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Raziyeh Farmani      
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Raziyeh Farmani published an article in January 2019.
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Dragan A. Savic

277 shared publications

Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter EX4 4QF, UK

Zoran Kapelan

104 shared publications

Professor, Centre for Water Systems, College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, Univ. of Exeter, North Park Rd., Harrison Bldg., Exeter EX4 4QF, UK

Marco Franchini

97 shared publications

Engineering Department, University of Ferrara, Via Saragat, Ferrara, Italy

Christopher D. F. Rogers

89 shared publications

School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Rachel Cooper

83 shared publications

Imagination, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Comparison of evolutionary multi objective optimization algorithms in optimum design of water distribution network H. Monsef, M. Naghashzadegan, A. Jamali, R. Farmani Published: 01 January 2019
Ain Shams Engineering Journal, doi: 10.1016/j.asej.2018.04.003
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In this paper, the application of three well-known multi-objective optimization algorithms to water distribution network (WDN) optimum design has been considered. Non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NSGA-II), Multi-objective differential evolution (MODE) and Multi-objective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) algorithms are applied to benchmark mathematical test function problems for evaluating the performance of these algorithms. The Accuracy and computational runtime are the two indicators used for the comparison of these three algorithms. The optimization results of mathematical test functions show that all three algorithms were able to accurately produce Pareto Front, but the computational time of MODE algorithm to achieve the optimal solutions is lower than the two other algorithms. Then, the discussed algorithms have been used to optimize the WDN design problem. Comparison of the generated solutions on the Pareto Front for WDN design shows that the obtained Pareto Front of MODE is more accurate and faster.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Topological attributes of network resilience: A study in water distribution systems Fanlin Meng, Guangtao Fu, Raziyeh Farmani, Chris Sweetapple,... Published: 01 October 2018
Water Research, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.06.048
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Resilience has been increasingly pursued in the management of water distribution systems (WDSs) such that a system can adapt to and rapidly recover from potential failures in face of a deep uncertain and unpredictable future. Topology has been assumed to have a great impact on resilience of WDSs, and is the basis of many studies on assessing and building resilience. However, this fundamental assumption has not been justified and requires investigation. To address this, a novel framework for mapping between resilience performance and network topological attributes is proposed. It is applied to WDSs here but can be adaptable to other network systems. In the framework, resilience is comprehensively assessed using stress-strain tests which measure system performance on six metrics corresponding to system resistance, absorption and restoration capacities. Six key topological attributes of WDSs (connectivity, efficiency, centrality, diversity, robustness and modularity) are studied by mathematical abstraction of WDSs as graphs and measured by eight statistical metrics in graph theory. The interplay between resilience and topological attributes is revealed by the correlations between their corresponding metrics, based on 85 WDSs with different sizes and topological features. Further, network variants from a single WDS are generated to uncover the value of topological attribute metrics in guiding the extension/rehabilitation design of WDSs towards resilience. Results show that only certain aspects of resilience performance, i.e. spatial and temporal scales of failure impacts, are strongly influenced by some (not all) topological attributes, i.e. network connectivity, efficiency, modularity and centrality. Metrics for describing the topological attributes of WDSs need to be carefully selected; for example, clustering coefficient is found to be weakly correlated with resilience performance compared to other metrics of network connectivity (due to the grid-like structures of WDSs). Topological attribute metrics alone are not sufficient to guide the design of resilient WDSs and key details such as the location of water sources also need to be considered.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations An Assessment of Per Capita Water Consumption in Sirte, Libya Iman Alharsha, Fayyaz Memon, Raziyeh Farmani Published: 01 September 2018
Green Energy and Technology, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-99867-1_167
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Framework for Assessing Flood Reliability and Resilience of Wastewater Treatment Plants Mohammad Ali Olyaei, Mohammad Karamouz, Raziyeh Farmani Published: 01 September 2018
Journal of Environmental Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(asce)ee.1943-7870.0001422
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Optimal Operation of Water Distribution Systems Using a Graph Theory–Based Configuration of District Metered Areas Farshid Rahmani, Karwan Muhammed, Kourosh Behzadian, Raziyeh... Published: 01 August 2018
Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, doi: 10.1061/(asce)wr.1943-5452.0000941
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Pipeline failure prediction in water distribution networks using weather conditions as explanatory factors Konstantinos Kakoudakis, Raziyeh Farmani, David Butler Published: 25 July 2018
Journal of Hydroinformatics, doi: 10.2166/hydro.2018.152
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