Reliability Analysis of Water System Capacity

by Benjamin F. Hobbs, Case Western Reserve Univ, Dep of, Systems Engineering, Cleveland, OH, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


The paper presents, by means of an application, a few promising analytical methods for estimating bulk water system capacity reliability. In particular, this paper examines the applicability of loss of load expectation (LOLE) and frequency and duration reliability methods developed by the electric power industry. These analytical techniques can help simulate and optimize the cost and reliability of water supply capacity components such as water sources, pumps, bulk transmission, and treatment while simultaneously considering random demands and finished water storage.

Subject Headings: System analysis | Water storage | Water treatment | System reliability | Water supply systems | Electric power | Load bearing capacity | Risk management

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