Dual Drainage System Balancing Design Using Microcomputer Simulation

by Lynn E. Johnson, Univ of Colorado at Denver, Denver, CO, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


This paper describes the development and application of microcomputer software titled INTERHYD for design of a dual urban drainage system in Portland, Maine. The design problem consisted of identifying the best balance between flows going to the brook and the interceptor along the course of each with the objective to avoid future flooding problems. Use of the INTERHYD software package is demonstrated for the dual Fall Brook-East Side interceptor system. A model is developed which consists of 28 subareas, 3 detention basins, and interconnecting pipes and channels. Results of the system balancing design are summarized.

Subject Headings: Drainage systems | Computer software | Hydraulic design | Computer aided design | Flow simulation | Municipal water | Water flow | Computer analysis | Maine | United States

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