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Refactoring the SWMM Help File – Error and Warning Messages in SWMM5

Error and Warning Messages in SWMM5

Troubleshooting Results

When a run ends prematurely, the Run Status dialog will indicate that the run was unsuccessful and direct the user to the Status Report for details. The Status Report will include an error statement, code, and description of the problem (e.g., ERROR 138: Node TG040 has initial depth greater than maximum depth).

Even if a run completes successfully, one should check to insure that the results are …

Markdown – Storm Water Management Model User’s Manual Version 5

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United States
Environmental Protection
Agency
EPA/600/R - 14/4 13b
Revised September 2015
www2.epa.gov/ water-research

Storm Water Management Model

User’s Manual Version 5.

Office of Research and Development
Water Supply and Water Resources Division
EPA- 600 /R-14/413b
Revisied September 2015
Storm Water Management Model User’s Manual Version 5. by
Lewis A. Rossman
Envronmental Scientist, Emeritus
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Risk Management
Laboratory Office of Research and
Development U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency 26 Martin 

Markdown Version of Storm Water Management Model Reference Manual – Volume III – Water Quality

EPA/600/R-16/093 | July 2016 |
www.epa.gov/water-research United States Enviromental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model Reference Manual Volume III – Water Quality Office of Research and Development Water Supply and Water Resources Division
EPA/600/R-16/093 July 2016
Storm Water Management Model Reference Manual Volume III – Water Quality By: Lewis A. Rossman Office of Research and Development National Risk Management Laboratory
Cincinnati, OH 45268 and Wayne C. Huber School of Civil and Construction Engineering Oregon State

How to Use Arc Map Selection to add to Domains in #InfoSewer and #InfoSWMM

How to Use Arc Map Selection to add to Domains in #InfoSewer and #InfoSWMM:

  1. Use the Arc Map Selection Tools
  2. Select a layer of Nodes or Links in Arc Map
  3. Add your elements to the Arc Map Selection and finally
  4. Add the selected elements from Arc Map to the InfoSewer Domain (Bullet 4)

How to Use Arc Map Selection to add to Domains in #InfoSewer and #InfoSWMM…

InfoSWMM Real-Time Control (RTC) Rule Editor — 2019

Time Control (RTC) Rule Editor

InfoSWMM and InfoSWMM SA offers an advanced RTC rule that could be used to effectively simulate the operation of pumps and flow regulating structures such as weirs, orifices, and outlets. Unlike Simple Controls, RTC rules allow for the creation of multiple conditions to be satisfied before a control action is performed. RTC rules make the definition of complex operational logic for pumps and interdependent regulators fully transparent and time …

Animation Methodology in InfoSWMM and InfoSWMM SA

Animation Methodology

To create a New Animation do the following:

Execute (run) InfoSWMM model and make sure that your Output Status icon () has light green color.

Launch the Map Display manager by clicking on the Map Display icon on your InfoSWMMH2OMap SWMM Control Center Toolbar Standard Toolbar . Specify your map display options (the element type, the data source, the data field, and the color ranges). Refer to the section on Map Display

How to create an output relate in InfoSewer which can identify in the domain pipes that exceeds a specific Adjusted d/D ratio

How to create an output relate which can identify in the domain pipes that exceed a specific Adjusted d/D ratio. This may be useful for you to more easily find these in the Map:

If you create a query. I called mine Backwater but I could have better called it Adjd~DGT0.8 or whatever works for you.

Go to the Output relate tab of the query and hit the “…” button to edit your output relates…

How to Make Break Nodes in #INFOSWMM and #InfoSWMM SA

How to Make Break Nodes in #INFOSWMM and #InfoSWMM SA

You would add a break node to break up long force mains so that the pipe(s) react faster to the pump flows.

  1. Find your long FM or long  Gravity Main links
  2. Insert a Node into the middle of the link to break the link into two links with the same geometry but different lengths
  3. Use the Node Inference tool to estimate the new nodes invert

Tutorial 2 Optimizing Rain Barrels for Sustain 4.0

Tutorial 2 Optimizing Rain Barrels for Sustain 4.0

This example shows the importance of a treatment train, the percent imperious draining to the LID’s on a Subcatchment, the importance of optimizing for the number of units, area and soil thickness. Sustain will optimize the number of Rain Barrels on the ten Subcatchments.

