Flow routing within a conduit link in SWMM is governed by the conservation of mass and momentum equations for gradually varied, unsteady flow (i.e., the Saint Venant flow equations). The SWMM user has a choice on the level of sophistication used to solve these equations:… Read the rest
A SWMM Project File is a plain text file that contains all of the data used to describe a study area and the options used to analyze it. The file is organized into sections, where each section generally corresponds to a particular category of object … Read the rest
This section describes how to print, copy to the Windows clipboard, or copy to file the contents of the currently active window in the SWMM workspace. This can include the Study Area Map, a graph, a table, or a report.
EPA/600/R-16/093 | July 2016 | www.epa.gov/water-researchUnited States Enviromental Protection AgencyStorm Water Management Model Reference ManualVolume III – Water QualityOffice of Research and Development
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Storm Water Management Model Reference Manual
Volume III – Water Quality
Problem: As SWMM5 is a link node network, the area of a Storage Node is both the area of the Wet Well and typically ½ the surface area of the connecting links. There is no surface area for the Pump(s) downstream of the Wet Well (Storage) but the area of … Read the rest
Conservation of energy involves a balance in total energy, expressed as head, between any upstream point of flow and a corresponding downstream point, including head losses caused by friction and the viscous dissipation of turbulence at bends and other appurtenances (i.e., form losses or … Read the rest
Gutters are the sections of roadway that run adjacent to the curb. Their purpose is to collect and convey surface runoff to drainage inlets and in turn to underground storm sewers. The corresponding spread of water onto the pavement, or top width of flow measured perpendicular to the … Read the rest
Pump characteristic curves are usually presented graphically describing the relationship between pump head, hp, and the flow rate, Q using either an exponential equation or 3-point quadratic form. The exponential pump characteristic curve is given as
The combined inertia of pumps and motors driving them, including the connecting shafts and couplings, is required for transient analysis associated with the starting and stopping of pumps. The equations provided below are intended to be used as an initial guide to the inertia values … Read the rest
Discussions in the previous sections have focused on uniform flow hydraulics where flow depth y and flow velocity V remain constant along the channel. In this section, we consider gradually varied flow, which is a form of steady nonuniform flow characterized by gradual variations in flow … Read the rest
2.3.1 Flow Calculator (Simple in Innovyze H2OCalc)
The Flow Calculator category performs hydraulic calculations for the following elements: Circular Channel, Rectangular Channel, Triangular Channel, Trapezoidal Channel, Irregular Channel, and Pressurized Pipe.