Masters Theses

Abstract

"This thesis focuses on the effectiveness of the NRCS and Huff rainfall distribution methods for use in detention basin design. This study required the use of HEC-HMS, hydrologic modeling software, in order to analyze the distribution methods. Three separate detention basins and their watersheds were modeled for this study. The watersheds were analyzed for both undeveloped and developed conditions. The parameters analyzed include detention basin inflow, detention basin outflow, watershed peak discharge, and detention basin storage capacity. The determination of detention basin effectiveness was based upon these parameters. The NRCS distribution method is widely used; however, many who use it have little understanding of its effectiveness. The Huff distribution method differs in several ways from the NRCS distribution method including providing the user with an option to use different storm durations"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Morris, Charles Darwin

Committee Member(s)

Cawlfield, Jeffrey D.
Mendoza, Cesar

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Pagination

viii, 61 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 108-109).

Rights

© 2010 Todd Wayne Dablement, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Natural Resources Conservation Service
Rain and rainfall -- Measurement
Storm water retention basins -- Design
United States

Thesis Number

T 9604

Print OCLC #

678574608

Electronic OCLC #

608243500

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