Multiphysics Analysis Advances Water Main Leak DetectionSebastien Perrier, Echologics, Canada
As infrastructure ages and becomes obsolete, municipalities must deal with the constant updating and renovating required to maintain cities' adherence to modern standards. When it comes to water pipe networks, locating leaks is difficult. To combat this, engineers at Echologics created a model that studies the acoustic-structure interaction of pipes and calculates the speed of sound. They then integrated the model into a simulation app that analyzes custom geometries and materials to predict leak locations.