In this paper an optimal sensor placement strategy based on pressure sensitivity matrix analysis and an exhaustive search strategy that maximizes some diagnosis specifications for a water distribution network is presented. An average worst leak expansion distance as a new leak location performance measure has been proposed. This metric is later used to assess the leak location uncertainty provided by a sensor configuration. The method is combined with a clustering technique in order to reduce the size and the complexity of the sensor placement problem. The strategy is successfully applied to determine the location of a set of pressure sensors in a district metered area in the Barcelona water distribution network.
CitationNejjari, F., Sarrate, R., Blesa, J. Optimal pressure sensor placement in water distribution networks minimizing leak location uncertainty. A: Computing and Control for the Water Industry. "CCWI 2015 - Computing and Control for the Water Industry". Leicester: Elsevier, 2015, p. 953-962.
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