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Ingeniería e Investigación

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ANGARITA, H. et al. Identifying explanatory variables of structural state for optimum asset management of urban drainage networks: a pilot study for the city of Bogota. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2017, vol.37, n.2, pp.6-16. ISSN 0120-5609.

The aim of this work is to identify and quantify physical and environmental explanatory variables for the structural state of urban drainage networks in a pilot study located in Bogota, Colombia. The analysis used information from 2291 CCTV inspections collected by the Water and Sewerage Company of Bogota (EAAB, from its Spanish initials) using tele-operated equipment during 2008-2010. Linear regression models were established to identify the environmental and physical characteristics of the pipes that are significantly associated with the occurrence, magnitude and type of the failures commonly found. Despite the fact that the correlation levels show that the developed model has a very low predictive capacity, it was found that the process of selecting assets for CCTV inspection can be optimized, increasing the success rate in failure detection.

Keywords : CCTV; explanatory variables; sewer asset management; sewer system; structural failure.

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