This is an Interactive seminar focused on application and benefit of two-dimensional flow capabilities of HEC-RAS, specific to the dam safety industry. The course will maintain a balance between both lecture-style presentations on model theory and hands-on workshop sessions for examples of model applications. Topics will include applications and benefits of HEC-RAS 2D modeling; RAS Mapper and terrain preparation; running 2D models including dam, levee, and breach modeling; viewing results with RAS Mapper; troubleshooting and model review.


Five learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

  • Understand when and where to use HEC-RAS 2D
  • Develop necessary input/terrain data for HEC-RAS 2D
  • Create and run a HEC-RAS 2D model
  • Troubleshoot and review a HEC-RAS 2D model
  • Utilize HEC-RAS 2D for various dam safety applications

For more information, please visit: https://damsafety.org/training-center/classroom-seminar/hec-ras-2d

Speaker and Presenter Information

Patrick Miles
Freese & Nichols, Inc.
Engineer V

As a member of FNI’s Water Resources Design Group, Patrick specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for dam, levees, canals, spillways, and related structures for assessments, comprehensive reviews, rehabilitation design, Probable Maximum Flood analyses, breach analyses and levee certifications. His H&H modeling abilities include significant experience in HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS, SITES, FLOW3D, and his experience in HEC-RAS extends to all components of one-dimensional and two-dimensional flow, steady-state and unsteady flow scenarios, as well as utilizing corresponding GIS applications for model development, consequence assessment, and map production. Applications of these modeling efforts consist of the evaluation of existing dams, analysis of proposed dam modifications, assessment of spillway performance, and design of new dams and reservoirs, as well as flood hazard mapping in large river environments.


Grady Hillhouse
Freese & Nichols, Inc.
Project Engineer

Grady Hillhouse is an engineer and project manager specializing in water resources planning and design. He has served as engineer of record on a wide variety of hydraulic structures including dam rehabilitations, outfall structures, and bank stabilizations. Grady’s expertise is in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, including large basin storm hydrology, 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling, dam breach analysis, 3D computational fluid dynamics, and flood damage assessment.


Relevant Government Agencies

Army, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Energy, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of the Interior, Other Federal Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, FEMA, Federal Government, State & Local Government, Foreign Governments/Agencies

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Tue-Thu, Mar 19-21, 2019

Mt. Washington Conference Center
Baltimore, MD

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