"Combines the hydraulic simulation of physical processes with mathematical programming and differential dynamic programming techniques to ensure the optimization of hydrosystems. Presents the principles and methodologies for systems and optimal control concepts; features differential dynamic programming in developing models and solution algorithms for groundwater, real-time flood and sediment control of river-reservoir systems, and water distribution systems operations, as well as bay and estuary freshwater inflow reservoir oprations; and more."
1. Basic Concepts for Optimal Control 2. Systems Theory and Optimal Control 3. Introduction to Hydrosystems Problems 4. Applications Based on Mathematical Programming Nonlinear Optimization Methods 5. Groundwater Management Systems 6. Real-time Operation of River-Reservoir Systems 7. Water Distribution System Operation Freshwater Inflows to Estuaries 8. Applications Based on Control Procedures 9. Optimal Control by Feedback Control Methods 10. Differential Dynamic Programming 11. Estuarine Management Models using SALQR 12. Sediment Control in Rivers and Reservoirs 13. Optimal Operation of Soil Aquifer Treatment Systems Using SALQR 14. Real-Time Optimal Control - Linear Quadratic Feedback for Lumped Systems 14. Stochastic Optimal Control for Estuarine Management