Optimal Design of Permeable Pavement Using Harmony Search Algorithm with SWMM

  • Young-wook Jung
  • Shin-in Han
  • Deokjun Jo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 382)


The permeable pavement is one of representative Low Impact Development (LID) facilities which were used to reduce flooding and recover the water cycle in urban environments. Since the unit cost of porous pavement is greater than that of non-porous pavement, the designs of permeable pavement need to consider reduction effect of rainwater runoff and cost of facilities. These are determined by the size and location of facilities. In this study, the optimal design of permeable pavement, considering the size and location of that, was simulated in a developed optimization model using the Harmony Search (HS)algorithm connected to the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) to calculate urban Rainfall-Runoff.


Harmony search algorithm LID Permeable pavement SWMM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R&D TeamSeoyeong Engineering Co., LtdSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentDongseo UniversityBusanSouth Korea

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