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To effectively use water distribution models, the engineer must be able to link knowledge of basic hydraulic theory and the mechanics of the program with that of the operation of real-world systems. Water Distribution Modeling does just that.

Written by industry experts, it provides a practical resource for engineers and modelers that goes well beyond being a how-to guide for typing data into a computer program. It contains straightforward answers to common questions related both to modeling and to distribution systems in general.

This textbook walks the practicing engineer or student through the modeling process from start to finish — from data collection and field-testing to using a model for system design and complex operational tasks.



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Chapter 2, by Donald V. Chase, is made available for download from the repository pending permission of the publisher. Permission documentation is on file.

This volume is out of print; the subsequent edition, called Advanced Water Distribution Modeling and Management, contains the content from this book as well as additional topics and supplemental features.


Haestad Press

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Waterbury, CT