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HEC-RAS 5.0 versus TUFLOW versus MIKE21 – HEC’s official response

In case you haven’t seen it, there has been a very popular LinkedIn discussion on the Hydraulic/Hydrologic Modeler’s Forum debating the advantages, disadvantages, and merits of HEC-RAS 5.0, TUFLOW, and DHI’s MIKE21.  There was a lot of great information (and some misinformation) and insight provided in that thread.  It is well worth the read.  Some […]

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Exploring HEC-RAS: XS Interpolation Within a Reach

I’m starting a new series called “Exploring HEC-RAS”.  Each post will discuss a feature in the menu items, starting with the Tools menu item in the Geometry Schematic.  Today’s topic is “XS Interpolation Within a Reach”. There are two options for interpolating cross sections in HEC-RAS:  “Within a Reach…”, let’s call this Option A, and […]

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Stabilizing a Dynamic Unsteady HEC-RAS Model

One of the most frustrating aspects of unsteady HEC-RAS modeling can be the model stabilization process. You know, you’ve gone to great lengths collecting the best survey/topo data and solid hydrology. Then you’ve painstakingly spent hours…possibly days entered all of that data only to find that once you press the “Compute” button, the model crashes. […]

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