1. Turn off Width and Thickness on the LID Candidates Grid

2. Allow the number of Units to increase

3. Do NOT send …

Tutorial 1 Creating a Simple Green Roof Optimization for Sustain 4.0

Tutorial 1 Creating a Simple Green Roof Optimization for Sustain 4.0

In Tutorial 1 we will use the Siting Manager to Site Green Roof LID Types for later Optimization and Export to the InfoSWMM LID Usage DB Table. Tutorial 1 is designed for first-time users of InfoSWMM Sustain and provides a guided tour to core commands and functions used to create and execute a Siting and Optimization run in InfoSWMM Sustain. As such, it should …

InfoSWMM Student Analysis and Design Workbook

InfoSWMM Student Analysis and Design Workbook

Contents

1.0 Introduction. 5

1.1 Manual Overview.. 5

1.2 InfoSWMM Software Capabilities. 5

2.0 Basic Concepts and Principles. 7

2.1 General Flow Characteristics. 7

2.1.1 Conservation of Mass. 7

2.1.2 Conservation of Energy. 8

2.1.2 Conservation of Momentum.. 8

2.2 Summary of Basic Hydrodynamic Equations. 9

3.0 Modeling Background. 16

3.1 Infiltration Models. 16

3.2 Runoff Modeling. 20

3.3 Routing Models. 22

4.0 Case Study I: A Typical Day

Markdown of National Stormwater Calculator User’s Guide Manual

Note:  This is a Markdown experiment using EPA Documents and other documents that were originally PDF files, converted to DOCX files and then converted to Markdown HTML code.

EPA/600/R-13/085c | Revised September 2014 | www2.epa.gov/research

National Stormwater Calculator User’s Guide

Before After

Office of Research and Development

National Risk Management Research Laboratory

EPA/600/R-13/085c

Revised September 2014

NATIONAL STORMWATER CALCULATOR USER’S GUIDE – VERSION 1.1

By

Lewis A. Rossman

Water Supply and Water Resources Division National

Markdown of A Toolbox for Sanitary Sewer Overflow Analysis and Planning (SSOAP) and Applications

A Toolbox for Sanitary Sewer Overflow Analysis and Planning (SSOAP) and Applications

Fu-hsiung Lai1, Srinivas Vallabhaneni2, Carl Chan2, Edward H. Burgess3, Richard Field1

1U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,

Urban Watershed Management Branch, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue (MS-104), Edison, NJ

2Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

3Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

ABSTRACT

Rainfall-derived infiltration and inflow (RDII) into sanitary sewer systems has long been recognized as a source of operating …

Markdown version of Review of Sewer Design Criteria and RDII Prediction Methods

United States Office of Research EPA/600/R-08/010

Environmental Protection and Development January 2008

Agency Washington, DC 20460

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Review of Sewer Design

Criteria and RDII Prediction

Methods

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EPA/600/R-08/010 January 2008

Review of Sewer Design Criteria and RD

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Prediction Methods

By

Fu-hsiung (Dennis) Lai

In support of:

Development of Capacity Analysis Tools and Associated Technical Documents for SSO

Control Planning

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

between

EPA National Risk …

New Features in Innovyze SWMM 14.6 Update 1/2 – InfoSWMM and InfoSWMM SA

New Features in Innovyze SWMM 14.6

1. New Laurenson Runoff Hydrology

  1. New Laurenson Runoff Hydrology

2. Conduit Cross Section View in the Attribute Browser

3. Profile View on the Map

4. Manhole Inlet View in the Attribute Browser

5. Background Mas in InfoSWMM SA

6. Highlight an Element in a Map (InfoSWMM SA)

7. Layer Scale on the Map in InfoSWMM SA

8. Expanded Transect Chart with Data

9 Profile Plot on Screen

New Features in Innovyze SWMM 14.6

New Features in Innovyze SWMM 14.6 Update 1

  1. Added missing conduit type to RTC tables in DB Editor.
  1. Added the ability to use H2S in the SWMM5 Treatment Equations even though H2S is an internal variable in InfoSWMM
  1. Fixed an issue about importing OUTLET Link Tabular/Head features into InfoSWMM SA. It now imports correctly.
  1. Fixed an issue with evaporation being used with SCS Hydrology in the InfoSWMM SA Engine. Now, runoff, infiltration and evaporation are

How to Extract the Engine SWMM5 Calculated Slope in InfoSWMM

How to Extract the Engine SWMM5 Calculated Slope in InfoSWMM. The slope is a calculated value in SWMM5.

