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Skeletonization Methods for Complex Water Distribution Network
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Skeletonization Methods for Complex Water Distribution Network
Choi, Jeong Wook; Kang, Doosun;
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Studies of optimizing pump operation in water distribution networks (WDN) are receiving spotlight in recent days. However, the water networks are quite complex including thousands of or even tens of thousands of nodes and pipes, thus simulation time is an issue. In some cases, implementing a computer model for pump operation decisions is restrictive due to intensive computation time. To that end, it is necessary to reduce the simulation time of water networks by simplifying the network layout. In this study, WDN skeletonization approaches were suggested and applied to a real water transmission network in South Korea. In skeletonizing the original network, it was constrained to match the water pressure and water age in the same junction locations to maintain the hydraulic and water quality characteristics in the skeletonized network. Using the skeletonization approaches suggested in this study, it is expected to reduce the simulation time of WDN and apply for developing a computer module of WDN real-time optimal operation.
Water Distribution Network;Skeletonization;EPANET;
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