Distance - HEC-RAS Modeling Workshop (1.2 CEUs)

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  • Looking for refresher course on specific engineering topics and cannot find an intensive course to serve your needs?

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This course is approximately 3 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Course Description:
This  workshop provides HEC-RAS Steady Flow River Hydraulics Modeling training. The Hydrologic Engineering Center—River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) is a computer software designed to simulate water surface profiles and velocities for a network of natural and constructed watercourses. HEC-RAS is widely used throughout the world as an industry standard hydraulics program. The lectures and lab sessions will concentrate on teaching and demonstrating principle of hydraulics and hydrology and how to use the software in practical engineering applications. Participants will learn by doing, while using the HEC-RAS software on their own computers. The Software and Documentations are free downloaded from


By participating in this workshop, you will be able to construct a complete HEC-RAS model using the exercises provided in the course. Performance of channel network, bridge and culvert design and analysis will be conducted along with the sample projects. Introduction to flood studies using HEC-RAS will be provided. Participants will gain confidence in applying HEC-RAS to a variety of modeling problems from the lectures and exercises provided. Troubleshooting and how to review, verify and calibrate HEC-RAS models will be provided.

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability. 


  • Model Overview and Practical Use
  • Software Downloading and Documentations
  • Documentations Overview

Streamlines Modeling

  • Open Channel Hydraulics Principles
  • Subcritical Flow
  • Supercritical Flow
  • Mixed Flow
  • Manning’s Coefficient
  • Manning’s Equation
  • Geometric Data
  • Flow Data for Different Return Periods
  • Steady Flow Analysis
  • Levees and Dykes
  • Review and Understanding the Output
  • Flood Mapping

Single and Multiple Bridge Modeling

  • Bridge Hydraulics
  • Contraction and Expansion Lengths and Coefficients
  • Critical Cross Sections
  • Pressure and Weir Flow
  • Energy Method
  • Bridge, Piers and Abutments Data
  • Ineffective Flow Areas
  • Review and Understanding the Output
  • Flood Mapping

Single and Multiple Barrel Culvert Modeling

  • Culvert Hydraulics
  • Inlet Control
  • Outlet Control
  • Contraction and Expansion Lengths and Coefficients
  • Critical Cross Sections
  • Steady Flow and Boundaries Data
  • Review and Understanding the Output

Stream Junction

  • Cross Sections
  • Stream Junction Data
  • Energy and Momentum Analysis
  • Review the Output

Inline Structure

  • Gated Spillways

Bridge Scour

  • Scour Hydraulics
  • Contraction Scour
  • Pier Scour
  • Abutment Scour

Total Scour

  • Review the Output

TLNT reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. TLNT's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. TLNT is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations. Please click here for complete policies.

This is a Professional Development Distance Program course. These are open to a start date after you register, not scheduled for a specific date.

We could offer any of our courses at a location of your choice and customized contents according to your needs, please contact us at : inhouse@tlnt-training.com or click here  to submit an online request.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

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