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Adarsh S. DESIGN OF MINIMUM SEEPAGE LOSS IRRIGATION CANAL SECTIONS USING PROBABILISTIC SEARCH. International Journal of Optimization in Civil Engineering 2012; 2 (1) :15-28
URL: http://ijoce.iust.ac.ir/article-1-76-en.html
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To ensure efficient performance of irrigation canals, the losses from the canals need to be minimized. In this paper a modified formulation is presented to solve the optimization model for the design of different canal geometries for minimum seepage loss, in meta-heuristic environment. The complex non-linear and non-convex optimization model for canal design is solved using a probabilistic search algorithm namely Probabilistic Global Search Lausanne (PGSL). The solutions are found to be competitive to those reported in literature while applied for different example problems. To suit for real field applications, three site specific constraints are considered and the sensitivity of solutions for the most popular trapezoidal canals is investigated. The study shows the potential of the proposed approach to perform optimal design of irrigation canals for minimum seepage loss.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2012/05/27 | Published: 2012/03/15

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