Evaluation of a method for the design of monitoring networks in urban drainage

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Abstract

When designing a measuring network several questions must be answered. Basic properties like defining sampling interval and the exact locations for measuring sites are mostly based upon expert's judgement. In this paper a design method for measuring networks aiming at obtaining information for model calibration is proposed. This method is based upon the application of a hydrodynamic model for initial design. Based on a min-max approach for the sampling frequency, a first estimate is obtained. Based on a mathematical analysis of the model parameterization and information content of potential measuring locations it is possible to judge measuring networks objectively. Moreover, by applying some optimization technique (e.g. a genetic algorithm) an automated optimization of the measuring network is possible. The method was applied to design a monitoring network in the drainage system of Loenen. During the second half of 2001 measuring data were obtained allowing for an evaluation of the design method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Solutions for Urban Drainage
EditorsE.W. Strecker, W.C. Huber, E.W. Strecker, W.C. Huber
Pages1-17
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
EventProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on: Urban Drainage - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: 8 Sep 200213 Sep 2002

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on: Urban Drainage
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period8/09/0213/09/02

Keywords

  • Design
  • Genetic algorithm
  • Model calibration
  • Monitoring networks

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    Clemens, F. (2002). Evaluation of a method for the design of monitoring networks in urban drainage. In E. W. Strecker, W. C. Huber, E. W. Strecker, & W. C. Huber (Eds.), Global Solutions for Urban Drainage (pp. 1-17)