This course provides an introduction of HEC-RAS with applications to dam safety. The course provides a hands-on opportunity to use the program and resolve specific questions. The objective of this course is to review the basic principles of open channel hydraulics as they relate to the natural stream environment with application to dam safety. Bridges, culverts, and in-line structures will be discussed and both steady and unsteady flow modeling will be explored.

Key Take-aways: 

  • Understand the basics of water surface profile computations.
  • Create 1D HEC-RAS models.
  • Incorporate bridges, culverts, and in-line structures.
  • Apply principles of open channel flow to dams and dam failures.
  • Extract and analyze output.
  • Obtain an understanding of 1D unsteady flow modeling with HEC-RAS.
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