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Presenter: Gregory H. Nail, PhD, PE

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Seattle, WA

Executive Inn
200 Taylor Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-448-9444

This seminar is closed or full.


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

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Geologists/Geoscientists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Floodplain Managers

Professional Engineers
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
     6.5 PDHs

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW PDHs
     6.5 LA/CES HSW PDHs

Floodplain Managers
     6.5 ASFPM CECs

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a 6.5 continuing education opportunity to Washington professional engineers (not required for license renewal), which will qualify for 6.5 PDHs in other states. This course also offers 6.5 HSW PDHs to Washington landscape architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Washington.

This seminar is approved by Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs. Only full attendance can be reported to LA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this course for 6.5 CECs.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to geologists. It has not been approved by any state contractor board with mandatory continuing education.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


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.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.