AUTOMATIC MANAGEMENT OF CANALIZED WATERWAYS AND ITS HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS
Multipurpose regulation works on major rivers are aimed at the optimal utilization of water resources for purposes of commercial shipping, electricity production, flood control, irrigation, industrial uses, environmental protection and leisure activities. These objectives can prove contradictory, and they therefore necessitate more or less complex methods of controlling stages and flows. Although this renders manual operation more delicate and complicated, anxieties about the capabilities of automated systems to evaluate different variables and match human intelligence in making adjustments have limited the number of automated regulation systems worldwide and altogether prevented their installation and design in the United States. This report discusses the objectives and methods of controlling levels and flows in canalized waterways; describes some existing, characteristic, automated systems; presents recommendations for the definition and implementation of automatic control; examines the hydraulic behavior of automated regulation works when disturbances of various kinds occur; describes the advantages of automation for users; and discusses the reliability of automatic systems and the capacity for manual intervention.
- Report; Supplement to Bulletin of PIANC, No.70, 1990; Report of Working Group No.8 of the Permanent Technical Committee No.1
Permanent International Assn of Navigation Congr43 Avenue du President Wilson
75116 Paris, France
- Publication Date: 1990
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 98 p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Canals; Flow; Inland waterways; Management; Streamflow; Streams; Water table
- Old TRIS Terms: System descriptions
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00661710
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM