Water Distribution System Design Considering Component Failure During Static Conditions

by M. John Cullinane, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,
Kevin E. Lansey, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,
Chuda Basnet, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


A continuous hydraulic availability relationship is presented which more realistically models minimum pressure requirements for water distribution systems. This relationship is used in a minimum cut set framework to define nodal and system availabilities including pipe, pump, and valve failures during static steady state demands. The availability measures have been incorporated in a least cost optimization model which is significantly faster than the model of Su et al, which used a discrete availability relationship.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Hydraulic models | Water pressure | Hydraulic design | Failure analysis | Statics (mechanics) | Valves | Optimization models | Alabama | United States

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