Input-Delay Model Predictive Control of Inland Waterways Considering the Backwater Effect

Pau Segovia1, Rajaoarisoa Lala, Fatiha Nejjari, Vicenc Puig2, Eric Duviella

  • 1Universitat Polit?cnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  • 2Universitat Polit?cnica de Catalunya



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16:00 - 18:00 | Wed 22 Aug | Schackenborg | WeC6

Control, Supervision and Fault Diagnosis for Large Scale Water Infrastructures

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Inland waterways are large-scale systems, generally characterized by negligible bottom slopes and large time delays. These features pose challenging problems at the modeling and controller design stages. A control-oriented model is derived in this work, which allows to handle these issues in a suitable manner. A predictive control scheme is developed to ensure the coordination of the control actions and their delayed effects in the system. The proposed approach is tested on a case study to highlight its performance, and it is shown that it is possible to guarantee the navigability condition of the waterways as well as other operational goals.

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