Stochastic Design of Water Distribution Systems with Expected Annual Damages

@article{Filion2007StochasticDO,
  title={Stochastic Design of Water Distribution Systems with Expected Annual Damages},
  author={Yves R. Filion and Barry J. Adams and Bryan W Karney},
  journal={Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management},
  year={2007},
  volume={133},
  pages={244-252}
}
This paper presents a stochastic design approach that quantifies the expected annual damages sustained by residential, commercial, and industrial users during low- and high-pressure hydraulic failures in a water network. The approach, which couples stochastic models of water demand, fire flow, and pipe breaks with Monte Carlo simulation, was used to solve part of the Anytown design problem. Results indicated that a significant proportion of low-pressure failures occurred during low-demand… 

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