Reference : Numerical tools for the optimization of hydroelectric power stations in cascade
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2625
Numerical tools for the optimization of hydroelectric power stations in cascade
English
Erpicum, Sébastien mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydraulique génér., const. hydraul. et méc. des fluides >]
Archambeau, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
Dewals, Benjamin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
Detrembleur, Sylvain [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
Pirotton, Michel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur MS2F > Hydrodynamique appl. et constructions hydrauliques (HACH) >]
2005
Proceedings of the 3rd Internationale Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering
Dick, Erik
Hogge, Michel mailto
Van Keer, Roger
Yes
International
3rd Internationale Conference on Advanced Computational Methods in Engineering
Ghent
Belgique
[en] finite volume ; river flow ; genetics algorithms ; optimization
[en] The numerical optimization process of the system of hydroelectric power stations installed on a 60 km long section of the rivers Amblève and Warche in Belgium is presented in detail. The river network is modelled in quasi-2D using real natural topographic data on almost 1,100 finite volumes. In a first step, the hydrological balance is closed using a numerical solver and roughness coefficients are calibrated from water level and discharge field measurements. Secondly, the hydroelectric production is maximised by an automatic calibration of the parameters of the hydrograph released in the network at the upstream dam. This approach leads to a substantial gain in hydroelectric production, brings significant financial benefits and deals with all management and security criteria of the river network.
Aquapôle - AQUAPOLE
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/2625

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