A practice in optimal cost design of water distribution networks

Do Guen Yoo, Sang Myoung Lee, Hwandon Jun, Joong Hoon Kim

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Abstract

This study proposed more practical and realistic optimal pipe design approaches, using metaheuristic optimization algorithms. The first method considered the continuity of the pipe size in a pipeline to establish an effective design and construction, using Revised Harmony Search (ReHS). The proposed method is applied to Hanoi network, which is often used as a benchmark network in optimal design problems. Although slightly more expensive compared to previous studies the proposed method brings about more practical, realistic, and still close to optimal results. The second approach applied the optimal cost design of parallel main pipes. In general, diameter of parallel main pipes is decided with very ambiguous guideline that suggests a diameter of about 65% of that of the pipes used in practice. However, the instruction is not clear, so decision of the optimal diameter is necessary. Therefore, this study focused on how to decide the optimal diameter, using Multi-objective Genetic Algorithms (MOGA) to strengthen the CW Industrial water supply system by installing dual and additional main pipes. The objective functions are to minimize the amount of the expected water shortage and pipe construction cost. As a result, optimal design can reduce the costs by 3.0% and the expected water shortage by about 3.8%, compared to the costs when applying the existing guideline. These two approaches show that meta-heuristic techniques can be applied to practical optimal design of water distribution systems and achieve successful results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference 2012, WDSA 2012
Pages642-651
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference 2012, WDSA 2012 - Adelaide, SA, Australia
Duration: 2012 Sep 242012 Sep 27

Publication series

Name14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference 2012, WDSA 2012
Volume1

Other

Other14th Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference 2012, WDSA 2012
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide, SA
Period12/9/2412/9/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology

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