Planned (e.g. regular maintenance) and unplanned (e.g. pipe burst) interruptions occur regularly in water distribution systems leading to their reduced performance. This paper presents an extended period simulation model capable of assessing system’s performance under these conditions. The extended period simulation model is based on the recently developed steady-state pressure driven hydraulic model and is capable of calculating pressures, flows and hence actual water demands delivered under modified network topology conditions (caused by the use of isolation valves). The model is accompanied by several reliability indicators which can be used to assess system’s performance under interruptions. The above methodology is demonstrated on a real-life case study in Italy. The role of isolation valve design and uncertainty in valve operability is analysed and discussed. The case study results obtained demonstrate that the least cost de-sign/rehabilitation of water distribution systems is likely to result in unreliable systems if the ac-tual network configurations obtained by closing isolation valves in abnormal working conditions are not taken into account.
|Autori interni:||GIUSTOLISI, Orazio|
|Titolo:||Extended Period Simulation Analysis Considering Valve Shutdowns|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9496(2008)134:6(527)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|