Thursday, 3 February 2011
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Release 2011 of MIKE URBAN is another significant milestone. Important new features have been added that further support the work flow, increase your productivity and set new standards for what can be done in urban water modelling.

Water distribution

Release 2011 is another need-to-have release for water distribution modellers. A range of new features to enhance the usability have been implemented such as:

1 Pressure dependent demands
Traditionally, water demands are defined prior to the simulation and thus independent of the actual pressure. With Release 2011, the Wagner equation can be used to adjust the node demands based on the available pressure. This makes it possible to simulate system shutdown, maintenance and intermittent water supply systems.

2 Reliability analysis
The Reliability Analysis Tool allows you to analyse hydraulic and water quality results of any steady state or extended period analysis and to investigate the reliability in terms of exceeded maximum and/or minimum values of pressures, flows, water quality, or any other result item.

Simplification tool

The simplification tool has been enhanced to include:
  • The choice of what not to simplify
  • Change in flow direction as a new pipe-merge criteria
  • Easy comparison of results from detailed and simplified models
  • Detailed summary reporting on what has been merged and removed
  • Saving simplification settings in a file
  • Batch execution of multiple simplifications based on several settings files
Tools for Building and Maintaining Models

Release 2011 of MIKE URBAN includes three new tools to increase your efficiency when building and maintaining models:

1 Database comparison and redoing modifications
This tool will report on differences between two MIKE URBAN databases. Records that are different will be reported as changed, deleted or added. For records which have changed, the attributes that are different will be highlighted. The differences can be saved to a file, which can be used to automatically redo the changes at a later stage, eg when redoing modifications after import.

2 Combining detailed and simplified models
This tool can be used to combine a detailed and a simplified model into a mixed model with both detailed and simplified areas.

3 Comparing results between models
With this tool you can compare two sets of model results at selected locations in batch mode.

Boundary Display in Map View

Boundary conditions are displayed in the map view including: discharge and water level boundaries in MOUSE and SWMM models, rainfall, temperature, evapotranspiration in catchments, as well as water demands in WD models.

Generic Features

Amongst the new generic features in 2011 in particular the climate change tool adds value for MIKE URBAN users. This tool provides climate model output (approved by IPCC) and applies these to make climate change assessment through automated modification of boundary conditions.
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