PRODUCT

MODELLING OF STORMWATER DRAINAGE NETWORKS
AND SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEMS
using MIKE URBAN

Development and rehabilitation of urban collection systems can pose major
challenges to planners and engineers. The systems must be cost-effective,
yet also sufficiently resilient to handle the effects of demographic processes
as well as the consequences of climate change. Moreover, neither of those
processes are easily predictable. To meet these challenges, access to the
right tools is essential. MIKE URBAN helps you make sound decisions in a
challenging world. MIKE URBAN makes you the expert and enables you to
create future concepts for urban stormwater drainage networks and sewer
collection systems - concepts that are cost-effective as well as resilient to
change.
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR SEWER SYSTEMS
Using MIKE URBAN, evaluation and optimisation of rehabilitation concepts can
be performed with respect to:
 Hydraulic performance

BENEFITS




Feature-rich GIS environment: Esri ArcGIS
Detailed hydraulic modelling
Flexible import and export of data
Interpolation, assignment and validation of
data
Powerful result presentation
Local support in more than 30 countries

FEATURES




Separate and combined sewer collection
systems, stormwater drainage networks
Modelling of overland flow and pipe flow
Advanced control strategies
Long term statistics
Extendable to MIKE URBAN Flood

 Cost-benefit analyses

MODULES

 Mitigation of flooding caused by extreme events

 Modelling of all water in the city

 Estimation of potential risks for current systems as well as future scenarios
 Carrying out integrated city wide planning of sewer system expansion and

rehabilitation - also taking urban flood protection into account.





Model Manager (main module)
Rainfall-runoff
Hydrodynamic pipe flow
Management of control structures
Pollution transport
Chemical and biological processes
2D overland flow

METHODS

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Constant challenges with respect to extension and rehabilitation of urban drainage systems.
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Saint-Venant equations
Implicit Abbott-Ionescu scheme
Hydrology:
 Time/area method
 Non-linear reservoir (kinematic wave)
method
 Linear reservoir method
 Unit Hydrograph model

SUSTAINABLE MODELLING
One of the typical MIKE URBAN applications is hydraulic
modelling in urban environments. It is particularly modelling
of rainfall-runoff, its discharge through open or closed pipes
as well as on the surface.

MIKE URBAN also models transportation of dissolved
substances and sediments based on actual physical
principles.
Additionally, simulations of networks with existing or
planned components, such as pumps, weirs or valves up to
complex PID control strategies can be launched using MIKE
URBAN - including under real-time conditions. The MIKE
URBAN engines can be integrated into operational
monitoring and control systems.

DATA MANAGEMENT THAT WORKS
Data management in MIKE URBAN includes:
 Fully customisable import and export with many templates
 Create/import/edit time series of rain events
 Create cross-sections based on digital elevation models

Graphical user Interface (GUI) of a sewer network simulation. © DHI

PRESENT RESULTS IN AN UNDERSTANDABLE
MANNER

 Wet weather management planning to reduce overflows

Flexible and easy to understand presentation of results and
derived action plans towards decision makers and
stakeholders is as important as the actual simulation itself.
MIKE URBAN provides the following presentation tools:

 Hydraulic rehabilitation planning

 Rich symbolisation and labelling options due to seamless

MIKE URBAN IS USED FOR
 Master planning of collection systems

 Capacity management and operational maintenance
 Rainfall dependent inflow and infiltration
 Modelling of sediment transport and water quality

parameters
 Emergency response planning for urban flooding

With the help of hydraulic models you get a much better
understanding of rainfall-runoff and discharge processes
in urban areas. Furthermore, detailed cost-benefit analyses
enable consultants and engineers to create scenarios to
optimise existing infrastructure, resulting in rational and
reproducible city planning workflows.
MIKE URBAN models are based on the best available
mathematical solutions to the physical characteristics of
the system. Thus, hydraulic processes are handled very
accurately. That’s one of the reasons why MIKE URBAN
is the right choice, when you have to design or optimise
cost-intensive infrastructure projects.

ACCURATE SIMULATIONS

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longitudinal profiles and time series
 Export of results to various GIS data formats and video
files
 Freeware result viewer: MIKE View

DEDICATED TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Like all MIKE Powered by DHI products, MIKE URBAN is
more than just software. Our global technical support
organisation offers expert support in more than 30 countries
and in your local language. Our support programme offers
many benefits, including free software updates, hotline
support and access to the world’s largest network of water
modelling experts - the MIKE user community.
Through THE ACADEMY by DHI, training is available all
over the world in terms of standard courses as well as
courses tailored to fit your specific requests and based upon
your own data.

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The high degree of accuracy is achieved by using DHI’s
computational engines, MOUSE and MIKE 1D - with
unrivalled numerical stability and accuracy. Furthermore, it
is achieved by simulating catchments based on their actual
spatial geometry and the corresponding hydrological
parameters.

integration with ArcGIS
 Static or animated results presentations such as maps,