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Development of Extended Period Pressure-Dependent Demand Water Distribution Models
Judi, David R.1  Mcpherson, Timothy N.2 
[1]Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
[2]Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
关键词: Engineering(42) pressure dependent water demand modeling;   
DOI  :  10.2172/1209272
RP-ID  :  LA-UR--15-22068
PID  :  OSTI ID: 1209272
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来源: SciTech Connect
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【 摘 要 】
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has used modeling and simulation of water distribution systems for N-1 contingency analyses to assess criticality of water system assets. Critical components considered in these analyses include pumps, tanks, and supply sources, in addition to critical pipes or aqueducts. A contingency represents the complete removal of the asset from system operation. For each contingency, an extended period simulation (EPS) is run using EPANET. An EPS simulates water system behavior over a time period, typically at least 24 hours. It assesses the ability of a system to respond and recover from asset disruption through distributed storage in tanks throughout the system. Contingencies of concern are identified as those in which some portion of the water system has unmet delivery requirements. A delivery requirement is defined as an aggregation of water demands within a service area, similar to an electric power demand. The metric used to identify areas of unmet delivery requirement in these studies is a pressure threshold of 15 pounds per square inch (psi). This pressure threshold is used because it is below the required pressure for fire protection. Any location in the model with pressure that drops below this threshold at any time during an EPS is considered to have unmet service requirements and is used to determine cascading consequences. The outage area for a contingency is the aggregation of all service areas with a pressure below the threshold at any time during the EPS.
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