The Methods Used for Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Networks: Past, Present, and Future

Posted: 26 Jun 2019

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Seyed Ashkan Zarghami

University of Adelaide, Students

Indra Gunawan

University of Adelaide - Faculty of the Professions

Frank Schultmann

University of Adelaide - Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre

Date Written: June 23, 2019

Abstract

Reliability of Water Distribution Networks (WDNs) has been a major concern for ensuring public health, safety, and societal welfare. The hydraulic approach for reliability analysis of WDNs and how this approach has evolved over the years is discussed. This paper then examines the conceptions of the topological reliability of WDNs that have been advocated during the past two decades. Moreover, the underlying principles of the hydraulic and topological approaches are presented and contextualised in:

(1) what exactly these approaches are,

(2) what motivated the developments of different methods,

(3) what are the strengths and the weaknesses of these methods.

Finally, the future evolution of reliability analysis of WDNs will be proposed as the forthcoming works.

Keywords: Hydraulic approach; Reliability analysis; Topological approach; Water distribution networks

Suggested Citation

Zarghami, Seyed Ashkan and Gunawan, Indra and Schultmann, Frank, The Methods Used for Reliability Analysis of Water Distribution Networks: Past, Present, and Future (June 23, 2019). Abstract Proceedings of 2019 International Conference on Resource Sustainability - Cities (icRS Cities), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3408560

Seyed Ashkan Zarghami (Contact Author)

University of Adelaide, Students ( email )

Adelaide
Australia

Indra Gunawan

University of Adelaide - Faculty of the Professions ( email )

Australia

Frank Schultmann

University of Adelaide - Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre ( email )

Australia

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