HEC-RAS 5.0 Training in Melbourne

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Thanks for those who attended our third course in Melbourne in November 2017!
We plan to return in 2018 for a dam break course to be held 8-9 October before the ANCOLD conference.

Upcoming Courses:

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 Sydney in June 2018.

  • Register your interest to receive updates on future courses
  • If you would prefer customised training in the meantime, please contact us to schedule an in-house course tailored to your needs

Previous Melbourne Courses:

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.


Here is a flyer with previous course details (click for pdf version):

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 23 November 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 24 November 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


The registration fee for the 2-day course is just $800. Academic, group, and professional membership discounts are available. Please enquire for relevant coupon codes to apply at checkout. See pricing & enrolment details for terms and conditions.



Level 15
28 Freshwater Pace

Southbank VIC



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