Paper Information

Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING   September 2003 , Volume 1 , Number 1; Page(s) 48 To 56.
 
Paper: 

ENERGY FORMULATION OF THE PIPE NETWORK ANALYSIS

 
 
Author(s):  AFSHAR M.H.*
 
* Tehran- Iran
 
Abstract: 
In this paper the analysis of the pipe networks is formulated as a nonlinear unconstrained optimization problem and solved by a general purpose optimization tool. The formulation is based on the minimization of the total potential energy of the network with respect to the nodal heads. An analogy with the analysis of the skeletal structures is used to derive tire formulation. The proposed formulation owes its significance for use in pipe network optimization algorithms. The ability and versatility of the method to simulate different pipe networks are numerically tested and the accuracy of the results is compared with direct network algorithms.
 
Keyword(s): ANALYSIS, OPTIMIZATION, PIPE NETWORK
 
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