This paper presents a feedback simulation procedure for the real-time control (RTC) of urban drainage systems (UDS) with the aim of providing accurate state evolutions to the RTC optimizer as well as illustrating the optimization performance in a virtual reality. Model predictive control (MPC) has been implemented to generate optimal solutions for the multiple objectives of UDS using a simplified conceptual model. A high-fidelity simulator InfoWorks ICM is used to carry on the simulation based on a high level detailed model of a UDS. Communication between optimizer and simulator is realized in a feedback manner, from which both the state dynamics and the optimal solutions have been implemented through realistic demonstrations. In order to validate the proposed procedure, a real pilot based on Badalona UDS has been applied as the case study.



Scientific reference

L. Romero, C. Sun, R. Guasch, B. Joseph, J. Meseguer, G. Cembrano and V. Puig. A feedback simulation procedure for real-time control of urban drainage systems, 1st IFAC Workshop on Control Methods for Water Resource Systems, 2019, Delft, Netherlands, Vol 52:23 of IFAC Papers OnLine , pp. 101-106.