### Abstract

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

### Cite this

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

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

**Using entropy in water distribution networks.** / Tanyimboh, T. T.; Templeman, A. B.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter

TY - CHAP

T1 - Using entropy in water distribution networks

AU - Tanyimboh, T. T.

AU - Templeman, A. B.

PY - 1993

Y1 - 1993

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - water distribution systems

KW - informational entropy

KW - maximum entropy formalism

KW - surrogate reliability measures

KW - design optimization

KW - constrained nonlinear programming

KW - redundancy

KW - resilience

M3 - Chapter

SN - 0863801544

T3 - Engineering Control Series

SP - 77

EP - 90

BT - Integrated Computer Applications in Water Supply

A2 - Coulbeck, Bryan

ER -