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 performs hydraulic modeling to understand water and wastewater demand scenarios and recommend appropriate infrastructure pipe sizing, rehabilitation, replacement, or service extension. Our experts have a comprehensive knowledge of water modeling tools and can work with a client’s existing software or recommend the most applicable.

Modeling is also an important tool during sudden infrastructure system failures, which can be catastrophic. If such a situation arises, LAN can perform emergency transient modeling to identify the cause, provide shut-down modeling to continue service to customers during repairs, and recommend improvements. 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.

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

LAN Warren Green
Warren Green, PE
Vice President, Chief Engineer
LAN Melissa Mack
Melissa Mack, PE
Vice President, Principal
LAN Behnaz Khakbaz
Behnaz Khakbaz, PhD, PE
Lead Hydraulic Engineer

Example Projects