HEC-RAS 5.0 Training in Melbourne

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Our next course in Melbourne will be held in August 2017 at Karstens Conference Centre, located at 123 Queen Street in the CBD.

Please register your interest to receive updates on future courses. If you require training prior to the day, please contact us to schedule a customised, in-house course in the meantime.

We have added all new VIC-based case studies for the HEC-RAS 2D modelling course, including diversion drains, direct rainfall/rain on grid, and urban and coastal flooding. In response to feedback from our previous courses, we are also incorporating workshops with hydraulic structures, GIS interfacing, and terrain manipulation within HEC-RAS. Each day’s course runs from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Following is an outline of the proceedings:

Melbourne HEC-RAS 5.0 Course Outline

DAY 1: Thursday 10 August 2017

8:30 am – 9:15 am Administrative and introductions
9:15 am – 9:30 am Animation demonstration
9:30 am – 10:00 am Lecture: 1D vs 2D Theory
10:00 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: Friday 11 August 2017

9:00 am – 9:30 am Lecture: Adding internal structures
9:30 am – 10:00 am Workshop: Running a model with structures
10:00 am – 10:30 am Lecture: Dams and lateral weirs
10:30am – 10:45 am Morning tea
10:45 am – 11:45 am Workshop: Simulating a dam/levee breach
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



Karstens Melbourne
123 Queen Street


We were pleased to have The RAS Solution and Breaking the HEC-RAS Code author Chris Goodell in Melbourne to teach our inaugural HEC-RAS 5.0 course in April 2016. The course was well attended and we received extremely positive feedback from course attendees. Our October 2016 Melbourne course was held in conjunction with ICE WaRM and covered both 1D and 2D modeling over 5 days. For those interested in both 1D and 2D modelling, the ICE WaRM course will be held on an annual basis going forward, with the next course to be held in Brisbane in September 2017. Our next dam break course is anticipated to be held in October 2017 in Hobart.


2017 Training Dates

Register now for 2017 1D/2D flood modelling courses. Get a head start on a HEC-RAS 5.0 course by downloading our Introductory Workshop document. Who attends our courses?  What are they saying?

Links and Downloads

See our training and consulting flyer. Download the free HEC-RAS 5.0.3 software and manuals. Check out the updated 2016 ARR 2D Modelling Guidelines and these scary photos from recent floods in Australia.

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