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Expert system outline for the classification of Sustainable Flood Retention Basins (SFRBs)

Scholz, M 2007, 'Expert system outline for the classification of Sustainable Flood Retention Basins (SFRBs)' , Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 24 (3) , pp. 193-209.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to recommend a rapid classification system for sustainable flood retention basins (SFRBs) to control runoff in a temperate climate. The system should improve communication among engineers and scientists, and was developed with a general database (approximately 660 basins) and a very detailed database (56 basins), using the River Rhine catchment in the South of Baden (Germany) as a case study. The classification system can be used by civil engineers, environmental scientists and planners to determine the following types of SFRBs: hydraulic flood retention basin, traditional sustainable flood retention basin, sustainable flood retention wetland, aesthetic flood retention wetland, integrated flood retention wetland and natural flood retention wetland. The most important system variables were rainfall, dam height, flood water volume, elevation, dam length, flotsam, floodplain elevation, forest and animal passage. However, 34 variables were applied to determine the different types of SFRBs, which were predominantly used for hydraulic purposes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classification system, floodplain management, civil engineering and environmental planning, sustainable flood retention basin, rural and urban runoff, water resources design
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Civil Engineering Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1028-6608
Depositing User: Users 47901 not found.
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2011 12:14
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16569

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