Network Modeling in a Water System with Ferrous Deposits

by Ronald T. Hinthorn, Stoner Associates, Carlisle, United States,
Chyr Pyng Liou, Stoner Associates, Carlisle, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


This paper presents the experiences and results of a network modeling study. A model for the University of Idaho water supply system was developed and verified to the extent possible with available data and field tests. The engineers faced a considerable challenge in characterizing pipe friction losses because of uneven ferrous deposits. Because of this problem, Darcy-Weisbach pipe flow was modeled using an unseparated parameter, f/D5, to measure pipe capacity.

Subject Headings: Water supply systems | Water supply | Water pipelines | Pipe sizes | Pipe networks | Friction | Fluid flow

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