Optimization of reservoir releases to control river sedimentation using differential dynamic programming

Carlos C. Carriaga, Larry Mays

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Abstract

A new methodology is developed to address sedimentation control in alluvial rivers downstream of reservoirs. An optimization model is posed as a discrete-time optimal control problem to determine optimal reservoir releases to minimize downstream aggradation and degradation. The model interfaces the HEC-6 code which solves the hydraulic and sedimentation processes in the river into a differential dynamic programming (DDP) procedure which optimizes the control policy. Two case study scenarios for the New Waddell Dam and the Agua Fria River in Arizona were used as application examples for the optimal control model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages13-16
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0784400202
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: May 23 1994May 26 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and

Other

OtherProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period5/23/945/26/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Carriaga, C. C., & Mays, L. (1994). Optimization of reservoir releases to control river sedimentation using differential dynamic programming. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and (pp. 13-16). (Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and). Publ by ASCE.