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Determining pipe groupings for water distribution networks

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by K Mallick, K Lansey, I Ahmed, Kevin TickleKevin Tickle
Mathematical modeling of a water distribution system allows comparisons between design and operation alternatives. However, to make meaningful comparisons, the true field system must be represented within the model. Water distribution systems contain a large number of pipes with unknown roughness coefficients. Even with an extensive data collection effort, pipe roughnesses for all links cannot be determined exactly. Therefore, the system is simplified by assuming sets of pipes have the same roughness coefficient. The impacts of such simplification have not been examined in quantitative manner. This work develops a methodology to quantify impacts introduced by system simplification and identify the best number of pipe groupings for a network.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

128

Issue

2

Start Page

130

End Page

139

Number of Pages

10

ISSN

0733-9496

Location

Reston, VA

Publisher

ASCE

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Castro Engineering Corp., Tucson, AZ; Faculty of Informatics and Communication; University of Arizona; Water Dept;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

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