Methodology for optimal operation of pumps in water distribution systems.

L. M. Brion, Larry Mays

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Presents a new methodology for determining which pump(s) should be operated for the optimal pump operation of a water distribution system in order to minimize energy costs. Mathematically this problem is stated as a large-scale 0-1 integer nonlinear programming problem. The nonlinear programming master problem is solved as an optimal control problem using a hydraulic simulator to implicity solve the conservation of mass and energy constraints. A heuristic procedure is used to solve a zero-one integer programming subproblem. The new methodology could be applied to the development of operation policies or could be used within the context of real time operation. (A)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherNew York, U.S.A., American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN (Print)0872627020, 9780872627024
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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