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Optimal Reservoir Operation for Flood Control Using Folded Dynamic Programming

Kumar, D Nagesh and Baliarsingh, Falguni and Raju, K Srinivasa (2010) Optimal Reservoir Operation for Flood Control Using Folded Dynamic Programming. In: Water Resources Management, 24 (6). pp. 1045-1064.

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Folded Dynamic Programming (FDP) is adopted for developing optimalnreservoir operation policies for flood control. It is applied to a case study of Hirakud Reservoir in Mahanadi basin, India with the objective of deriving optimal policy for flood control. The river flows down to Naraj, the head of delta where a major city is located and finally joins the Bay of Bengal. As Hirakud reservoir is on the upstream side of delta area in the basin, it plays an important role in alleviating the severity of the flood for this area. Data of 68 floods such as peaks of inflow hydrograph, peak of outflow from reservoir during each flood, peak of flow hydrograph at Naraj and d/s catchment contribution are utilized. The combinations of 51, 54, 57 thousand cumecs as peak inflow into reservoir and 25.5, 20, 14 thousand cumecs respectively as,peak d/s catchment contribution form the critical combinations for flood situation. It is observed that the combination of 57 thousand cumecs of inflow into reservoir and 14 thousand cumecs for d/s catchment contribution is the most critical among the critical combinations of flow series. The method proposed can be extended to similar situations for deriving reservoir operating policies for flood control.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Reservoir operation; Optimization; Folded dynamic programming; Flood routing; Muskingum method
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Ms G Yashodha
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 06:35
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:59
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27018

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