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Open-channel flow model approximation for controller design. (English) Zbl 0835.76011

Summary: Open-channel flow is analyzed using the linearized St.-Venant equations. A method is presented to derive an approximation model for an open channel with backwater effects; the approximation model consists of functions that allow the application of the effective control synthesis methods. The accuracy of the approximation models is demonstrated by two examples.

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76B15 Water waves, gravity waves; dispersion and scattering, nonlinear interaction
93C20 Control/observation systems governed by partial differential equations

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