Van Zyl Network

Network description

The Van Zyl Network, contains a main pump station and a booster pump station, feeding a loop with a demand node. A variation of this network contains two demand nodes next to each other to avoid directly linking the two tanks via one node as this induced numerical instabilities in earlier versions of EPAnet. If implemented correctly this hack should not be required.


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Operational optimization of water distribution systems using a hybrid genetic algorithm Van Zyl et al. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management Hybrid GA outperforms GA First publication on network, analysis of two optimisation methods. Richmond network also published in this paper.