Burton Drive Drainage Analysis

With recent advances in technology, engineers have started to break the traditional one-dimensional modeling barrier and have started transitioning into other sophisticated modeling approaches. One such approach is the dynamic integration of 1D and 2D flood simulations. XPSWMM software has the ability to simultaneously solve both the 1D-linear and the 2D-mesh equations, creating seamless and visually appealing modeling results. The area seen here is a street in the City of Novi which has been experiencing frequent water-ponding. A simple H&H analysis shows that the two drainage ditches along the road (in their current state) are unable to convey stormwater into the downstream drain, causing water to back up and flow toward the houses. The animation shown here is a symbolic representation of a major storm event, showing complex two-dimensional flow patterns affecting the properties.