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Culvert Design for Peak Flow and Aquatic Organism Passage
Tuesday, December 5, and Wednesday December 6, 2017
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Waltham, MA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Rollin Hotchkiss, PhD, PE
Professor/Department Chair, Hydraulics and Water Resources, Brigham Young University
President, ASCE Environmental & Water Resources Institute
Have you been asked to design a culvert for a new road crossing or to replace an existing culvert? Perhaps it's been a long time since you've done that and you feel a rising sense of panic. Or even if you're comfortable with culvert design, what about "aquatic organism passage" criteria that keeps popping up in your state or agency? And how can that be incorporated with the latest software?
The two-day seminar will begin with a review of peak discharge methods and open channel flow. We will then discuss culvert basics and the unique world of culvert hydraulics.
Attendees will be asked to complete two case studies, each developed to illustrate common issues encountered when designing a culvert. A discussion of energy dissipation will follow with a workshop featuring the broken back culvert feature found in HY-8. The second day will conclude with a detailed discussion of aquatic organism passage including the basics, popular design procedures, and a workshop on the topic.
Upon completing the short course, participants will have a solid understanding of the policies and procedures involved in culvert design, and will be able to design a culvert including determining peak discharge and any Aquatic Organism Passage requirements.
A representative from the MA Division of Ecological Restoration will also be present to give a statewide perspective on the challenges road managers face and the resources available for replacing culverts for aquatic organism passage and storm resilience.
Rollin Hotchkiss, PhD, PE
Dr. Hotchkiss is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Brigham Young University and holds the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology professor- ship in leadership. Dr. Hotchkiss has authored more than 150 papers and reports dealing with topics ranging from determining peak flows in watersheds to turbulence in natural channels and culverts. His current research areas include designing culverts that allow upstream fish passage and using high quality datasets to compare current methods for predicting sediment transport in rivers. He has taught short courses in culvert design in more than 25 states to hundreds of practicing engineers and is the author or co-author of the most recent Federal Highway Administration design manuals on fish passage through culverts. Dr. Hotchkiss currently serves as the President of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute.
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