What kind of demands should be used as the initial conditions of a transient simulation?

  Applies To 
  Product(s):
HAMMER
  Version(s): V8i, CONNECT Edition
  Area:  Layout and Data Input
  Original Author: Mark Pachlhofer, Bentley Technical Support Group

Problem

What kind of demand conditions should be used as the initial conditions of a transient simulation in HAMMER? 

Solution

Typically, you should run a transient simulation for the maximum and minimum demand hours for each of the development conditions (network and demand points) under consideration. For minimum demand cases, the flow will be lower, and thus less dampening of the transient waves. 

See Also

How are demands treated during the transient simulation in HAMMER?

Modeling scenarios with different demand conditions

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