The polydraulics package is a software development kit for many-substance hydraulic network simulation.
A brief overview of capabilities can be found here:
Polydraulics Overview (PDF)
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Imagine a large supply of water, like a reservoir lake. This reservoir is at an altitude of say, 200m. Suppose we want to transport some of this water to a higher altitude, say 400m. Using a ram pump, it is possible to do so without an external power supply.
The ram pump uses the water hammer phenomenon to create pressures which exceed the supply head.
Using polydraulics, a simulation of a ram pump was created.
In the simulation, a buffer tank was added to stabilize the upward flow.
For a short animation, please follow this link:
Ram Pump Simulation (AVI)