Human factors in multi-objective optimization of water systems

Fluid Mechanics: Open Access

ISSN: 2476-2296

Open Access

Editorial - (2021) Volume 8, Issue 6

Human factors in multi-objective optimization of water systems

Rafi Shaik*
*Correspondence: Rafi Shaik, Program Manager, Associate Professor, University of Millan, Italy, Email:
Program Manager, Associate Professor, University of Millan, Italy


The design of water system systems is taken into account a combinatorial optimization task during which the diameter of every one among the pipes are often considered as a choice variable. The matter is to work out a group of diameters in order that the value function is minimized (depending on the length, diameter and material of the pipes) subject to hydraulic and commercial constraints. However, the chosen set of diameters will have a big influence on the energy losses thanks to the hydraulic balance of the system. Therefore, it's necessary to use techniques that allow finding solutions that are viable under multiple criteria. Within the present work the incorporation of the human think about the decision-making process during the multi-objective optimization of the planning of the water system system is shown. The event of algorithms, products of the sensible experience and implementation in CAD systems, influences the decrease of the search universe within the optimization as measured using the notation Big-O. Benefits provided by the CAD System to assist the designer are presented. The paper ends with conclusion and recommendation of future works.


Optimization • Planning • Water system • Algorithms • Products • Implementation


Due to its high cost the water system systems are comparatively neglected areas within the rural areas of the developing countries. The mathematical modeling application with the incorporation of the human factor through computer packages allowing the authorities the prospect to require preventive actions within the decision-making process. To unravel combinatorial optimization problems, a good sort of algorithms are developed to undertake to unravel them. These algorithms are often classified as accurate or approximate, While the previous guarantee obtaining the optimum of any finite instance of the matter during a limited time, the latter place emphasis on obtaining satisfactory solutions during a short time. Since an outsized number of combinatorial problems are NP-Complete, the utilization of approximate algorithms is and can be a neighborhood of intense activity.10 within the last decades, special attention has been dedicated to the optimal dimensioning of water distribution networks. to the present end, various optimization techniques are applied that allow a greater reduction of the capital costs of those systems. A number of these methods are restricted in their application to branched networks. Such as, the applied mathematics model, aren't applicable to the planning of meshed networks that, thanks to the necessity to take care of the service in any circumstance, can't be subject to the fragility of one supply conduit per supply area, which needs considering circuits. The utilization of metaheuristics is predicated on problems whose solution isn't satisfactory by traditional methods and therefore the implementation of exhaustive search methods isn't justified in practice. So, it's applied with the target of obtaining "good solutions" during a reasonable time.

The classic objective function is taken into account multimodal and concave (the stationary points are maximum). The minimum of this function aren't stationary points as they're within the discontinuous-derivative. Although there are models that yield important results, most are limited to networks with few circuits thanks to the high consumption of computational resources and don't avoid the results of the network implicitly branched. Such a design solution isn't feasible in practice because the target of meshed distribution networks is to ensure supply albeit there are factors that affect it, such as: ruptures, maintenance, or other reasons. If any of those events occur within the sections of larger diameter pipes, the flow that has got to flow through it'll not be efficiently driven by the smaller diameters, which were the results of the optimization to shut the circuits. Many researchers use only investment costs during the formulation, energy costs are rarely taken into account and include a particular fixed pressure value within the supply node. For this reason, optimization results in the "opening" of the circuits of the meshed network giving rise to branched or quasi-open networks. Other investigations devote efforts to think about the energy aspect but are generally considered in terms of energy cost product to pumping, which means that the availability to the network isn't by regulation. The formulations that present such considerations don't allow to research other circumstances which are the foremost common in practice, as is that the supply through tanks.On the opposite hand, classic optimization is predicated on one efficiency indicator, the cost, with which it can't be precisely specified, if the answer obtained is efficient from the energy point of view, when considering along side the variable costs, the fixed costs, which for an equivalent design task, vary counting on the trajectory of the network and therefore the combination of diameters for every section of pipe; both, in turn, influence the excavation volumes that are a function of the geological zones, the which aren't usually uniform during a given physical space.

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