Identifying Critical Elements in Sewer Networks Using Graph-Theory
AbstractUnderground water infrastructure is essential for life in cities. The aging of these infrastructures requires maintenance strategies to maintain a minimum service level. Not all elements are equally important for the functioning of the infrastructure as a whole. Identifying the most critical elements in a network is crucial for formulating asset management strategies. The graph theory is presented as a means to identify the most critical elements in a network with respect to malfunctioning of the system as a whole. As opposed to conventional methods, the proposed method does not rely on iterative hydraulic calculations; instead, the structure of the network is taken as a starting point. In contrast to methods applied in practise, the results are independent on the chosen test-load. Because of the limited calculation effort, the method allows the analysis of large networks that are now, for practical reasons, beyond the scope of methods applied so-far. View Full-Text
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Meijer, D.; van Bijnen, M.; Langeveld, J.; Korving, H.; Post, J.; Clemens, F. Identifying Critical Elements in Sewer Networks Using Graph-Theory. Water 2018, 10, 136.
Meijer D, van Bijnen M, Langeveld J, Korving H, Post J, Clemens F. Identifying Critical Elements in Sewer Networks Using Graph-Theory. Water. 2018; 10(2):136.Chicago/Turabian Style
Meijer, Didrik; van Bijnen, Marco; Langeveld, Jeroen; Korving, Hans; Post, Johan; Clemens, François. 2018. "Identifying Critical Elements in Sewer Networks Using Graph-Theory." Water 10, no. 2: 136.
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