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AAEES 2017 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award Presented to Dr. Qian Zhang

AAEES 2017 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award Presented to Dr. Qian Zhang

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, May 23, 2017 – Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Dr. Qian Zhang, Research Scientist with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at the USEPA Chesapeake Bay Program, has been chosen to receive the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) 2017 Innovyze Excellence in Computational Hydraulics/Hydrology Award. This prestigious annual award recognizes a student whose research contributes to the knowledge pool in Computational Hydraulics & Hydrology. Selection is based on original, innovative research of publishable quality and other factors. Both Master’s and Ph.D. students are eligible.

Administered by AAEES and co-sponsored by Innovyze, the award consists of cash honoraria of $1,500 for the student and $500 fo…

How to approximate the Flood polygon created in InfoSWMM RAM by using Arc Toolbox

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How to approximate the Flood polygon created in InfoSWMM RAM by using Arc Toolbox and Subcatchment Manager Tools Step 1 – Run InfoSWMM and use Map Display to show the Maximum HGL. This is just for reference to the later created polygons. Step 2 – not needed but as a check to Steps 3 to 5.  Use InfoSWMM RAM to show the area flooding based on the Maximum head or HGL.  This is an approximation of the flooding you would show with have with InfoSWMM 2D.  The maximum HGL is intersected with the DEM or TIN and the DEM elevations below the Maximum HGL are shown in Blue.
Step 3 – Create a contour based on the Maximum HGL in the InfoSWMM run.  Use Contour in the InfoSWMM Browser to create the contour. Step 4 – The created Contour from the Maximum HGL
Step 5 – Use the Polyline to Raster Arc Toolbox command to make a Raster from the Contour
Step 6 – Optionally you an create a Raster using Convert in the InfoSWMM Subcatchment Manger. The tool creates a DEM from a Contour
Step 7 – Use the CutFill too…

A new API way of looking at this Blog

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A new API way of looking at this Blog

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Innovyze and XP Solutions Merge

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Innovyze and XP Solutions Merge
The New Innovyze Combines Two of the Most Powerful and Recognizable Names in the Marketplace;
A Winning Combination for the Critical Water and Wastewater Industry
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, May 16, 2017 – Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, and XP Solutions, a leading provider of software solutions for stormwater/floodwater modeling and drainage design headquartered in Portland, Oregon, announced today that their companies have joined. The expanded company will operate under the Innovyze name going forward. As the new expanded Innovyze, they will be able to offer the most complete wet infrastructure modeling and management solutions and support all technology platforms from workgroup management to AutoCAD-centric, ArcGIS-centric, GIS-based, Web-based, and stand-alone geospatial solutions. …

How to use a Small INI file with the Batch Program of #SWMM5

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A great feature of SWMM5 is the ability to use batch files to call the Console engine of SWMM5 or SWMM5.EXE.  This is used by many students and professionals for Monte Carlo and other analysis.  Here is a sample batch file and Figure 1 shows the screen output.

swmm5.exe Example1.inp Example1.rpt Example1.out
swmm5.exe Example2.inp Example2.rpt Example2.out
swmm5.exe Example3.inp Example3.rpt Example3.out
REM RPT is the text output file   
REM OUT is the binary graphics output file
pause













How to Model and Display Peaking Factors in InfoSWMM

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How to Model and Display Peaking Factors in InfoSWMM 
A significant difference between InfoSewer/H2OMap Sewer and InfoSWMM/H2OMap SWMM is how peaking factors are applied to the dry weather flow (DWF) at the nodes.  InfoSewer has unspeakable and peakable flow with the peakable flow equation defined in the peaking tab of the Run Manger (Figure 1).  The peakable flow equation is only used in the Steady State solution of InfoSewer. InfoSWMM only has unspeakable flow and no way to define peakable flow.  This blog shows a way to externally calculate the peakable flow in Excel and apply it as a DWF Scenario DB in InfoSWMM/H2OMap SWMM.  Here is a list of steps you can take to show the peakable load in InfoSWMM/H2OMap SWMM.  Figure 12 contrasts the peakable flow estimate in InfoSWMM compared to the InfoSewer peakable steady state flows. Step 1.  Enter the DWF Unpeakable flow in the InfoSWMM DWF DB table without a DWF Pattern (Figure 2).  We will run the model with constant inflow to sim…

