A number of mathematical models used to estimate storm hydrographs in urban areas consider runoff as a deterministic process and link a series of submodels to simulate the behavior of the various components of the runoff cycle. Because of the number of interrelated formulations in these linked system models, a large core computer is generally required for their proper use. The paper presents a dimensionless inlet hydrograph that can be developed from a complete linked system model and used as a substitute in some planning and design situations. The central objective was to develop a method for estimating the hydrograph for a small urban watershed entering in inlet or catch basin that would be simple enough to allow hand computations while retaining good agreement with the computer generated hydrographs obtained with a complete linked system model.

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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Ragan, R M
    • Root, M J
    • Miller, J F
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Accession Number: 00125517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11580 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM