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Efficient Design of Road Drainage Systems

Research Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Flumen Institute, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya—CIMNE, 08034 Barcelon, Spain
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Academic Editor: Álvaro Sordo-Ward
Water 2021, 13(12), 1661;
Received: 27 May 2021 / Revised: 11 June 2021 / Accepted: 11 June 2021 / Published: 14 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Planning and Management of Hydraulic Infrastructure)
Excess surface water on roadways due to storm events can cause hazardous scenarios for traffic. The design of efficient road and transportation facility drainage systems is a major challenge. Different approaches to limit excess surface water can be found in the drainage design standards of different countries. This document presents a method based on hydraulic numerical simulation and the assessment of grate inlet efficiency using the Iber model. The method is suitable for application to design criteria according to the regulations of different countries. The presented method facilitates sensitivity analyses of the performance of different scupper dispositions through the total control of the hydraulic behavior of each of the grate inlets considered in each scenario. The detailed hydraulic information can be the basis of different solution comparisons to make better decisions and obtain solutions that maximize efficiency. View Full-Text
Keywords: road drainage; water spread; hydroplaning; hydraulic numerical simulation road drainage; water spread; hydroplaning; hydraulic numerical simulation
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Aranda, J.Á.; Beneyto, C.; Sánchez-Juny, M.; Bladé, E. Efficient Design of Road Drainage Systems. Water 2021, 13, 1661.

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Aranda JÁ, Beneyto C, Sánchez-Juny M, Bladé E. Efficient Design of Road Drainage Systems. Water. 2021; 13(12):1661.

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Aranda, José Ángel, Carles Beneyto, Martí Sánchez-Juny, and Ernest Bladé. 2021. "Efficient Design of Road Drainage Systems" Water 13, no. 12: 1661.

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