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Leak Identification in a Water Distribution Network using Sparse Flow Measurements

DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-444-63234-0.50118-4
  • Reconciliation
  • Clustering
  • Fault
  • Detection
  • Linear Programming


Abstract A Linear Programming technique is proposed to balance the flows in a network, matching flow measurements where available. Where necessary, a “leak-out” flow is invoked on a pipe section in order to achieve the balance. Usually, multiple solutions are possible, and these are sounded out by progressively increasing an integrity weight for each pipe section. A feature of the method is that it overlays “snapshots” of the network at a series of points in time, in order to progressively narrow down the part of the network which can commonly account for all observations.

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