Detention Basin Design to Control Flood Volumesby Edward N. Antoun, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc, Newport News, United States,
A. Osman Akan, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc, Newport News, United States,
Abstract: A desk-top method is presented for hydraulic design of detention basins. The main objective is to control the flood volume rather than the peak discharge. The method is based on the pre-determined solutions to the usual reservoir routing equation. Orifice-type and weir-type outlet structures are considered.
Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Reservoirs | Flood routing | Detention basins | Water discharge | Weirs
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