Taming a Pipe Network Analysis Computer Program

by Terry L. Tanner, Metropolitan Water District of, Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


The use of a conventional network analysis computer program as an effective evaluation tool for routine operation of an existing water distribution system has several practical limitations which are described. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) has adapted a state-of-the-art network analysis computer program into a user friendly tool that is used directly by engineers, planners, and system operators. This paper describes the adaptations to the FORTRAN program, and illustrates how the user and the model interact.

Subject Headings: Computer analysis | Network analysis | Computer software | Water supply systems | Computer networks | Computer models | Urban areas | Water pipelines | California | United States

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