Control of Hydraulic Equipments of a River Valley
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 wordsComputer-aided system design Control Hydraulic power plant
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