This webinar will introduce you to modeling feedback control within GoldSim, specifically for the purpose of flow control. The goal of a feedback control system is to control the value of a state variable in the system by actively adjusting additions (inflows) or withdrawals (outflows) with the goal of reaching a desired state. This is applicable for models involving multiple ponds or reservoirs that interact with each other.
In this presentation, we will introduce several different ways to implement feedback control to model a system of interacting flows between multiple ponds. This includes an on/off (deadband) controller, a proportional controller, and a PID controller. These are single input single output (SISO) controllers . We will also introduce a more advanced multiple input single output (MISO) controller that utilizes multiple inputs (e.g., water level and forecasted inflows). This webinar aims to help you become more proficient at representing such controllers in your models.
Below is a video of the webinar presentation: