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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B31/S12.101

THE USE OF THE MUSKINGUM-CUNGE METHOD FOR THE SIMULATION OF ARTIFICIAL FLOW WAVES FROM PEAKING HYDROPOWER OPERATION (A CASE STUDY ON THE DANUBE, DOWNSTREAM THE GABCIKOVO HYDROPOWER)

P. Sulek, P. Dusicka, Z. Sebestova
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-13-1 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 3, Vol. 1, 791-798 pp

ABSTRACT
The Muskingum-Cunge method is one of the most hydrological routing models which describe the transformation of the flow wave in the river bed based on two equations (storage and continuity equation). Despite the fact that the Muskingum-Cunge method is not suitable for rapidly rising and falling hydrographs, the paper describes the application of this method for the simulation of artificial flow waves from peaking (semi-peaking) operation of the Gabčíkovo Hydropower (HP). The flow wave routing model by the Muskingum-Cunge is integrated into the software tool for planning and control of the Gabčíkovo HP. The purpose of the flow routing model is ensured safety of navigation downstream the Gabčíkovo HP. The modeling results showed the possibility of using the Muskingum-Cunge method for the simulation of the “artificial” flow waves.

Keywords: Muskingum-Cunge method, artificial flow simulation, hydropower, safety of navigation