StormCapture® Stormwater Modules
HydroCAD provides direct support for
the StormCapture system of precast concrete stormwater modules
manufactured by Oldcastle Infrastructure.
This allows StormCapture modules to be easily used within any HydroCAD model for
stormwater storage, detention, or infiltration.
can be modeled with HydroCAD-10 build 11 or
later. If you have an earlier version
of HydroCAD, you must obtain a
program update in order to model StormCapture modules.
stormwater chambers are modeled
In a HydroCAD model, stormwater modules (referred to as "chambers" in
HydroCAD) typically appear as part of the
storage definition for a "pond". In the simplest case, HydroCAD
calculates the available storage for use with other calculations.
But more often, it is used to generate a complete inflow or runoff hydrograph and
route it through the pond. The resulting analysis indicates the water
levels attained throughout the rainfall event, as well as any discharge
that may occur through outlet devices or infiltration into the surrounding
Flexible storage options
Each pond may include an unlimited number of storage definitions as required
to describe its overall storage characteristics. This makes it
easy to model complex storage arrangements, such as a combination of multiple
chambers, pipe storage, catch basins, or other contributing volumes, including
above-ground areas (parking lots) that may provide overflow storage for large
events. HydroCAD can also calculate the storage contribution from sand or
gravel that surrounds the chambers. Or the storage can be limited to the
Modeling StormCapture modules
StormCapture systems is easy with the HydroCAD
chamber wizard: Just pick the desired
module style (SC1 or SC2) and height from the drop-down list and set the total number of
Note: StormCapture modules will be found in
the alphabetical chamber catalog under
HydroCAD automatically allows for the solid outer wall in the perimeter modules
and reduces the overall storage accordingly. For modules on a stone bed, set the stone height, and the void storage is
automatically added to the module volume. For the open-bottomed SC1
modules, the chamber wizard automatically sets a default stone bed of 12",
which can be adjusted as required.
For the solid-bottomed SC2 modules the stone bed defaults to zero.
If you wish to perform a complete hydrograph analysis you should also define
your outlet devices, such as an overflow pipe or weir.
For retention systems you can define an
exfiltration outlet and you're ready to route your
Detailed product information
StormCapture installations are custom designed based on individual customer
requirements, and may exhibit small storage variations depending on the system
design and components used. For most installations the HydroCAD volume
calculations are within 0.1% of the factory specifications.
Before finalizing the design of your stormwater management system, StormCapture volume calculations should be confirmed by a StormCapture representative. For detailed chamber specifications and design information, please visit the
StormCapture web site.
For more information about HydroCAD
Please see the following pages for further HydroCAD information:
Pond storage calculations
Storage chamber modeling
(includes step-by-step instructions)
General support page
HydroCAD features and capabilities
Free evaluation program
Pricing and ordering
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