Design of NDA Water Distribution Network using EPANET
A Saminu1, Abubakar2, Nasiru3, L Sagir4

1A Saminu, Department of Civil Engineering Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
2I Abubakar, Department of Civil Engineering Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
3I Nasiru, Department of Civil Engineering Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
4L Sagir, Department of Electrical Engineering Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna

Manuscript received on July 11, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on July 15, 2013. | Manuscript published on July 25, 2013. | PP: 5-9 | Volume-1 Issue-9, July 2013. | Retrieval Number: I0360071913/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: This study presents the use of EPANETsoftwarein the design of the N.D.A water distribution network. EPANET is a computer program that performs extended period simulation of hydraulic and water quality behavior within pressurized pipe networks. A network consists of pipes, nodes (pipe junctions), pumps, valves and storage tanks or reservoirs. EPANET tracks the flow of water in each pipe, the pressure at each node, the height of water in each tank, and the concentration of a chemical species throughout the network, EPANET is designed to be a research tool for improving our understanding of the movement and fate of drinking water constituents within distribution systems. It can be used for many different kinds of applications in distribution systems analysis. In this paper it was used to carry out the hydraulic analysis of the distribution network in the study area. The results obtained verified that the pressures at all junctions and the flows with their velocities at all pipes are feasible enough to provide adequate water to the network of the study area
Keywords: Epanet, Analysis and Water Distribution Networks