Methodology for optimal control of pump stations

Kevin E. Lansey, Qinghui Zhong

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Abstract

Pumping water to utility customers is an expensive service which consumes large amounts of energy. Most approaches to date require simplifications and assumptions for the specific system or which limit the generality of the approach. A general methodology is presented which allows multiple tank and pump systems to be considered. In addition, the spatial demand distribution can vary and modeled using the exact relationships which describe the flow patterns. A two level process is suggested where the optimal pump station discharge and pressure head added are determined with the optimal tank trajectories by a nonlinear programming algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Resour Infrastruct Needs Econ Financ
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages58-61
Number of pages4
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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