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Synchronization Optimization of Pipeline Layout and Pipe Diameter Selection in a Self-Pressurized Drip Irrigation Network System Based on the Genetic Algorithm
- Zhao, Rong-Heng, He, Wu-Quan, Lou, Zong-Ke, Nie, Wei-Bo, Ma, Xiao-Yi
- Water 2019 v.11 no.3
- algorithms, mathematical models, microirrigation, system optimization
- A synchronous optimization method for self-pressure drip irrigation pipe network system is proposed. We have generalized the optimization design problem of the system and have established the mathematical models for the simultaneous optimization design of pipeline layout and pipe diameters. A genetic algorithm based on the infeasibility degree of the solution was used to solve the model. A typical example is used to validate the presented method. The method exhibits effective performance in the case studied. Designers can use the results of this study to efficiently design self-pressurized drip irrigation network systems.