MARYLAND HIGHWAY DRAINAGE STUDY. VOLUME V. A DIMENSIONLESS HYDROGRAPH FOR ESTIMATING STORM RUNOFF FROM URBAN AREAS

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 inter-related formulations in these linked system models, a large core computer is generally required for their proper use. The report 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 entering an 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville. Bureau of Research. See also PB-249 558.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Ragan, R M
    • Miller, J F
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 166 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136926
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AW074-073-046-5 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM