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WLS method for parameter estimation in water distribution networks

Reddy, Niranjan PV and Sridharan, K and Rao, PV (1996) WLS method for parameter estimation in water distribution networks. In: Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 122 (3). pp. 157-164.

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Abstract

The weighted-least-squares method based on the Gauss-Newton minimization technique is used for parameter estimation in water distribution networks. The parameters considered are: element resistances (single and/or group resistances, Hazen-Williams coefficients, pump specifications) and consumptions (for single or multiple loading conditions). The measurements considered are: nodal pressure heads, pipe flows, head loss in pipes, and consumptions/inflows. An important feature of the study is a detailed consideration of the influence of different choice of weights on parameter estimation, for error-free data, noisy data, and noisy data which include bad data. The method is applied to three different networks including a real-life problem.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 05:35
Last Modified: 19 May 2011 05:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/37697

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