Simulation Optimization for Optimal Sizing of Water Transfer Systems

  • Nasrin Rafiee Anzab
  • S. Jamshid Mousavi
  • Bentolhoda A. Rousta
  • Joong Hoon Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 382)


Water transfer development projects (WTDPs) could be considered in arid and semi-arid areas in response to uneven distribution of available water resources over space. This paper presents a simulation-optimization model by linking Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP) to particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm for optimal design and operation of the Karoon-to- Zohreh Basin WTDP in Iran. PSO searches for optimal values of design and operation variables including capacities of water storage and transfer components as well as priority numbers of reservoirs target storage levels, respectively; And WAEP evaluates the system operation for any combinations of the design and operation variables. The results indicate that the water transfer project under consideration can supply water for the development of Dehdash and Choram Cropland (DCCL) in an undeveloped area located in Kohkiloyeh Province.


Water transfer systems Simulation-optimization WEAP PSO 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nasrin Rafiee Anzab
    • 1
  • S. Jamshid Mousavi
    • 1
  • Bentolhoda A. Rousta
    • 1
  • Joong Hoon Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran
  2. 2.School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural EngineeringKorea UniversitySeoulSouth Korea

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