Inlet Spacing

Given: Pavement consists of two 10 ft. lanes with vertical curb. SL = 2% ST = 2%. Two foot gutter. Permissible spread on pavement 6 ft.

Step 1

  • Spread: 6 + 2 = 8 ft.
  • Depth at curb = 8 x .02 = .016 ft.
  • Discharge for depth at curb Q = (.56 / N) Z (D 8/3) S 1/2 Solving equation by calculator Q = 1.9 cfs

Step 2

Determine capacity and spacing of first inlet on the slope. Pavement area which will produce equivalent discharge from equation: Q = CIA

  • Assume C = 0.9 and I = 4"/HR.
  • A = (Q / IC) = (1.85 / (4 x 0.9)) = 0.51 acres
  • Length to first inlet L = A / W = (.051 x 43560) / 22 = 1010 ft.

Step 3

  • Using Neenah inlet R-3246-A, Type C, K = 26
  • Substituting in the formula Q = K D5/3
  • Q = 26 x (.16)5/3 = 26 x .047 = 1.226 CFS
  • By-pass 1.85 - 1.23 = 0.62 CFS

Step 4

Length to next inlet: Q / ICW = (1.23 x 43560) / (4 x 0.9 x 22) = 676 ft.

Solution

PROFILE

Station Q Gutter Depth Gutter Q Grate Q Bypass Spread on Pavement
10 + 10 1.85 cfs 0.16' 1.23 cfs 0.62 cfs 6.0' + 2' gutter
10 + 60 0.62+ cfs 0.11' N/A N/A 3.5' + 2' gutter
16 + 86 1.85 cfs 0.16' 1.23 cfs 0.62 cfs 6.0' + 2' gutter
23 + 62 1.85 cfs 0.16' 1.23 cfs 0.62 cfs 6.0' + 2' gutter

For additional information regarding Neenah Inlet Grate Capacities, please contact Ryan Bonell P.E., at (920) 729.3463 or email at ryan.bonell@neenahenterprises.com, or Joe Falle P.E., at (920)729.3653 or email at joseph.falle@neenahenterprises.com.

Informational Videos

Neenah Hydraulics - Part 1

Neenah Hydraulics - Part 2