Virtual Seminar




10/27/2020 - 10/29/2020


*Please note - Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus this course has been changed from a face-to-face seminar to a virtual seminar. Registered attendees will receive additional details on this change. Classes will begin at 10:00 am and end at 8:30 pm ET, with an hour for lunch and breaks in the morning and afternoon.

This course is a three-day introduction of HEC-RAS with applications to dam safety. The three-day introduction 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.

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.

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By the end of the course, participants 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 have 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 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. Registration will close on October 20. 

  • Member Rate: $900 
  • Non-Member Rate: $1,000 

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.

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. 

Virtual Meeting Requirements:

  • For this virtual course, you will need a computer, microphone, webcam, and internet connection.  If possible, two screens would be recommended to move between the presentation and the workshops.  We will use the ZOOM Meeting platform along with the ASDSO Learning Center and a Virtual lab componet for the workshops.  If you do not have the ZOOM Meeting application or cannot download it, you can use the web browser version.  More details will be sent to attendees after registering.

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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