Transport of water versus Transport over water

A comprehensive book over transport of water and transport over water has just been published by Springer, with the support of the TUDelft Transport Institute, and contributions from many scientists and researchers from different backgrounds within the Transport Institute and international institutions.
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This book aims at stimulating discussion between researchers working on state of the art approaches for operational control and design of transport of water on the one hand and researchers working on state of the art approaches for transport over water on the other hand. The main contribution of the book as a whole is to present novel perspectives ultimately leading to the management of an envisioned unified management framework taking the recent advances from both worlds as a baseline.

The book is intended to be a reference for control-oriented engineers who manage water systems with either or both purposes in mind (transport of water, transport of goods over water).  It highlights the possible twofold nature of water projects, where water either acts as primary object of study or as a means. The book is dedicated to comparing and relating to one another different strategies for (operational) management and control of different but strongly related systems in the framework of the water. In that sense, the book presents different approaches treating both the transport of water and transport over water.  It compares the different approaches within the same field, highlighting their distinguishing features and advantages according to selected qualitative indices, and demonstrates the interaction and cross-relations between both fields.  It will also help to determine the gaps and common points for both fields towards the design of such a unifying framework, which is lacking in the literature. Additionally, the book looks at case studies where the design of modeling/control strategies of either transport of water or transport over water have been proposed, discussed or simulated.

Among the contributions from TUDelft and Transport Institute researchers, one regards the editorship by Rudy R. Negenborn, TEL/3me, plus those included chapters:

Model Predictive Control for Combined Water Supply and Navigability/Sustainability in River Systems  (3me)

Hierarchical MPC-Based Control of an Irrigation Canal (3me, CiTG)

Model Predictive Control for Incorporating Transport of Water and Transport over Water in the Dry Season (3me, CiTG)

Effects of Water Flow on Energy Consumption and Travel Times of Micro-Ferries for Energy-Efficient Transport over Water (3me)

Technological Challenges and Developments in European Inland Waterway Transport (3me)

Performance Evaluation of an Inland Pusher  (3me)

Fostering Cooperation in Inland Waterway Networks: A Gaming and Simulation Approach (TPM)

More details of the book can be found here:
http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-16133-4

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