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Analyses Of The Hydrologic Performance Of Bioretention Facilities

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posted on 08.06.2021, 07:52 by Seyed Amirali Alinaghian
Due to urbanization, and replacing natural pervious lands by impermeable surfaces, the patterns of rainfall-runoff are altered and thus, negatively influence natural water systems regarding both water quantity and water quality. Bioretention as an efficient LID practice has received significant interest in the recent years. Bioretention practice due to its advantages can be considered as one of the most promising LID practices that maintains the fundamental hydrologic functions in a natural environment and can be integrated into neighborhood landscaping. The primary objective of the current study is analyzing the effects of inflow and outflow characteristics on right-of-way (roadside) bioretention facilities. Inlet and outlet flow hydrographs under several design storm conditions were examined. After the formulation of a SWMM model (node and link plus LID), numerical experiments including sensitive analysis will be designed to simulate and investigate the runoff control performance of a right-of-way bioretention facility. The effective length of the bioretention was found by FLOW3D software (finite element). The performance of the bioretention cell with the effective lengths (12 &16m) reinvestigated and results compared to original bioretention cell





Master of Applied Science


Civil Engineering

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Thesis Advisor

James Li

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