Stormwater Detention Outlet Control Structures

Task Committee on Design of Outlet Control Structures, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-480-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-480-3 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 36
A Report of the Task Committee on the Design of Outlet Control Structures of the Committee on Hydraulic Structures of the Hydraulics Division of ASCE
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


The Hydraulics Division's Task Committee for the Design of Stormwater Detention Outlet Control Structures was formed to review and report on the state-of-the-art of stormwater detention pond outlet controls. This study addresses the Committee's findings regarding hydraulic function, water quality, public safety, maintenance, and aesthetic aspects of outlet controls, and includes results of an extensive literature search and survey of stormwater management professionals. A checklist of design considerations is given as a design aid to practitioners in stormwater management. A discussion on the accuracy of stormwater detention design and the differences between single and multi-frequency control provides the practitioner with a basis for understanding the state of the art limits in accuracy of design. Also, the interrelations between the appearance of outlet structures and the considerations related to economics, public safety and hydraulic function are discussed. Research needed to advance the state of the art is outlined.

Subject Headings: Public health and safety | Stormwater management | Structural control | Hydraulic structures | Hydraulic design | Water quality | Structural safety | Detention basins


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