Reliability Consideration in Capital Improvement Programsby Uzair M. Shamsi, Chester Engineers, Pittsburg, United States,
Abstract: This paper shows an application of network reliability modeling in water supply capital improvement programs. The proposed approach consists of combining geometrical and structural properties of pipelines in a Pipe Importance Factor defined as the rate at which water supply reliability improves as the reliability of the pipeline improves. A case study demonstrates the application.
Subject Headings: Structural reliability | Water pipelines | Case studies | Assets | Structural behavior | Water supply | Geometrics
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