Artificial Neural Network Model for Wastewater Projects Maintenance Management Plan

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Atheer M. Al-Saady
Sedqi E. Rezouki


Wastewater projects are one of the most important infrastructure projects, which require developing strategic plans to manage these projects. Most of the wastewater projects in Iraq don’t have a maintenance plan. This research aims to prepare the maintenance management plan (MMP) for wastewater projects. The objective of the research is to predict the cost and time of maintenance projects by building a model using ANN. The research sample included (15) completed projects in Wasit Governorate, where the researcher was able to obtain the data of these projects through the historical information of the Wasit Sewage Directorate. In this research artificial neural networks (ANN) technique was used to build two models (cost and time) for the maintenance of wastewater projects. The output shows there is a high correlation (R) between real and expected cost with 95.4%, minimized testing error (8.5%), and training error (19%). The mean absolute present error (MAPE) and Average Accuracy Percentage (AA) are (13.9% and 86.1%) respectively. Also, the results showed a strong correlation (R) between actual and predicted time (99.1%), minimized testing error (8%), and an additional MAPE% and AA% with (11.7% and 88.3%) respectively. These models are in agreement with the real values, as well as gives good prediction for future maintenance projects.

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“Artificial Neural Network Model for Wastewater Projects Maintenance Management Plan” (2022) Journal of Engineering, 28(11), pp. 14–31. doi:10.31026/j.eng.2022.11.02.

How to Cite

“Artificial Neural Network Model for Wastewater Projects Maintenance Management Plan” (2022) Journal of Engineering, 28(11), pp. 14–31. doi:10.31026/j.eng.2022.11.02.

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