The project aims to develop an efficient standalone library (NetGas) for the simulation of the gas flow within a pressurized pipe networks. The library can be used to simulate distribution system of methan (low and medium pressure), transport system of methan (high pressure) and distribution of technical gases (carbon dioxide, nitrogen, acetylene, …).
In particular, the NetGas library is equipped with the M3E_LinSolver, a state-of-art iterative linear solver for large sparse matrix, which allows to solve in few seconds very large networks up to hundreds of thousands of nodes/pipes.
The NetGas library has been developed to incorporate an advanced simulation model into a CAD/GIS system based on the AutoCAD technology. This environment is very popular among network designers operating in small and big distribution companies.