The three Run manager parameters, Maximum Number of Segments, Minimum Travel Distance and the Minimum Travel Time in InfoSewer and H2OMAP Sewer affect the shape and flow attenuation of the flow in a link. The effect of altering the Maximum Number of Segments is to reduce the peak flow and spread out the flow as the number of segments increases(Figure 1).
Figure 1. Effect of the Maximum Number of Segments in infoSewer and H2OMAP Sewer
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