Methodology for the optimal reliability based design and analysis of pumping systems for water distribution networks

Ning Duan, Larry W. Mays

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Abstract

A methodology has been developed for the optimal (minimum cost) reliability based design of pumping systems. Two computer simulators, a reliability simulator and a hydraulic simulator, are incorporated into a nonlinear programming code to implicitly solve for a large number of constraints based upon the implicit function theorem. The multiplier penalty function method is used to accelerate convergence of the computations. Through this type of reliability analysis, uncertainties in meeting demands are considered from both the aspects of mechanical failure and inadequate supply.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCrit Water Issues Comput Appl Proc 15th Annu Water Resour Conf
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Pages154-157
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872626601
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventCritical Water Issues and Computer Applications: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Water Resources Conference - Norfolk, VA, USA
Duration: Jun 1 1988Jun 3 1988

Publication series

NameCrit Water Issues Comput Appl Proc 15th Annu Water Resour Conf

Other

OtherCritical Water Issues and Computer Applications: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Water Resources Conference
CityNorfolk, VA, USA
Period6/1/886/3/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Duan, N., & Mays, L. W. (1988). Methodology for the optimal reliability based design and analysis of pumping systems for water distribution networks. In Crit Water Issues Comput Appl Proc 15th Annu Water Resour Conf (pp. 154-157). (Crit Water Issues Comput Appl Proc 15th Annu Water Resour Conf). Publ by ASCE.