Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How the Pump Target setting in #SWMM5 works with Initial Conditions

How does the Pump Target setting in #SWMM5 work?  Your pump options, include the initial conditions, the pump on and off depths, the pump type, the pump curve and optional real time rules or RTC Rules.
    1. Red is the situation if you start with the Pump with the Wet Well depth greater than the Pump Off Depth. The Pump Setting is greater than zero and the depth is greater than the Pump Off Depth – the pump never turns off.   You need start the pump in the off condition.
    2. Purple and Green is the situation when you start the model with the Pump Off.  The Pump then turns on based on the Pump On depth and off based on the Wet Well depth and the Pump off depth.
SWMM5 Target and Settings for Pumps

Friday, October 20, 2017

How is the variable time step option used in #SWMM5

How is the variable time step option used in #SWMM5? - Normally when using the variable time step in SWMM5 (Figure 2), the node time step is equal to the maximum user defined time step, the link time step changes based on a combination of the shortest link, Cr value and Velocity (Figure 1).
Figure 1 How is the variable time step option used in #SWMM5

Figure 2 Dynamic Wave Options in SWMM 5 include Variable Time Steps

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Overview of Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management NCIMM for #SWMM6

The Center for Infrastructure Modeling and Management has been envisaged as an entity that will preserve, promote and extend the US EPA SWMM and EPANETsoftware applications, and potentially other applications.  SWMM and EPANET are two foremost tools for assessment of watershed hydrology and pipe network hydraulics, respectively, and are perhaps unparalleled examples of technical community accomplishments conducted as a partnership of stakeholders from all avenues of professional practice.  Build over decades with participation from regulatory, academic, consulting,  owner/operator, vendors, and institutional support under the continuing leadership of the US EPA, these tools are used around the world as 'first choice' software applications in many, many situations.  They will remain as first choice tools for years to come.  A key question, therefore, is how to ensure these hallmarks of professional practice can be maintained, promoted, and developed going forward.  The expectations of users has evolved, needs have evolved, so the tools and their support mechanisms must evolve along with them. 

InfoSWMM and EPA SWMM 5 Version Comparison and How InfoSWMM works as an Extension in Arc GIS

InfoSWMM and EPA SWMM 5 Version Comparison and How InfoSWMM works as an Extension in Arc GIS


See below for the important list of InfoSWMM versions and EPA SWMM 5 engines.  Figure 1 shows how the SWMM5 data is shown in both the Database of InfoSWMM and the Map of Arc GIS.  You see the data on the map and you can edit the data in the Attribute Browser (AB) and DB Editor.

     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 10 for Arc Map 10.5 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.012  10/7/2017
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 9 for Arc Map 10.5 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.012  5/15/2017
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 8 for Arc Map 10.5 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.012  4/17/2017
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 7 for Arc Map 10.5 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.011  3/29/2017
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 6 for Arc Map 10.5 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.011  3/9/2017
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 5 for Arc Map 10.5 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.011  12/27/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 4 for Arc Map 10.4 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above  - EPA SWMM 5.1.010  10/07/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 3 for Arc Map 10.4 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above  - EPA SWMM 5.1.010  9/14/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 2 for Arc Map 10.4 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.010  08/12/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5 Update 1 for Arc Map 10.4 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above  - EPA SWMM 5.1.010  08/05/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14.5  for Arc Map 10.4 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above   - EPA SWMM 5.1.010  06/07/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14 SP1 Update 8/9 for Arc Map 10.4 - EPA SWMM 5.1.010  04/25/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14 SP1 Update 7 for Arc Map 10.4  and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.010  03/25/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14 SP1 Update 6 for Arc Map 10.3 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above  - EPA SWMM 5.1.010   03/18/2016
     InfoSWMM Version 14 SP1 for Arc Map 10.3  and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above - EPA SWMM 5.1.010   11/25/2015
      InfoSWMM Version 14 Update 1 for Arc Map 10.3 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above  - EPA SWMM 5.1.009    9/25/2015
      InfoSWMM Version 14 for Arc Map 10.3 and Windows 7/8/8.1/10 pro or above -EPA SWMM 5.1.009    8/11/2015
      InfoSWMM Version 13 SP1 for Arc Map 10.3  - EPA SWMM 5.1.007     1/10/2015
      InfoSWMM Version 13 Update 5 for Arc Map 10.2 - EPA SWMM 5.1.007     10/9/2014
      InfoSWMM Version 13 for Arc GIS 10.2- EPA SWMM 5.1.006     09/22/2014
      InfoSWMM Version 12 SP1  Update 5 - EPA SWMM 5.0.022     06/12/2014
      InfoSWMM Version 12 SP1 for Arc GIS 10.1  - EPA SWMM 5.0.022     10/25/2013
      InfoSWMM Version 12    - EPA SWMM 5.0.022      04/21/2011
      InfoSWMM Version 11    - EPA SWMM 5.0.022      04/21/2011
      InfoSWMM Version 10    - EPA SWMM 5.0.022      10/13/2010
      InfoSWMM Version 9.0 for Arc GIS 10.0  - EPA SWMM 5.0.019      08/20/2010
      InfoSWMM Version 8.5    - EPA SWMM 5.0.018     11/19/2009
      InfoSWMM Version 8 .0 for Arc GIS 9.3-  EPA SWMM 5.0.016      10/19/2009
      InfoSWMM Version 7 .0 -  EPA SWMM 5.0.013      03/10/2008
      InfoSWMM Version 6 .0 -  EPA SWMM 5.0.010    05/04/2007
      InfoSWMM Version 5 .0 -  EPA SWMM 5.0.006      10/10/2005
      InfoSWMM Version 4 .0 -  EPA SWMM 5.0.005      08/17/2005
      InfoSWMM Version 3 .0 -  EPA SWMM 5.0.004      11/30/2004
      InfoSWMM Version 2 .0 -  EPA SWMM 5.0.004      11/30/2004
      InfoSWMM Version 1 .0 -  EPA SWMM 5.0.001      10/26/2004

Figure 1 You see the data on the map and you can edit the data in the Attribute Browser (AB) and DB Editor.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A visual view of the CDM SWMM5 GUI Circa 2007

This is from a working QA/QC version of SWMM 5.022 showing some feedback from the Simulation Run to the User’s Run Status dialog:
  1. You can see the total inflow, outflow, storage and flooding in a graph and text box in the Run Status dialog
  2. You can see a running estimate of the Continuity Error (CE) and
  3. It stays on the screen when the run as finished.
  4. The following images show some examples. 






Hidden features of the 1D St Venant solution for SWMM5, InfoSWMM, and ICM SWMM Networks

1/ There is also an ArcEngine version of InfoSWMM call InfoSWMM SA. I will SA to show some hidden features of the 1D St Venant solution f...