Optimal reliability-based design and operation of pumping and distribution systems.

D. A. Ning, Larry Mays

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A reliability-based optimization model for water distribution systems has been developed to: design of the pipe network including the number, location and size of pumps and tanks; design of the pumping system using a reliability-based procedure considering both hydraulic failures and mechanical failures; and , determination of the optimal operation of the pumps. The optimization problem solved using a heuristic algorithm consisting of a master problem and a subproblem. The master problem is a pure 0-1 integer programming model and the subproblem, a large nonlinear programming model solved in am optimal control framework. (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

  • Engineering(all)


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