In 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.

An innovative approach for drainage network sizing / Luca, Cozzolino; Cimorelli, Luigi; Covelli, Carmine; Mucherino, Carmela; Pianese, Domenico. - In: WATER. - ISSN 2073-4441. - 7:2(2015), pp. 546-567. [10.3390/w7020546]

An innovative approach for drainage network sizing

CIMORELLI, LUIGI;COVELLI, Carmine;MUCHERINO, CARMELA;PIANESE, DOMENICO
2015

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In 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.
2015
An innovative approach for drainage network sizing / Luca, Cozzolino; Cimorelli, Luigi; Covelli, Carmine; Mucherino, Carmela; Pianese, Domenico. - In: WATER. - ISSN 2073-4441. - 7:2(2015), pp. 546-567. [10.3390/w7020546]
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