MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 252, 2019III International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’18)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Application of Computer Programs in Technology|
|Published online||14 January 2019|
Routing of branched water distribution networks using fractal geometry and graph theory
Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Nadbystrzycka 40 B, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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The necessity of ensuring precise and rigorous requirements of technical infrastructure elements determines development of software tools which should ease and simplify the process of designing. The routing of water distribution network (WDN) is one of the first steps in the design process of the whole water supply system. Similar design steps can be observed in other linear technical infrastructure systems, such as: electric networks or roads. Despite the fact that WDNs routing problem has been widely explored in scientific literature, the universal and optimal routing method is still being sought after. The following paper presents the exemplary application of an original software tool for the WDNs routing. The hybrid structure software, written in C++ and AutoLISP programming languages, is based on elements of fractal geometry and graph theory. Software allows semi-automatic routing process of single-source, branched networks and support a designer with mathematical substantiation of a selected solution. In the following paper, software was tested in conditions of a model settlement unit. The obtained results revealed potential of further application of software as well as disclosed weaknesses of a program.
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