Tuesday, March 8, 2016

HEC-RAS 2D Training in Portland Oregon

I'll be teaching our very popular 2D HEC-RAS course in my home town of Portland Oregon, just in time to feature the official release of HEC-RAS 5.0.  

If you live in the area, or you've always wanted to figure out why everyone is talking about Portland (and HEC-RAS 5.0!), read on for more information and to register.  

This course is being hosted by River Restoration Northwest.  Please contact them for course registration questions.

River Restoration Northwest Presents
 a course in HEC-RAS 2D Modeling
JOIN US in Portland, Oregon!

April 11-13, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Every Day
Fee: $700
Registration is now open. 
Location: Cheatham Hall at the World Forestry Center in Portland
Instructor: Chris Goodell, WEST Consultants
NOTE:  Course fees are non-refundable except in the event that minimum course registration numbers are not met.  
The Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) has been updated to include two dimensional modeling capabilities. This intensive 3-day workshop will introduce the experienced HEC-RAS user to these new 2-D capabilities.
Through attending this workshop, participants will:
  • Learn how to use the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS (River Analysis System) computer program to model two-dimensional unsteady flow hydraulics.
  • Get an overview of two-dimensional flow theory and the differences between one-dimensional and two-dimensional modeling.
  • Gain hands-on HEC-RAS experience by participating in practical computer workshops.
  • Understand how to develop a stable and calibrated two-dimensional flow model.
  • Obtain valuable insights in methods for minimizing computation errors and instabilities for two-dimensional unsteady hydraulic models.
  • Learn from real world projects and applications.
Instructor:
Christopher R. Goodell, P.E., D.WRE, is a senior hydraulic engineer with WEST Consultants with over 20 years of experience in computational hydraulics, river hydraulics and hydraulic design. He spent two years at the Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) actively working on the development of HEC-RAS. In addition, Mr. Goodell is a contributing author to the HEC-RAS manuals and has applied HEC-RAS to a wide range of complex problems, including dam breaks, bridge and culvert hydraulics, spillway and outlet works design, stable channel design, and floodplain mapping. Mr. Goodell earned his B.S. degree in civil engineering at Oregon State University and his M.E. degree in hydraulic engineering from the International Institute for Hydraulic Engineering (IHE) in Delft, The Netherlands. Mr. Goodell has taught HEC-RAS courses and provided technical support for HEC-RAS since 2000.
CLASSROOM LOCATION:
Your class will be held in the WORLD FORESTRY CENTER at 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR, 97221. The office phone number is 503-228-1367. Our class will be held in Cheatham Hall that is located to the south of the Discovery Museum and Plaza.
LOC
DIRECTIONS:
By Car
Located in Portland's Washington Park, the World Forestry Center is just five minutes from downtown Portland. For detailed driving directions please visit the World Forestry Center’s website at:http://www.worldforestrycenter.org/organization/visitus.php
Portland Parks and Recreation owns and manages parking spaces in Washington Park. They have implemented pay-by-space meters for all patrons who use the park, including those attending events.
Fees: $1.60/hour (9:30AM – 9:30PM) * $4.00/day October-March * $6.40/day April - September
Please visit this link for more detail on the parking meters: http://washingtonparkpdx.org/parking/
TriMet
MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) runs through downtown from the suburbs to the west and east, from the airport, and from the Expo Center. Washington Park has its own MAX stop, which lets you off right at the World Forestry Center’s front door. Check out TriMet’s web site at www.trimet.org for route maps, fares, connections and schedules.
LODGING:
If you need a place to stay, many of the downtown Portland hotels are within easy walking distance to the MAX light rail that provides easy access to Washington Park as described above. The Portland Oregon Visitors Association (POVA) can advise you on Portland-area hotels and motels and book your reservation over the phone. Call toll-free 1-87-PORTLAND (1-877-678-5263) or visit their web site,www.travelportland.com.

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