Pipe flow discrepancy

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Brett Robinson
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Pipe flow discrepancy

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Hello, just a quick question.

When modeling a pipe network say, with an inlet at the top of the network with a few manholes downstream of the inlet, assuming uniform pipe size. The documentation mentions 'pipe flow' solely as directly from the Rational method and yet 12d is applying a loss factor after each chamber. (Say upstream of manhole it is 100L/s and after the manhole it is 95L/s) Does it calculate the flow rate through the pipe network from the Rational Method and then modify that pipe flow through a second iteration of calculations?

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Brett
Owen Thornton
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Re: Pipe flow discrepancy

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The Rational Method accounts for the pipe travel time, which adds to the Tc of the catchment.
So, flow rates from a catchment, will attenuate as they move further and further downstream, through the pipe system.
This is to synthesize the storage effect of the pipes.
Brett Robinson
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Re: Pipe flow discrepancy

Post by Brett Robinson »

Oh of course, appreciate for clearing that up Owen.
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