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Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Applications of Open Channel Hydraulics
River and watercourse analysis Floodplain management Flood hazard mapping and risk analysis Channel and levee design Roadway crossing and bridge analysis and design Bridge scour analysis
Principles of Hydraulic Analysis
Conservation of energy Conservation of momentum Bernoulli equation Energy losses Backwater and forewater calculations Computer-based analysis and computations
History and Development of US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS Application
HEC-RAS Application User Interface
Program file and project management Data entry and editing GIS data usage Results and reporting Mapping capabilities
Water Surface Profiling
Flow types Analysis data required for modeling Cross section location Discharge flows and boundary conditions Step backwater calculations Model calibration
Bridge and Culvert Modeling
Cross section locations Flow regimes Ineffective flow areas Bridge model setup
Steady Flow Surface Profile Demonstration 1
Live demo for typical river reach Project file setup Geometry file demo Steady flow file demo Setting boundary conditions Simple river reach modeling tips
Steady Flow Surface Profile Demonstration 2
Live demo for simple bridge Setup of typical bridge cross section model Establishment of ineffective flow areas Simple bridge modeling tips
Gregory H. Nail, PhD, PE
Associate Professor, University of Tennessee at Martin
Dr. Nail is an associate professor in the Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Martin where he teaches a variety of courses including fluid mechanics, hydraulics and hydrology, and hydraulic and hydrologic modeling. He holds a professional engineer’s license based on having passed both the Civil and Mechanical discipline-specific exams. Prior to coming to UT-Martin in?2002?he worked as a research hydraulic engineer for the United States Army Corp of Engineers for 11 years. He is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Tennessee American Water Resources Association, and he has lectured on various HEC-RAS modeling topics at the Annual Tennessee Water Resources Symposium, and at other venues. Dr. Nail earned his B.M.E. degree from Auburn University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University.
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