Calibration of and data collection for hydraulic models for alternative model purposes

Derya Sumer, Kevin E. Lansey

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Abstract

Numerical models of water distribution systems are constructed for various purposes. This paper analyzes the value of data for calibrating a model for three purposes; analysis, design and pump operations for a demonstration system. Comparisons are made using model prediction uncertainty and the change in design and operations cost as more data is collected and provided to the calibration process. It is clear that a model developed for one purpose may not be acceptable for other goals. In particular, a hydraulic model for a system expansion in which the flow distribution increases and changes must be well calibrated. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event8th Annual Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium 2006 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Aug 27 2006Aug 30 2006

Other

Other8th Annual Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium 2006
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period8/27/068/30/06

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • Model error
  • Model purpose
  • Parameter errors
  • Uncertainty
  • Water distribution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Sumer, D., & Lansey, K. E. (2007). Calibration of and data collection for hydraulic models for alternative model purposes. Paper presented at 8th Annual Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium 2006, Cincinnati, OH, United States. https://doi.org/10.1061/40941(247)69