Accession Number:

ADA106243

Title:

Optimal Sizing of Urban Flood Control Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper,

Corporate Author:

HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING CENTER DAVIS CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a technique that has been developed and programmed into an existing Hydrologic Engineering Center HEC computer model 6 that provides an estimate of the best size of the individual components of a complex interrelated system of urban flood-control works while using techniques of analysis that are very near to the present state-of-the-art in the Corps of Engineers in hydrologic modeling, cost analysis, and economic damage-frequency analysis. Best is defined as the combination of component sizes that yield the maximum value of system net benefits while observing performance standard constraints, if they exist. This capability has been developed so that a system consisting of up to six detection storage reservoirs, two within or out of basin diversions, and two pumping facilities can be automatically sized. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE