Graphical Interactive Pipe Network Analysis Program
This report was produced for the Urban Water Research Association of Australia, a now discontinued research program.
Report No UWRAA 81
This project report describes the development of an easy to use graphically driven computer program designed to solve for the pressures and flows in a water pipe network. The project involved the writing of a graphical interface for an existing pipe network analysis program and making some alterations to the existing program. The graphical interface and pipe network analysis program are both written in FORTRAN.
The original aim of the project was to develop a program which was sufficiently intuitive and interactive that it could be used in the training of basic principles in pipe network hydraulics to water authority field staff. The result is a program which not only fulfils these aims but is also a useful engineering tool for the design and analysis of small water pipe networks.
The mathematical approach used to solve the pipe network problem, description of the graphical interface and a users manual for GIPNAP, the resulting computer program, are contained in this report.