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E930 IEMC/Community Specific: Horry County, SC

E208 State Coordinating Office

L102 Science of Disaster

L102 Science of Disaster

L102 Science of Disaster

E296 Application of HAZUS-MH for Risk Assessment

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
L273 Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP


Two-dimensional Hydraulic Modeling with SToRM
Location:  Golden, CO
Time:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

USGS, Geomorphology Sediment Transport Lab
4620 Technology Dr., Ste. 400
Golden, CO 80403

SToRM (System for Transport and River Modeling) is an unsteady depth-averaged, two-dimensional surface water numerical model based on triangular control volumes on an unstructured grid configuration. It can be used to simulate the flow of water over natural topography, or in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries. It can handle hydraulic jumps and flooding events with wetting and drying, such as dam break flows and overbank flooding. Basic culvert hydraulics are included in SToRM.

SToRM is incorporated in the iRIC hydraulic graphical user interface ( iRIC provides an interactive platform for data pre- and post-processing and visualization, including automated grid generation and model calibration tools. iRIC is easy to use and incorporates other multi-dimensional flow models. Although the other flow models are not covered in the course, they are included in the distribution package, and the basic iRIC training provided will give students enough information to allow easy exploratory incursions into these models.

This course presents the basic hydraulic principles needed to understand SToRM, and employs detailed hands-on tutorials to guide the participants through its use in practical modeling applications with iRIC. This course is intended for hydraulic and environmental engineers, earth scientists, and to any involved in the two-dimensional modeling of surficial hydraulics.

Prerequisites: Students are not required to have previous experience in two-dimensional modeling, but knowledge of basic hydraulic principles will help to take full advantage of the course. In order to be able to participate in the hands-on exercises, students must bring their own laptops. The minimum computer specifications are:
Windows XP or later operating system.
4 GB RAM or higher.
Graphics card with a minimum of 500 MB memory.
CD-ROM or USB port (required to install the course materials).
5 GB of free space on hard drive.
Ability to install new software in the computer (administrative privileges).
The use of a mouse is recommended.

Free tuition

Primary contact: Francisco Simoes,, 303-278-7956
Nancy Gregory 303-445-4668,

Course registration deadline August 10, 2017. Class size limited to 16 attendees.


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