Optimization of Looped Water Distribution Networks

by E. Downey Brill, Jr., Univ of Illinois at, Urbana-Champaign, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Urbana, IL, USA,
Jon C. Liebman, Univ of Illinois at, Urbana-Champaign, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Urbana, IL, USA,
Han-Lin Lee, Univ of Illinois at, Urbana-Champaign, Dep of Civil, Engineering, Urbana, IL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Applications in Water Resources

Abstract: The optimization algorithm developed by G. Quindry et al. can be used to obtain a least cost pipe network for a looped water distribution system. A solution is obtained under steady state design conditions. Such a solution provides insights for a particular design problem. Although a solution does meet the looping requirements imposed, the level of redundancy provided is typically less than desired for municipal water systems. The algorithm is used to explore the example problem to be provided by the session chairman, and the results are presented at the conference.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Municipal water | Water pipelines | Algorithms | Steady states | Computer programming

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