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ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 2/3
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING COMPUTING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper XXIII.1

The Use of a Microcomputer for the Simulation of Flows in the Dunfermline Sewerage System

C. Jeffries and R.M. Ashley

Dundee College of Technology, Dundee

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
C. Jeffries, R.M. Ashley, "The Use of a Microcomputer for the Simulation of Flows in the Dunfermline Sewerage System", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 229-235, 1985. doi:10.4203/ccp.2.23.1
Abstract
This paper describes the use of computers in an investigation of the drainage systems for the burgh of Dunfermline in Fife. A mathematical simulation model of the rainfall, overland runoff and sewer flows has been developed using a mainframe computer. Calibration of the computer model has required a programme of data collection and synthesis with the aim of comparing predicted and recorded flows. A number of different types of computer, some of which have been used in aggressive environments such as sewers, have been used to collect, store and retrieve the information. This computer model has subsequently been transferred to a microcomputer for development, and the difficulties and limitations encountered are described.

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