Literature relating to the design of urban storm drainage systems has been reviewed. The background of the review, including its role in a wider investigation of design methods, is given in chapter 1. Chapter 2 describes the historical development of the types of storm drainage and the formulation of design methods. The heart of the review is found in chapter 3. Some twenty available design methods are outlined, and comments are made on their calculation procedures. Particular attention is given to the rational and TRRL methods, which account for nearly all design work in Britain. Published testing of the methods has also been reviewed. Some preliminary recommendations about the choice of a design method are given in chapter 4. Economic principles relating to the design of storm drainage are discussed in chapter 5, and published work on optimised design is also described. Some possible improvements to UK design procedures are suggested in chapter 6. The work described in this report was part of the research programme of the hydraulics research station and is published with the permission of the director. Although the first author is also secretary of the department of the environment/national water council working party on the hydraulic design of storm sewers, the views expressed are not necessarily those of the working party. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hydraulics Research Station

    Ministry of Technology
    Wallingford, Berkshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Colyer, P J
    • Pethick, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: INT 154 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM