Flood Consideration for Sanitary Structures

by Sudhakar P. Verma, (M.ASCE), Struct. Consultant; Olney, Md.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 10, Pg. 67-67

Document Type: Feature article


An approach is presented to determine the design basis flood for Sanitary Structures and means to protect them. Flood and flood frequency are defined. Principal classes of flood are evaluated to develop design basis flood. The frequency of flood is defined and chosen to establish design basis flood for sanitary structures, considering the life expectancy of such facilities. Flooding due to ice, tunami and other extreme environmental conditions are ignored in developing design criteria against flooding for Sanitary facilities.

Subject Headings: Flood frequency | Hydraulic design | Floods | Building design | Sustainable development | Lifeline systems | Ice | Environmental issues

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