Analysis of Water Distribution Network Using EPANET
7 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2019
Date Written: February 22, 2019
The main purpose of the water distribution network is to supply water at adequate pressure and flow in the performance of urban areas and potable quality of water to the consumers. This paper highlights the effective analysis and distribution of network of pipes using EPANET tool as well as the Hardy Cross method and Newton-Raphson method. EPANET is the computer program that performs the extended period simulation of hydraulic behaviour within pressurized pipe network. A simulation will be carried out for hydraulic parameters such as pressure and flow rate. The results will be verified all junctions and the flows with their velocities in all pipes feasible enough to provide adequate water to the network of the study area. The residual head at each and every node will be found out by knowing the elevation as input and thereby the corresponding flow parameters will be derived like residual head, velocity, and nodal demand etc. The findings may help to understand the pipelines system of the study area in a better way. This work deals with the analysis of urban water distribution network in developing countries.
Keywords: Analysis, EPANET, Hardy Cross Method, Hydraulic Network, Newton-Raphson Method, Water Distribution
JEL Classification: Q59
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