Wind Effects on Retention Time in Highway Ponds

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The paper presents results from an experimental and numerical study of wind-induced flows and transportation patterns in highway wet detention ponds. The study presented here is part of a general investigation on road runoff and pollution in respect to wet detention ponds. The objective is to evaluate the quality of long term simulations based on historical rain series of the pollutant discharges from roads and highways. The idea of this paper is to evaluate the effects of wind on the retention time and compare the retention time for the situation of a spatial uniform wind shear stress with the situation of a "real" spatial non-uniform shear stress distribution on the surface of the pond. The result of this paper shows that wind plays a dominant role for the retention time and flow pattern. Furthermore, the results shows that the differences in retention time between the use of uniform and non-uniform wind field distributions are not significant to this study.
TitelProceedings 11th International Conference on Diffuse Pollution : 1st Joint Meeting of the IWA Diffuse Pollution and Urban Drainage Specialist Groups : August 26 to 31, 2007 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
Antal sider8
StatusUdgivet - 2007
BegivenhedThe International Conference on Diffuse Pollution - Belo Horizonte, Brasilien
Varighed: 26 aug. 200731 aug. 2007
Konferencens nummer: 11


KonferenceThe International Conference on Diffuse Pollution
ByBelo Horizonte


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