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3/10/2015 to 3/12/2015
When: 03/10/2015
From 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily
Where: Wildland Fire Training Center
3237 Peacekeeper Way
McClellan, California  95652
United States
Contact: FMA

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2D HEC-RAS Workshop

March 10-12, 2015

Wildland Fire Training Center

3237 Peacekeeper Way, McClellan, CA 95652 (12 CECs for CFMs)


This intensive 3-day workshop prepares water resources professionals to use the HEC-RAS (Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System) for modeling two-dimensional (2D) unsteady flow applications. Participants will learn how to approach and construct a 2D model for unsteady flow conditions, and to effectively view and analyze results.


Christopher R. Goodell, P.E., D.WRE, is a senior hydraulic engineer with WEST Consultants with over 19 years of experience in computational hydraulics, river hydraulics and hydraulic design. He spent two years at the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) actively working on the development of HEC-RAS. In addition, Mr. Goodell is a contributing author to the HEC-RAS manuals and has applied HEC-RAS to a wide range of complex problems, including dam breaks, bridge and culvert hydraulics, spillway and outlet works design, stable channel design, and floodplain mapping. Mr. Goodell earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering at Oregon State University and his M.E. degree in Hydraulic Engineering from the International Institute for Hydraulic Engineering (IHE) in Delft, The Netherlands. Mr. Goodell has taught HEC-RAS courses and provided technical support for HEC-RAS since 2000.

Martin J. Teal is a Vice President of WEST Consultants. He has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of hydraulics, hydrology and sediment transport and has been involved in many river and floodplain studies. He is a frequent instructor of short courses for ASCE Continuing Education and others. Mr. Teal is a registered Professional Engineer in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii; 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.

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 unsteady flow computer modeling.


¨       Learn to use HEC-RAS to model 2D unsteady flow hydraulics.

¨       Get an overview of 2D flow theory and the differences between it and one-dimensional modeling.

¨       Gain hands-on HEC-RAS experience by participating in practical computer workshops.

¨       Understand how to develop a stable and calibrated 2D flow model.

¨       Obtain valuable insights in methods for minimizing computation errors and instabilities for 2D unsteady hydraulic models.

¨       Learn from “real world” projects and applications.


Registrant Information:

Registration deadline is March 3, 2015. To register, visit the FMA web site or you can register directly here. Seating is limited to 30 students, so register early. 



$845 FMA Members/$945 Non-Members*

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Course Topics

Introduction to 2D Modeling in HEC-RAS

HEC-RAS Unsteady Flow Review

Computer Workshop on Lateral Structures and Storage Areas

Review of 2D Flow Theory

Features and Capabilities of RAS Mapper

Computer Workshop on Creating a 2D Mesh

Preprocessing 2D Flow Areas

Computer Workshop on Offline 2D Projects

Viewing 2D Model Results

Computer Workshop on Inline 2D Projects

Troubleshooting Errors

Differences in 1D versus 2D Modeling

Computer Workshop on Troubleshooting Errors

Calibrating a 2D HEC-RAS Model



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