RDII Components at a node for a 100 year simulation in SWMM 5

Introduction:  This set of blogs uses the 1000 year rainfall/runoff/hydraulics model that you can download at http://swmm2000.com/forum/topics/1000-year-simulation-with-rainfall-in-swmm-5 to show the inner workings of SWMM 5 and by extension InfoSWMM and H2oMap SWMM using a QA/QC version of SWMM 5 with extended graphics.   I always hope that seeing the inner workings of a SWMM 5 feature helps to understand the code, sensitivity and importance of a parameter.   It also helps show sometimes when a parameter is not important.   In this example, we show some of the internal working of the RDII estimation for SWMM5. 
Discussion:  There are nine main parameters for estimating RDII in SWMM 5:

1.       Slow response or R1, T1 and K1
2.      Medium response  R2, T2 and K2
3.      Fast Response or R3, T3 and K3
4.      The RDII flow is associated with a Node in SWMM 5 (Figure 1)
5.      The RDII flow is composed of three separate time series generated from the slow, medium and fast R,  T and K values (Figure 2)
6.      If you look at the total number of RDII events for the 100 years, the number of events goes down based on the value of the Time Base of the UH or T*K (also Figure 2) 

Figure 1.   RDII at a node for a 100 year simulation in SWMM 5
Figure 2.   RDII Component Events over the 100 year period using the SWMM 5 statistics block

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