Determining optimal parameter dimensions for water distribution network models

Keshaw N. Millick, Kevin E. Lansey, Kevin S. Tickle

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Abstract

Water distribution systems contain a large number of pipes whose roughness factors are unknown prior to model calibration. During the calibration process, pipe roughnesses for each link cannot be determined without a tremendous cost. Therefore, the system is simplified by assuming sets of pipes have the same roughness coefficient (parameterization), by modeling a skeletal system after many pipes are dropped from the model (skeletonization) or a combination of these two alternatives. This paper presents an approach for examining the impact of model parameterization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages758-761
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0784400202
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: May 23 1994May 26 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and

Other

OtherProceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period5/23/945/26/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Millick, K. N., Lansey, K. E., & Tickle, K. S. (1994). Determining optimal parameter dimensions for water distribution network models. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and (pp. 758-761). (Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Water Policy and). Publ by ASCE.