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Water 2018, 10(2), 122; doi:10.3390/w10020122

A Heuristic Method for Measurement Site Selection in Sewer Systems

Unit of Environmental Engineering, University of Innsbruck, Technikerstrasse 13, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Department of Water management, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5048, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
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Received: 21 December 2017 / Revised: 19 January 2018 / Accepted: 25 January 2018 / Published: 29 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantifying Uncertainty in Integrated Catchment Studies)
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Although calibration of a hydrodynamic model depends on the availability of measurement data representing the system behavior, advice for the planning of necessary measurement campaigns for model calibration is scarce. This work tries to address this question of efficient measurement site selection on a network scale for the objective of calibrating a hydrodynamic model case study in Austria. For this, a model-based approach is chosen, as the method should be able to be used before measurement data is available. An existing model is assumed to represent the real system behavior. Based on this extended availability of “measurement data” in every point of the system, different approaches are established to heuristically assess the suitability of one or more pipes in combination as calibration point(s). These approaches intend to find suitable answers to the question of measurement site selection for this specific case study within a relatively short time and with a reasonable computational effort. As a result, the relevance of the spatial distribution of calibration points is highlighted. Furthermore, particular efficient calibration points are identified and further measurement sites in the underlying network are recommended. View Full-Text
Keywords: automatic calibration; hydrodynamic modeling; sensitivity analysis; Storm Water Management Model (SWMM); uncertainties; sensor placement automatic calibration; hydrodynamic modeling; sensitivity analysis; Storm Water Management Model (SWMM); uncertainties; sensor placement

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Vonach, T.; Tscheikner-Gratl, F.; Rauch, W.; Kleidorfer, M. A Heuristic Method for Measurement Site Selection in Sewer Systems. Water 2018, 10, 122.

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