Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts

Course Number: C-9002
Credit: 9 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Mark R. Knarr, P.E.
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Overview

In Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts, you'll learn ...

  • Hydrologic and site data requirements for design
  • Hydrologic analysis methods
  • Comparison of shapes and materials with regard to performance and durability
  • Inlet vs. outlet control, and their performance curves

Overview

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Credit: 9 PDH

Length: 356 pages

Both culverts and bridges are the primary structures that allow flowing bodies of water to pass beneath roads & railways. The selection of one or the other hinges on hydraulic and structural requirements, as well as financial constraints. The focus of this course will be on culverts, which are hydraulically short conduits that convey stream flow through a roadway embankment or past some other type of flow obstruction. Culvert selection factors include roadway profiles, channel characteristics, flood damage evaluations, construction and maintenance costs, and estimates of service life. Hydrologic and site conditions comprise the fundamental requirements for a culvert, and the designer must choose an optimal design based on available shapes, sizes, materials, and inlet configurations. Other considerations such as economics, durability, safety, and ecology will also influence design.

The target audience for this course is structural, transportation, and other civil engineers who oversee design, construction, or maintenance of culverts.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Hydrologic and site data requirements for design
  • Hydrologic analysis methods
  • Comparison of shapes and materials with regard to performance and durability
  • Inlet vs. outlet control, and their performance curves
  • Influence of depressed and tapered inlets on performance
  • Reading nomographs to determine headwater depth for various culvert sizes, discharges, and inlet edges
  • Storage routing techniques to account for upstream ponding effects
  • Hydraulic influence of bends and junctions
  • Culvert features that facilitate fish passage
  • Erosion, sedimentation, and debris control
  • Skewed barrels and inlets
  • Abrasion and corrosion: causes and prevention
  • Structural considerations, Safety and economics

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 45 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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