PipeSolver is a software tool for computing the fluid flow in a pipe network, using the Hardy-Cross method. Two types of problem may be defined:


· Flowrate problem: in this case, the entire network is specified in terms of pipe diameter, length and roughness, as well as pumps, valves and turbines characteristics. The goal is to find the flowrate in every branch.

· Dimensioning problem: pump or turbine characteristics or network dimensions are computed so as to achieve a specified flowrate in a certain branch.


After the solution, values for the flowrate, pressure, and flow velocity are available at each location of the network.



Analysis of results

Problem definition

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Operating Systems: Windows98, Windows2000, WindowsXP, WindowsVista




António Manuel Gameiro Lopes


Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Coimbra







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40 € + VAT(21%) = 48.40 €