Testing an Optimization/Simulation Model for the Real-Time Operations of Water Distribution Systems under Limited Power Availability

Puneet Khatavkar, Larry Mays

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Abstract

This paper presents a new methodology for the real-time operation of water distribution systems under critical conditions of limited electrical energy due to emergencies such as extreme drought conditions, electric grid failure, and other severe conditions related to natural conditions. The basic objective of optimizing the operations of a water distribution system under limited availability of energy is to attempt to satisfy the required levels of demand at various locations while meeting pressure requirements of the system and maintaining an optimal pump schedule. The approach adopted here is to interface an optimization procedure (genetic algorithm) with a simulator (EPANET) in the framework of an optimal control problem to determine the real-time optimal operation of a water distribution system under limited electrical input. The genetic algorithm (GA) searches over pump operation in combination with maximizing the demands that can be satisfied with limited energy input. The interfacing of the simulator and the genetic algorithm has been accomplished within the framework of MATLAB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCongress on Technical Advancement 2017
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure Resilience and Energy - Papers from Sessions of the 1st Congress on Technical Advancement
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481028
StatePublished - 2017
Event1st Congress on Technical Advancement, CTA 2017: Infrastructure Resilience and Energy - Duluth, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2017Sep 13 2017

Other

Other1st Congress on Technical Advancement, CTA 2017: Infrastructure Resilience and Energy
CountryUnited States
CityDuluth
Period9/10/179/13/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Khatavkar, P., & Mays, L. (2017). Testing an Optimization/Simulation Model for the Real-Time Operations of Water Distribution Systems under Limited Power Availability. In Congress on Technical Advancement 2017: Infrastructure Resilience and Energy - Papers from Sessions of the 1st Congress on Technical Advancement (pp. 1-9). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).