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Volume 15, 2017II International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’17)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Computer Simulations Of Processes And Phenomena|
|Published online||15 December 2017|
The optimisation of a water distribution system using Bentley WaterGEMS software
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Nadbystrzycka 40 B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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The proper maintenance of water distribution systems (WDSs) requires from operators multiple actions in order to ensure optimal functioning. Usually, all requirements should be adjusted simultaneously. Therefore, the decision-making process is often supported by multi-criteria optimisation methods. Significant improvements of exploitation conditions of WDSs functioning can be achieved by connecting small water supply networks into group systems. Among many potential tools supporting advanced maintenance and management of WDSs, significant improvements have tools that can find the optimal solution by the implemented mechanism of metaheuristic methods, such as the genetic algorithm. In this paper, an exemplary WDS functioning optimisation is presented, in relevance to a group water supply system. The action range of optimised parameters included: maximisation of water flow velocity, regulation of pressure head, minimisation of water retention time in a network (water age) and minimisation of pump energy consumption. All simulations were performed in Bentley WaterGEMS software.
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