The host agency is responsible for providing computers with the following minimum configuration: 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium III Processor or equivalent with 512 MB RAM, 100 MB available disk space, CD-ROM drive, and Windows XP. One computer is required for every two participants.
The course provides engineers and designers with hands-on computer experience in the selection and application of software tools commonly applied for highway hydraulics including estimating peak flows and hydrographs, as well as the analysis and design of storm drains, culverts, detention basins, and channels. The Watershed Modeling System (WMS) will be the Windows interface used for most applications. Software covered in the course includes:
1. NFF (National Flood Frequency Program)
2. SCS TR-55
4. FHWA Storm Drain for design of pipes and inlets
5. HY8 (Windows version) for culvert and energy dissipator analysis and design
6. WMS detention basin and channel calculators for detention basin and channel design
Highway engineers and designers responsible for the hydrologic and hydraulic aspects of designing storm drains, culverts, detention basins, and channels. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics. The course will briefly review theory, but will focus on hands-on problem solving.
If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.