This was a guest video on Tom Scott's channel about the Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse.
In this video, we’re talking about computational hydraulic river modeling. HEC-RAS is ubiquitous in the industry, and many H&H engineers in the U.S. use it regularly for various applications including floodplain mapping, reservoir simulations, breach analysis of dams, and even fluvial geomorphology.
The damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew this month has got flooding on my mind. Water is one our most basic needs, but it also can be our worst enemy. You may know that managing water is one of the most important aspects of civil engineering, so today we’re talking about hydraulic structures.
Measurements are so important to us, they have their own specific branch of science: metrology. And metrologists have come up with a pretty clever way of redefining the kilogram.