Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks A Review
A water distribution network consists of pipes, reservoirs, pumps, valves, and other hydraulic components and its purpose is to provide reliable service to the customers under various demand conditions. The least cost design of water distribution networks is an optimization problem, which has been solved using linear programming, nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, and heuristic based optimization methods. In this paper, we review the current status of the optimization models in the design of water distribution networks and present recommendations for future research.
R K. Amit and Parthasarathy Ramachandran. 2009. "Optimal Design of Water Distribution Networks A Review" The Selected Works of R K Amit
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