Personal Computers and Water Network Simulationby A. G. Fowler, Univ of British Columbia, Computing, Cent, Vancouver, BC, Canada,
Abstract: The advent of the 16 bit or larger personal computer has the potential for significantly increasing the availability of a powerful tool for hydraulics engineers. In the past, the understanding of a water distribution system was usually left to the expert. The city or county engineer, or the local consultant engineer can now do much more easily what the experts did just a few years ago. This paper discusses developments and reasons underlying the impact that small computers are making on the field.
Subject Headings: Computer software | Consulting services | Water supply systems | Computer networks | Computer models | Hydraulics | Expert systems
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