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Presenter: Gregory H. Nail, PhD, PE

Recording Date:

Recording Location: Columbia, SC

Type: Streamable MP4 Video / Downloadable MP3 + PDF Manual

Product Code: 15782

Product Number: 18 SCHECRAS 8 1 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:

Description:

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Agenda:

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

Speakers:

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.