The Junction Dry Weather Flow (DWF) data table stores information regarding the dry weather load (e.g., sanitary loads) entering the collection system at the junction node. Refer to the section on the inflow editor for more information on these input data. The following table shows … Read the rest
Note: The variable time step option is a powerful feature of SWMM5 as it lets the engine determine the CFL time step needed for each time step (1). A good guide is to use a maximum time step 2 to 5 times bigger than the average time step during a … Read the rest
Conservative finite-volume forms of the Saint-Venant equations for hydrology and urban drainage Ben R. Hodges National Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA Received: 02 … Read the rest
The SWMM5 engine uses mean flow as the dry weather flow value (DWF) and not population but does allow weekday, weekend, daily and monthly patterns. You can use these many pattern options to actually use population in the SWMM5 and InfoSWMM dry weather flow tables. Here are the steps as … Read the rest
Normally in flow routing, when the flow into a junction exceeds the capacity of the system to transport it further downstream, the excess volume overflows the system and is lost. An option exists to have instead the excess volume be stored atop the junction, in a ponded … Read the rest
Unit Hydrographs (UHs) estimate rainfall-dependent inflow/infiltration (RDII) into a sewer system. A UH set contains up to three such hydrographs, one for a short-term response, one for an intermediate-term response, and one for a long-term response. A UH group can have up to 12 UH sets, … Read the rest
The EPA Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) is a dynamic rainfall-runoff simulation model used for single event or long-term (continuous) simulation of runoff quantity and quality from primarily urban areas. The runoff component of SWMM operates on a collection of subcatchment areas that receive precipitation and generate … Read the rest
SWMM 5 has the ability to launch external applications from its graphical user interface that can extend its capabilities. This section describes how such tools can be registered and share data with SWMM 5.
Refactoring the SWMM 5 Help File – Routing in SWMM5
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 … Read the rest
This section describes the different ways in which the results of a simulation can be viewed. These include a status report, a summary report, various map views, graphs, tables, and a statistical frequency report.
Aquifers are sub-surface groundwater zones used to model the vertical movement of water infiltrating from the subcatchments that lie above them. They also permit the infiltration of groundwater into the drainage system, or exfiltration of surface water from the drainage system, depending on the hydraulic gradient … Read the rest
In addition to physical objects that can be displayed visually on a map, SWMM utilizes several classes of non-visual data objects to describe additional characteristics and processes within a study area.