A new approach to model development of water distribution networks with high leakage and burst rates

Latchoomun, L., Ah King, R. T. F. and Busawon, Krishna (2015) A new approach to model development of water distribution networks with high leakage and burst rates. Procedia Engineering, 119. pp. 690-699. ISSN 1877-7058

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Abstract

Modelling real distribution networks can be particularly difficult if they are so leaky that the types of leak and their nature can hardly be determined from scarce field measurements. In this context, a new approach to model development of such WDNs is proposed. The method is based on leakage estimation from MNF and the burst frequency of AZPs. After applying it to a real DMA in Mauritius, the resulting calibrated model from EPANET is found to approach the actual status of the network very closely in terms of overall real losses, coefficients of discharge, nodal flow and pressure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: District metered area (DMA), Water distribution network (WDN), Minimum Night Flow (MNF), Average Zone Point (AZP)
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 15:07
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 07:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27671

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