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Title:Evaluation of the urban design storm concept
Author(s):Wenzel, Harry G. Jr.; Voorhees, Michael L.
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Water resource development--Illinois
Water resources development
Waste water
Design storms
Frequency analysis
Sewer systems
Simulation model
Simulation analyses
Storm drainage
Storm sewers
Urban drainage
Urban runoff
Geographic Coverage:Illinois (state)
Abstract:This report describes an evaluation of the assumption commonly employed in drainage design that the return period of the rainfall used to design a system is the same as the peak flow produced by that rainfall. Specifically, the sensitivity of the frequency response of four catchments to design storm parameters is examined. Parameters include, hyetograph shape, antecedent soil moisture and rainfall duration. A continuous simulation model is used to compute simulated historical frequency responses for three different long term rainfall records. Design storms are also developed from depth-duration-frequency analyses of the rainfall data. Comparisons are made on frequency graphs. It is concluded that an appropriate choice of design storm parameters can produce a design which yields peak flows of the desired return period.
Issue Date:1981-08
Publisher:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center
Genre:Report (Grant or Annual)
Sponsor:U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey
Rights Information:Copyright 1981 held by Harry G. Wenzel, Jr., Michael L. Voorhees
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-13

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