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AuthorEl-Abbasy, Mohammed S.
AuthorEl Chanati, Hisham
AuthorMosleh, Fadi
AuthorSenouci, Ahmed
AuthorZayed, Tarek
AuthorAl-Derham, Hassan
Available date2016-09-26T11:04:17Z
Publication Date2016
Publication NameStructure and Infrastructure Engineering
Citation"Integrated performance assessment model for water distribution networks" Mohammed S. El-Abbasy, Hisham El Chanati, Fadi Mosleh, Ahmed Senouci, Tarek Zayed, and Hassan Al-Derham Structure And Infrastructure Engineering (2016) Vol. 12 , Iss. 11, pp. 1505-1524
AbstractThe American infrastructure report card in 2013 rated the US water system infrastructure with grade of ‘D’. The Canadian infrastructure report card in 2012 stated that around 15.4% of Canada’s water infrastructure has a condition of fair to very poor. Thus, there is a critical need to develop efficient inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation plans for water distribution networks. However, such plans require an assessment tool to evaluate the performance and condition of water distribution networks. Therefore, the main purpose of this paper is to develop an integrated performance assessment model for water distribution networks. Two modules were developed to assess the performance of water pipelines and accessories, respectively. A third module was developed to assess the performance of water segments that includes pipelines and accessories. Moreover, a fourth module was built to assess the performance of each sub-network and the entire network based on the segments’ connection type using a reliability-based approach. To assess the performance of the water distribution network, the critical factors affecting its pipelines and accessories were identified and studied. The fuzzy analytic network process technique was used to obtain the importance weights of the identified factors.
SponsorQatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for this research project under Award No. QNRF-NPRP 4-529-2-193.
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
SubjectWater distribution networks
Subjectperformance assessment
Subjectfuzzy analytic network process
TitleIntegrated performance assessment model for water distribution networks
Issue Number11
Volume Number12

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