Hydraulic Transient Analysis on a Micro Computer

by Joseph R. Kroon, Stoner Associates Inc, Carlisle, PA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


The shift toward micros has reduced prices and increased accessibility, permitting engineers to bypass 'bureaucratic' DP departments and run programs as often as they desire. Although this shift offers many advantages, such as lower computing costs, more thorough analysis, and a wider offering of programs, it also has many perils, such as lower or no quality assurance, and potential misuse by unqualified people. This paper discusses the approach taken by a well established, highly reputable company in moving a large complex hydraulic transient simulation service to a micro-computer. Issues that are explored include quality assurance, engineering and software support, performance restrictions, and the advantages provided by the micro-computer.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic transients | Transient response | Computer analysis | Computer software | Computer aided operations | Pricing | Wells (water) | Hydraulics

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