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Inclusion of Hydraulic Controls in Rehabilitation Models of Drainage Networks to Control Floods

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Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Environment, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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Department of Engineering and Construction Management, Faculty of Engineering, University of Talca, Camino Los Niches km.1, Curicó 3340000, Chile
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Water 2021, 13(4), 514; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040514
Received: 29 December 2020 / Revised: 8 February 2021 / Accepted: 8 February 2021 / Published: 17 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and Calculation)
A problem for drainage systems managers is the increase in extreme rain events that are increasing in various parts of the world. Their occurrence produces hydraulic overload in the drainage system and consequently floods. Adapting the existing infrastructure to be able to receive extreme rains without generating consequences for cities’ inhabitants has become a necessity. This research shows a new way to improve drainage systems with minimal investment costs, using for this purpose a novel methodology that considers the inclusion of hydraulic control elements in the network, the installation of storm tanks and the replacement of pipes. The presented methodology uses the Storm Water Management Model for the hydraulic analysis of the network and a modified Genetic Algorithm to optimize the network. In this algorithm, called the Pseudo-Genetic Algorithm, the coding of the chromosomes is integral and has been used in previous studies of hydraulic optimization. This work evaluates the cost of the required infrastructure and the damage caused by floods to find the optimal solution. The main conclusion of this study is that the inclusion of hydraulic controls can reduce the cost of network rehabilitation and decrease flood levels. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydraulic control; rehabilitation; drainage networks; optimization hydraulic control; rehabilitation; drainage networks; optimization
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Bayas-Jiménez, L.; Martínez-Solano, F.J.; Iglesias-Rey, P.L.; Mora-Melia, D.; Fuertes-Miquel, V.S. Inclusion of Hydraulic Controls in Rehabilitation Models of Drainage Networks to Control Floods. Water 2021, 13, 514. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040514

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Bayas-Jiménez L, Martínez-Solano FJ, Iglesias-Rey PL, Mora-Melia D, Fuertes-Miquel VS. Inclusion of Hydraulic Controls in Rehabilitation Models of Drainage Networks to Control Floods. Water. 2021; 13(4):514. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040514

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Bayas-Jiménez, Leonardo; Martínez-Solano, F. J.; Iglesias-Rey, Pedro L.; Mora-Melia, Daniel; Fuertes-Miquel, Vicente S. 2021. "Inclusion of Hydraulic Controls in Rehabilitation Models of Drainage Networks to Control Floods" Water 13, no. 4: 514. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13040514

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