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### Abstract

A new approach to water network reliability is described that uses pipe flow entropy as a surrogate measure of reliability. Flow entropy does not measure reliability directly but appears to have all the properties of an accurate quantitative and qualitative reliability measure. It has the advantages of being easy to calculate for existing systems and easy to incorporate into cost optimization design procedures. An overview of the background to the development of network flow entropy is provided here along with a demonstration of the use and merits of flow entropy as a surrogate measure of reliability.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Integrated Computer Applications in Water Supply |

Subtitle of host publication | Volume 1- Methods and Procedures for System Simulation and Control |

Editors | Bryan Coulbeck |

Pages | 77-90 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Publication status | Published - 1993 |

### Publication series

Name | Engineering Control Series |
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### Keywords

- water distribution systems
- informational entropy
- maximum entropy formalism
- surrogate reliability measures
- design optimization
- constrained nonlinear programming
- redundancy
- resilience

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## Maximum entropy flows for single-source networks

Tanyimboh, T. T. & Templeman, A. B., 1993, In : Engineering Optimization. 22, 1, p. 49-63 15 p.Research output: Contribution to journal › Article

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## Cite this

Tanyimboh, T. T., & Templeman, A. B. (1993). Using entropy in water distribution networks. In B. Coulbeck (Ed.),

*Integrated Computer Applications in Water Supply: Volume 1- Methods and Procedures for System Simulation and Control*(pp. 77-90). (Engineering Control Series).