A Microcomputer Storm Sewer Program for Highway Drainage Design

by Shaw L. Yu, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA,
James Li, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA,
Erik McNair, Univ of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II

Abstract: This paper presents results and findings of an ongoing research project on highway drainage sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration through the Virginia Transportation Research Council. The main objective of the project is to examine current state-of-the-art microcomputer software packages dealing with storm drain design and analysis, and to select and develop a package which will be used by the Virginia Department of Transportation and perhaps by other highway departments. The software packages which have been examined include: PFP-HYDRA, a popular highway sewer design program; ILLUDAS, an easy-to-use storm drainage model; PCSWMM, a microcomputer version of the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) developed for EPA; EXTBAS, developed at the University of Virginia, which is written in BASIC language and is based on pipe network analysis module EXTRAN in SWMM.

Subject Headings: Highway and road design | Drainage | Storm sewers | Hydraulic design | Computer models | Computer aided design | Computer software | Computer analysis | Hydraulic structures | North America | Virginia | United States

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