A logical approach for water distribution system optimal design

Doosun Kang, Kevin Lansey

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Abstract

For the past three decades, a number of studies have been dedicated to water distribution system (WDS) optimal design. However, two key points are often missed or ignored; first, the application systems were often limited to large water supply systems or main transmission lines and function of local distribution lines were ignored; and second, solving real scale systems is lacking mainly due to overwhelming size and computational burden. Here we propose logical and efficient approaches to optimize real-life scale WDS including local distribution lines without excessive computational costs. The optimization results from the proposed methods are compared with traditional methods in terms of system layout, costs (economic and environmental), system reliability, and system performances. It is expected that the approaches presented in this study will be useful for practical implementation of existing optimization algorithms to solve real-life complex system optimization problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011
Subtitle of host publicationBearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
Pages177-189
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 21 2011
EventWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: May 22 2011May 26 2011

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

Other

OtherWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period5/22/115/26/11

Keywords

  • Design
  • Water distribution systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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