SELECTION OF A DESIGN STORM FOR SURFACE DRAINAGE - METHODOLOGY AND PERTINENT CONSIDERATIONS

This paper describes the types of analyses of short period rainfall data which are available to design engineers from the bureau of meteorology. The methods of collection and processing of the basic pluviograph data are described and the magnitudes of the likely errors discussed. Particular attention is given to the use of the intensity-frequency- duration values of rainfall published in "Australian rainfall and runoff" because of interest expressed in the subject in connection with the design of systems for removing water which has drained off the pavement area. An illustration is given of how a design method determines the form in which the analysed data are required. The bureau of meteorology is able to provide analysed data in a form specified by the user, in addition to the more standard forms of analyses and data presentation which are readily available. (Author/TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program and Papers from the Pavement Surface Drainage Symposium, Sydney, New South Wales, 2-3 May 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Kennedy, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM