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National Hydraulics Team Roadmap (Master Plan)

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FUNCTIONAL AREAS FUNDING SOURCE FISCAL YEAR National Hydraulic Team Impact on key FHWA initiatives and programs (New and Updates) Starting Date Expected Completion Date Key to Bridge Program Strategic Roadmap Link to FHWA Strategic Plan
FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Lead Priority Outcome Objective PM
Scour Technology
PROGRAM ACTIVITIES Update HEC-11, Design of Riprap Revetment, with NCHRP research results HIBT-20     x x         Pagan/Arneson High   FY 07 FY 08 1 a, b 3 MP4
4 a, b, c 1 EN3
Update HEC-18, Evaluating Scour at Bridges HIBT-20       x         Pagan High   FY 08 FY 08 1 b 3 MP4
3 a, c 4
Update HEC-20, Stream Stability at Highway Structures HIBT-20       x         Pagan High   FY 08 FY 08 1 b 3 MP4
4 a, b 1 EN3
Update HEC-23, Countermeasure Design for Bridge Scour and Stream Instability, with NCHRP research results and POA module HIBT-20     x           Pagan/Arneson High   FY 07 FY 07 2 a,b 3 MP4
3 a, b, c 3
POA Guidelines HIBT-20 x               Pagan/Nurmi High HEC-23 Mar-05 Aug-06 2 a,b 3 MP4
3 a, b, c 3, 4
Develop new algorithms for Surface Water Management System Software HIBT-20   x     x       Arneson High NHI 135071 FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Develop new algorithms for FST2DH Software HIBT-20   x x           Arneson High NHI 135071 FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Unknown Foundations Synthesis HIBT-20 x x             Pagan/Nurmi High HEC-18 Oct-05 Oct-06 2 a 3 MP4
3 a, c 3
Unknown Foundations Summit HIBT-20 x               Pagan/Nurmi High HEC-18 Nov-05 Nov-05 2 a 3 MP4
3 a, c 3
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Study on Bottomless Culverts IBRD   x             Kerenyi High HDS-5 and HEC-18 FY 03 May-06 1 b,c 1 MP3
4 a, b, c 1 EN3
Optimum Bridge Deck Shapes to Minimize Pressure Flow Scour IBRD   x x           Kerenyi High HDS-7 and HEC-18 Apr-06 Sep-07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Pressure Flow Scour for Live Bed Conditions (using sediment recirculating flume) IBRD     x x         Kerenyi High HDS 7 and HEC 18 Apr-06 Sep-08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Pier Scour Countermeasures Using Fluidic Devices IBRD   x             Kerenyi High HEC-23 Apr-06 May-07 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Scour in cohesive soils IBRD     x x x       Kerenyi High HEC-18 FY 07 Sep-09 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
EFA Testing IBRD       x x       Kerenyi High HEC-18 FY 08 Sep-09 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
In-situ (field) scour potential testing device using a vertical jet (HEC 18) IBRD     x           Kerenyi High HEC-18 FY 07 Sep-07 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Enhance SC Abutment Scour Database with EFA Reasults R&D Interagency x               Kerenyi Medium HEC-18 FY04 Sep-06 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Professional Services for Machine Shop IBRD   x x x x       Kerenyi High   Oct-06 Sep-06 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
General Lab Support (Numerical Modeling, Website, Library) IBRD   x x x x       Kerenyi High   Oct-04 Sep-09 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Reevaulation of the Adjustment Factor for Coarse Bed Material Under Live Bed Scour Condition IBRD       x x       Kerenyi Medium HEC-18 FY 08 Sep-09 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
NHI ACTIVITIES Update NHI Course 135046 "Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges" HIBT-20/NHI       x         Pagan/Arneson High   FY 08 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Update NHI Course 135047 "Stream Stability and Scour at Highway Bridges for Bridge Inspectors" NHI   x             Pagan/Arneson High   FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Update NHI Course 135048 "Countermeasure Design for Bridge Scour and Stream Instability" HIBT-20/NHI   x             Pagan/Arneson High   FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a.b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Update NHI Course 135071 "Surface Water Modeling Systrem with FST2-DH and SMS" NHI     x           Arnson High   FY 07 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Update NHI Course 135082 "Highways in the Coastal Environment" HIBT-20/NHI         x       Krolak High   FY 08 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Develop NHI Course XXXXX "Numerical Modeling for Tidally Influenced Bridges" HIBT-20/NHI           x     Krolak/Arneson Medium   FY 10 FY 10 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Develop NHI Course XXXXX "Develop Online Pre-Requisit Modules for NHI Courses in Hydraulics Engineering" NHI   x             Pagan/Arneson High   FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Bridge Hydraulics
PROGRAM ACTIVITIES HEC-25 Second Edition R&D EM   x             Krolak High NHI 135082 FY 05 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, b, c 4 MP4
Update HDS-6 "River Engineering for Highway Encroachments" HIBT-20     x           Arneson High NHI 135010 FY 07 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
New HDS-7 Bridge Waterways HIBT-20     x x         Arneson High NHI 135071 FY 07 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update HEC-9 "Debris Control Structures" HIBT-20           x     Krolak High   FY 10 FY 10 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Lift and Drag Forces on Bridge Decks Phase I IBRD   x             Kerenyi High HDS-7 Jul-05 Sep-06 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Lift and Drag Forces on Bridge Decks Phase II IBRD     x           Kerenyi High HDS-7 FY 2007 Jun-07 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Plan of Action for Coastal Bridges susceptible to Hurricane Damage HIBT-20   x             Kerenyi/Krolak High HEC-25 Oct-05 Sep-07 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Ship Collision Forces on Bridge Piers IBRD       x x       Kerenyi Low LRFD FY 2008 Sep-09 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
NHI ACTIVITIES Update NHI Course 135010 "River Engineering for Highway Encroachments" NHI     x           Arneson High   FY 07 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Update NHI Course 135041 "HEC-RAS, River Analysis System" NHI         x       Arneson High   FY 09 FY 09 1 b 4 MP4
3 a, b, c 4 MP4
Develop NHI Course XXXXX "Advanced HEC-RAS Modeling" NHI     x           Arneson High   FY 07 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, b, c 4 MP4
Develop NHI Course XXXXX "Floodplain Policy and Guidance" NHI     x x         Nurmi/Krolak High   FY 07 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Culvert Hydraulics
PROGRAM, RESEARCH AND NHI ACTIVITIES Update HDS-5 Hydraulics of Highway Culverts HIBT-20/NHI     x           Krolak High NHI 135056 FY 07 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update HEC-14 "Energy Dissipators" HIBT-20 x               Nurmi High NHI 135056 FY 05 FY 06 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update HY-8 software w/ graphical interface stand-alone version HIBT-20 x x             Krolak/Arneson High HDS-5 and NHI 135056 FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Buoyancy Forces on Culverts IBRD       x x       Kerenyi Medium HDS-5 FY 08 Sep-09 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Update NHI Course 135056 "Culvert Design" NHI       x x       Pagan/Krolak High   FY 07 FY 09 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, b, c 4 MP4
Highway Drainage
PROGRAM, RESEARCH AND NHI ACTIVITIES Update HEC-15 "Design of Flexible Linning for Roadside Channel Protection" HIBT-20 x               Ghere High NHI 135065 FY 05 FY 06 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update HEC-22 "Urban Drainage Design" HIBT-20 x     x         Ghere/Krolak High NHI 135027 FY 08 FY 09 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update HDS-4 "Introduction to Highway Hydraulics"     x             Nurmi High NHI 135065 FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Develop Storm Drain Software HIBT-20     x x         Krolak High NHI 135027 FY 07 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Develop Energy Dissipator Software HIBT-20         x x     Krolak High NHI 135065 FY 09 FY 10 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Develop Pump Station Software HIBT-20         x x     KrolakGhere High NHI 135027 FY 09 FY 10 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Junction Loss Experiments IBRD   x             Kerenyi High HEC 22 FY 04 May-06 1 b 3,4 MP3 and MP4
3 a, c 4 MP4
Update NHI Course 135027 "Urban Drainage Design" HNI       x         Ghere High   FY 08 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update NHI Course 135028 "Stormwater Pump Station Design" NHI         x       Ghere High   FY 09 FY 09 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update NHI Course 135065 "Introduction to Highway Hydraulics" NHI   x             Nurmi High   FY 06 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Update NHI Course 13081 "Introduction to Highway Software" NHI     x x         Krolak High   FY 07 FY 08 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Environmental Hydraulics
PROGRAM, RESEARCH AND NHI ACTIVITIES New HEC-26 "Design of Culverts and Bridges for Fish Passage" R&D EM x               Ghasemi/ Bergendahl High   FY 05 FY 07 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
4 a, b, c 1, 2 EN3
Fish Passage in Large Culverts with Low Flows PFP     x x         Kerenyi High HEC-26 FY 07 FY 08 1 b,c 1 MP3
4 a, b, c 1 EN3
Develop NHI Course XXXXX "Design of Culverts and Bridges for Fish Passage" NHI         x       Bergendahl High   FY 09 FY 09 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Hydrology
PROGRAM, RESEARCH AND NHI ACTIVITIES Develop new algorithms for Watershed Modeling System HIBT-20     x   x       Arneson High   FY 07 FY 09 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update Rainfall Maps R&D PFP                 Kerenyi High   TBD TBD 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update Bulletin 17C HIBT-20 Interagency                 Kerenyi/Krolak High   TBD TBD 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update NHI Course 13067 "Practical Highway Hydrology" NHI         x       Krolak High   FY 09 FY 09 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Update NHI Course 13080 "Hydrologic Analysis and Modeling with WMS" NHI         x       Arneson High   FY 09 FY 09 1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
Other
PROGRAM, RESEARCH AND NHI ACTIVITIES NHT Conferences, Exhibits HIBT-20   x   x   x   x Pagan High Overall Hydraulics Program ongoing   1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
HIBT Program Deployment, Technical Assistance, Hydraulic Reviews, HEC/HDS Printing HIBT-20 x x x x x x x x Pagan High Overall Hydraulics Program ongoing   1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
Section 508 Complaince/HTML Conversion HIBT-20 x x x x x x x x Pagan/Cribbs High Overall Hydraulics Program ongoing   1 b 4 MP3 and MP4
3 a,b,c 4 MP4
4 a, b 1, 2 EN3
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Updated: 04/07/2011

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