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Title: Model Predictive Control of an Experimental Water Canal
Authors: Silva, Pedro
Botto, Miguel
Figueiredo, João
Rijo, Manuel
Keywords: Model predictive control
canal water level control
Saint-Venant equations
fault tolerant control
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Abstract: This paper presents the first experimental results of a model predictive controller designed to control the water levels of a modern automated water canal, located at the University of Évora, Portugal. The controller is able to correctly handle known-in-advance water offtakes, while considering the most relevant physical constrains of the experimental setup. The dynamic model used is based on discretized Saint-Venant equations linearized for the steady-state regime taking into account the hydraulic structures present, such as gates and a water offtakes valves. The controller is implemented on a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) network supervised by a SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system. The experimental results demonstrate the reliability and effectiveness of the proposed control scheme in real-life typical situations, including gate malfunctioning and extreme water offtake conditions.
ISBN: 978-960-89028-5-5
Type: article
Appears in Collections:ERU - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings

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