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Useful handbooks and resources for EPANET 2

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2015-07-05
Useful handbooks and resources for EPANET 2

Looking for a good tutorial to start the study of EPANET 2.0, a public domain hydraulic analysis package for water supply networks, I was impressed for the high quality and origin of most of the documents that I found on Internet. Even more for the resources developed thanks to its toolkit. So I have collected the most interesting ones from my point of view.


Pipe network analysis with open source software: PVnet and EPANET

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2015-05-03 (last updated on 2016-08-23)
Pipe network analysis with open source software: EPANET and PVNET

Recently I have read that a local municipality has finally unblocked an old urban regeneration project in which I worked for many aspects. One of these was the pipe network analysis for that disused area. Fortunately I used PVnet and the job was simple. In this article I introduce this open source software and EPANET2, because its computational engine is used by the first one and it is more complete and powerful. Besides I show you that they can be installed in a Linux system using Wine. 


Storm_sewer_0_9_3 released!

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2012-08-05 (last updated on 2012-10-13)
Update of my software to design a storm sewer system

Update of my software to design a storm sewer system, in this version it is possible a more realistic schematization of the system and is fully compatible with Linux. I have added a further degree of relationship, reducing to zero the subdivision and the joining part by part of the system. Besides it produces a backup copy of the input data, so it is possible to change and analyze again the sewer.

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Design a storm sewer fixing speed

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2012-07-23 (last updated on 2015-06-10)
Tutorial for design a sewer, setting speed and using the program storm_sewer.exe

In this tutorial I will show you how to use my program, storm_sewer.exe, in order to design a system, fixing the speed line by line. The sewer data are taken by a duplicated lecture note, so you will able to compare my results with these. Besides I prove how a complex system could be subdivided for a better compatibility with my software.


Software to design a storm sewer system

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2012-07-02 (last updated on 2013-06-26)
Open source software to design a storm sewer system

I publish an open source code that calculates line by line the suitable diameter for a given sewer system, using the linear reservoir model. It can design according to three different variables: speed, shear stress or slope of the line. It gives a final report, useful for calculus relations or following elaborations.