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Software

The FHWA software available at this site is in the public domain and is available for downloading as zipped files or self-extracting zipped files. This software may be downloaded and used without restriction.

By downloading the software, the user accepts responsibility for understanding the following conditions and limitations, and agrees to them:

  • The FHWA does not provide user assistance or support for this software.
  • The application of this software is the responsibility of the user. It is imperative that the responsible engineer understands the potential accuracy limitations of the program results, independently cross checks those results with other methods, and examines the reasonableness of the results with engineering knowledge and experience.
  • There are no expressed or implied warranties.

Links to software produced by others (HEC-RAS, WMS, and SMS) are also provided below.


FHWA Hydraulics Engineering Software
Application Software and Tools Date Contact
Culvert Hydraulic Analysis & Design HY 8 Culvert Hydraulic Analysis Program

Companion Resource:
2016 Eric Brown
Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Design Companion Resource:
2011 Bart Bergendahl
Bridge Scour Assessment and Summary
Riprap Analysis
Channel Lining Design
Rock / Sediment Gradation Analysi
Curb and Gutter / Inlet Analysis
Detention Basin Analysis
Rational Method Hydrologic Analysis
Channel and Weir Analysis
Hydraulic Toolbox

Companion Resources:
2014 Scott Hogan
Hydrologic Analysis (Rational method, Regression Equations, TR-55, TR-20, HEC-HMS)
Basin Delineation
Storm Drain Analysis & Pump Station Design (HY 12)
HEC-RAS Model Development
Watershed Modeling System (WMS)*

Companion Resources:
2016 Scott Hogan
Two-Dimensional Hydraulic Analysis Surface-Water Modeling System (SMS)*

Companion Resources:
2016 Scott Hogan
One-Dimensional Hydraulic Analysis Hydrologic Engineering Center’s River Analysis System (HEC-RAS)

Companion Resources:
2016 Scott Hogan
Climate Adaptation Climate Change Adaptation Tools

2016 Mike Culp

* Through an arrangement between FHWA and Aquaveo, free WMS and SMS licenses are provided to state DOT and FHWA employees. Please refer to the licensing instructions (found under "Companion Resources" in the table above), for additional details and directions on downloading and registering these software programs.

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Updated: 05/26/2017
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