Models vs. Methods in Urban Drainage Calculation

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by David F. Kibler, Penn State Univ, United States,
Gert Aron, Penn State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: This paper summarizes the findings of a recent study at Penn State aimed at recommended hydrologic techniques for small developing watersheds. The specific desk-top methods investigated include: (1) Rational method; (2) SCS TR55; (3) Espey 10-minute unit hydrograph; (4) SCS curvilinear unit hydrograph; and (5) Pennsylvania regional flood frequency method known as PSU IV.

Subject Headings: Drainage | Urban areas | Watersheds | Flood frequency | Hydrographs | Hydrologic models | Municipal water | Geometry | North America | United States | South Carolina | Pennsylvania

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