5Water Distribution System Models

Introduction

This chapter addresses the hydraulic engineering problem of modeling flows and pressures in pipe networks. Many computer programs have been developed to perform the fundamental pipe network analysis computations. This chapter focuses on KYPIPE2, developed at the University of Kentucky, and WADISO (Water Distribution Simulation and Optimization), developed at the USACE Waterways Experiment Station, which are widely applied, user-oriented comprehensive water distribution system analysis models.

Model Applications

Analysis of municipal water distribution systems represents a major modeling application. Other types of pipe networks frequently modeled include industrial water conveyance systems, rural ...

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