Methodologies for reliability analysis of water distribution systems

Larry Mays

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This paper presents the background for new methodologies for water distribution system reliability, reliability analysis of pumping systems, and reliability-based optimization models for water distribution systems. The methodology for water distribution system reliability computes model and system reliabilities using Monte Carlo simulation. The methodology for the reliability analysis of pumping systems is based upon a frequency and duration analysis procedure that can consider both mechanical failures and hydraulic failures. An optimization methodology for the reliability-based design water distribution networks is presented that interfaces a nonlinear programming optimizer with a hydraulic simulator and a reliability model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, United States
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)0872629937
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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