Course: 5th HEC-RAS Water Modelling

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Using the latest version 5.0 of HEC-RAS, this week-long series of courses covers basic, intermediate and advanced levels across both 1D and 2D.
HEC-RAS is recognised as an industry standard hydraulic modelling program that is widely used throughout the world.
The 1-day courses run consecutively through the week, enabling attendees to join any combination of the courses.

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Date: Monday, 11 September 2017 - Friday, 15 September 2017

Location: Mercure Hotel Brisbane

Contact: Trevor Pillar T: 08 8236 5200 E:



Krey Price

Surface Water Solutions

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more

Mark Forest

HDR Engineering

Mark has over 34 years of experience in water resources engineering, specialising in flood control planning and design, floodplain management, rainfall/runoff modelling, hydraulic modelling, dam breac... Read more

Robert Keller

R. J. Keller & Associates and Monash University

Dr Keller has worked exclusively as a hydraulics engineer and modelling specialist since 1972.  His main areas of expertise are steady and transient flow analyses of pipe network and irrigation syste... Read more


Workshop PROGRAM  Note: All course days will be taught using HEC-RAS 5.0 software

This training is offered in association with Floodplain Management Australia, Engineers Australia the Australian Hydrographers Association and the Australian Water Association. Members of EA, FMA, AHA, AWA receive a 20% Discount.


This training will use the latest Version 5.0 of HEC-RAS, a globally-respected water modelling package, available for free download from the US Army Corps of Engineers, who author and support this software. The new version includes two-dimensional floodplain modelling, unsteady sediment transport, bank erosion, water quality, and the RAS Mapper GIS interface.

hec-ras-particle-tracing-manual-kpriceThis week consists of five courses, run consecutively, and you can attend any combination of courses with respect to your level of experience and understanding.

Course attendees will learn to build, run, and animate flood models using the free HEC-RAS software

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– Understand the methods used by HEC-RAS software in modelling channel and flood plain storage
– Learn about unsteady flow and sediment transport analyses
– Undertake hands-on HEC-RAS modelling exercises with full instruction
– Know how to consult with modellers and to engage with management regarding HEC-RAS models
– Know when it is appropriate to build an expensive model and when back-of-envelope will do
– Recognise the “point of diminishing return” in a model construction and implementation
– Learn troubleshooting and computational optimisation techniques
– Learn how to scope model development and review model results provided by others

There will be ample opportunity to discuss issues that course participants have encountered in professional practice.

All courses include lectures and workshops with hands-on case studies.

Attendees bring their own Windows-based laptops for installing software (installation links will be provided prior to the course). If you are unable to provide one, please inform us on your registration.

Who Comes: – Department of Works- PNG
– ACOR Consultants – Envirotech
– Agfirst Engineering – Land Dynamics Australlia
– Alluvium – Melbourne Water
– ATC Williams – Millar Merrigan
– Beveridge Williams – Murray Darling Basin Authority
– Byrne Design – pitt&sherry
– Chow Consulting – Queensland Murray-Darling Committee
– City West Water – Queensland Urban Utilities
– Commonwealth Environmental Water Office – SARDI
– Demlakian – SEQ Catchments
– Department of Energy and Water Supply – TGM Group Pty Ltd
– Department of Main Roads – Thiess Environmental Monitoring
– Dept. Science, Info. Tech. & Innovation – VicRoads
– Department of Water – Water Corporation

HEC-RAS_BKellerTopics Include
– Open Channel Hydraulics & Introduction to HEC-RAS
– One Dimensional Flow Profiles in Context
– Cross Section Locations & Friction Slope Options
– Bridge Analysis and Modelling
– Mobile Boundaries, Bridge Scour
– 1D, 2D and Coupled 1D/2D Floodplain Modelling
– Culvert Modelling, Junction Modelling and Dam Break Modelling
– Unsteady Flow Modelling
– Introduction to Sediment Transport Modeling
– Hands-on Case Studies & Discussions

Registrations by Mon 21st August 2017 receive 20% Fee Discount.


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