Journal article

A Comprehensive Framework to Evaluate Hydraulic and Water Quality Impacts of Pipe Breaks on Water Distribution Systems

Zhexian Qi, Feifei Zheng, Danlu Guo, Tuqiao Zhang, Yu Shao, Tingchao Yu, Kejia Zhang, Holger R Maier

WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2018

Abstract

Pipe breaks have significant impacts on the hydraulic and water quality performance of water distribution systems (WDSs). Therefore, it is important to evaluate these impacts for developing effective strategies to ultimately minimize the consequences of these events. However, there has been surprisingly limited research focusing on impact evaluation for pipe breaks so far. To address this gap, this paper proposes a framework to comprehensively evaluate hydraulic and water quality impacts of pipe breaks on a WDS using six quantitative metrics. These metrics primarily focus on identifying (i) break outflow volume, (ii) water shortage, (iii) nodes with reduced service quality, (iv) pipes with a..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for Water Pollution Control and Treatment


Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is funded by The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFC0400600); National Science and Technology Major Project for Water Pollution Control and Treatment (2017ZX07201004), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (2017FZA4021). The case studies used in this paper have been submitted as supporting information.