Modeling and fault diagnosis of flat inland navigation canals

Pau Segovia, Joaquim Blesa, Klaudia Horváth, Lala Rajaoarisoa, Fatiha Nejjari, Vicenç Puig, Eric Duviella

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This article regards the development of an analytical redundancy-based approach for detecting and isolating both sensor and actuator faults in flat inland navigation canals. Inland navigation networks are principally used for transport and are composed of many canalized natural rivers and artificial canals characterized by no slope. These canals are strongly affected by resonance phenomena, which can create waves such that the navigation condition might not be guaranteed. It is, therefore, required to ensure dealing with fault-free measured data and actuators. The proposed approach is based on the integrator delay zero model of the flat inland navigation canal. The proposed method is tested by considering the Cuinchy–Fontinettes navigation reach (in the north of France) to detect and isolate the occurrence of faults in the Cuinchy and Fontinettes level sensors and in the Cuinchy gate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-771
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Issue number6
Early online date1 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • fault detection and isolation
  • Large-scale systems
  • modeling
  • open-flow water networks


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