Darcy-Weisbach versus Hazen-Williams: No Calm in West Palm

Lindell Ormsbee, Tom Walski

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Abstract

Both the Darcy-Weisbach and Hazen-Williams equations are used by water professionals in the analysis of flows and pressures in water distribution systems. Using a debate format, this paper will examine the history and original underlying assumptions of both equations and then debate which equation is most appropriate under what conditions. In particular, the paper will examine the question: With the advent of modern computers, should the Hazen-Williams equation no longer be used in water distribution system analysis? The debate will provide both affirmative and negative positions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Environmental And Water Resources Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental, Sustainability, Groundwater, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Papers from Sessions of the Proceedings of the 2016 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress
EditorsChandra S. Pathak, Debra Reinhart
Pages455-464
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479865
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event16th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2016: Environmental, Sustainability, Groundwater, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - West Palm Beach, United States
Duration: May 22 2016May 26 2016

Publication series

NameWorld Environmental And Water Resources Congress 2016: Environmental, Sustainability, Groundwater, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis - Papers from Sessions of the Proceedings of the 2016 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress

Conference

Conference16th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2016: Environmental, Sustainability, Groundwater, Hydraulic Fracturing, and Water Distribution Systems Analysis
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWest Palm Beach
Period5/22/165/26/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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