Progression of Computer Applications in Water Supply and Distribution Systems

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by Chun-Hou Orr, Water Control Consultants, West Covina, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering:

Abstract: Over the last two decades, computer applications in water supply and distribution systems have advanced rapidly from the stand-alone applications in system modeling to the integrated platform for system automation. The progression of these developments can be categorized into a number of distinct stages, based upon their application scope and their off-line or on-line application format. A summary of these developments and a view to the future projection are given in this paper.

Subject Headings: Computer models | Water supply systems | Hydrologic models | Computer aided design | Computer analysis | System analysis |

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