Modeling and solving water resources engineering design problems as stochastic programs to account for an uncertain future

D. S. Yakowitz, W. Elshorbagy, K. Lansey

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Abstract

The future operations of many engineering systems are affected by the uncertainty of many inputs and demands. To account for these elements of a two-stage stochastic programming, formulation is proposed and illustrated for several engineering problems concerned with water distribution and supply. In all of these applications, the first-stage decisions are the design elements that are to be determined at present. The second-stage decisions involve the future operations, or system response, of the first stage design after realization of the uncertain inputs and demands on the system. Three water resources design problems are presented to illustrate the solution techniques and the advantages of using a stochastic design approach over more traditional approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages106-117
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 7th Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 8 1995Oct 13 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 7th Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources
CitySanta Barbara, CA, USA
Period10/8/9510/13/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Yakowitz, D. S., Elshorbagy, W., & Lansey, K. (1996). Modeling and solving water resources engineering design problems as stochastic programs to account for an uncertain future. 106-117. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 7th Risk-Based Decision Making in Water Resources, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, .