Modelling the Effects of Wind on Pavement Runoff

by Joseph R. Reed, Penn State Univ, United States,
David F. Kibler, Penn State Univ, United States,
George A. Krallis, Penn State Univ, United States,
Satish K. Agrawal, Penn State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Soil Properties Evaluation from Centrifugal Models and Field Performance


Phase I of this study, the primary focus of this paper, consists of the development of a mathematical model to predict runoff depths from a pavement under uniform wind conditions. The model is similar to the kinematic wave model developed by J.R. Reed et al. Phase II will be an experimental investigation. However, in order to speculate on the results of the experiments, runoff depths generated from the mathematical model are plotted for both a 15 mph wind and a no-wind condition. These graphs are shown for a rainfall intensity of 2.5 inches per hour on both an ungrooved surface and a surface grooved at a spacing of 3.0 inches.

Subject Headings: Runoff | Mathematical models | Wind engineering | Pavement condition | Airport and airfield pavements | Mathematics | Rainfall-runoff relationships | Rainfall intensity

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