This work presents an optimization strategy that
maximizes the leak locatability performance of water distribution
networks (WDN). The goal is to characterize and
determine a sensor configuration that guarantees a maximum
degree of locatability while the sensor configuration cost satisfies
a budgetary constraint. The method is based on pressure
sensitivity matrix analysis and an exhaustive search strategy.
In order to reduce the size and the complexity of the problem
the present work proposes to combine this methodology with
clustering techniques. The strategy developed in this work is
successfully applied to determine the optimal set of pressure
sensors that should be installed in a district metered area
(DMA) in the Barcelona WDN.
CitationSarrate, R.; Blesa, J.; Nejjari, F. Clustering techniques applied to sensor placement for leak detection and location in water distribution networks. A: Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation. "IEEE Xplore". Palermo: 2014, p. 109-114.
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