A methodology is presented that is based upon the concepts of optimal control theory, in which the generalilzed reduced gradient method makes up the overall optimization framework along with a simulation model used to perform function evaluations at each iteration of the optimization. In this method, the problem, which is highly nonlinear, is solved but reduced in complexity by incorporating a network simulator to solve the flow conservation and energy constraints. This methodology allows a detailed analysis of the system components under various loading conditions and reduces the constraint size so that large water distribution systems with a large numbesr of components can be designed in new systems or analyzed in existing systems or both.

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  • Accession Number: 00489395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM