This course is an introduction of HEC-RAS with applications to
dam safety. This 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.
Specific objectives will be to:
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.