|Figure 1. How to Export a Time Series in SWMM5|
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Innovyze Debuts Integrated Catchment Modeling Sewer Edition
New InfoWorks ICM SE Delivers Higher Levels of Productivity For Sanitary, Storm and Combined Sewer Modeling and Management
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoWorks ICM SE (Sewer Edition). Since its first release in 2010, InfoWorks ICM has rapidly become the solution of choice for integrated river, sewer and overland flow modeling by utilities, municipalities, local authorities and their consultants around the world. InfoWorks ICM SE incorporates all the powerful analysis features and capabilities of InfoWorks ICM for comprehensive sewer collection systems modeling, but without 2D simulation of surface flooding. In response to the specific requests of our vast wastewater user community, the new program gives wastewater utilities an enhanced set of tools and functionalities and an enriched modeling experience for managing and operating sewer networks. The changes reflect the Innovyze commitment to providing its users significant value and competitive advantages and quickly responding to their needs.
InfoWorks ICM SE is a fully-dynamic sewer network modeling solution that uses a fast, accurate and unconditionally stable implicit numerical solution scheme — providing a high degree of confidence in simulation results. It can be effectively used to model any complex sanitary, storm and combined sewer system, offering complete hydrology, hydraulic and water quality simulation and sophisticated real-time control (RTC) modeling capabilities. (As a specialized version of InfoWorks ICM, SE does not model overland flow or 2D flooding.) The software automates many user-intensive operations, helping engineers minimize time spent creating, calibrating and simulating reliable sewer models and analyzing results. InfoWorks CS users will greatly benefit from an improved interface and visualization and reporting tools; additional modeling capabilities (e.g., SWMM5 and CS Horton infiltration, non-prismatic open channels, H2S, Algae, nutrient dynamics); enhanced database and scenario management; multivariable themes and mapping; and stunning graphics. Such advanced capabilities make it easier for users to set up, visualize and manage simulations, and arrive at fast, reliable solutions to support cost-effective drainage design, operation and management.
“We continue to listen to our customers’ wants and needs and devote extensive resources to delivering an extended product portfolio that not only recognizes user feedback but protects their investments,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “With InfoWorks ICM SE, users of InfoWorks CS can now fully leverage the increased power, flexibility and usability of InfoWorks ICM along with groundbreaking gains in speed, to easily generate optimized solutions as quickly as possible. The release empowers engineers worldwide with new levels of sewer collection system modeling and simulation flexibility.”
Monday, March 3, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Zhiqiang Yu who is a Visiting Fellow at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada posted an interesting link on LinkedIn called
Single Document about Compiling and Debugging SWAT with GFortran and Eclipse - Please give comments
Thursday, February 27, 2014
- 2D surface water modeling using a GPU really is 100 times faster than a CPU
- MIKE FLOOD successful in the 2nd UK Environment Agency 2D model comparison
- Comprehensive FEFLOW book published by Springer
- Download free productivity tools from the MIKE by DHI website
- Exchange ideas with modeling experts using the MIKE by DHI Discussion Forum
- Integrated watershed hydrology modeling using MIKE SHE
- in Orlando, FL
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
InfoNet V14.5 Optimizes Asset Management Through Enhanced Analytics, Lifetime Modeling and Informed Prioritization of Rehabilitation and Replacement Programs
InfoNet V14.5 Optimizes Asset Management Through Enhanced Analytics, Lifetime Modeling and Informed Prioritization of Rehabilitation and Replacement Programs
Sophisticated Weibull-Based Condition Assessment Analysis Facilitates Targeted Approach to Management of Rehabilitation and Renewal in Water Industry
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoNet V14.5, a comprehensive set of water, wastewater, and storm water smart asset performance and condition modeling applications. The latest release adds significant customer-requested functionality that improves the software’s business analytics and data management tools. Together, these tools give utilities more ways to lengthen the useful life of their assets, streamline operations, optimize capital planning, improve system performance, and provide high levels of customer service.
