Internal Pipeflow Functions and Setup¶
Just for completeness, here is an overview over the auxiliary functions that are used internally in the pipeflow setup and were not yet described:

add_table_lookup
(table_lookup, table_name, table_number)¶ Auxiliary function to add a lookup between table name in the pandapipes net and table number in the internal structure (pit).
 Parameters
table_lookup (dict) – The lookup dictionary from table names to internal number (n2t) and vice versa (t2n)
table_name (str) – Name of the table that shall be mapped to number
table_number (int) – Number under which the table is saved in the pit
 Returns
No output

create_empty_pit
(net)¶ Creates an empty internal structure which is called pit (pandapipes internal tables). The structure is a dictionary which should contain one array for all nodes and one array for all branches of the net. It is very often referred to within the pipeflow. So the structure in general looks like this:
>>> net["_pit"] = {"node": np.array((no_nodes, col_nodes), dtype=np.float64), "branch": np.array((no_branches, col_branches), dtype=np.float64)}
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – The pandapipes net to which to add the empty structure
 Returns
pit  The dict of arrays with the internal node / branch structure
 Return type
dict

create_internal_results
(net)¶ Initializes a dictionary that shall contain some internal results later.
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – pandapipes net to which internal result dict will be added
 Returns
No output

create_lookups
(net, NodeComponent, BranchComponent, BranchWInternalsComponent)¶ Create all lookups necessary for the pipeflow of the given net. The lookups are usually:
node_from_to: The start and end indices of all node component tables within the pit
branch_from_to: The start and end indices of all branch component tables within the pit
node_table: Dictionary to determine indices for node component tables (e.g. {“junction”: 0}). Can be arbitrary and strongly depends on the component order given by get_component_list.
branch_table: Dictionary to determine indices for branch component tables (e.g. {“pipe”: 0, “valve”: 1}). Can be arbitrary and strongly depends on the component order given by get_component_list.
node_index: Lookup from component index (e.g. junction 2) to pit index (e.g. 0) for nodes.
branch_index: Lookup from component index (e.g. pipe 1) to pit index (e.g. 5) for branches.
internal_nodes_lookup: Lookup for internal nodes of branch components that makes result extraction a lot easier.
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – The pandapipes network for which to create the lookups
 Returns
No output

extract_all_results
(net, node_name)¶ Extract results from branch pit and node pit and write them to the different tables of the net, as defined by the component models.
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – pandapipes net for which to extract results into net.res_xy
 Returns
No output

extract_results_active_pit
(net, node_pit, branch_pit, nodes_connected, branches_connected)¶ Extract the pipeflow results from the internal pit structure (“_active_pit”) to the general pit structure.
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – The pandapipes net that the internal structure belongs to
node_pit (np.array) – The internal structure node array
branch_pit (np.array) – The internal structure branch array
nodes_connected (np.array) – A mask array stating which nodes are actually connected to the rest of the net
branches_connected (np.array) – A mask array stating which branches are actually connected to the rest of the net
 Returns
No output

get_lookup
(net, pit_type='node', lookup_type='index')¶ Returns internal lookups which are mostly defined in the function create_lookups.
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – The pandapipes net for which the lookup is requested
pit_type (str) – Identifier which of the two pits (“branch” or “node”) the lookup belongs to
lookup_type (str) – Name of the lookup type
 Returns
lookup  A lookup (mostly a dict with mappings from pandapipesNet to internal structure)
 Return type
dict, np.array, …

get_table_index_list
(net, pit_array, pit_indices, pit_type='node')¶ Auxiliary function to get a list of tables and the table indices that belong to a number of pit indices.
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – pandapipes net for which the list is requested
pit_array (np.array) – Internal structure from which to derive the tables and table indices
pit_indices (list, np.array, ...) – Indices for which the table name and index list are requested
pit_type (str, default "node") – Type of the pit (“node” or “branch”)
 Returns
List of table names and table indices belonging to the pit indices

get_table_name
(table_lookup, table_number)¶ Auxiliary function to retrieve the pandapipes net table name for a given internal pit number from the table lookup.
 Parameters
table_lookup (dict) – The lookup dictionary from table names to internal number (n2t) and vice versa (t2n)
table_number (int) – Internal number of the table for which the name shall be retrieved
 Returns
table_name  pandapipes net table name for the internal pit number
 Return type
str

get_table_number
(table_lookup, table_name)¶ Auxiliary function to retrieve the internal pit number for a given pandapipes net table name from the table lookup.
 Parameters
table_lookup (dict) – The lookup dictionary from table names to internal number (n2t) and vice versa (t2n)
table_name (str) – Name of the table for which the internal number shall be retrieved
 Returns
table_number  Internal number of the given table name within the pit
 Return type
int

initialize_pit
(net, node_name, NodeComponent, NodeElementComponent, BranchComponent, BranchWInternalsComponent)¶ Initializes and fills the internal structure which is called pit (pandapipes internal tables). The structure is a dictionary which should contain one array for all nodes and one array for all branches of the net (c.f. also create_empty_pit).
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – The pandapipes network for which to create and fill the internal structure
 Returns
(node_pit, branch_pit)  The two internal structure arrays
 Return type
tuple(np.array)

write_internal_results
(net, **kwargs)¶ Adds specified values to the internal result dictionary of the given pandapipes net. If internal results are not yet defined for the net, they are created as well.
 Parameters
net (pandapipesNet) – pandapipes net for which to update internal result dict
kwargs – Additional keyword arguments with the internal result values
 Returns
No output