Modeling a vertical pipe in HAMMER, WaterGEMS and WaterCAD

  Applies To 
  Product(s): WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, HAMMER
  Version(s): CONNECT Edition, V8i
  Area:  Modeling
  Original Author: Scott Kampa, Bentley Technical Support Group


Is it possible to model a vertical pipe in WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, or HAMMER?


It is possible to model a vertical pipe and view viable results, though it won't look accurate in the profile because the profile will display the pipe's length horizontally. The recommendation would be as follows.

When entering the data for the vertical pipe length, enter the correct node elevations and the vertical pipe length as a user-defined length. Choose "true" for "Has user defined length?". With the correct data entered, the program will correctly calculate the modeling effects as a vertical pipe. It will not be displayed correctly in the profile though.

A future release may model this in a more direct manner and allow a user to display the vertical pipe as well as provide accurate results.

Note, for HAMMER, you can analyze transient forces acting upon each junction. See more here.