|About this site|
|Automating the operation
of check-structures in a canal system (irrigation canal, drainage canal,
river system) starts with selecting and tuning a suitable control system.
This internet site focusses on selecting and tuning water level control
systems for canals. In general, choosing the right control system for a
canal and tuning the controllers can be difficult and time-consuming: if
the control system is tuned too tightly, control becomes unstable; if it
is tuned too weakly, the controlled water levels will deviate too much
from their target levels.
This site presents a control selection and tuning procedure that is fast and guarantees to find a control system that is reliable, maintains the controlled water levels sufficiently close to target, and is easy to implement in the field!
This works in two steps:
Step 2: Solving the control problem
¹That is: selecting control hardware
and software, measurement equipement, communication system, programming the control system, after-servicing.