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How is the Maximum Link Flow Applied in SWMM 5?
Subject: How is the MaximumLinkFlowApplied in SWMM5?
The maximumflow limit for a link applies to the kinematic wave and the dynamic wave solution. The inflow to the link in the kinematic wave solution is limited (Figure 1) but the calculated linkflow is limited in the dynamic wave solution after the linkflow (Figure 2):
1. Is checked using the Culvert Inlet Equations (optional) 2. The normal flow equation is checked (internally optional depending on the Normal flow options) and 3. The Picard iteration solution under relaxation parameter (always 0.5) is applied (Figure 3).
Figure 1. Kinematic Wave Solution Limits the Inflow to the LinkMaximum limit.
Figure 2. Dynamic Wave Solution linkflow limit.
Figure 3. The Linkflow in the dynamic wave solution has three checks at each iteration in a time step.
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Engine Error NumberDescription ERROR 101: memory allocation error. ERROR 103: cannot solve KW equations for Link ERROR 105: cannot open ODE solver. ERROR 107: cannot compute a valid time step. ERROR 108: ambiguous outlet ID name for Subcatchment
These warning and error messages were added in SWMM 220.127.116.11 to 5.0.016 to trap questionable raingage, link and node data. Correcting these errors does make a better model . The list shown below has the major new warnings and errors and help on interpreting the messages. WARNING01: wet weather time step reduced to recording interval for RainGage Explanation: The user selected hydrology time step is automatically reduced by the engine to match the rain gage interval. The smallest rainfall interval among all of the gages will be used during the simulation. WARNING 02: maximum depth increased for Node Explanation: The rim elevation of a node has to be at least equal to the crown elevation of the highest connecting link to the node. The maximum depth of the node is increased to match the highest crown elevation. WARNING03: negative offset ignored forLink Explanation:Negative Offsets are set to offsets of 0.0 WARNING 04: minimum elevation drop used forConduit Explanation: If the elevation acro…