TY - GEN

T1 - Optimal pump operation using nonlinear programming

AU - Ormsbee, Lindell E.

AU - Chase, Donald V.

PY - 1988

Y1 - 1988

N2 - This paper focuses on the operational control problem of determining the optimal pump operation policy for a given distribution system. The optimal pump policy is defined as that schedule of pump operations that will result in the lowest total operating cost for a given set of boundary conditions and system constraints. In the current study, the operational control problem is divided into two subproblems. The first subproblem involves determining the optimal tank trajectory for each tank in the system. The optimal tank trajectory is defined as that series of tank water levels over time which result in a minimum total operating cost. The second subproblem involves determining the specific pump operations required to produce the optimal tank trajectories.

AB - This paper focuses on the operational control problem of determining the optimal pump operation policy for a given distribution system. The optimal pump policy is defined as that schedule of pump operations that will result in the lowest total operating cost for a given set of boundary conditions and system constraints. In the current study, the operational control problem is divided into two subproblems. The first subproblem involves determining the optimal tank trajectory for each tank in the system. The optimal tank trajectory is defined as that series of tank water levels over time which result in a minimum total operating cost. The second subproblem involves determining the specific pump operations required to produce the optimal tank trajectories.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:0024138945

SN - 0872626601

T3 - Crit Water Issues Comput Appl Proc 15th Annu Water Resour Conf

SP - 158

EP - 161

BT - Crit Water Issues Comput Appl Proc 15th Annu Water Resour Conf

T2 - Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Water Resources Conference

Y2 - 1 June 1988 through 3 June 1988

ER -