Flexible Storage Options
Each pond may include an unlimited number of storage definitions as required to describe its overall storage characteristics. This makes it easy to model complex storage arrangements, such as a combination of multiple chambers, pipe storage, catch basins, or other contributing volumes.
But the most significant feature is the ability to embed (bury) chambers in a bed of crushed stone, and have HydroCAD automatically calculate the combined storage at any water surface elevation. This makes it easy to determine the storage for virtually any configuration of storage chambers, without the need for manual calculations.
HydroCAD can also model almost any imaginable storage arrangement, including chambers of different sizes combined with auxiliary storage from adjacent pipes and catch basins, and even above-ground areas (e.g. parking lots) that may provide overflow storage for certain events.
HydroCAD is a Computer Aided Design tool used by Civil Engineers for modeling stormwater runoff. HydroCAD provides a wide range of commonly used drainage calculations including:
SCS, NRCS, SBUH runoff hydrographs
Rational Method with automatic IDF curves
Hydrograph routing through ponds & reaches
Coupled ponds with automatic tailwater
Automatic hydraulics and culvert calculations
Automatic pond storage calculations, including embedded storage chambers
Automatic layout and modeling of underground storage systems
Land-use analysis and pollutant loading calculations
Easy management and reporting of multiple rainfall events
Runs on any Windows PC - No other CAD software required