Department of Civil EngineeringSchool of Engineering, Tezpur University, Napaam 784028, Tezpur,Assam, India
An interconnected system of pipes forming severalloops or circuits.E.g.- Municipal water distribution systems in cities.
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Fig.: Pipe Network
Necessary conditions for any network of pipes
The flow into each junction must be equal to theflow out of the junction. This is due to thecontinuity equation.The algebraic sum of head losses round each loopmust be zero.The head loss in each pipe is expressed as hf =kQn. For Turbulent flow, n = 2.