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Model Options

This software is a design aid for WBNM 2017. WBNM 2017 can be downloaded from the WBNM website.

If the "Use ARR2016 Suite" option is selected it will generate a zip folder wih WBNM runfiles for each AEP selected for analysis (*.wbn) along with associated BOM 2016 IFD (*.csv) files, windows batch run file (*.bat), the catchment region ARR 2016 temporal distribution patterns (*.csv) and ARR 2016 datahub text (*.txt) file. The WBNM runfile(s) will be similar to the DES16_Sample_Catch.wbn sample runfile provided with the WBNM 2017 download. Each catchment has its own rain gauge station using IFD data from the BOM 2016 website, as such, any spatial distribution effects will be automatically incorporated into the downloaded model. ARR 2016 ARF calculations are included in this analysis, caluclated at runtime by WBNM 2017 from the ARR 2016 data hub text file data.

If the "Use ARR2016 Suite" option is not selected it will generate a zip folder with a WBNM runfile(s), and a windows batch file to run the model(s). WBNM recorded storm events (10 per AEP/duration combination) are created from the corresponding ARR 2016 temporal patterns. The user can either incorporate all AEP events into one runfile for single execution, or generate separate runfiles per AEP. The downloaded batch file (*.bat) will be customised to suit the selected output options. Currently this method does not support spatial variation of rainfall into analysis.

Is the user inputs the intended download location of the zip folder, and extracts the zip to a folder of the same name, the only steps to run the model(s) is to copy the wbnm2017_w64.exe and global.ini (and optionally the project.ini) files to the extracted zip folder and then running the batch file to compute.

If the zip folder is downloaded and the name altered, the file/folder locations will need to be updated in the batch file to suit the actual dowloaded location and file/folder name.

All download packages will also include a JSON file (*.json) which contains all of the catchment data, coordinates and selected model options in a GeoJSON format. This can then be reloaded onto the page for future analysis or editing of the model. The GeoJSON file can also be dowloaded independently of the full WBNM package, at some point I may make it automatically save to a cookie if I find the effort.

The software accepts uploads in ESRI shapefile (uploaded as a zip folder), along with GeoJSON, TopoJSON, kml and gpx files which can be optionally loaded in as catchments. Any pre-existing properties/meta data of the uploaded files will be maintained and preserved into the resulting GeoJSON WBNM model. This allows for any existing models in Shapefile format to be updated to suit ARR 2016 design methods.