Written by Christopher Goodell, P.E., D.WRE | WEST Consultants
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Did you know that there are 268 output variables that you can retrieve automatically using the HECRASController? That’s right, everything from velocity in the main channel, to shear stress, to stream power, to hydraulic depth, and of course water surface elevation. There’s more than you can possibly ever want or need. The post “Automating HEC-RAS” demonstrates how to get started with this. To access any of the 268 variables, you can use the HECRASController Output_NodeOuput subroutine or the Output_ReachOutput function. Both of these are described in detail in “Breaking the HEC-RAS Code”.
Here’s just a sample of the variables and their respective IDs.
The rest are included in “Breaking the HEC-RAS Code”, and can also be found in the profile output table in HEC-RAS.