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Water 2019, 11(3), 489; https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030489

Synchronization Optimization of Pipeline Layout and Pipe Diameter Selection in a Self-Pressurized Drip Irrigation Network System Based on the Genetic Algorithm

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Key Laboratory of Agricultural Soil and Water Engineering in Arid and Semiarid Areas, Ministry of Education, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China
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State Key Laboratory Base of Eco-Hydraulic Engineering in Arid Area, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, China
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Received: 26 January 2019 / Revised: 27 February 2019 / Accepted: 3 March 2019 / Published: 8 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Water Use and Scarcity)
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Abstract

A synchronous optimization method for self-pressure drip irrigation pipe network system is proposed. We have generalized the optimization design problem of the system and have established the mathematical models for the simultaneous optimization design of pipeline layout and pipe diameters. A genetic algorithm based on the infeasibility degree of the solution was used to solve the model. A typical example is used to validate the presented method. The method exhibits effective performance in the case studied. Designers can use the results of this study to efficiently design self-pressurized drip irrigation network systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-pressurized drip irrigation; pipe network layout; pipe diameter; synchronous optimization; genetic algorithm self-pressurized drip irrigation; pipe network layout; pipe diameter; synchronous optimization; genetic algorithm
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Zhao, R.-H.; He, W.-Q.; Lou, Z.-K.; Nie, W.-B.; Ma, X.-Y. Synchronization Optimization of Pipeline Layout and Pipe Diameter Selection in a Self-Pressurized Drip Irrigation Network System Based on the Genetic Algorithm. Water 2019, 11, 489.

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