This paper proposes the application of three different methods for preserving the correlation between duration and intensity of synthetically generated water demand pulses. The first two methods, i.e., the Iman and Canover (1982) method and the Gaussian copula (Nelsen, 1999) respectively, are derived from the known statistical approaches, though they had never been applied to the context of demand pulse generation. The third is a novel methodology developed in this work and is a variation in the Gaussian cupola approach. Applications carried out to reproduce the demand pulses measured in one household prove that the three methods are effective and applicable under general conditions.
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