Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Congratulations to Scott & Ryan for a successful defense

Scott Simpson and Ryan Shae successfully defended their MS theses as part of the Gordon Engineering Leadership program. Scott’s thesis -Modeling and Analysis of Forecast-Integrated Stormwater Discharge Control Systems - focused on developing automated control of stormwater infrastructure based on weather forecasts. The idea is that retention ponds release their stored water ahead of a storm to increase the storage volume and decrease runoff and damage to downstream infrastructure. Ryan’s project - Eliminating Unaccounted for Water in the Dedham-Westwood Water District - dealt with combating water loss in distribution systems. By isolating parts of a system and combining various sources of data, Ryan was able to get a better estimate of the losses and their likely cause.
Image from Scott Simpson thesis.

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