An Innovative Approach for Drainage Network Sizing
AbstractIn this paper, a procedure for the optimal design of rural drainage networks is presented and demonstrated. The suggested approach, exploring the potentialities offered by heuristic methods for the solution of complex optimization problems, is based on the use of a Genetic Algorithm (GA), coupled with a steady and uniform flow hydraulic module. In particular, this work has focused: on one hand, on the problems of a technical nature posed by the correct sizing of a drainage network; on the other hand, on the possibility to use a simple but nevertheless efficient GA to reach the minimal cost solution very quickly. The suitability of the approach is tested with reference to small and large scale drainage networks, already considered in the literature. View Full-Text
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Cozzolino, L.; Cimorelli, L.; Covelli, C.; Mucherino, C.; Pianese, D. An Innovative Approach for Drainage Network Sizing. Water 2015, 7, 546-567.
Cozzolino L, Cimorelli L, Covelli C, Mucherino C, Pianese D. An Innovative Approach for Drainage Network Sizing. Water. 2015; 7(2):546-567.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cozzolino, Luca; Cimorelli, Luigi; Covelli, Carmine; Mucherino, Carmela; Pianese, Domenico. 2015. "An Innovative Approach for Drainage Network Sizing." Water 7, no. 2: 546-567.