Town water supply and design optimization
Reliable and efficient supply of town water is an essential necessity for any modern smart city. Improper design of water supply system will cause frequent breakdown which result in high maintenance and inconvenience. Water supply systems of often complex. Well-designed water supply system must ensure the pressure distribution along the pipeline to be within acceptable limits. Design the town water supply system to enable gravity water supply where possible.
Kehoe Myers Consulting Engineers while designing water supply system for Brisbane well camp airport, took advantage of Simcenter Flomaster which has advanced graphics functionality of Simcenter Flomaster software enabled them in quick modelling of a hydraulic model which closely resembles the site master plan. Hydraulic performance of system components, which not available from manufacturers, was based on work by British Hydraulic Research Group lead by D.S. Miller and published as Internal Flow Systems (third edition), which forms an integral part of the Simcenter Flomaster database. Simulations are carried out for varying flow rate demands. Powerful transient solver of Flomaster can accurately simulate surge (water hammer ) effects in various operating scenarios, thus ensuring the peak pressure and vacuum pressure are within permissible limits and flow requirements are met. Simulations are carried out for varying flow rate demands.