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Volume 10, issue 1 | Copyright

Special issue: Computing and Control for the Water Industry, CCWI 2016

Drink. Water Eng. Sci., 10, 39-44, 2017
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Research article 09 Jun 2017

Research article | 09 Jun 2017

Inclusion of tank configurations as a variable in the cost optimization of branched piped-water networks

Nikhil Hooda and Om Damani
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The cost optimization of piped water networks consists of choosing pipe diameters. Networks also consist of tanks that act as buffers between the source and demand nodes. Typically the tank configuration is done in an ad hoc fashion. It is therefore desirable to also include this tank configuration choice in the cost optimization. We explain why the choice of tank configuration is important in network design and describe a system called JalTantra that aids the designers of piped water networks.
The cost optimization of piped water networks consists of choosing pipe diameters. Networks also...