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Optimal monitoring of water distribution systems (II)
Author(s): Di Xiao; Jianwen Liang; Xinhua Zhao; Hongwei Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology has been used in water distribution systems in recently years, in which, waterhead at some nodes and/or flowrate in some links in the water distribution systems are monitored by radio or internet, and the waterhead and flowrate monitoring stations are usually determined by experience or simply evenly distributed. For the purpose of more efficient monitoring, optimal monitoring of waterhead in a water distribution system was developed by the authors, and as the second part of the study, this paper has proposed a method for optimal monitoring of flowrate in a water distribution system. A perturbation analysis is conducted to determine the sensitivity matrix, and the sensitivity equation is solved by a least square method, and the optimal monitoring of flowrate is then decided. The optimal monitoring solution is compared with the evenly distributed case, and it is found the optimal monitoring provides a more efficient and practical scheme if the number of monitoring stations is specified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5391, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, (29 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.539520
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Di Xiao, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jianwen Liang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Xinhua Zhao, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Hongwei Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5391:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Shih-Chi Liu, Editor(s)

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