Comparison of demand calibration in water distribution networks using pressure and flow sensors
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Water distribution network models are used by water companies in a wide range of applications. A good calibration of these models is required in order to improve the confidence of the application results. Pressure and flow measurements are the main source of information when calibrating a hydraulic model. The selection of both the type and location of the sensors is crucial to guarantee a good calibration. This paper describes a sensor placement methodology based on the analysis of pressure and flow sensitivity using the Singular Value Decomposition. A comparison of demand calibration in a real network with synthetic data is presented. Three sets of sensors are considered: pressure sensors, flow sensors, and a combination of both.
CitationSanz, G., Perez, R. Comparison of demand calibration in water distribution networks using pressure and flow sensors. A: Computing and Control for the Water Industry. "CCWI 2015 -Computing and Control for the Water Industry, 2nd-4th September 2015, Leicester (United Kingdom)". Leicester: 2015, p. 771-780.