Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Christopher M. Chini, PhD
Water distribution networks, like any other large infrastructure system, should be designed for reliability and resilience to resist failure. A literature review of graph theory methods pertaining to water distribution networks reveals a wide scope of mathematical and statistical measures that can be used to identify and classify many important features of a network. From this, an analysis using a combination of graph theory metrics and generated condition indices for the pipes is performed on the Tyndall drinking water system as a case study. The goal is to provide understanding to the risk of the current system and propose asset management improvements, including best practices for prioritization of pipe maintenance.
DTIC Accession Number
Doyal, Ashton E., "Prioritizing Water Distribution Network Asset Maintenance Using Graph Theory Methods" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5393.