Application of River Infiltration Models to Simulation of Infiltration Process in Infiltration Basins

Document Type : Technical Note


Assis. Prof. of Water Engineering Dept., Ferdowsi University of Mashad


Among the alternative techniques available for flood control, infiltration of rainwater is one of the most important methods to control stormwater effects. Conceptual river infiltration models are very useful for application to control urban flood water, especially in the case of infiltration basins. Contrary to mathematical models, these models are very simple, and unlike empirical models, their parameters are very easy to calculate. Four selected models (Dupuit-Forchheimer, Ernst, Miles and Morel-Seytoux) were employed for simulation of the infiltration process in infiltration basins. The study showed that the hydrograph computed by these models were closely similar to the real hydrograph. The three models (Dupuit-Forchheimer, Ernst, and Miles) showed far lower sensitivity to their parameters than the Morel- Seytoux one.


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