Hydraulic Models

  • German Ardul Munoz-Hernandez
  • Sa’ad Petrous Mansoor
  • Dewi Ieuan Jones
Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


An introduction to the physical characteristics of the hydraulic system of hydropower plants is given in this chapter. The basic components of the hydraulic subsystem are discussed (turbines, guide vanes, etc.). Different types of models are examined, and the advantages of using nonlinear models for simulation studies are discussed. The effect of water elasticity and the hydraulic coupling between units sharing a common tunnel is considered, and why these effects should be incorporated into the simulation model of a power plant is explained.


Guide Vane Head Loss Hydraulic Turbine Turbine Inlet Water Hammer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • German Ardul Munoz-Hernandez
    • 1
  • Sa’ad Petrous Mansoor
    • 2
  • Dewi Ieuan Jones
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Tecnologico de PueblaPueblaMexico
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceBangor UniversityBangorUK
  3. 3.GWEFR Cyf Pant Hywel PenisarwaunCaernarfonUK

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