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SWMM5 Routing Time Step Summary

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SWMM5 Routing Time Step Summary
This table is a summary of the iterations, times steps and amount of node and link bypasssing that occurs during a SWMM 5 simulation. It is listed in the text output file or the .rpt file of SWMM 5 which the file shown when you use the Report/Status command.

The minimum time step is the smallest time step used during the simulation.
The average time step is the mean time step used during the simulation.
The maximum time step is the maximum time used during the simulation.
The percent in steady state is the percent of the total simulation time spent in steady state during the simulation.
The average iterations per time step is the total number of iterations during the simulation divided by the total number of time steps or step count in this table. This will range between 2 and 4 iterations as SWMM 5.0.018 has a minimum of 2 and and a maximum of 4 iterations.
The Step count is the total number of time steps during the simulation.
The percent of bypassed links ar…

Explicit Iteration Hydraulic Computation and Implicit Time Step Hydraulic Computations in SWMM 5

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Explicit Iteration Hydraulic Computation and Implicit Time Step Hydraulic Computations in SWMM 5 The dynamic wave solution in SWMM 5 and InfoSWMM uses an interlocking explicit iteration in an overall time step implicit calculation of the node depths and link flows. The node depths and links flows are computed based on the last iteration values for 2 to 4 iterations. It explicitly calculates the node depths and link flows at each iteration based on the last iteration value but uses an underrelaxation or Gauss-Seidel method averaging to compute the final new iteration values. The underrelaxation method averages the last iteration value and the current iteration estimate to calculate the final iteration node depth and links flow. At each time step this is the sequence of computations: 1.The time step is based on the Courant–Friedrichs–Lewy (CFL) condition for the most restrictive link (the CFL condition is based on the link length, current depth and current velocity), 2.Link flows and node d…