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  • Watercom Pty Ltd

    DRAINS User Manual

    A manual on the DRAINS program for urban stormwater drainage system

    design and analysis

    by

    Geoffrey OLoughlin and Bob Stack

    This manual coincides with DRAINS Version 2013.12

    It is available electronically and on paper and is updated regularly - to download a PDF file of the latest version,

    visit www.watercom.com.au.

    Sydney

    September 2013

  • DRAINS User Manual W.1 September 2013

    CONTENTS

    CONTENTS

    WELCOME

    1. INTRODUCTION TO DRAINS1.1 Outline .............................................................................................................. 1.1

    1.1.1 Description ............................................................................................................................. 1.11.1.2 Modelling Aspects .................................................................................................................. 1.21.1.3 Computer Aspects ................................................................................................................. 1.41.1.4 Support ................................................................................................................................... 1.41.1.5 Installation .............................................................................................................................. 1.51.1.6 Starting Up ............................................................................................................................. 1.5

    1.2 Examples of DRAINS in Operation .................................................................. 1.51.2.1 Running a Model of a Simple Pipe System ........................................................................... 1.51.2.2 Running the Rational Method and Extended Rational Method Models ............................... 1.231.2.3 Running the Premium Hydraulic Model ............................................................................... 1.261.2.4 Running Storage Routing Models ........................................................................................ 1.28

    2. MENUS, TOOLS AND DATA BASES2.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................... 2.12.2 Menus .............................................................................................................. 2.1

    2.2.1 The Menu Bar ........................................................................................................................ 2.12.2.2 The File Menu ........................................................................................................................ 2.12.2.3 The Edit Menu ........................................................................................................................ 2.22.2.4 The Project Menu ................................................................................................................... 2.22.2.5 The View Menu ...................................................................................................................... 2.22.2.6 The Draw Menu...................................................................................................................... 2.22.2.7 The Run Menu ....................................................................................................................... 2.32.2.8 The Help Menu....................................................................................................................... 2.3

    2.3 Tools and Associated Components .................................................................. 2.32.3.1 General .................................................................................................................................. 2.32.3.2 Pits ......................................................................................................................................... 2.42.3.3 Simple Nodes ......................................................................................................................... 2.82.3.4 Pipes ...................................................................................................................................... 2.92.3.5 Sub-Catchments .................................................................................................................. 2.112.3.6 Overflow Routes .................................................................................................................. 2.172.3.7 Detention Basins .................................................................................................................. 2.222.3.8 Special Weirs and Orifices ................................................................................................... 2.272.3.9 Pumps .................................................................................................................................. 2.282.3.10 Prismatic Open Channels .................................................................................................... 2.282.3.11 Irregular Open Channels ...................................................................................................... 2.292.3.12 Multi-Channels ..................................................................................................................... 2.312.3.13 Stream Routing Reaches ..................................................................................................... 2.322.3.14 Headwalls ............................................................................................................................. 2.342.3.15 Culverts ................................................................................................................................ 2.352.3.16 Bridges ................................................................................................................................. 2.352.3.17 Combining Components ...................................................................................................... 2.37

  • DRAINS User Manual W.2 September 2013

    2.4 Data Bases .................................................................................................... 2.382.4.1 General ................................................................................................................................ 2.382.4.2 Standardised Data Bases ................................................................................................... 2.382.4.3 Hydrological Models ............................................................................................................ 2.392.4.4 Rainfall Data Bases ............................................................................................................. 2.402.4.5 Pipe Data Base ................................................................................................................... 2.482.4.6 Pit Data Base ...................................................................................................................... 2.502.4.7 Overflow Route Data Base .................................................................................................. 2.53

    3. OPTIONS WITHIN DRAINS3.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................... 3.13.2 Input Options .................................................................................................... 3.1

    3.2.1 General .................................................................................................................................. 3.13.2.2 Importing DXF Files .............................................................................................................. 3.23.2.3 Spreadsheet Imports ............................................................................................................. 3.43.2.4 GIS File Imports .................................................................................................................... 3.43.2.5 ILSAX File Imports ................................................................................................................ 3.93.2.6 Merging Files ......................................................................................................................... 3.93.2.7 Transferring to and from CAD Programs ............................................................................ 3.103.2.8 Transferring Data to and from the 12d Program ................................................................. 3.103.2.9 CADApps Advanced Road Design Link .............................................................................. 3.113.2.10 Transferring from MXROADS ............................................................................................. 3.123.2.11 Transferring from CatchmentSIM ........................................................................................ 3.123.2.12 Setting Up New Pipe, Pit and Overflow Route Data Bases ................................................ 3.12

    3.3 Display Options .............................................................................................. 3.133.3.1 Introduction.......................................................................................................................... 3.133.3.2 Screen Presentation Options .............................................................................................. 3.13

    3.4 Run Options ................................................................................................... 3.163.4.1 Design and Analysis Runs .................................................................................................. 3.163.4.2 Run Logs .....................................................................................