Application of Different Algorithms to Optimal Design of Canal Sections

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A. Kentli
O. Mercan

Abstract

Today the increased world population and therefore the growth demand has forced the researchers to investigatebetter water canal networks distributing much more water while at least keeping its quality. Canal design formulas areexplicitly obtained for different cross-sections considering minimum area but optimal design of canal sectionsconsidering seepage and evaporation losses are still an open area to study. In this study, two different algorithms areapplied to this problem and results are compared with the one in literature. Genetic algorithm and sequential quadraticprogramming technique are used in optimization. Triangular, rectangular and trapezoidal cross-sections areoptimized. It is seen that both algorithms are giving more accurate results than in literature.

 

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Kentli, A., & Mercan, O. (2014). Application of Different Algorithms to Optimal Design of Canal Sections. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 12(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1665-6423(14)70092-6