Please see this other blog for the slope calculations in SWMM5

https://swmm5.org/2011/01/20/swmm-5-slope-rules-2/

Step 1 – Run the model

Step 2 – Load the Conduit Summary Table

Step 3 – The slope for an individual link is shown in the Attribute Browser in the Output section (slope is a fraction)

Step 4 – Copy the slope (percent …

An easy test for SWMM5 versions using the Status Report Message for Unrecognized Keywords in past SWMM5 GUI

An easy test for SWMM5 versions using the Status Report Message for Unrecognized Keywords in past SWMM5 GUI

SWMM 5.1.012 reading SWMM 5.1.013 Inp Files

SWMM 5.1.011 reading SWMM 5.1.013 Inp Files

SWMM 5.1.010 reading SWMM 5.1.013 Inp Files

SWMM 5.1.009 reading SWMM 5.1.013 Inp Files

SWMM 5.1.008 reading SWMM 5.1.013 Inp Files

SWMM 5.1.007 reading SWMM 5.1.013 Inp Files

SWMM 5.1.006 reading SWMM 5.1.013 Inp Files

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SWMM 5.1 Update History up to SWMM 5.1.013 and Link to New EPASWMM 5.1013 Install

SWMM 5.1 Update History

New SWMM 5.1.013 is now available http://t.co/v8QVy5c3UI

Build 5.1.013 (05/10/18)

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Engine Updates:

  1. A subcatchment’s depression storage depth, its pervious surface roughness

(Mannings n) and its hydraulic conductivity can now be adjusted on a

monthly basis by assigning monthly time patterns to these properties.

For conductivity, a subcatchment-specific adjustment pattern will

override any project-wide set of climate adjustment factors.

  1. LID controls can now treat a designated portion of a subcatchment’s

A Summary of Blogs on Force Mains and Pumps in InfoSWMM and InfoSewer

A few blogs on Force Mains and Pumps in InfoSWMM and InfoSewer:

The all-important Break Node

https://swmm5.org/2015/02/08/how-to-make-a-break-node-in-swmm5-and-infoswmm-for-force-mains/

Basic Rules

https://swmm5.org/2015/02/07/pump-and-force-main-system-in-infoswmm/

https://swmm5.org/2013/07/28/pump-force-main-system-in-infoswmm-and-swmm-5/

https://swmm5.org/2016/09/15/a-visual-look-at-a-series-of-hw-force-mains-in-infoswmm-and-swmm5/

https://swmm5.org/2013/12/26/rules-for-force-mains-in-infosewer-and-h2omap-sewer/

https://swmm5.org/2016/09/04/pumps-in-infosewer-and-h20map-sewer/

https://swmm5.org/2018/04/08/how-to-force-swmm5-to-use-only-the-wet-well-area-for-a-pump/

Siphons

https://swmm5.org/2013/08/10/siphon-simulation-in-swmm-5-and-infoswmm/

https://swmm5.org/2016/09/05/siphon-modeling-in-infosewer-and-arc-map/

Hazen Williams

https://swmm5.org/2013/10/06/hazen-williams-and-force-mains-in-swmm-5/

Force Mains

https://swmm5.org/2013/08/09/what-are-the-types-of-force-mains-fm-in-swmm-5/

https://swmm5.org/2013/08/04/comparison-of-the-h2omap-swmm5-hazen-williams-force-main-solution-to-a-hw-solution/

https://swmm5.org/2015/02/08/advanced-force-main-solution-and-gravity-main-attenuation-in-infosewer-for-better-pump-force-main-gravity-main-simulations/

Theory behind FM Transitions

https://swmm5.org/2013/08/05/force-main-friction-loss-in-infoswmm-and-the-transition-from-partial-to-full-flow/

Pump Summary Table

https://swmm5.org/2013/08/10/infoswmm-pump-summary-table/

RTC Rules

https://swmm5.org/2016/09/26/setting-controls-for-the-pump-and-orifice-in-infoswmm-and-swmm5/

https://swmm5.org/2013/08/03/how-to-see-the-effect-of-the-pump-setting-in-the-rtc-rules-of-infoswmm-and-h20map-swmm/

https://swmm5.org/2016/09/05/real-time-control-rtc-rule-editor-in-infoswmm-for-swmm5-control-rules/

https://swmm5.org/2016/05/14/annotated-pid-controller-in-swmm5-and-infoswmm/

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Legacy SWMM3 and SWMM4 Fortran Code and Engines on Box

A note for those trying to find past Legacy SWMM 3 and SWMM4 Fortran Code and Engines.

You can contact me at robert.dickinson or at red and I will make you an Editor of this Box Account:

https://app.box.com/folder/51591545827

Thanks, Robert Dickinson

NCIMM ( Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management)

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Innovyze InfoSewer versus InfoSWMM versus ICM

InfoSewer versus InfoSWMM versus ICM

A short comparison of the features in InfoSWMM, ICM and InfoSewer. Many of the same rows apply to, InfoSWMM SA, InfoSewer SA and H2OMap Sewer.

Feature Class Feature InfoSewer InfoSWMM ICM
Base Functionality

Conservative Solution as an option

Public Domain engine
Calibrate model to flow data
Calibration Data
Models siphons
Infers missing inverts
Validation tools
DWF Allocator
Models flow attenuation
RDII flow data processing
Facility Manager
Batch Simulation
Scenario Manager