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Published: Građevinar 69 (2017) 7
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Reliability assessment of water distribution network by means of informational entropy using design/hydraulic parameters

Mostafa Ghanbari Kashani, Mahmood Hosseini, Armin Aziminejad

Abstract

A modified entropy-based criterion for evaluating reliability of water distribution networks is presented in the paper. Design and hydraulic parameters, as well as failure probabilities for individual links, are considered. For this purpose, a new weighting factor is defined based on the proportion of total outflow at each node to the total network dissipated power. Another weighting factor is defined based on the relation between the flow rate of a link and the total flow rates in the network, to take into account the capacity of individual links, as compared to that of the overall network.

Keywords
water distribution network, reliability assessment, desigm and hydraulic parameters, informational entropy

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Ghanbari Kashani, M., Hosseini, M., Aziminejad, A.: Reliability assessment of water distribution network by means of informational entropy using design/hydraulic parameters, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (2017) 7, pp. 547-559, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1487.2015

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Ghanbari Kashani, M., Hosseini, M., Aziminejad, A. (2017). Reliability assessment of water distribution network by means of informational entropy using design/hydraulic parameters, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (7), 547-559, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1487.2015

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Authors:
Mostafa Ghanbari Kashani WEB
Mostafa Ghanbari Kashani
Islamic Azad University
Department of Civil Engineering
Teheran, Iran
Mahmood Hosseini WEB
Mahmood Hosseini
International Institute
of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology
Teheran, Iran
Armin Aziminejad WEB
Armin Aziminejad
Islamic Azad University
Department of Civil Engineering
Teheran, Iran