Hydraulic & Transient Modeling


Anticipating the Future Needs to Keep Ahead of the Curve

As cities experience population growth, many are updating water and wastewater master plans to better understand future infrastructure needs. Hydraulic and transient modeling are critical tools to help communities understand normal system operations, surge conditions, system changes, and water and wastewater demand projections. LAN provides real-time data to clients, so they can make informed decisions about the future of their systems.

Our team performs hydraulic modeling to understand water and wastewater demand scenarios, as well as recommend appropriate infrastructure pipe sizing, rehabilitation, replacement, or service extension. LAN also performs transient modeling as part of both planning and design efforts to ensure pipes, pumps, valves, and plants can sustain sudden and dynamic pressure surges.

Pipelines are meant to last, so LAN designs and helps clients prepare for various scenarios. We help our clients build stronger, more resilient systems by protecting against catastrophic conditions, such as sudden infrastructure system failures. If such a situation arises, LAN can perform emergency transient modeling to identify causes, provide shut-down modeling to assist with providing service during repairs, and recommend improvements.

Our experts have a comprehensive knowledge of water modeling tools and can work with a client’s existing software or recommend the most applicable.

LAN performed a hydraulic analysis of the Green Bay Water Utility’s distribution system that services 36,200 customers.
LAN has performed hydraulic modeling for more than 50 shutdowns for existing and proposed large diameter waterlines for the City of Houston.

Hydraulic & Transient Leadership

Dedra Ecklund
Dedra Ecklund, PE
Associate, Senior Project Manager
Lisa Lattu
Lisa Lattu, PE, AICP
Associate, Senior Project Manager
Warren Green
Warren Green, PE
Vice President, Chief Engineer
Melissa Mack
Melissa Mack, PE
Vice President, Principal
Behnaz Khakbaz
Behnaz Khakbaz, PhD, PE
Lead Hydraulic Engineer

Example Projects