Pressure-driven modelling of water distribution systems

Tiku Tanyimboh, Benabdellah Tahar, Andrew Templeman

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This paper presents a novel method to model water distribution systems (WDS) with insufficient pressure. Methods for the prediction of the performance of a WDS with pressure deficiencies are reviewed. The influence of imposed relationships between nodal heads and outflows is assessed and numerical results are given. A Newton-Raphson technique plus line search is employed for solving the governing equations. It is demonstrated that the approach offers superior results for the hydraulic performance of networks under abnormal operating conditions compared to demand-driven analysis-based models.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002
Event3rd International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 7 Apr 200212 Apr 2002


Conference3rd International Water Association (IWA) World Water Congress


  • demand-driven analysis
  • head-outflow relationships
  • pressure-driven analysis
  • water distribution systems

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