This manual explains the design and use of computer modeling of water
distribution systems. Municipal water distribution systems are very
large and complex hydraulic networks of pipes, pumps, valves, and
storage reservoirs. In order to understand what is happening in the
distribution system, the operator can build an accurate and detailed
"virtual" model of the system using computer software. Computer models
can help the operator uncover problems and try different scenarios to
solve the problems, without actually entering or changing the physical
M32 takes the operator from an
introduction to modeling, through data collection, model design,
calibration, and the many uses for distribution system computer models.
Results of a distribution modeling survey of US and Canadian water utilities
are included, that shows uses and future trends of water distribution and
water quality modeling.