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Stormwater, Sanitary and Flood Modeling Workshops

This class is usually limited to 12 attendees so that all receive proper instruction. Leave with a useful knowledge of the software and resources to help you continue your learning. Our workshops provide a completion certificate for 7 PDH Units per training day that you can submit to your local board.

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Level: Basic & Intermediate


About the workshop:

The first day focuses on basic and intermediate stormwater modeling, starting with basic hydrology and hydraulics. The second day then moves into simulating Low Impact development and open channel modeling. The latter part of Day 2 introduces 1D/2D modeling. The final day continues with 1D/2D modeling in urban areas including the simulation of flood wall failure. The last half of the day will be dedicated to sanitary and combined sewer modeling.

XP Solutions Workshops cater to a variety of skill levels. However, to make the best use of class time it is recommended that anyone who attends a training go through the Getting Started Manual for xpswmm or xpstorm (available HERE). This requires access to a license of the software. If you do not have access to a license, please contact your representative.

Classes will take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please arrive at 8:00 AM on the first day to sign-in and get set-up. Fifteen minute breaks will be taken at about 10:00 am and 2:30 pm each day. A 1 hour lunch will be taken at about noon each day.

Stormwater, Sanitary and Flood Modeling Training Workshop

xpswmm/xpstorm Interface

  • xpswmm/xpstorm's Grahical User Interface (GUI)
  • xpswmm/xpstorm layer control
  • Model Building Tools
  • Typical Model Structure

Hydrology Analysis

  • SCS and SWMM Runoff Hydrologic Methods
  • Add CAD, Terrain and Aerial Image layer.
  • Import nodes, links and catchments from shape files.
  • Use xpswmm/xpstorm’s tools to calculate subcatchment areas.
  • Solving and Reviewing the Runoff model

Hydraulic Analysis

  • SWMM hydraulics theory
  • Hydraulic data import from GIS
  • Model Boundary conditions
  • Solving and Review an XP hydraulic model

Advanced Hydrology

  • Global Storms Tool
  • Continuous Simulation
  • Statistics of flows

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Modeling Low Impact Development (LID)

  • Flow redirection of impervious flow to pervious surfaces
  • Modeling rainwater storage tanks
  • Modeling pervious pavement
  • Model infiltration trenches and filter strips

Advanced Hydraulic Analysis Example

  • XP design capabilities and tools
  • Node Ponding and flood losses
  • Inlet capacity and dual drainage
  • Basin Optimization (Pond Design)

River and Open Channel Modeling

  • XP definition of natural channel shapes
  • Effect of conduit storage
  • Bridge and culvert modeling

Integrated 1D/2D Modeling

  • 1D/2D Model Theory
  • Linking 1D (Channel) and 2D Model
  • 1D/2D River model including culverts
  • 2D Model Troubleshooting
  • Presentation and export of 2D Results

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Integrated 1D/2D Urban Modeling

  • Linking manholes/inlets to the 2D model
  • Simulation of levee or flood wall failure
  • 2D Scenario management and presentation of multiple results

Sanitary Sewer Modeling:

  • Review Sanitary Flow Theory
  • Build a sanitary sewer model using external data
  • Enter dry weather data using XPX files
  • Add a pump station
  • Develop wet weather flows using the RTK method
  • Obtain results from the output file and the Review Results tool
  • Comparison of Wet and Dry weather scenarios

Sanitary and Combined Sewer Structures:

  • XP pumping options
  • Regulators
  • Real Time Control examples
  • Tips for managing large data sets

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