Design Support Methodology
This study proposes a Design Support Methodology (DSM) to define Water District Metering compatibly with water network performance and to determine the optimal setting pressure values to be assigned to valves during the various operational conditions in order to carry out pressure management. In this chapter two method are illustrated: the first, based on techniques borrowed from graph theory [7, 8], that allows several different network configurations to be analysed and compared by means of some performance indices; the second, based on genetic algorithms, that allows description of a non-linear optimization problem in order to define valve optimal settings.
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