Controle de Variância Mínima Generalizado para Sistemas de Distribuição de Água. (Generalized Minimum Variance Control for Water Distribution System)

Magno José Gomes Silva (, Clivaldo Silva Araújo (, Saulo Tarso Marques Bezerra (, Cicero Rocha Souto (, Simplicio Arnaud Silva (, Heber Pimentel Gomes (

1Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciências e Tecnologia de Alagoas
2Universidade Federal da Paraiba
3Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
4Universidade Federal da Paraíba

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: March 2015
Volume: 13,   Issue: 3 
ISSN: 1548-0992

This paper presents the project of an adaptive control system to modeling and controlling, in real time, a water distribution system. The controllers act in determining the turning speed of the motor/pump set and in the opening angle of control valves. An experimental workbench was set aiming at modeling and identifying parametrically a hydraulic network. The control system is a Generalized Minimum Variance self-tuning (GMV), whose parameters where real-time estimated by the recursive least squares (MQR) method according to the imposed inputs to the converter and the valves. The GMV aims at the pressure control in measuring points, which provided the reduction of energy and water in the workbench. Experimental results show the performance of adaptive control system and its ability to control the water distribution process.

Index Terms:
Pumping System, energetic efficiency,Control System.   

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