HEC-RAS 2D Modeling Seminar
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own): 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Session 1 – Intro into HEC-RAS
Applications of HEC-RAS
1d vs 2d vs 3d
Session 2 – RAS Mapper
Georeferencing and projections
Mapper tools and workflow
Terrain and land cover setup
Session 2 (Workshop)
Session 3 – 2D Modeling
2D modeling theory
Session 3 (Workshop)
Session 4 – Advanced 2D Modeling
2D modeling theory
Rain on grid
Session 4 (Workshop)
Session 5 – 2D Hydraulic Connections
Internal boundary conditions
Session 5 (Workshop)
Session 6 – 1D/2D Modeling with HEC-RAS
Lateral 1D/2D connection
Inline 1D/2D connections
Session 6 (Workshop)
7.0 ASFPM CECs
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 PDHs to professional geologists in Louisiana. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Louisiana.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for professional engineers in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved this event for 7.0 CECs.
Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
Chad Ballard, PE, CFM ENV SP
Stormwater and Flood Team Leader at Plummer in Dallas, TX
Mr. Ballard is a licensed civil engineer holding a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Brigham Young University. He was first introduced to numerical modeling methods as an undergrad and continued with his graduate work in 2D surface water and sediment transport modeling.
Since then Mr. Ballard has obtained experience using a variety of hydrologic and hydrodynamic modeling solvers and platforms on a variety of different engineering applications (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, XP-SWMM, TUFLOW, SRH-2D, SMS). In addition to providing a broad range of engineering skills, he has helped hundreds of engineering firms apply numerical models to their projects all around the world. In the past Mr. Ballard has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in hydraulics and hydrology, and he is currently teaching professional continuing education courses for the new 2D tools in the HEC-RAS software.
Mr. Ballard is active in professional organizations including the Texas Floodplain Managers Association (TFMA) and ASCE Texas Section where he serves as the current Honors Committee chairman. He is also a committee member of the EWRI National Computational Hydraulics Technical Committee.
Mr. Ballard is the Stormwater and Flood Team leader for Plummer and started the High Water Mark, a website for resources, information and current events specific to water resource engineers. He currently lives in the Dallas area with his wife and five daughters.