CE 372 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics Fall 2006 Comments on homework 8 30. I promised that you will have a storm sewer design problem on the final exam. Make sure you understand where all of the numbers come from. . .About half the groups had problems with the duration calculation. The duration in the last section of pipe in a network must be large enough that the entire catchment will contribute. Therefore the duration for two pipes in series with each other can never decrease. Most groups used the inlet time plus the sewer flow time when they should have used the duration plus the sewer flow time. Many groups commented on pipe 2.2-3.1 not meeting the minimum velocity requirement of 0.6 m/s or 2 ft/s. You could increase the slope of the pipe by lowering manhole 3.1 (and others). You could also use a pipe made of a different material, or you could argue that since the pipe is not flowing full the velocity will actually be larger. 31. The main trouble here was in accounting for the minor losses (which are not really minor).