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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 2346025, 13 pages
Research Article

A Water Hammer Protection Method for Mine Drainage System Based on Velocity Adjustment of Hydraulic Control Valve

1Research Institute of Machinery and Electronics, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
2Key Laboratory of Advanced Transducers & Intelligent Control System, Ministry of Education, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan 030024, China
3Taiyuan University of Technology College of Mechanical Engineering, Mine Fluid Control Engineering Research Center (Laboratory) in Shanxi Province, Taiyuan 030024, China

Received 3 June 2015; Accepted 28 September 2015

Academic Editor: Mario Terzo

Copyright © 2016 Yanfei Kou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Water hammer analysis is a fundamental work of pipeline systems design process for water distribution networks. The main characteristics for mine drainage system are the limited space and high cost of equipment and pipeline changing. In order to solve the protection problem of valve-closing water hammer for mine drainage system, a water hammer protection method for mine drainage system based on velocity adjustment of HCV (Hydraulic Control Valve) is proposed in this paper. The mathematic model of water hammer fluctuations is established based on the characteristic line method. Then, boundary conditions of water hammer controlling for mine drainage system are determined and its simplex model is established. The optimization adjustment strategy is solved from the mathematic model of multistage valve-closing. Taking a mine drainage system as an example, compared results between simulations and experiments show that the proposed method and the optimized valve-closing strategy are effective.