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Investigation into Complex Boundary Solutions of Water Filling Process in Pipeline Systems
- Zhang, Boran, Wan, Wuyi, Fan, Leilei
- Water 2019 v.11 no.4
- algorithms, concrete, equations, mathematical models, water supply
- Boundary conditions are usually the key problem in the establishment of a numerical model for simulation. An algorithmic method is needed to obtain a concrete numerical solution when the combined controlling equation sets are difficult to solve analytically. In this research, a type of algorithm known as the double forward method (DFM) is proposed to solve complex boundary conditions. The accuracy of the DFM is controllable, and it was found to be reliable when applying it to the water filling process in a water supply pipeline system. The DFM can also be used to solve multidimensional problems. In addition, the established water filling model in this study combined an open channel flow and a pressured flow, and a surge tank boundary condition was developed to fit the entire water filling process.