A Research Team from Kerbala University Develops a System That Will Help in Reducing the Costs of Sewer-Networks in Iraq By 21%
A Research team from the college of Engineering in Kerbala University conducted a study in which they were able to develop a prototype design that will aid in reducing the overall costs of sewer-network construction by 21% as well as improving the quality and reducing the time of construction.
The leader of the team, Dr. Waqed Hameed Hassan, stated that his team succeeded in developing the prototype by utilizing a mathematical model. Specifically, Genetic Algorithms as well as Heuristic Programming (GA-HP) were implemented in order to establish the optimal design for sewer networks. The main purpose of the study is to minimize the overall construction cost of sewer-networks in Iraq as well as improve the quality, which is achieved by reducing the depth of excavation and selecting the appropriate pipe diameter.
Dr. Waqed Hameed Hassan indicated that the results of the study proved that the concept design is capable of reducing the costs of sewer-networks’ construction by 21%. The prototype design was applied in two case studies in Kerbala. The resulted data from the prototype design was compared to the designs the city of Kerbala employs in the construction of sewer-networks.
The team consisted of Waqed H. Hassan, Musa H. Jassem, and Safaa S. Mohammed from the College of Engineering in Kerbala University. Furthermore, the research was published in the journal of Water Resources Management (Springer) that is recognized by Thomson Reuters and has an impact factor of 2.848.