Toward Sustainable Water System: Modeling Pipe Failure in Water Distribution Networks

Thikra Dawood, Emad Elwakil, Hector Mayol Novoa, Jose Fernando Garate Delgado

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Abstract

The deterioration and failure of water distribution networks bring about grave consequences to urban communities. These events may include undesired occurrences of pipe breaks, interrupting supply, water loss, contaminant intrusion, and reduced revenue. This accentuates the need for pipe break and risk of failure models, which is an intricate and challenging field of research. The objective of this paper is to develop a risk of failure model based on regression analysis approach. The model is developed using seven years of historical data collected from the city of El Pedregal in Peru. The regression analysis-based model is validated versus different statistical indicators, in which the results revealed the coherency of the model with an R2 of 98%. The proposed model is a decision support tool, expected to assist infrastructure managers and civil engineers in their plans and decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728131085
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Event7th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2020 - Santa Ana, Orange County, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 202025 Apr 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2020

Conference

Conference7th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, SusTech 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Ana, Orange County
Period23/04/2025/04/20

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is supported by the collaboration of the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín (UNSA) in Arequipa, Peru, and Purdue University in Indiana, USA, through Discovery Park's Center for the Environment (C4E).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Modeling
  • Pipe Failure
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sustainability
  • Water Networks

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