Optimization Of A Multiple Reservoir Operations System Using Dynamic Programming
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S. J. Mousavi
A dynamic programming (DP) optimization model is developed for long term planning of multipIe-reservoir operations. To overcome the well-known dimensionality problem associated with such a model, a heuristic approach is used to narrow the needed search algorithm within the state space of the DP model. This method can recognize many infeasible transitions from the initial to the final state of the DP stages. By diagnosing these infeasible transitions in advance and removing them from further computations, significant improvement in computational load is achieved so that the computer time for solving the model is significantly reduced. This methodology is applied to a system of reservoirs located in Iran.