Advances in Hydroinformatics: SIMHYDRO 2012 – New Frontiers by Philippe Gourbesville, Jean Cunge, Guy Caignaert

By Philippe Gourbesville, Jean Cunge, Guy Caignaert

The ebook is a set of prolonged papers that have been chosen for presentation throughout the SIMHYDRO 2012 convention held in Sophia Antipolis in September 2012. The papers current the cutting-edge numerical simulation in domain names resembling (1) New tendencies in modelling for marine, river & city hydraulics; (2) Stakeholders & practitioners of simulation; (3) 3D CFD & functions. All papers were peer reviewed and by way of medical committee participants with document approximately caliber, content material and originality. the objective viewers for this ebook comprises scientists, engineers and practitioners desirous about the sector of numerical modelling within the water zone: flood administration, normal assets renovation, hydraulic machineries, and innovation in numerical tools, 3D advancements and purposes.

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2, p. 386). Danish: Danish Hydraulics Institute. Hydraulic Modelling for Rhône River Operation Laëtitia Grimaldi, Guillaume Bontron and Pierre Balayn Abstract CNR is France’s leading producer of exclusively renewable energy—with 18 hydroelectric power plants along the Rhône, providing a capacity of 3,000 MW. In order to operate these plants, the CNR has developed several made-to-measure hydroinformatic tools for various purposes, whether they are studies or operational applications. The studies undertaken are mainly based upon type 1-D looped-network hydraulic model with storage areas, covering the full length of the Rhône.

For each of the Rhône’s reaches, the reference model is regularly updated by the CNR’s study teams. This model is used to assure that the concession holder’s requirements are being respected and to trigger, as and when required, river bed maintenance operations along both the Rhône and its tributaries. Hydraulic Modelling for Rhône River Operation 43 Starting from the reference model, an operational model can be created to meet specific operational requirements: this may involve specialisation of data and the removal or alteration of certain of the entities included in the reference model, for example, certain storage areas could be removed or grouped, certain weir-feeding flood expansion zones could be simplified in the modelling.

This extending range of criteria is influenced by the authorities who are mainly politicians, investors, and regulatory administrators. It is also the first way to evaluate risks and address unforeseen problems in a more systematical way than either guessing or forecasting. By simulating the future hydropower plant operations, each field of expertise can compare different technical solutions to choose the best one according to its criteria. The finished result should enable the authorities to draw up a series of alternatives and to choose the most acceptable settlement.

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