KUICHLING


KUICHLING
\
20.1.1848 Kehl/D - 9.11.1914 New York/USA
\
Emil Kuichling was born in Germany and graduated at Rochester University in 1868. He then studied for three years at the Polytechnic of Karlsruhe. From 1873 he was an assistant engineer of the Rochester water works. He analyzed in 1883 and 1884 the sewage systems and water supplies of European cities. From 1885, Kuichling was a Member of the Rochester executive board, and from 1888 to 1890 he made the survey and prepared preliminary plans for the east side trunk sewer. After having spent the summer of 1889 again in Europe he designed the Newark water supply for the East Jersey Water Company. In 1890 he was appointed chief engineer of the Rochester water works. He moved in 1901 to New York City as a consultant.
\
Kuichling was the founder of the so called rational method still used in sewer design, as previously for decades in hydrology to predict the discharge following a definite rainfall event. Kuichling realized that discharge was related to rainfall intensity, rainfall duration and runoff conditions as expressed with a runoff coefficient. For an impervious surface the coefficient may be as high as unity, and has a minimum of zero when all precipitation is stored in soil. Kuichling related his work to previous observations of Eugène Belgrand (1810-1878) who had conducted systematic experiments in the 1870's in the Seine River Basin around Paris. According to the rational approach the maximum runoff equals the catchment area considered, times the maximum rate of rainfall, times the runoff coefficient. Kuichling's method was later improved by the American Robert Horton. Kuichling was a leader in the Rochester Academy of Sciences and the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE, where he served as a vice-president.
\
Hazen, A. (1914). Emil Kuichling. Engineering News 72(21): 1039-1040. P
Kuichling, E. (1889). Proportion of rainfall reaching the sewers. Engineering News
21: 230-233; 21: 259-260; 21: 277-278.
Kuichling, E. (1889). Gaugings of sewer discharge contemporaneous with rainfall. Engineering News 21: 333; 21: 379-380; 21: 396-398.
Kuichling, E. (1892). The relation between the rainfall and the discharge of sewers in populous districts. Trans. ASCE 20: 1-60.
Kuichling, E. (1901). The consumption of water in municipal supplies. Trans. ASCE 46: 407-455. Wegmann, E. (1915). Emil Kuichling. Trans. ASCE http://www.ci.rochester.ny.us/apps/CitySite.nsf/0/ad935061ac158d1385256af70064a134?OpenDocument 79: 1438-1439. http://www.ci.rochester.ny.us/apps/CitySite.nsf/0/ad935061ac158d1385256af70064a134?OpenDocument http://www.ci.rochester.ny.us/apps/CitySite.nsf/0/ad935061ac158d1385256af70064a134?Open http://www.ci.rochester.ny.us/apps/CitySite.nsf/0/ad935061ac158d1385256af70064a134?OpenDocument Document http://www.ci.rochester.ny.us/apps/CitySite.nsf/0/ad935061ac158d1385256af70064a134?OpenDocument P

Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000 . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • MULVANY W T — IRELAND (see also List of Individuals) 11.3.1806 Dublin/IE 30.10.1885 Düsseldorf/D William Thomas Mulvany started his studies in medicine at Dublin University but was unable to graduate because of financial problems. He thus became surveyor and… …   Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000

  • Rain garden — A rain garden is a planted depression that is designed to absorb rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, and compacted lawn areas. This reduces rain runoff by allowing stormwater to soak into the ground (as… …   Wikipedia

  • MULVANY T J — IRELAND (see also List of Individuals) .. 1821 Dublin/IE 25.7.1892 Kati Kati/NZ The advance of the rational formula in hydrology is greatly associated to Irish civil engineering of the 1840s. The method, in brief, is to design drainage channels… …   Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000

  • GERMANY — LIST OF INDIVIDUALS: ALBRING AUERBACH BAENSCH BECHER BECKER BLENK BRIX BÜSCH BÜSING BUSCH BU …   Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000

  • List of Individuals — see also about The following is a list of all individuals considered, with name, first name(s), years of birth and death, * portrait available and location of main professional activity. Names of persons contained in volume 1 are in italic and… …   Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.