Posted November 06, 2018 03:01:00 An algorithm for pool design can be used to solve indoor pool engineering challenges, an international research team announced today.
The algorithm, which was first proposed by an Australian group in 2012, uses a “natural flow” to calculate the flow of air into and out of a pool and its surroundings.
This natural flow is a mixture of air pressure and humidity that determines how much of the pool’s surface the pool can be submerged in.
When the pool is in an indoor environment, air pressure rises and the humidity drops.
When the pool isn’t, the pressure rises, and the pressure drops.
The team found that, in the absence of any external factors, the algorithm could calculate the pool flow without using a water flow model or a fluid dynamics model.
The authors describe their algorithm as a “simple, non-obvious” algorithm that can be easily implemented by pool engineers and developers.
“We have shown that this algorithm can be implemented and tested, in a small and portable, low-cost hardware package,” said lead author of the study, Rui C. Martins of the University of Queensland.
The researchers used their algorithm to simulate how the flow in a pool could change depending on the presence of ambient light and ventilation.
The algorithms use a combination of mathematical and mechanical principles, and it can be compared to the fluid dynamics of air in a swimming pool.
This is because water flows when it interacts with its surroundings, which can change its volume and direction, and because it has a specific viscosity, which determines how fast it can flow through a fluid.
The study found that the algorithm works well for pools with a total volume of 30 to 35 cubic metres (3,400 to 4,100 gallons), and pools with the same volume but with more ventilation.
But the algorithm has limitations, the researchers said.
The water flows through a pool’s walls, and a water-filled cavity can fill the pool.
The algorithm is therefore limited in its ability to predict the water level in a cavity that’s partially filled.
The pool also has to be at least 30 metres deep to simulate a real pool.
The results also showed that the algorithms calculations can be improved by tweaking the design parameters, such as the placement of drains and aero ducts, the number of drains, and how much air is allowed into the pool by the air flow.
The design parameters could be altered to make the algorithm work for other pools, the authors added.
The research team presented its results at the American Society of Pool Engineers (ASPE) meeting this month.
The ASPE conference is taking place from December 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia.
The group will be presenting its results to the American Institute of Pool Mechanics (AIPM) on January 16.
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