Water System Analysis—Modeling Hydraulics

by C. Peter Thomas, N-Y Associates Inc, New York, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


The work described in this paper is part of the planning and design effort for expanding and improving the water supply system for St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. The parish is divided by the Mississippi River with separate water supply systems, operated by one utility department, serving the communities on each side of the river. Systems on both sides of the river are being upgraded. The scope of improvements for the water supply systems differ on both sides of the river. The application of the computer in the design of the various elements in the project scope primarily involves the analysis of system hydraulics. System hydraulics were analyzed using as hardware a 256K IBM PC XT micro computer with an Epsom FX100 printer, and software developed at the University of Kentucky, entitled 'Basic Computer Program for Analysis of Pressure and Flow in Pipe Distribution Systems Including Extended Period Simulations'.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | System analysis | Computer software | Hydrologic models | Hydraulic models | Hydraulic design | Computer analysis | Louisiana | United States | Mississippi River

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