The main objects in a SWMM 5 drainage network are the nodes and links. Nodes are Junctions, Storages, Dividers and Outfalls. Links are Conduits, Pumps, Orifices, Weirs and Outlets. There is one type of junction but 5 types of Oufalls, 3 types of Storages and 4 types of Dividers. The dividers can be used in the dynamic wave solution of SWMM 5 but only divide the flow in the kinematic wave solution.
|Figure 1. Node and Link Objects in SWMM 5|
|Figure 2: Node Objects in SWMM 5|