2D Zone Data Fields (InfoWorks)
Most data can be edited on the grid, but some fields cannot be displayed in the grid format.
To view and edit all polygon data, use the Property Sheet.
Fields that are common to the majority of objects can be found in the Common Fields topic.
2D Zone Data
Database Table Name: hw_2d_zone
Error Lower Limit
Error Upper Limit
Warning Lower Limit
Warning Upper Limit
The name of the zone.
Zone area. Default value calculated from polygon geometry.
Maximum triangle area
A measure of mesh resolution used when creating a 2D mesh. Maximum allowable triangle area for areas in the 2D Zone that are not in a mesh zone.
Minimum element area
Minimum mesh element area used for calculating results.
Mesh elements with area less than the minimum area specified, will be aggregated with adjoining elements, until the minimum area is met. This is done for the purpose of calculating results in order to improve simulation stability and run time.
Mesh elements will not be aggregated across wall objects or Mesh Zone boundaries.
The minimum element area is also applied to limit the extent to which triangles are subdivided during terrain-sensitive meshing.
The type of mesh generation. Choices are:
See 2D Mesh Generation Methodology for further information about these two meshing methods.
The default meshing method is Clip meshing unless overwritten by a user-defined default.
Boundary condition for the 2D Zone.
(In any boundary case where water is allowed to flow out of the 2D Zone, the water volume that has flowed out of the 2D Zone is recorded in the log file to check mass conservation.)
Note that a Porous Wall, Porous Polygon, Base Linear Structure or 2D Boundary collinear with the boundary of the 2D Zone, will override the boundary condition of the 2D Zone along the coincident portion of the boundary. In the case of a porous wall, porous polygon, or base linear structure, coincident portions of the wall/polygon are considered infinitely high, regardless of any crest level specified.
Check this option to apply terrain-sensitive meshing during the mesh generation process. The Maximum height variation field must be specified.
See Terrain-sensitive meshing for more details.
|Maximum height variation
Enabled when Terrain-sensitive meshing is checked.
The maximum height variation that is permitted within a single triangle.
Triangles with a height variation greater than this will be split provided this would not result in a triangle smaller than the Minimum element area.
Minimum allowable angle between triangle vertices when creating a 2D mesh.
Roughness (Manning's n)
Manning roughness (n), used when creating a 2D mesh. The roughness value assigned to mesh elements in areas in the 2D Zone that are not in a roughness zone.
This field is automatically disabled if a Roughness definition object is selected in the Roughness definition field.
The name of the Roughness definition associated with the 2D Zone.
Any Roughness definitions already specified can be selected from the dropdown list. Alternatively, a new one can be added or an existing one modified using the button located to the left of the field. This displays the non-visual object menu, from which you can select the appropriate option.
Apply rainfall etc directly to mesh elements
Check this option to apply Rainfall profiles and their corresponding Evaporation profiles to 2D mesh elements in the zone.
See 2D meshes for further details.
2D Meshes and Subcatchment Overlap
If 2D meshes and subcatchments overlap, rainfall will be applied to both subcatchment and 2D mesh independently by default. To prevent applying rainfall twice in subcatchment areas, set the Apply rainfall etc field to outside subcatchments.
Apply rainfall etc
Enabled when Apply rainfall etc directly to mesh elements is selected.
Used to define whether application of rainfall and evaporation will be applied to the entire mesh, or outside of subcatchments only.
This specifies the name of the rainfall profile applied to the mesh elements in this polygon. Each profile within a Rainfall Event has a unique name. You must set a value in this field, or set the field flag to #D to use the User Defined Default.
If the field does not contain a valid rainfall profile ID, the following action is taken when you run a simulation:
When using a Rainfall Event containing rain-gauge boundary data, the Rainfall Profile is over-ridden and depends on which rain-gauge boundary contains the mesh elements. See Spatially Varying Rainfall.
|The name of the Infiltration Surface (2D) applied to this zone.
The name of the Turbulence Model (2D) associated with this zone.
The specified turbulence model will be used as the default for the 2D zone, i.e. it will be applied to all 2D mesh elements that are not contained in specific Turbulence Zones (2D).
Percentage indicating how much of the rainfall depth will fall directly onto the ground within the 2D zone.
Used to avoid double counting, e.g. of rainfall falling onto building roofs and flowing directly into the drainage system.
Read only field containing meshing summary data (e.g. ground model, data source for voids, break lines and walls, mesh zones used, number of triangles etc.), a list of mesh warnings and resampling information.
Only the latest meshing information is stored in this field. Previous meshing summary information will be overwritten if re-meshing of the zone takes place and the mesh results are loaded.
See Creating 2D meshes.
Mesh element properties and simulation results (if loaded), can be displayed using this field.
Click to display the Select element dialog. Enter the mesh element ID and click OK to display data for the mesh element in the 2D Zone Mesh Element Properties dialog.