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Wallingford Software announces plans to launch new stormwater solution:InfoWorksSD

Posted: Thursday 6th September 2007

Wallingford Software has announced the forthcoming release of InfoWorks SD (Storm Drainage) for the fast, accurate and comprehensive modeling of stormwater flows. An important new addition to the InfoWorks family of modeling software, InfoWorks SD is a fully dynamic, hydraulic modeling solution developed to meet the most demanding requirements of stormwater professionals.

“Modeling stormwater runoff accurately means being able to model stormwater flows in the complex real-world environment that features a wide range of both underground and overland structures and potential flow paths”, explains Sales and Marketing Director Paul Banfield. “InfoWorks SD achieves this to exceptional standards without compromising either usability or performance to give users the most flexible and productive stormwater drainage solution available today.”

Every frequently encountered stormwater hydraulic structure can be modelled in InfoWorks SD, including inlet capture and bypass, gravity and pressure piping, pumps and their control systems, detention ponds, outlet structures, open channels, culverts and overland flow paths. InfoWorks SD also models BMP design, construction and maintenance practices and criteria for stormwater facilities, and simulates control structures as well as the associated programmable logic controllers (using an InfoWorks Real Time Control scenario).

An optional fully-dynamic 2D surface flood simulation engine that is completely integrated with the pipe and surface-channel hydraulic simulation provides users with even more opportunities to accurately analyze interactions between the storm drainage network and above ground flooding and flood routes, even in highly urbanized areas. The results generated by these simulations allow for the development of state-of-the-art flood maps which are an excellent tool for visually representing surface water flood depths and demonstrating how flooding will affect the modelled environment.

InfoWorks SD has an exceptional ability to handle both pressurized and free-surface flows equally well with the same high-calibre, consistent quality of analysis applied to both open channels and closed conduits. Uniquely, InfoWorks SD can also model lateral inflows to swales and exfiltration from channels and ponds, and has a specific flow-routing equation for natural channels.

“InfoWorks SD is easy to use, while providing the level of accurate simulation and reliable analysis that stormwater professionals require”, Paul Banfield continues. “It can offer either event-based or real-time continuous simulations, making it ideal for infrastructure design, evaluation projects and real-time operational use.”

As part of the InfoWorks family of modeling solutions, InfoWorks SD users enjoy all the core benefits of using an InfoWorks solution. These include the fastest, most accurate and robust dynamic simulation engine in the industry. Developed over 30 years, the InfoWorks hydraulic engine is ideal for simulating large networks, real-time events or long-term scenarios.

InfoWorks SD also includes excellent multi-user model building and management capabilities and advanced, user-friendly, analysis tools within an accessible and recognizable interface. Its open and flexible approach to data formats also allows ease of data exchange with other applications. In common with other InfoWorks solutions, InfoWorks SD recognizes all GIS platforms, CAD data and asset management systems, and integrates seamlessly with other members of the InfoWorks family.

InfoWorks SD users benefit from the world-renowned expertise of Wallingford Software’s development and technical support staff, ensuring both continuous and innovative product development and ongoing professional support.

InfoWorks SD will be available with the release of InfoWorks v8.5 and will be demonstrated at Wallingford Software’s forthcoming International User Conference in the UK, September 11th-13th, the Canadian User Conference, September 19th-20th and then at successive trade shows including WEFTEC in San Diego, October 13th-15th.

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