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On the modeling and real-time control of urban drainage systems: A survey

By Luis Antonio García Gutiérrez, Eduardo Escobar, Julian Barreiro-Gómez, Nicanor Quijano, Carlos Ocampo-Martinez and Duván Téllez


Trabajo presentado a la 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics celebrada en New York (US) del 17 al 21 de agosto de 2014.Drainage networks are complex systems composed by several processes including recollection, transport, storing, treatment, and releasing the water to a receiving environment. The way Urban Drainage Systems (UDS) manage wastewater is through the convenient handling of active elements such as gates (redirection and/or retention), storing tanks, and pumping stations, when needed. Therefore, modeling and control of UDS basically consists in knowing and representing the (dynamical) behavior of these elements and managing them properly in order to achieve a given set of control objectives, such as minimization of flooding in streets or maximization of treated wastewater in the system. Given the large number of elements composing an UDS and the interaction between them, management and control strategies may depend on highly complex system models, which implies the explicit difficulty for designing real-time control (RTC) strategies. This paper makes a review of the models used to describe, simulate, and control UDS, proposes a revision of the techniques and strategies commonly used for the control UDS, and finally compares several control strategies based on a case study.This work has been partially supported by project N°548-2012 “Drenaje Urbano y Cambio Climático: Hacia los Sistemas de Alcantarillado del Futuro.”, Mexichem Colombia S.A, the scholarships of Colciencias N°567-2012 and 647-2013, and the EU Project EFFINET (FP7-ICT-2011-8-31855) and the DGR of Generalitat de Catalunya (SAC group Ref. 2009/SGR/1491).Peer Reviewe

Publisher: 'Japanese Society of Applied Entomology & Zoology'
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.13039/501100000780
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