KWRRI Research Reports


The primary objective of this work was to develop algorithms for directly determining design characteristics for effectively enhancing, modifying or adding to existing water distribution systems. This is accomplished by modifying the basic hydraulic network equations to explicitly determine required design parameters to just meet specified conditions. Initially work was completed on directly determining pipeline diameters and directly determining pipeline and network resistance characteristics. This work was published in technical journals and established the feasibility of the approach but did not demonstrate the scope and versitility of the proposed approach. In this report a general approach is developed and tested to demonstrate the wide range of capabilities possible. Numerous examples are presented which illustrate the scope of calculations possible and demonstrate the ability of the approach to meet the objectives.

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The work upon which this report is based was supported in part by funds provided by the United States Department of the Interior. Washington, D. C., as authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. Public Law 98-242.