Upgrading reliability of water distribution networks recognizing valve locations

R. Gupta, A. Baby, P. V. Arya, L. Ormsbee

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An iterative procedure for upgrading water distribution network reliability is proposed by recognizing valve locations. In each iteration, three types of alternatives: (1) an addition of a valve(s) to pipe(s) without a valve; (2) an addition of a parallel pipe to an existing pipe; and (3) an increase in size of newly added pipes, are compared and the best is implemented. The iterative method is continued until no further improvement in reliability is possible, or a desired level of reliability is reached. This method is illustrated through an example taken from literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-377
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
StatePublished - 2014
Event16th International Conference on Water Distribution System Analysis, WDSA 2014 - Bari, Italy
Duration: Jul 14 2014Jul 17 2014

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  • Design
  • Redundancy
  • Reliability
  • Segment analysis
  • Water distribution system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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