Performance of Pervious Concrete on Runoff Reduction in Grand Forks, ND

The use of pervious concrete as an alternative to other urban hydrology practices is becoming more common in areas where runoff reduction is necessary in a limited amount of space. A portion of permeable pavement was introduced into a parking lot at Mallview Apartments located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The purpose of the study was to determine the percentage of runoff reduction the permeable pavement contributes to the 17.8 ha drainage area. A comparison of the model to determine the runoff reduction for different storm intensities of 24-hour duration was carried out. Another objective was to complete field measurements of the current infiltration rates of the permeable pavement to use in the calibration of the model. The stormwater management model (SWMM) was used to run the simulations on the two models: postdevelopment with the low impact development (LID) and postdevelopment without the LID. The American Society for Testing and Materials ( ASTM) procedure for in-place pervious concrete infiltration rates was used to perform the field measurements. The two-year return period simulation produced a runoff reduction of 8.7%, and the average infiltration rate was found to be 43.8 cm per hour. Runoff reduction percentages decreased with increasing return period; however, infiltration percentages increased with increasing return period.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 135-144
  • Monograph Title: World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2014: Water without Borders

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01528492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413548
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: May 30 2014 3:01PM