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Optimal Expansion of a water Resources system - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125254502, 9780323141499

Optimal Expansion of a water Resources system

1st Edition

Author: D.T. O'Laoghaire
eBook ISBN: 9780323141499
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 288
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Optimal Expansion of a Water Resources System describes a methodology that can be used in water resources planning taking into account both water quantity and quality while still remaining computationally tractable. It is concerned with the optimal expansion of a realistic water resources system to meet an increasing demand for municipal and industrial use, irrigation, energy, and recreation over a planning horizon of Tmax years. This book comprises six chapters, with an introductory chapter that discusses such topics as development of water resources, the systems approach to solving water resources problems, and techniques for the optimization of a water resources system. The following chapters then discuss formulating the problem of the optimal expansion of an existing water resources system; a procedure for solving the optimal expansion problem; and application of the optimization algorithm to a water resources system. The remaining chapters discuss the sensitivity of planning decisions in river basin management; and how to incorporate water quality and pollution considerations into the model of the water resources system. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of systems philosophy and water quantity studies.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1. Development of Water Resources

1.2. The Systems Approach to Solving Water Resources Problems

1.3. Techniques for the Optimization of a Water Resources System

1.4. Criteria for Optimal Planning

1.5. Previous Work in Optimal Planning for a Water Resources System

1.6. Summary

Chapter 2 Formulating the Problem of the Optimal Expansion of an Existing Water Resources System

2.1. Assumptions Made in Preparing the Problem Statement

2.2. Formulation of the Objective Function

2.3. Constraints

2.4. Summary of the Objective Function and Constraints

2.5. Sources of Data for the Mathematical Model

2.6. Summary

Chapter 3 A Procedure for Solving the Optimal Expansion Problem

3.1. Strategy of the Optimization Algorithm

3.2. The Capital Budgeting Problem (Problem II)

3.3. The Operational Policy Problem (Problem III)

3.4. Application of the Out-of-Kilter Algorithm to the Operational Policy Problem

3.5. Flow Chart of the Algorithm for Solving the Water Resources Problem

3.6. Summary

Chapter 4 Application of the Optimization Algorithm to a Water Resources System

4.1. The Water Resources System

4.2. Network Configuration

4.3. Solving the Operational Policy Problem

4.4. Solving the Capital Budgeting Problem

4.5. Results of the Optimization

4.6. Estimation of Computer Execution Time to Calculate the First Feasible Solution

4.7. Summary

Chapter 5 The Sensitivity of Planning Decisions in River Basin Management

5.1. Sensitivity Analysis

5.2. The Sensitivity Function

5.3. Relationship between Outputs and Inputs of the Water Resources Model

5.4. Example of a Sensitivity Analysis of the MD River Basin Model

5.5. Stochastic Analysis of a Water Resources System

5.6. Summary

Chapter 6 How to Incorporate Water Quality and Pollution Considerations into the Model of the Water Resources System

6.1. Objectives in Planning for Water Quality

6.2. Concepts Involved in Planning for Water Quality

6.3. Formulating the Optimal Expansion Problem to Include Water Quality

6.4. Optimization of the Water Resources Model Including Water Quality

6.5. Summary

Appendix A Computer Program Listing and Instructions

A.1. Structure of the Program

A.2. Roles of the Different Routines

A.3, Instructions for Introducing Data Cards into Program DAMBLD

A.4. Block Diagrams for the Important Routines

A.5, Computer Program Notation

A.6. A FORTRAN IV Listing of Program DAMBLD

Appendix Β Detailed Solution of the Example Problem

B.l. Initial Data

B.2. Intermediate Results

B.3. Final Results

Appendix C Notation


Supplementary Reading

Author Index

Subject Index


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