InfoNet is a purpose-built asset management modeling and data analysis system for water distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater networks. Among its many advantages, it enables users to view, manage, integrate, validate, analyze and report on their network data to obtain accurate, up-to-date, auditable information on network infrastructure and performance. With formats that are easy to use and comprehend,InfoNet ensures well-informed, swift, cost-effective and action-oriented decision making for both day-to-day operational management and long-term network planning. To gain the clearest possible picture of their network infrastructures, users can integrate a host of applications and data sets they already use, including generic GIS, corporate databases, maintenance management systems, field data systems, SCADA, hydraulic modeling/analysis software and other corporate applications. The software can also directly integrate with the powerful Esri (Redlands, CA) ArcGIS (9.x-10.x) platform.
Many of the world’s water and wastewater networks are reaching or have exceeded their design lives and urgently need extensive upgrading through rehabilitation, repair, and/or replacement. As these aging systems deteriorate, they become increasingly vulnerable to structural failures. Such failures are often unexpected and catastrophic, resulting in significant service disruptions, flooding, and local area damage. To address these issues, InfoNet now includes sophisticated predictive analytics that can identify the pipes in the network that have degraded the most significantly, as well as the local regions where rehabilitation is required most urgently. Users can then create reliable, cost-effective risk-based capital improvement plans that improve operational efficiency and quality of service and keep assets performing at peak condition while making the most of limited budgets.
An understanding of how pipes fail combined with a quantitative understanding of the underlying causal factors likely to induce failure greatly enhances a targeted approach to rehabilitation planning. InfoNet now allows utilities to plan system improvements by scoring both the probability (likelihood) and consequence of failure for each underground asset. The assets with the greatest likelihood of failure and the greatest consequences of that failure will require the most critical attention. Probability of failure is determined based on the pipe’s physical condition and location as well as its hydraulic performance characteristics. InfoNet V14.5 uses an advanced Weibull analysis of failure data to provide estimates of asset lifetime and failure probability over time. Consequence of failure ranking draws on data such as service to critical facilities, total flow carried, population served, adjacent vehicular traffic and other related geospatial factors. Assets that affect system operation normally rate high on the consequence scale, while assets in poor condition have a high probability of failure. The risk of failure is then determined for each asset based on the Likelihood and Consequence of Failure.
Once the risk of failure is known for all pipe assets, appropriate interventions can be sought to reduce the risk where necessary. A Rehabilitation Advisor module considers engineering alternatives and identifies rehabilitation options based on the level of risk reduction compared to the cost of the intervention. Such a cost benefit analysis allows the user to prioritize tasks with specific objectives, e.g., maximum risk reduction for a given budget. Armed with a list of suggested rehabilitation tasks, the user can employ a Task Scheduling module to investigate their details, review their impact on the network and select the tasks to be carried out. Selected tasks can then be created and scheduled in the network.
InfoNet V14.5 enhancements further the Innovyze tradition of making powerful smart asset management tools available to an increasingly wider field of users, from water and wastewater utilities to engineering and management consulting firms. The release includes new features that extend the products’ range, along with powerful extensions to their analytic capabilities and specific enhancements to user productivity.
For a complete list of new features, visit the “What’s New” section of the online help for InfoNet V14.5.
“Utilities worldwide face the constant challenge of renewing and replacing aging and failing drinking water and wastewater network assets with limited resources,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE,Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “InfoNet offers critical capabilities for meeting this challenge. In particular, the new Weibull analysis can assist in identifying the regions in the network that are most degraded and require immediate attention. The software’s comprehensive asset management, advanced analytics and data collection and analysis capabilities empower utilities to better assess and understand current conditions, predict and fix problems before they occur, and strengthen their infrastructures in a phased manner. They are also invaluable aids in reducing operational and capital spending, meeting service expectations and regulatory requirements, and putting their systems on the road to sustainability. The new release reflects Innovyze’s commitment to continuous product evolution to meet the ever-changing needs of our industry. Our customers count on this commitment to help make them the best-run utilities in the world.”