Innovyze Introduces InfoMaster WMS: Comprehensive Work Order and Inspection Management Software to Help Water/Wastewater Utilities Optimize Field Service and Repair Operation

Innovyze Introduces InfoMaster WMS: Comprehensive Work Order and Inspection Management Software to Help Water/Wastewater Utilities Optimize Field Service and Repair Operation Revolutionary New Extension Lets Users Manage the Entire Lifecycle of Work Orders and Inspections Broomfield, Colorado, USA, April 25, 2017 – Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoMaster WMS (Work Management System) for managing the entire lifecycle of work orders and inspections. Available as an extension to its industry-leading InfoMaster asset management software, InfoMaster WMS lets water and wastewater utilities manage their work orders and inspections business processes with more automation and less paper. A complete ArcGIS-centric CMMS solution, it saves enterprises valuable time and money by better organizing, planning and proactively managing all maintenance activities.
Maintaining water, sewer a…

Area of a Manhole in #SWMM5

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The default area of a manhole is used if the inverts of the connecting links are all above the invert of the node: 1.Invert of the node to the Invert of the lowest connecting link, the area of the manhole is 1.2 square meters or whatever the user defines, 2.If the water surface is between the invert of the lowest connecting link and the soffit of the highest connecting link then the area of the node is ½ of the area of the connecting links 3.If the water surface of the node is above the soffit of the highest connecting link then the area of the node is zero and the program tries to balance the flow into and out of the node so the total flow is zero




Simple SI Unit Model for SWMM5 LID with 100 mm Rainfall - Part 2

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This blog is a companion to the blog post https://swmm5.org/2017/04/17/swmm5-simple-100-mm-rainfall-model-for-lid-modeling-part-1/ in which a 1 Hectare model with 100 mm of rainfall had a simple Bio-Retention Cell with no LID outflows.  In part 2 of this blog series we will add a drain coefficient of 10 mm/hr (Figure 1).  The internal pervious area is 0.375 hectares, the nonLID area is 0.75 hectares and the two impervious area are 0.1875 hectares each. The example uses 100 mm of rainfall or precipitation to make the comparisons easier.  The LID Drainage outflow of 27.93 mm (Figure 2) is 6.98 mm over the whole 1 hectare Subcatchment (Figure 3).
The BMP removal is still 100 percent of the SF1 pollutant generation

Figure 1 A 10 mm/hr Drain Coefficient to the LID
Figure 2  The LID now has Drain outflow of 27.84 mm
Figure 3 The LID Drainage outflow of 27.93 mm (Figure 2) is 6.98 mm over the whole 1 hectare Subcatchment



#SWMM5 Simple 100 mm Rainfall model for #LID modeling - Part 1

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Simple SI Unit Model for SWMM5 LID with 100 mm Rainfall. Reading this blog and using the embedded SWMM 5 example file, you will run a simple SI unit model based on factors of 1 and 10. The LID (Bio-Retention Cell) is designed to have zero outflows, Figure 1, as the storage is set to 1000 mm. The Subcatchment area is 1 hectare, the prevent impervious is ½ hectare divided into ¼ hectare sections with and without depression storage, the pervious area is ½ hectare (Figure 2). The LID Bio-Retention area is ¼ hectare or 25 percent of the Subcatchment. The SWMM5 divides the Subcatchment into nonLID and Lid sections (Figure 3) and the impervious area and pervious areas are automatically reduced by the SWMM5 engine (Figure 6). The internal pervious area is 0.375 hectares, the nonLID area is 0.75 hectares and the two impervious area are 0.1875 hectares each. The example uses 100 mm of rainfall or precipitation to make the comparisons easier. Figure 1 SWMM 5 Bio-Retention Cell Example with settin…