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Response of Controlled Canals to Downstream Withdrawals


 

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ITRC Report No.

P 95-003

 
 

Length

4 pages

 
 

Authors

Charles M. Burt, T.S. Strelkoff, and J.L. Deltour

 
 

Presented 

IA Technical Conference. Phoenix, Arizona. Nov. 12-14. Pg 169-173

 

 

 

Summary

 

Most research on downstream control of canals has dealt with the problem of selecting and calibrating a suitable algorithm which can dictate gate movements, with the objectives of achieving a rapid and stable recovery of the downstream water level in the case of any deviation of that water level from a desired target depth.  This paper addresses another equally important factor in achieving the desirable control - the influence of the canal characteristics on controllability.   This paper will not provide a simple, definitive, and universal formula to predict controllability.  However, it will present the problem, along with options which are available to examine the problem further on individual design cases.

 


 

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