GETTING THE SUMS RIGHT ON STORM-SEWER SYSTEMS

The history of storm sewer design is briefly outlined from the original TRRL hydrograph method published in road note 35 to the present day. The TRRL method is criticised as taking no account of (a) moving rainstorms (b) storage within the catchment (C) future urban development and (D) effects of variation in impermeability of natural surfaces. A review is included of the progress report of the working party on the hydraulic design of storm sewers (March 1974 until June 1975). The author suggests that attention should be paid to defining the inaccuracies of current design methods and mentions areas in which useful research is being carried out. /TRRL/

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    Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Banks, P A
  • Publication Date: 1975-4-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 514
  • Serial:
    • Municipal Engineering
    • Volume: 153
    • Issue Number: M14
    • Publisher: Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited
    • ISSN: 0263-788X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM