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An Introduction to HEC-HMS

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Instructor Information: Matthew Zeve, P.E. CFM, M.ASCE

Course Length: 1 Hour

Purpose and Background

The analysis and design of most drainage-related infrastructure (channels, culverts, bridges, reservoirs, etc.) requires the determinate of a peak flowrate or a runoff hydrograph. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Center’s HEC-HMS software program is commonly used for this task. However, the HEC-HMS program has many other features and capabilities in addition to peak flow and runoff hydrograph calculations.

This webinar will provide participants who have little to no experience with HEC-HMS an overview of the model’s capabilities, functionality, methodologies, input, and output. The webinar will provide busy professionals who may not have the time or inclination to explore the software on their own time a way to gain exposure to the program.

Learning Outcomes

This webinar will provide engineers with an overview of the HEC-HMS software package. You will come away with knowledge of the program’s capabilities and applications for hydrologic engineering tasks.

Webinar Benefits

  • Understand the functionality of the HEC-HMS software package
  • Discuss various hydrologic applications of the software package
  • Learn what input is required by the program
  • See examples of output from the program

Intended Audience

Civil engineers, hydrologists, and scientists who have a desire to learn more about the HEC-HMS program but have little to no experience with the software will benefit from this webinar.

Webinar Outline

  • Introduction to the program
  • Program applications
  • Program structure and organization
  • Methodologies included in the software
  • Model input and output
  • Limitations