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Use Of Maximum Entropy Flow Patterns In Water Distribution Network Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY980081

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

898 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Chengchao Xu & I.C. Coulter

Abstract

This paper assesses the reliability performance of networks designed on the basis of flow patterns derived from three entropy based formulae which have recently been used as measures of reliability/redundancy for water distribution networks. The three different flow patterns are inferred on the basis of the maximum entropy principle by maximising each of the three entropy formulae subject to nodal balance constraints. The resulting maximum entropy flow patterns represent the most invulnerable flow distribution of a network for the given nodal demands and inflows associated with each of the entropy measures. To investigate the reliability/redundancy implications of each of the maximum entropy flow patterns, those same flow patterns a

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