Christopher R. Goodell is the Director of Applied Research with WEST Consultants with over 21 years of experience in computational hydraulics, river hydraulics and hydraulic design. He spent 2 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.
He also has experience in moveable bed hydraulics and has contributed to the incorporation of sediment transport and sediment impact modeling into HEC-RAS. Mr.Goodell is the author of the popular book "Breaking the HEC-RAS Code" and the HEC-RAS blog "The RAS Solution." He earned his B.S.degree in civil engineering at Oregon State University and his M.Eng. in Hydraulic Engineering from the International Institute for Hydraulic Engineering (IHE) in Delft, The Netherlands. Mr. Goodell has taught HEC-RAS courses around the world and provided technical support for HEC-RAS since 2001.