Authors: Monzur A. Imteaz
Addresses: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, School of Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia
Abstract: An interactive, user-friendly decision support tool is developed, which provides realistic results for stormwater system analysis and design with minimum data input and without the need for detailed specialist knowledge. This tool is intended to overcome the use of either solving rigorous complex equations by time consuming trial and error attempts or complex computer models which are expensive and require significant input data. The developed tool is able to calculate the design rainfall for standard return periods and any time duration, the time of concentration (using kinematic wave method) and the runoff for particular catchments. Different types of stormwater pit inlet capacities can be analysed, whilst another window analyses different types of pipe flow capacities. Eventually, channel flows and velocities can be analysed for nine different types of regular and irregular shaped channels.
Keywords: computer modelling; design rainfall; stormwater systems; return period; decision support; system analysis; system design; runoff; stormwater pit inlet capacities; pipe flow capacities; channel flows; flow velocity.
International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2015 Vol.7 No.3, pp.305 - 320
Received: 14 Sep 2013
Accepted: 28 Oct 2013
Published online: 20 Aug 2015 *