Optimal Life Cycle design of Water Pipe System using Genetic Algorithm

상수관망 최적 생애주기 설계를 위한 유전알고리즘의 적용

  • Received : 2015.02.12
  • Accepted : 2015.06.11
  • Published : 2015.06.30


In this study, a model is developed based on Life Cycle Energy Analysis (LCEA) method with Genetic Algorithm (GA) to determine optimal diameter of Water Distribution System (WDS). For hydraulic analysis the EPANET2.0 program is linked with developed model, pipe-aging equation and pipe-breakage equation are built in to developed model to simulate pipe change through life cycle. The model is then applied to two sample WDSs for optimal energy design. After determining optimal diameter for each WDS, the total cost is calculated based on determined diameter and compared with well-known optimal diameter set of each WDS. Results show that optimal energy design of WDSs through the developed model can be an alternative option for optimal design of WDSs for reducing energy with lower in cost.


EPANET2.0;Genetic Algorithm;Life Cycle Energy Analysis;Optimal design;Water distrubtion system


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