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Scaling-Laws of Flow Entropy with Topological Metrics of Water Distribution Networks

Carlo Giudicianni; Roberto Greco;
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  • Published: 30 Jan 2018 Journal: Entropy (issn: 1099-4300, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Country: Italy
Abstract
Robustness of water distribution networks is related to their connectivity and topological structure, which also affect their reliability. Flow entropy, based on Shannon’s informational entropy, has been proposed as a measure of network redundancy and adopted as a proxy of reliability in optimal network design procedures. In this paper, the scaling properties of flow entropy of water distribution networks with their size and other topological metrics are studied. To such aim, flow entropy, maximum flow entropy, link density and average path length have been evaluated for a set of 22 networks, both real and synthetic, with different size and topology. The obtaine...
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free text keywords: scaling laws, power laws, water distribution networks, robustness, flow entropy, Science, Q, Astrophysics, QB460-466, Physics, QC1-999, General Physics and Astronomy
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