HEC-RAS 5.0 Training in Christchurch

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Our first course in Christchurch was held in February 2017. The course covered 2D flood modelling, including case studies with dam breach inundation mapping. Our next course in NZ will be held in Auckland 8-9 November 2017.

Following is an outline of our standard 2D course:


HEC-RAS 5.0 Course Outline


DAY 1: 

8:30 am – 9:00 am Introductions
9:00 am – 9:15 am Animation demonstration
9:15 am – 9:45 am Lecture: 1D vs 2D Theory
9:45 am – 10:15 am Lecture: RAS Mapper and GIS interfacing
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning Tea
10:30 am – 11:30 am Workshop: Importing terrain files
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Lecture: Computational mesh generation
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Workshop: Creating 2D areas
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Lecture: Hydrologic boundary conditions
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Lecture: Time step selection
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Afternoon tea
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop: Entering unsteady flow data
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Lecture: Computational options

DAY 2: 

8:30 am – 9:00 am Lecture: Adding internal structures
9:00 am – 10:00 am Workshop: Running a model with structures
10:00 am – 10:30 am Lecture: Breaching dams and lateral weirs
10:30am – 10:45 am Morning tea
10:45 am – 11:45 am Workshop: Running a dam breach model
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lecture: Viewing and exporting in RAS Mapper
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch break
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lecture: Troubleshooting steps
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop: Troubleshooting models
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Lecture: Model Calibration
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Afternoon tea
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Lecture: Benchmarking HEC-RAS vs. other models
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Workshop: Building your own model from scratch

Participants are able to build, run, and animate two-dimensional flood models from scratch by the end of the course. If you would be interested in attending a future course, please register your interest. Please also fill in the hydraulic modelling survey to indicate your level of experience with other modelling programs to assist us in tailoring our courses to best suit experience levels. Certification of professional development hours are available to all attendees.

In light of the recent Kaikoura Earthquake, we have added an exciting case study in which you have one hour, working as a team from scratch, to use HEC-RAS to decide whether or not to send the order to evacuate downstream population centres after an earthquake-induced landslide dam blocks an upstream valley.

Pricing is just $800 for the 2-day course. Registration discounts are available for members of selected professional organisations, including ANCOLD, NZSOLD, EA, and IPENZ. Please enquire for coupon codes to apply at checkout.

Location: Riley Consultants, 22 Moorhouse Ave. Addington, Christchurch

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Register now for our final 2017 flood modelling courses in Singapore, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Auckland! Get a head start with our Introductory Workshop document. Who attends our courses?  What are they saying?

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Need help setting up, reviewing, or troubleshooting models? We also offer drainage designs, surface water management plans, QA/QC, and more. See our consulting services or book in customised, in-house training.

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