Real-Time Optimized Control of a Water Distribution System

by Bryan Coulbeck, Leicester Polytechnic, United Kingdom,
Chun-Hou Orr, Leicester Polytechnic, United Kingdom,

Abstract: The paper presents the design of a fully automated real-time computer control scheme for least cost operation of a water distribution system. The scheme includes modules for optimized pump scheduling, water demand prediction, and complete system simulation. A set of real-time modules complement the applications modules to form a sophisticated on-line computer control procedure. The scheme has been implemented as part of an overall management facility for a city distribution network in the United Kingdom.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Control systems | Computing in civil engineering | Scheduling | Water demand | Pumps | Automation | United Kingdom | Europe

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