WIT Press


Capacity Reliability And Rehabilitation Of Deteriorated Water Distribution Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HY980111

Volume

26

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

915 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Chengchao Xu, K.S. Tickle & I.C. Coulter

Abstract

This paper describes an approach to assessing and economically improving the condition of deteriorating water distribution infrastructure. The approach uses a first order reliability method (FORM) to determine the system capacity reliability where capacity reliability is defined as the probability that the system is able to supply the consumer with the specified quantity of potable water at or above a prescribed minimum pressure. The method is capable of recognising uncertainties in both the nodal demands and the pipe capacities. The proposed probabilistic model also provides the facility for computing sensitivity of the reliability to change

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