Numerical Experimentations for a New Set of Local Indices of a Water Network

  • Marco Amos Bonora
  • Fabio Caldarola
  • Joao Muranho
  • Joaquim Sousa
  • Mario MaioloEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11973)


Very recently, a new set of local performance indices has been proposed for an urban water supply system together with a useful mathematical model or, better, framework that organizes and provides the tools to treat the complex of these local parameters varying from node to node. In this paper, such indices are considered and examined in relation to hydraulic software using Demand Driven Analysis (DDA) or Pressure Driven Analysis (PDA). We investigate the needed hypotheses to obtain effective numerical simulations employing, in particular, EPANET or WaterNetGen, and the concrete applicability to a real water supply system known in literature as the KL network.


Urban water supply systems Performance indices Mathematical modeling EPANET 2.0.12 WaterNetGen 



This work is partially supported by the research projects “origAMI, Original Advanced Metering Infrastructure”, CUP J48C17000170006, POR Calabria FESR-FSE 2014–2020, and “I-BEST”, CUP B28I17000290008, PON “Innovazione e competitività” 2014/2020 MiSE Horizon 2020.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering (DIATIC)Università della CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversità della CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversidade da Beira InteriorCovilhãPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringInstituto Politécnico de CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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