Revista de Ingeniería
Print version ISSN 0121-4993
VILLALBA FERNANDEZ DE CASTRO, Germán and SALDARRIAGA, Juan Guillermo. Algorithms of Combinatorial Optimization for the design of water distribution networks. rev.ing. [online]. 2005, n.22, pp. 118-125. ISSN 0121-4993.
The ACO are methodologies to find an approximation to least cost design of water distribution network. REDES and EPANET are used for hydraulic simulation and well known problems are solved finding solutions of less cost satisfying pressure constraints. This methodology is computationally much faster when compared with other algorithms used previously to solve this problem and good solution can be found. Furthermore is possible to optimize known solutions to find better solutions. The Hanoi network problem is tested and better solutions were found than those published previously in the literature.
Keywords : design; water distribution network; hydroinformatic.