer-aided system design Control Hydraulic power plant 


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© Birkhäuser Boston 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Dang Van Mien
    • 1
  • S. Steer
    • 2
  1. 1.Electricité de France 1ClamartFrance
  2. 2.INRIALe ChesnayFrance

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