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Optimal pipe size design for looped irrigation water supply system using harmony search: Saemangeum project area.

Yoo do G, Lee HM, Sadollah A, Kim JH - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Bottom Line: Therefore, an analysis of a looped network system is a more complex task.This study mainly serves two purposes.The second is to validate the developed program by applying the proposed optimized cost-effective pipe diameter to an actual study region (Saemangeum project area, zone 6).

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Affiliation: School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT
Water supply systems are mainly classified into branched and looped network systems. The main difference between these two systems is that, in a branched network system, the flow within each pipe is a known value, whereas in a looped network system, the flow in each pipe is considered an unknown value. Therefore, an analysis of a looped network system is a more complex task. This study aims to develop a technique for estimating the optimal pipe diameter for a looped agricultural irrigation water supply system using a harmony search algorithm, which is an optimization technique. This study mainly serves two purposes. The first is to develop an algorithm and a program for estimating a cost-effective pipe diameter for agricultural irrigation water supply systems using optimization techniques. The second is to validate the developed program by applying the proposed optimized cost-effective pipe diameter to an actual study region (Saemangeum project area, zone 6). The results suggest that the optimal design program, which applies an optimization theory and enhances user convenience, can be effectively applied for the real systems of a looped agricultural irrigation water supply.

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Comprehensive Saemangeum development plan.
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fig1: Comprehensive Saemangeum development plan.

Mentions: Upon completion of the seawall construction, the South Korean Government newly formulated its Comprehensive Saemangeum Development Plan. According to this plan, the reclaimed land is to be developed as the central agricultural and economic sector of Northeast Asia, with the reclaimed land mainly divided into nine areas, as shown in Figure 1 and Table 1.


Optimal pipe size design for looped irrigation water supply system using harmony search: Saemangeum project area.

Yoo do G, Lee HM, Sadollah A, Kim JH - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Comprehensive Saemangeum development plan.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Comprehensive Saemangeum development plan.
Mentions: Upon completion of the seawall construction, the South Korean Government newly formulated its Comprehensive Saemangeum Development Plan. According to this plan, the reclaimed land is to be developed as the central agricultural and economic sector of Northeast Asia, with the reclaimed land mainly divided into nine areas, as shown in Figure 1 and Table 1.

Bottom Line: Therefore, an analysis of a looped network system is a more complex task.This study mainly serves two purposes.The second is to validate the developed program by applying the proposed optimized cost-effective pipe diameter to an actual study region (Saemangeum project area, zone 6).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea.

ABSTRACT
Water supply systems are mainly classified into branched and looped network systems. The main difference between these two systems is that, in a branched network system, the flow within each pipe is a known value, whereas in a looped network system, the flow in each pipe is considered an unknown value. Therefore, an analysis of a looped network system is a more complex task. This study aims to develop a technique for estimating the optimal pipe diameter for a looped agricultural irrigation water supply system using a harmony search algorithm, which is an optimization technique. This study mainly serves two purposes. The first is to develop an algorithm and a program for estimating a cost-effective pipe diameter for agricultural irrigation water supply systems using optimization techniques. The second is to validate the developed program by applying the proposed optimized cost-effective pipe diameter to an actual study region (Saemangeum project area, zone 6). The results suggest that the optimal design program, which applies an optimization theory and enhances user convenience, can be effectively applied for the real systems of a looped agricultural irrigation water supply.

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