Nodes represent a physical entity or process within the system that occurs on a relatively localised basis. A water use node represents urban water demand and water consumption behaviour. The Urban Developer Plugin offers two methods for simulating water use behaviour:
The following table lists the node models currently available within the Urban Developer Plugin. Each node is represented by a specific icon. The table outlines the function of each node model; other sections of this User Guide contain a more comprehensive description of each node model.
|Roof||A roof node represents a physical roof catchment surface.|
|Tank||A tank is a type of storage used in domestic and industrial settings to store water from runoff, recycled water or a mains supply and to release it in a controlled manner.|
|Average Water use||A water use node representing average urban water demand and water consumption behaviour.|
|Behavioural Water use||A water use node represents urban water demand and water consumption behaviour, based on a stochastic end-use demand simulation|