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Normally, it is better to have smaller ponding allowed area in SWMM 5 due to considerations outlined in this earlier blog and 2nd Blog but if you have a low lying area with ponding allowed it is better if you have a larger ponding area so that the depth above the rim elevation of the node is small and you do not set up reverse flow and cause flooding at other modes due to the higher HGL. Figure 1 illustrates a typical HGL profile and Figure 2 shows the better flooding graphs as you increase the ponding surface area for the low lying node.
|Figure 1. HGL around a low Lying Node|
|Figure 2. Smoother Flooding Graph due to Higher Surface Ponding Area|
Saturday, February 22, 2014
5. Wet Wells
6. The DWF values can copied to the Other Loading DB Table
7. DWF Patterns can be copied and pasted into the Pattern Tables in H2OMap Sewer and InfoSewer
|H20Map Sewer GUI and Import Manager|
Box Folder for SWMM 3 and SWMM 4 Engines
|Partial Box File List of older SWMM Fortran Engines|
|Batch File Programs for Running SWMM 4 Engines and Converters|
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
How to Search Twitter for Links connected to SWMM5, #nfoSWMM or InfoSewer via @RDICKINSON for @INNOVYZE
|Figure 1. Advanced Search in Twitter|
|Figure 2. Search Items Found from Twitter|
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
|InfoSWMM Applications Guide.pdf Network|
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
City of Atlanta Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Technology
Innovyze InfoWater To Support Comprehensive Geospatial Water Infrastructure Management for Georgia’s Largest City
Broomfield, Colorado, USA, — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the city of Atlanta, Georgia, has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater suite to support its large-scale enterprise-wide geospatial water distribution network modeling and management needs. The purchase equips the City with a full range of high-performance ArcGIS-centric (Esri, Redlands, CA) water infrastructure modeling, criticality analysis and management capabilities. These advantages will enable the enterprise to address critical planning, design, operational, and water quality issues with maximum effectiveness; optimize its asset management and capital improvement programs; and improve customer service.
Atlanta, the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States, provides drinking water to more than one million customers through a complex network of 2,800 miles of pipe, ranging from 2 to 72 inches in diameter, approximately 48,000 valves and 24,000 hydrants, and three water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 247 MGD. The service area consists of three pressure zones covering some 132 square miles. The City’s extended period calibrated water network model comprises 26,800 pipes and 22,600 nodes.
Built atop ArcGIS (Esri, Redlands, CA), InfoWater seamlessly integrates sophisticated predictive analytics, systems dynamics and optimization functionality directly within the powerful ArcGIS setting. From fire flow and water quality simulations, valve criticality and energy cost analysis to pressure zone management and advanced Genetic Algorithm and Particle Swarm optimization, the InfoWater product suite comes equipped with everything water utility owner-operators need to best plan, design, operate, secure and sustain their distribution systems.
The software also serves as a base platform for advanced smart network modeling, operational, capital planning, and asset management extensions. Among these critical applications are IWLive (real-time operations and security); InfoWater UDF (unidirectional flushing); CapPlan (risk-based capital planning); InfoMaster andInfoMaster Mobile (asset integrity management and condition assessment); InfoWater MSX (multi-species, temperature, and particle transport/deposition modeling); InfoWater BTX (event/particle backtracking);InfoSurge (surge/transient analysis); Sustainability (carbon footprint calculation); BalanceNet (real-time energy management and operations optimization); PressureWatch (real-time network hydraulic integrity monitoring);QualWatch (real-time network water quality integrity monitoring); DemandWatch (water demand forecasting);DemandAnalyst (real-time water demand and diurnal pattern estimations); and SCADAWatch (real-time business intelligence and performance monitoring).
“The City of Atlanta is known nationally for superior GIS, network modeling and simulation, engineering and innovation,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, NAE, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, F.ASCE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “That’s why it’s no surprise to learn this progressive utility has opted to add the formidable advantages of our geocentric smart water network modeling and management suite to its tool set. The City has maintained its industry-leading position by continually pioneering and setting tighter industry standards. Its adoption of InfoWater represents an investment in many more decades of engineering excellence. We’re very proud that our solutions are in place in Atlanta and at many more of the world’s largest and best-run utility companies, helping them meet their corporate and strategic goals and achieve world-class performance at breakthrough cost savings.”
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