Simplification of Water Distribution Network Simulation by Topological Clustering – Investigation of its Potential Use in Copenhagen's Water Supply Monitoring and Contamination Contingency Plans

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Topological clustering was investigated to simplify a complex water distribution network of Copenhagen, Denmark, into recogniz- able water movement patterns. This made it possible to assess the general transport of the water and to suggest strategic sampling locations. Through a topological analysis, the network model was divided into strongly and weakly connected clusters within selected time periods. Steady connected clusters were found by conducting a cluster analysis over all chosen selected time periods. We identified sampling locations with steady hydraulic conditions, increasing the samples’ comparability over time, and locations, where samples represent the distributed and consumed water in the Nørrebro district.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia Engineering
Pages (from-to)1184-1191
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event16th Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, WDSA2014: Urban Water Hydroinformatics and Strategic Planning - Bari, Italy
Duration: 14 Jul 201417 Jul 2014


Conference16th Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, WDSA2014


  • Clustering
  • Water distribution systems
  • Monitoring
  • Sampling
  • Graph theory

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