Chapter 15 Designing Pressure Pipe Networks

Now that you have studied gravity pipe networks, it’s time to move on to a different type of pipe design: one that involves pipes under pressure. If you’re unfamiliar with pipe design, you may be surprised to discover that the design process for gravity and pressure systems is quite different. For this reason, the AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software provides two unique tool sets: one for gravity pipe design and one for pressure pipe design.

Pressure pipe design most commonly refers to water supply lines but it can also apply to natural gas and sanitary sewer lines. These pipelines provide valuable utility services to the new residents of the land you’re developing and must undergo extensive design to ensure ...

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