A node is a structural element representing a significant point in a pipeline or underground infrastructure. Structures such as a manhole or inspection point may be considered nodes. Classifying an element as a node as part of infrastructure design documentation can be helpful in installation and maintenance activities related to the trenchless construction industry.
Trenchlesspedia Explains Node
The term node can have a wide variety of meanings depending on the particular field of endeavor. The word is used in medicine, computers, engineering, project management, mathematics, physics and linguistics, each with specific definitions. It comes from the Latin word for knot, and in each instance it refers to a singular point or element.
In the trenchless construction industry, a node can be any particular design element in an underground infrastructure. The use of the term differs with the nomenclature accepted on a particular project. Node might especially refer to access points, such as manholes, outfalls or inspection chambers.