A method for the optimal design and control of water distribution systems is presented. Both the capital costs and the operating costs associated with significant loading conditions are taken into account. It is suggested to regard possible emergencies as particular loading conditions. The method allows one to determine not only pipe diameter sizes and pumping station capacities, but also evaluated reservoir volumes in the various admissible locations. The solution technique, based on the interior penalty function method of nonlinear programming, deals properly with the nonlinear nature of the objective function and the constraints and with the integer requirements of some variables (commercially available diameters), thus ensuring the feasibility of the solution.

Design and Control of optimal water distribution systems

De Poli G.;
1980

Abstract

A method for the optimal design and control of water distribution systems is presented. Both the capital costs and the operating costs associated with significant loading conditions are taken into account. It is suggested to regard possible emergencies as particular loading conditions. The method allows one to determine not only pipe diameter sizes and pumping station capacities, but also evaluated reservoir volumes in the various admissible locations. The solution technique, based on the interior penalty function method of nonlinear programming, deals properly with the nonlinear nature of the objective function and the constraints and with the integer requirements of some variables (commercially available diameters), thus ensuring the feasibility of the solution.
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