Design process for water distribution systems including optimization

Kevin E. Lansey, Chuda Basnet

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Abstract

Design of a water distribution system is a multi-level process from preliminary planning to final detailed sizing of components. Unfortunately as in many design problems, a final detailed solution is sought before the goals and the purpose of the system being designed are understood. As the planning process progresses system performance is established and decisions are made regarding the required level of performance under different conditions. Often this understanding occurs during an engineer's trial and error judgement based process while using simulation model to analyze the system. This paper discusses how optimization can be integrated in a design process and the advantages of this technique versus trial and error.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Resour Infrastruct Needs Econ Financ
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages41-47
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0872627551
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventWater Resources Infrastructure: Needs, Economics, and Financing - Fort Worth, TX, USA
Duration: Apr 18 1990Apr 20 1990

Publication series

NameWater Resour Infrastruct Needs Econ Financ

Other

OtherWater Resources Infrastructure: Needs, Economics, and Financing
CityFort Worth, TX, USA
Period4/18/904/20/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lansey, K. E., & Basnet, C. (1990). Design process for water distribution systems including optimization. In Water Resour Infrastruct Needs Econ Financ (pp. 41-47). (Water Resour Infrastruct Needs Econ Financ). Publ by ASCE.