Upgrading Hydraulic Infrastructure for Level One Redundancy

by Lindell Ormsbee, Univ of Kentucky, United States,
Avner Kessler, Univ of Kentucky, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Infrastructure: Needs, Economics, and Financing


In the current paper a methodology is presented for upgrading any single source water distribution system in order to provide a level one system redundancy at a minimum cost. A level one redundant water distribution system is defined as one that is able to sustain a single random component failure (link or node) and still maintain the desired level of system performance. The proposed methodology involves three basic steps: Topology Augmentation, Topology Decomposition and Capacity Augmentation.

Subject Headings: Hydraulics | Water level | Failure analysis | Water supply systems | System reliability | Infrastructure | Decomposition | Renovation

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