Online Course: Sediment Transport Modelling – June 2020

Using HEC-RAS to predict sediment loads.

This course works through setting up a sediment transport model in HEC-RAS, performing the simulation, and interpreting results together. This is a hands-on guided workshop format addressing a range of sediment transport modelling topics.

After this training you will have a good understanding of the following:
1. Typical applications of sediment transport models.
2. Input data required to perform sediment transport modelling.
3. HEC-RAS model capabilities and limitations.

Engaging with presenters of this calibre will be valuable professional development for engineers, planners, geomorphologists, modellers, and others working around rivers and reservoirs.

Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020 - Thursday, 25 June 2020

Time: 10:30am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)

Cost: $295

Contact: Joel Voortman

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Presenters:

Marty Teal

WEST Consultants, Inc.

Marty is a water resources engineer and numerical modeler of hydrology, hydraulics and sediment transport with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors.  He is a frequent in... Read more

Details:

Content and delivery

  • The course starts with a basic hydraulic model of a rectangular flume such a you might find in any hydraulics lab.
  • You will then enter various sediment and hydrologic inputs necessary to run this as a sediment transport model, going over some of the different options in the program.
  • Execute the model and go through the different ways to examine and interpret the results.
  • Add complications by using “real” river cross sections.
  • Some of the more advanced features and optional capabilities of HEC-RAS will be demonstrated.
  • Being live and interactive sessions, questions and comments are encouraged and interspersed throughout both sessions.

Format

  • The course is delivered in 10 units via the learning platform
  • 2 live and interactive sessions of 2 hours over two weeks:
    – Thursday, 18 June, 10:30am (Sydney Time)
    – Thursday, 25 June, 10:30am (Sydney Time)
  • Sessions are recorded & uploaded to the learning platform (within 24hrs after session), if you cannot attend live.
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to read through via the learning platform.
  • Preparation: Pre-course reading and video watching is encouraged. There is also an opportunity to tailor the sessions to your direct questions via the initial survey. After the first week you will be given some exercises to complete, prior to the next session.

Background

Eroding rivers and sediment-filled reservoirs pose an increasing threat to lives, environment, and infrastructure around the world.
Join us in this online training where we’ll cover the challenges and opportunities associated with mobile-bed hydraulic modelling, which has the potential to allow the prediction and mitigation of impacts associated with sediment movement.