03/05/2024 - 03/08/2024


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.

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 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 are encouraged to prepare for this classroom course by viewing the ASDSO Webinar Hydraulics 101: Intro to Hydraulics for Dam Safety

ASDSO will also be offering a three-day HEC-RAS 2D class where students will receive more in-depth instruction on building and running 2D flow models.

Registration Rates:

Attendance Policy: 

  • Please note that this course is a multi-day technical seminar even though it is being delivered in a virtual format.  Seminars require attendees to be present each day and to participate in the interactive course.  Failure to attend each day may limit access to future components and completion of the course.  Only registered attendees can access the seminar, materials, and recordings.  Professional development credits will only be recognized for the registered attendee.  Additional people should not be sitting in the course.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations.
  • Cancellations must be received by February 23, 2024. Cancellations made after February 23, 2024, will not receive a refund.

PDHs Available:

  • 23 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers will receive 23 PDHs for the completion of this course.

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 component 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.

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