Water supply design definition
February 10, 2013 4 Comments
I created a Grasshopper definition which designs cold water supply branched network, by using Joseph Brix methode.
Unit load according to German standard DIN1988-W308.
Definition uses an evolutionary algorithm – Octopus to determine the most efficient solution in terms of energy losses along the network.
Manual adjustments on the pipe diameters are also available.
Critical consumer (sanitation) determination on a basis of the smallest slope of the piezometer line (hydrodynamic pressure line).
Control of water speed in pipes and it’s correction.
Water meter selection based on the required amount of water.
Calculating inner pipe diameters in inches or milimeters.
Recapitulation on pipe lengths and diameters
Automated print report into Excel along with graphical preview.
Additional, non-domestic Grasshopper features used in definition:
Clean set of lines component (SpiderWeb v3.0) by Richard Schaffranek
ShortestWalk 126.96.36.199 component by Giulio Piacentino
Octopus Solver v0.1 by Robert Vierlinger
Export to Excel VB component by David Mans
ShowPic Excel function by Damon Ostrander
House section preview:
For detailed preview of the calculation procedure check the following video: