Application of genetic programming to modeling pipe failures in water distribution systems

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  author =       "Qiang Xu and Qiuwen Chen and Weifeng Li",
  title =        "Application of genetic programming to modeling pipe
                 failures in water distribution systems",
  journal =      "Journal of Hydroinformatics",
  year =         "2011",
  volume =       "13",
  number =       "3",
  pages =        "419--428",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, pipe failure
                 model, water distribution systems",
  ISSN =         "1464-7141",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.2166/hydro.2010.189",
  size =         "10 pages",
  abstract =     "The water loss from a water distribution system is a
                 serious problem for many cities, which incurs enormous
                 economic and social loss. However, the economic and
                 human resource costs to exactly locate the leakage are
                 extraordinarily high. Thus, reliable and robust pipe
                 failure models are demanded to assess a pipe's
                 propensity to fail. Beijing City was selected as the
                 case study area and the pipe failure data for 19 years
                 (1987 to 2005) were analysed. Three different kinds of
                 methods were applied to build pipe failure models.
                 First, a statistical model was built, which discovered
                 that the ages of leakage pipes followed the Weibull
                 distribution. Then, two other models were developed
                 using genetic programming (GP) with different data
                 pre-processing strategies. The three models were
                 compared thereafter and the best model was applied to
                 assess the criticality of all the pipe segments of the
                 entire water supply network in Beijing City based on
                 GIS data.",
  notes =        "Fig 7 = ROC curve. Peking China. Pipes 3 inches to two
                 feet in diameter.

                 Published 2012?",

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