Application Research of SWMM in the Simulation of Large-Scale Urban Rain Flood Process—A Case Study of Yizhuang District, China

  • Xiaoran FuEmail author
  • Qinghua Luan
  • Haichao WangEmail author
  • Jiahong Liu
  • Xuerui Gao
Part of the Environmental Earth Sciences book series (EESCI)


Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) is established based on the data of the Yizhuang Beijing Economic Development Zone in the core region of China, including the information of the terrain variation, the underlying surface conditions and the storm sewer system. The data of two typical rainstorm events in Beijing were selected; the model parameters were calibrated; and the simulation accuracy results were validated. The simulation regional average depth in different return periods designed precipitation scenarios were calculated. From a comparison of these results, potent measures to deal with the calibration and validation in a condition of the development zone lack of measured rainfall flow data have been suggested. The green space and square land is much better than the others in rain flood digestion. It is important and instructive for the application and popularization of SWMM in large scale-urban areas in China.


SWMM Storm flood City waterlogging Yizhuang economic development zone Large scale urban area 



The researchers would like to extend thanks to the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (No. 51739011, No. 51409275, No. 51522907). The study was also supported by the Research Fund of the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (No. WR0145B502016, No. 2017ZY02).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing University of TechnologyChaoyang, BeijingChina
  2. 2.Hebei University of EngineeringHandanChina
  3. 3.Research Center for Water Ecological Civilization & Social Governance of Hebei ProvinceHandanChina
  4. 4.China International Engineering Consulting CorporationHaidian, BeijingChina
  5. 5.China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower ResearchHaidian, BeijingChina
  6. 6.Northwest A&F UniversityYanglingChina

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