American Journal of Applied Sciences

Heuristic Algorithm with Simulation Model for Searching Optimal Reservoir Rule Curves

Anongrit Kangrang, Sudarat Compliew and Witsanukorn Chaiyapoom

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2009.263.267

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 2

Pages 263-267


This study proposes a heuristic algorithm to connect with simulation model for searching the optimal reservoir rule curves. The proposed model was applied to determine the optimal rule curves of the Ubolratana reservoir (the Chi River Basin, Thailand). The results showed that the pattern of the obtained rule curves similar to the existing rule curve. Then the obtained rule curves were used to simulate the Ubolratana reservoir system with the synthetic inflows. The results indicated that the frequency of water shortage and the average water shortage are reduced to 44.31 and 43.75% respectively, the frequency of excess release and the average excess release are reduced to 24.08% and 22.81%.


© 2009 Anongrit Kangrang, Sudarat Compliew and Witsanukorn Chaiyapoom. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.