Uso eficiente de válvulas para el control de presión en redes de distribución de agua

Translated title of the contribution: Efficient use of valves for pressure control in water distribution networks

Melina Denardi, Jezabel D. Bianchotti, Mario Castro-Gama, Gabriel D. Puccini

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The pressure control in water distribution networks represents one of the main foundations to achieve an effective policy in the management of background leakages. Dividing the network into district meter areas is a useful strategy to simplify the analysis and management of these hydraulic systems. In this work, a two-stage methodology for pressure control is proposed. In a first stage, the network sectorization is obtained by maximizing the index of modularity for weighted networks. The design variables are the valve positions that delimit the desingned districts. In the second stage, the optimal operating conditions of the valves are determined by minimizing the standard deviation of the network pressures. The proposed methodology is applied to an academic network and proves to be efficient to achieve the reduction of peak pressures.
Translated title of the contributionEfficient use of valves for pressure control in water distribution networks
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)413-417
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • sectorization
  • background leakages
  • modularity
  • simulated annealing
  • standard deviation


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