Nazli Aydin

Nazli Aydin
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Multi Actor Systems

PhD

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Publications (29)
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The challenges for sustainable cities to protect the environment, ensure economic growth, and maintain social justice have been widely recognized. Along with the digitization, availability of large datasets, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are promising to revolutionize the way we analyze and plan urban areas, opening new opp...
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As climate change is becoming a reality, there is an increasing demand to improve urban resilience. Planning Support Systems (PSS) enable climate-informed planning. However, previous research confirms difficulties in the uptake of PSS due to their resource-intensive nature and lack of awareness of their usefulness. This chapter aims to make a headw...
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The Covid19 crisis has highlighted once more that socioeconomic inequalities are a main driver of vulnerability. Especially in densely populated urban areas, these inequalities can drastically change even within neighbourhoods. However, conventionally such vulnerabilities are analysed at city or district scale. As such, new methods with higher gran...
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Resilience of Water Distribution Systems (WDSs) has gained increasing attention in recent years. Various performance loss and recovery behaviors have been observed for WDSs subject to disruptions. However, a model for their characterization, which could provide further insight for resilience assessment and enhancement, is still lacking. Here, we de...
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Route restoration is considered to be a task of foremost priority in disaster relief. In this paper, we propose a robust optimization approach for post-disaster route restoration under uncertain restoration times. We present a novel decision rule based on restoration time ordering that yields optimal restoration sequencing and propose conditions fo...
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This paper studies Luo,Chunling disruption management of a Mass Rapid Li,Xinrong (MRT) network with data obtained from transportation smart cards. Zhou,Yuan introduce an optimization model for the development of efficient bus bridging services to minimize the negative effects of Caunhye,Aakil M. disruption. Compared with existing approaches, our Al...
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Identifying critical locations in road networks assists in reducing the risks of intermittent services and increases the quality of life. Complex network applications are used in transportation networks to identify critical locations from a topological point of view. However, critical locations change when there are disruptions and people move towa...
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Water supply systems are under stress due to population increase, climate change, aging infrastructures, terrorist attacks etc. all of which have an impact on the operation of water infrastructures resulting in failures/disruptions. The aim of this research is to evaluate the structural and operational properties of water supply systems together an...
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Rural transportation networks are highly susceptible to geohazards such as earthquakes and landslides. Indirect losses can be severe because the breakdown of a transportation network aggravates rescue, supply, and other recovery activities. The operations and logistics of rural networks that are under seismic risks must be managed using the limited...
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Resilience for water distribution systems is defined as the capability of restoring all operational functions and delivering safe drinking water in a fast manner after major disruptions. The challenge with resilience planning is quantifying it for water networks. Although there are resilience evaluation methods focusing on different dimensions of r...
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Transportation networks daily provide accessibility and crucial services to societies. However, they must also maintain an acceptable level of service to critical infrastructures in the case of disruptions, especially during natural disasters. We have developed a method for assessing the resilience of transportation network topology when exposed to...
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Infrastructure systems are expected to provide services under normal and disrupted conditions. In particular, health facilities must maintain an adequate level of care in the case of seismic events. Studies about resilience behavior in hazardous scenarios are rare but we must improve our understanding of network performance and accessibility to cri...
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In this paper, an interactive decision support system is proposed to assist experts who prepare water resource management plans for decision makers and stakeholders. Several visualization techniques such as circle views, grid layout, small multiple maps, and simplification of nodes are combined to improve the data readability of water distribution...
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The purpose of this study is to develop a decision support system (DSS) for the technical sustainability assessment of water distribution systems (WDSs). The technical sustainability is assessed based on the sustainability index methodology using reliability, resiliency, and vulnerability as performance criteria. These performance criteria are visu...
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This dissertation focuses on the evaluation of technical and environmental sustainability of water distribution systems based on scenario analysis. The decision support system is created to assist in the decision making-process and to visualize the results of the sustainability assessment for current and future populations and scenarios. First, a m...
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An environmental and technical sustainability assessment methodology is developed for both centralized and dual water distribution systems (WDSs) with and without fire flow scenarios. Technical sustainability of potable and reclaimed water networks is measured by a sustainability index (SI) assessment using reliability, resiliency, and vulnerabilit...
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ABSTRACT The objective of this study is to compare the sustainability of current water systems when a dual water distribution system (WDS) is used for the non-potable water purposes of fire protection, irrigation, and toilet flushing. Sustainability of urban WDS is evaluated in terms of hydraulic efficiency and water quality. The first step is to a...
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A methodology is presented for determining sustainability indices for pressure and water age in water distribution systems (WDSs). These sustainability indices are based upon performance criteria including reliability, resiliency, and vulnerability. Pressure and water age are determined for a WDS as a function of operation time using the U.S. Envir...
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Providing sustainable urban water distribution systems is a complex process involving decision makers and authorities as well as the public opinion. In this process, a successful visualization should support analyzing and comparing different scenarios. Therefore, in this study, several visualization techniques are combined to provide an effective r...
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Increasing population and life standards causes fossil fuel consumption to increase. Due to this increasing consumption, fossil fuels are being depleted rapidly. In addition to rapid exhaustion, another important problem associated with fossil fuels is that their consumption has major negative impacts on the environment. Therefore, many countries a...
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Many countries around the world integrated Renewable Energy Systems (RES) in their future energy plans in order to reduce negative impacts of fossil fuel consumption on the environment. However, RES may as well cause various environmental problems which are mostly related with the geographic locations of these facilities. The aim of this thesis is...

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CFP and submission system at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/Digital_Urban_Water
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This project focuses on the evaluation of the technical and environmental sustainability of water distribution systems based on scenario analysis. The decision support system is created to assist in the decision-making process and to visualize the results of the sustainability assessment for current and future populations and scenarios.
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- Evaluating the structural and operational properties of water supply systems and road networks - Identifying the most critical locations in water and transportation networks networks