Setting curve, a useful tool to skeletonization, sectorization and determination of a network water supply capacity
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Keywords

Setting curve
skeletonization
sectorization
network water supply capacity
theoretical maximum flow
available pressure index.

Abstract

Setting curve is a tool very used for energetic optimization of pumping water supply systems. In this research we analyze other applications such as skeletonization, sectorization, determining  network capacity and demand increase process, result of urban population growth in horizontal and/or vertical. We also study its characteristics caused by leaks, changes in minimum pressure and changes in roughness of network pipes. Based on these properties and potential applications, setting curve becomes a very useful tool for planning, design, management and maintenance of water supply networks.

 
https://doi.org/10.15174/au.2016.1026
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