Modelling of Water Levels in a Reservoir using Modelica
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Original versionMejer, W., & Winkler, D. (2020). Modelling of Water Levels in a Reservoir using Modelica. In Proceedings of The 61st SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2020 - Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, 176(16). https://doi.org/10.3384/ecp20176116
The regulation of hydro power plants is influenced by amongst others reservoir capacity and the knowledge about how it is influenced by changes in in- and out?ow. The hydro power reservoir Aurdalsfjord has a small capacity compared to the inflow, a narrowing between inflow in the north and outflow in the south and has implemented strict governmental restriction. The paper will present a reservoir model that was developed in order to investigate the water ?ow and water level conditions in Aurdalsfjord. The water level in each cell is described with a mass balance, while the flow between two cells is described with a momentum balance. The balance equations are formulated as DAEs. The model is developed in Modelica which allows it to be used in connection with models of a wide variety of other components that are present in a hydro power system. The model will be integrated in the open-source hydro power library OpenHPL developed at USN. The Modelica model shows promising results. For Aurdalsfjord it needed to be adjusted with non-physical parameters. The reservoir model should be implemented for a less complex shaped reservoir in order to see if the challenges are related to the Modelica implementation or Aurdalsfjords shape.