NUHCC – Hydraulics and Canal
Control Nucleus activity began in 2001. It is a research/experimentation
platform in the open-channels water delivery systems domain. NUHCC was financed
by the European Union (Program INTERREG II C) and by Évora University. It is
situated at the Agricultural Engineering Department of the Évora University, in
the South of Portugal.
Two experimental canals basically,
compose NUHCC. One with the traditional upstream control (AMIL gates and
duckbill weirs) and the other is an automatic canal, most important component of
The automatic canal has three sluices gates and one
overshot gate (vertical), four offtakes and a motorized valve at the inlet. All
these equipments have electric actuators connected to local controllers. A
communication network to a central controller connects all these controllers.
It is installed a SCADA (Supervisory
Control and Data Acquisition) application for the automatic canal supervision
and central control in the central post or by Internet.
At each local controller are installed
the local control modes and the distant control modes are installed in the SCADA
NUHCC permits the study of all
automatic control modes and its comparison, in order the quality service
optimization and to guarantee water use efficiency.
General aspect of the canals and detail of a motorized gate
» Responsible: send
Professor Manuel Rijo
(Hydraulics & Canal Control)
Phone: +351 266 760 800 (ext. 4534)
Phone: +351 266 760 800 (ext. 4533)
FAX: +351 266 711 189
NUHCC - Núcleo de Hidráulica e Controlo de
Universidade de Évora - Departamento de
Pólo da Mitra