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INTERACTION BETWEEN STORM WATER CONDUIT AND SURFACE FLOW FOR URBAN FLOOD INUNDATION MODELLING

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V12-N1-133-143

Volume

Volume 12 (2017), Issue 1

Pages

10

Page Range

133 - 143

Author(s)

J. HAKIEL & M. SZYDŁOWSKI

Abstract

Rapid development of urban areas always comes with great side effects. One of them is the occurrence of urban floods. Growth of impervious surfaces in cities leads to increasing run-off values. This together with difficulties connected with sewage modernization in cities marks urban inundations as being one of the most important issues concerning urban water. Accurate prediction of a phenomenon is difficult as it is highly dependent on local conditions and the quality of available data about them. A most recent approach to modelling urban flooding involves a detailed description of the interaction between storm water sewage flow modelling and surface flow modelling. In this paper we will describe a numerical model of urban inundation that is being used to analyse the phenomenon, which consists of 1D storm water flow model (explicit McCormack scheme) and 1D surface flow model (diffusive wave). But before that laboratory tests describing the interaction between used models will be introduced. We will try to evaluate how different surface flow conditions affect interaction and find out if there is an easy way to implement it in coupled numerical modelling of large-scale urban areas inundations. Because tests are still being conducted and further investigation of phenomenon is being done, the conclusions are only preliminary and should be treated as a guideline for future work.

Keywords

dual drainage models, exchange discharge, storm water sewage flow, surface flow, urban floods