Classroom Seminar
HEC-RAS with an Introduction to HEC-RAS 2D


Baltimore, MD


04/17/2018 - 04/20/2018


Join us April 17-20 at the Mt. Washington Conference Center in Baltimore, MD for HES-RAS with an Introduction to HEC-RAS 2D. This course is a three-day introduction of HEC-RAS and a one-day introduction to HEC-RAS 2D, with applications to dam safety. The three-day introduction course provides hands on opportunity to use the program and resolve specific questions. The objective of this course is to review the principles of open channel hydraulics as they relate to the natural stream environment with application to dam safety. Both steady and unsteady flow modeling will be explored.

HEC-RAS 2D represents the most significant advancement of HEC-RAS in the last decade and includes many new features that will allow users to more accurately and more efficiently map the consequences of potential dam failures for hazard classification and emergency action planning.  The goal of this one-day presentation is to instruct students on the basic capabilities of the HEC-RAS 2D model.  Due to the limited time available in this workshop, detailed instruction on how to develop a new 2D model is not provided.   Students will become familiar with the data requirements and general process of 2D modeling and will have the opportunity to explore a simple 2D model.  

By the end of the course participants will be able to apply these six objectives and have a comfort level in developing and analyzing a hydraulic model for typical open channel flow applications. 

  • Apply the principles to model a dam break

  • Identify the data requirements for modeling

  • Develop the appropriate boundary conditions

  • Extract and analyze hydraulic output data

  • Obtain an understanding of 1D/2D unsteady flow modeling with HEC-RAS

  • Understand how to use 2D flow areas within HEC-RAS

Attendees will recieve up-to 29.5 professional development hours for the completion of all course work. 

Participants should have an undergraduate engineering degree.  It is advised that registrants prepare for this classroom course by viewing the ASDSO Webinar: Hydraulics 101. Available in either on-demand or downloadable format at the ASDSO Learning Center.

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