Classroom Seminar


Austin, TX


05/05/2020 - 05/07/2020


*Please note - Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus this course has been postponed. Registered attendees will receive additional details on this change. Visit the ASDSO COVID-19 response page to learn more

This course is a three-day introduction of HEC-RAS 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 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.

Learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

  • 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

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

The participants should have an undergraduate engineering degree. Students should bring a laptop computer with the latest version of HEC-RAS installed along with a calculator. Students are encouraged to prepare for this classroom course by viewing the ASDSO Webinar Hydraulics 101: Intro to Hydraulics for Dam Safety

New for 2020, ASDSO will be offering a three-day HEC-RAS 2D class, May 19-21, where students will receive more in-depth instruction on building and running 2D flow models. Learn more!

Registration Rates: Download the Registration Form or Register Online

  • Member Rate: $900 on or before April 17/$950 after April 17
  • Non-Member Rate: $1,000 on or before April 17/$1,050 after April 17

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before April 24. After April 24 no refunds will be given.

PDHs Available:

  • Attendees are elegible for up to 22.5 PDHs. NY licensed engineers please check back close to the course for details on the number of PDHs available. 

Facility Information:

  • Commons Learning Center/J.J.Pickle Research Campus, University of Texas at Austin, Bevo Room, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758
  • Parking is available at the facility. You will need to pay at the parking kiosk, cash or credit cards are accepted.
  • No ASDSO group room blocks have been reserved, but the facility has assembled a list of quality hotels conveniently located to the seminar location. Many of these hotels offer discounted rates and free shuttle service to the seminar attendees.

To register download the registration form and return it to ASDSO or Register Online through the ASDSO Portal! Not a member? Become a member before registering and save!

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