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Hydraulics 101 (for Those Who Skipped It In College)


This course is the second installment in our Surface Water Webinar Series—others include “Hydrology 101,” “Fluvial Geomorphology 101,” and “Stream Restoration Basics & Techniques.” Sign up now for all four and save nearly 10% while earning 8 PDH / 0.8 CEU!

Uneasy when hydraulic engineers use specific industry terms, such as unsteady flow, allowable shear stress, hydraulic radius, Manning’s “n,” or 100-year flood? As a professional working with these technical individuals and their reports, it is crucial that you fully understand what they are trying to convey.

Join two-time former IECA President and returning speaker Dr. David T. Williams for this live, educational, two-part webinar exploring the concepts, terms, and analyses behind hydraulics and the basis of hydraulic studies.

  • Hydraulics 101, Part I
    We will discuss the fundamentals and common terms associated with hydraulics as well as how they are used in river and erosion design, how particular hydraulic designs are determined, and how hydraulic engineers compute water surface elevations, water velocities, and shear stress. This session is designed to provide those who have not had formal training in hydraulics with an understanding of how hydraulics are used in real-world applications that are relevant to rivers, streambank stability, and erosion control.
  • Hydraulics 101, Part II 
    Moving beyond the basics, we will delve into advanced topics and how the information gleaned therein is essential in order for hydraulic engineers to develop their designs. Such topics include hydraulic scour of structures, weirs, culverts, hydraulic grade control, and bank stabilization using hydraulic information.

Learning Objectives 
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Learn the fundamentals of hydraulics.
  • Understand the meaning of hydraulic terms and how they are used in river and erosion design.
  • Discern how particular hydraulic designs are determined.
  • Discover how hydraulic engineers compute water surface elevations, water velocities, and shear stress.
  • Examine how hydraulics is used for streambank protection.
  • Explore the use of hydraulics in stream restoration.
  • Comprehend how hydraulic structures are designed.
  • Identify the tools that hydraulic engineers use.

Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at

* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you access to the presentation(s) for 6 months from the order date.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 3 H 0 M
Lectures: 2
Credits: 2 PDH / 0.2 CEU

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