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Modeling and Simulation of a Hydraulic Network for Leak Diagnosis

TURIX-Dynamics Diagnosis and Control Group, Tecnológico Nacional de México, Instituto Tecnológico de Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tuxtla Gutiérrez 29050, Mexico
GIPSA-lab, CNRS, Grenoble INP, Université Grenoble Alpes, 38000 Grenoble, France
Tecnológico Nacional de México, Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo, Hermosillo 83170, Mexico
Cátedras CONACYT, Instituto de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México 04510, Mexico
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Math. Comput. Appl. 2018, 23(4), 70;
Received: 28 September 2018 / Revised: 4 November 2018 / Accepted: 4 November 2018 / Published: 6 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optimization in Control Applications)
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This work presents the modeling and simulation of a hydraulic network with four nodes and two branches that form a two-level water distribution system. It also proposes a distribution of hydraulic valves that allows emulating a leak using a valve and different network configurations, e.g., simple ducts, closed networks and branched networks. The network is modeled in the steady state considering turbulent flow. Numerical experiments are performed, and the results show that the proposed network is useful for the design of leakage diagnosis and control algorithms in different configurations and leakage scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydraulic networks; leaks in pipes; pipe model; leak diagnosis hydraulic networks; leaks in pipes; pipe model; leak diagnosis

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Bermúdez, J.-R.; López-Estrada, F.-R.; Besançon, G.; Valencia-Palomo, G.; Torres, L.; Hernández, H.-R. Modeling and Simulation of a Hydraulic Network for Leak Diagnosis. Math. Comput. Appl. 2018, 23, 70.

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