In this paper, a detailed study on the local real time control of moveable sharp-crested weirs in sewer channels is presented. Firstly, an experimental analysis aimed at determining the hydraulic behaviour of the regulator under both free flow and submerged flow conditions was carried out. Then, a numerical investigation into the calibration of proportional (P) controllers for the weir control was performed. In particular, suitable values were evaluated for the controller proportional parameter in order to obtain quick regulations and avoid the occurrence of permanent water level oscillations behind the weir. A dimensionless approach was adopted for the generalisation of the results.
P controller calibration for the real time control of moveable weirs in (proportional) sewer channels
A. Campisano, E. Creaco, C. Modica; P controller calibration for the real time control of moveable weirs in (proportional) sewer channels. Water Sci Technol 1 June 2009; 59 (11): 2237–2244. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.272
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