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BibTex format

author = {Nerantzis, D and Pecci, F and Stoianov, I},
doi = {10.1016/j.ejor.2019.12.011},
journal = {European Journal of Operational Research},
pages = {345--354},
title = {Optimal control of water distribution networks without storage},
url = {},
volume = {284},
year = {2020}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The paper investigates the problem of optimal control of water distribution networks without storage capacity. Using mathematical optimization, we formulate and solve the problem as a non-convex NLP, in order to obtain optimal control curves for both variable speed pumps and pressure reducing valves of the network and thus propose a methodology for the automated control of real operational networks. We consider both single-objective and multi-objective problems with average zonal pressure, pump energy consumption and water treatment cost as objectives. Furthermore, we investigate global optimality bounds for the calculated solutions using global optimization techniques. The proposed approach is shown to outperform state-of-the-art global optimization solvers. The described procedure is demonstrated in a case study using a large size operational network.
AU - Nerantzis,D
AU - Pecci,F
AU - Stoianov,I
DO - 10.1016/j.ejor.2019.12.011
EP - 354
PY - 2020///
SN - 0377-2217
SP - 345
TI - Optimal control of water distribution networks without storage
T2 - European Journal of Operational Research
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UR -
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VL - 284
ER -