HEC-RAS: Sediment Transport Modeling

As recognized experts in the application of hydraulic computer models, WEST Consultants, Inc. routinely offers training courses on a national and international basis to government agencies and private industry organizations, including courses on the use of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (HEC) River Analysis System (HEC-RAS). WEST’s instructors all have extensive application experience with HEC-RAS. Some have also worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers including the Hydrologic Engineering Center where the model is developed.

WEST has provided the Sediment Transport Modeling class in both our standard 3-day course format as well as customizations to meet our client’s needs (also taught in combination with the HEC-6: Scour and Deposition in Rivers and Reservoirs).

WEST’s hands-on seminar and computer workshop provides practical training in sediment transport modeling. Lectures will cover the algorithms HEC-RAS uses to compute sediment transport, including selecting a transport function, computing transport capacity, the quasi-unsteady flow assumption, bed mixing algorithms, bed change options, and other fundamental computations for sediment transport modeling. The course will also discuss avoiding common sediment transport modeling problems. Intensive workshops will instruct participants in basic sediment transport modeling input (e.g., boundary conditions, bed sediment samples, hydraulic information), model options (e.g., dredging, transport equation calibration, cohesive transport, etc.), and output features.