Input Processor Package for Water System Studies

by Grace E. Levergood, Whitman & Howard, Inc., United States,
Suzanne F. Lewis, Whitman & Howard, Inc., United States,
Frederick L. Hart, Whitman & Howard, Inc., United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computerized Decision Support Systems for Water Managers

Abstract: An input processor package for a water distribution simulation model has been developed and field tested. This preprocessor enables users with little or no computer use experience to directly participate in the computerized, hydraulic study of their network. The simulation model, named CLNET, was developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to simulate the movement of waterborne substances, such as residual chlorine concentrations, in a potable water network distribution system. The CLNET input processor package consists of two menu-driven, FORTRAN VII computer programs (IN1 and IN2) linked with graphics and window software. Help files can be accessed from both programs giving the user further description, definitions and flow diagrams of the program structure. The input processor is executable on microcomputers with at least 640K of RAM. Program IN1 creates and edits the input data file for CLNET, while IN2 checks the validity of the INPUT data to insure compliance with data requirements of the CLNET program. Additional aspects of the subject are discussed.

Subject Headings: Computer software | Water supply systems | Simulation models | Computer networks | Flow simulation | Hydrologic models | Hydraulic models | Model tests

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