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HEC-RAS Workshop, February 26-28, Roseville, California Registration deadline: February 15th

2/26/2019 to 2/28/2019
When: February 26-28, 2019
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily
Where: Roseville's Martha Riley Community Library
1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd
Roseville, California  95747
United States
Contact: FMA

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This intensive hands-on 3-day workshop prepares water resources professionals to use the HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System) for simulating hypothetical dam breaches and routing the resulting flood wave using 1D and 2D unsteady flow. Participants will learn how to approach and construct models for unsteady flow conditions, and to effectively view and analyze results as well as map inundation zones.

Cost: $895 FMA Members/$995 Non-Members


Course Topics:
Unsteady Flow Review
Overview of Dam Failure Modeling
Computer Workshop - Lateral Structures and Storage Areas
Setting up a HEC-RAS Breach Model
Computer Workshop – Inline Structure Breach
Diagnosing a Dam Breach Model
Fixing a Dam Breach Model
Computer Workshop – Diagnosing and Fixing Models
Selecting Breach Parameters
Calibration of Dam Breach Models
Introduction to 2D Modeling
2D Modeling Theory
Features and Capabilities of RAS Mapper
Creating 2D Areas
Computer Workshop - 2D Breach Project

Martin J. Teal is a Senior Vice President of WEST Consultants. He has 30 years of experience in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology and sediment transport and has been involved in numerous river and floodplain studies in which he frequently applies numerical models such as HEC-RAS. He is a frequent instructor of short courses for FMA, ASCE Continuing Education and others in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Teal is a registered Professional Engineer in California, Arizona, Nevada Hawaii and Michigan; a certified Professional Hydrologist, and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.S. in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics) from the University of Iowa. Prior to his employment with WEST, Mr. Teal worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Consulting engineers, water resource planners, engineers employed by local, state, or federal government agencies. Participants should have some experience in floodplain hydrology and hydraulics, and sound experience in HEC-RAS steady and/or unsteady flow computer modeling.

*Learn to use HEC-RAS to conduct dam breach analyses.
*Learn to use HEC-RAS to model 1D, 2D, and combined 1D-2D unsteady flow hydraulics.
*Understand basic 2D flow theory and the differences between 2D and 1D modeling.
*Gain hands-on HEC-RAS experience by participating in practical computer workshops.
*Understand how to develop a stable and calibrated model for dam breach simulations.
*Obtain valuable insights in methods for minimizing computation errors and instabilities for unsteady hydraulic models.
*Learn from “real world” projects and applications.

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