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Title:Advanced Methods for the Selection of Urban Runoff Design Storms
Author(s):Voorhees, Michael Luellen
Department / Program:Civil Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Civil
Abstract:Urban runoff design storm selection has in the past been arbitrary at times. This has led to inadequate and unreliable capacity design of urban runoff structures. By utilizing a continuous urban runoff digital computer model, the frequency response of selected urban basins to a selected historical point rainfall record is generated. This frequency response is subsequently used as a criterion for the selection of a set of design storms. Expectation and optimization are applied to obtain reliable design storms. Results indicate that both expectation and optimization analysis yield reliable design storms. Application of expectation analysis to a two-parameter design storm model is one practical recommendation of the study.
Issue Date:1982
Type:Text
Description:219 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/69900
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8209639
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1982


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