Capacity analysis is the reason most models were built in the first place. For many new modelers, this task can feel overwhelming. Don’t feel bad, even for experienced modelers, gaining insights from a model with thousands of pipes is not easy.

It is like watching Netflix, it takes time to…


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For large models with long simulation time, the results can grow very quickly and filling up the disk space. In this article we’ll discuss a few strategies and techniques to manage the growing size of the modeling results.
When ICM runs a simulation, behind the scenes ICM…


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NOAA provides free rainfall forecast for most of the place in the United States, anyone who has a TSDB can load that data into ICM and take a peek into the next 18hrs into the future.

Introduction

The High resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) is a NOAA real-time…


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XPVIEWER provides an option to open and review the model for free. For example, if you are the utility owner and only needs to review the results of a model, the consultant can encode the model and send it to the utility. …


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Introduction

For a more in-depth discussion of culvert design, refer to FHWA HDS 5. In this article we’ll give recommendations on how to model culvert in a 1d/2d ICM model.
2D conduits are recommended if stability is a concern. However, with 2D conduits, the inlet control condition cannot…


Planning software such as SWMM5, XPSWMM, InfoWorks ICM are great for modeling complicated system, with enough calibration data, we can build models that can predict the system performance with high confidence. The critical part of this process is calibrating key parameters.

However, when it comes to design problems or modeling…


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XPSWMM generates lots of files when running simulations. Getting familiar with the folder structures and how the results are organized can be helpful if you need to “hack” your way to get the results outside of the XPSWMM UI.

A Simple Example

A typical XPSWMM model is managed in…


XPSWMM has powerful mapping functionalities for rendering the 2D results, and that can meet most common reporting and analysis needs.

For projects that will require customized mapping, it is common to export the results as GIS files and then using GIS software to create the maps.

One of the less…


Once you are good at something, everything feels so easy. Just like riding bikes and driving a car, you know what to do without even thinking about it. The feel of ease when working with a model is what I call intuitive.

When I first started my career, it is…


When I started live modeling about a year ago, I thought live modeling is nothing but automated modeling, once I get myself familiar with the IT aspect of things, I should be good to go.

It turned to be a lot more exciting than I expected, the more I know…

Mel Meng

Empowering Water Experts

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