Urban Water Distribution Networks

Urban Water Distribution Networks

Assessing Systems Vulnerabilities, Failures, and Risks

1st Edition - September 7, 2017

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  • Authors: Symeon Christodoulou, Dr. Michalis Fragiadakis, Dr. Agathoklis Agathokleous, Savvas Xanthos
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128136522
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136539

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Urban Water Distribution Networks: Assessing Systems Vulnerabilities and Risks provides a methodology for a system-wide assessment of water distribution networks (WDN) based on component analysis, network topology and, most importantly, the effects of a network's past performance on its seismic and/or non-seismic reliability. Water distribution networks engineers and system designers face multiple operational issues in delivering safe and clean potable water to their customers.

Key Features

  • Includes vulnerability assessment methods for water distribution pipes
  • Discusses topological aspects and their effects on network vulnerability
  • Explores analytical and numerical modeling methods for finding and analyzing systems vulnerabilities in water distribution networks
  • Features real world case studies of networks under continuous and intermittent water supply operations


Civil and Environmental Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    1.1 Introduction
    1.2 Why the need for vulnerability Assessment of WDN
    1.3 Current Operation and management practices for Water Distribution Networks
    1.4Water Losses
    1.5 Real Losses Management
    1.6 State of knowledge
    Chapter 2: Vulnerability Assessment of WDN Under Non-Seismic Loads
    2.1 Introduction- Vulnerability analysis of water distribution networks
    2.1.1 Component-based analysis
    2.1.2 Network analysis
    Chapter 3: The Case of Intermittent Water Supply
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Database Management System for managing NWB’s Infrastructure
    3.3 Mathematical Modeling
    3.4 Results
    3.5 Intermittent Water Supply Period
    3.6 Further Discussion of Findings
    3.7 Concluding Remarks
    Chapter 4: Vulnerability Assessment of WDN Under Seismic Loads
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Seismic vulnerabilities analysis of water distribution pipes
    4.3 Reliability Assessment of a water supply system
    4.4 Case Studies
    4.5 Conclusion
    Chapter 5: City-Wide Risk Maps
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Estimation of the probability of Failure
    5.3 Case study Part 1
    5.4 Seismic Assessment of a WDN
    5.5 Proposed strategy for pipe seismic vulnerability assessment
    5.6 Case study Part 2
    5.7 Analysis and discussion
    5.8 Conclusion
    Chapter 6: Hydraulic vulnerability Assessment of WDN
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 WDN Hydraulics
    6.3 Vulnerability of Water Distribution Networks
    6.4 Conclusions
    Chapter 7: Interconnected Networks

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2017
  • Published: September 7, 2017
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128136522
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136539

About the Authors

Symeon Christodoulou

Dr. Christodoulou is the author of several scientific publications, the recipient of significant research funding (including a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation, NSF) and the recipient of two international research awards (London, 1999; Athens, 2015).

Affiliations and Expertise

‎Vice Dean of Engineering, University of Cyprus

Dr. Michalis Fragiadakis

Dr. Fragiadakis is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Nireas-IWRC (Eupalinos Lab). He has also been elected as a lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, National Technical University, Athens

Dr. Agathoklis Agathokleous

Agathoklis Agathokleous is a graduate of the Higher Technical Institute in Cyprus and the University of Surrey (UK, BEng). His research work has been on risk analysis, decision support systems and sensor development for the sustainable management of urban water distribution networks.

Affiliations and Expertise

Econometrics, Financial Economics, Risk Management and Insurance Professional, University of Cyprus

Savvas Xanthos

Dr. Savvas Xanthos has a background in Mechanical Eng., with specialization in experimental fluid mechanics (Ph.D. 2004, City University, NYC). His research field has been in Fluid Mechanics, specializing in shock wave and expansion wave interaction with turbulence, hot wire anemometry techniques using 3D velocity, and fully 3D vorticity probes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, City College of New York

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