Integrating the impact of climate into event based failure models for water pipes

Boulaire, Fanny, Gould, Scott, Moglia, Magnus, & Marlow, David (2009) Integrating the impact of climate into event based failure models for water pipes. In Proceedings from Ozwater '09, Australia's national water conference and exhibition Ozwater 2009, Australian Water Association, Melbourne, Australia.

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This paper presents an event-based failure model to predict the number of failures that occur in water distribution assets. Often, such models have been based on analysis of historical failure data combined with pipe characteristics and environmental conditions. In this paper weather data have been added to the model to take into account the commonly observed seasonal variation of the failure rate. The theoretical basis of existing logistic regression models is briefly described in this paper, along with the refinements made to the model for inclusion of seasonal variation of weather. The performance of these refinements is tested using data from two Australian water authorities.

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ID Code: 75297
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9781921335082
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult Authors
Deposited On: 19 Aug 2014 22:48
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 02:51

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