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The Computational Efficiency of EPANET-PDX

In water distribution systems (WDSs), the available flow at a demand node is dependent on the pressure at that node. When a network is lacking in pressure, not all consumer demands will be met in full. In this context, the assumption that all demands are fully satisfied regardless of the pressure in the system becomes unreasonable and represents the main limitation of the conventional demand driven analysis (DDA) approach to WDS modelling. A realistic depiction of the network performance can only be attained by considering demands to be pressure dependent. This paper presents an extension of the renowned DDA based hydraulic simulator EPANET 2 to incorporate pressure-dependent demands. This extension is termed "EPANET-PDX" (pressure-dependent extension) herein. Excellent modelling performance was achieved for analysing both normal and pressure deficient conditions of the WDSs. Detailed computational efficiency results of EPANET-PDX with reference to EPANET 2 are presented and discussed. It is demonstrated that the computational time and iterations required by both models were very similar in most of the test cases considered.

بهره‌وری محاسباتی epanet - pdx | - محیط جهانی و منابع آب در سال ۲۰۱۱

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