November 2013 Meeting

Monday, November 11, 2013
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Pellissippi State Technical Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville
J.L Goins Administration Building, Cafeteria Annex


Hydrodynamic Modeling:
Applications in Stream Restoration and Flood Mapping

Dr. Keil Neff
Knoxville, Tennessee


This presentation will focus on engineering approaches in two types of water resources projects: 1) the utility of computational fluid dynamic models for stream “restoration” projects where channels are in disequilibrium and reference reaches are not relevant; and 2) the use of HEC-RAS unsteady model simulations for Probable Maximum Flood and dam break scenarios to facilitate updating flood inundation maps in the Tennessee Valley.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Keil J. Neff applies principles in fluvial geomorphology, ecohydrology/ecohydraulics, water chemistry, biomonitoring/bioassessment, stream ecology, and aquatic habitat modeling to assess and successfully improve stream function. Currently, he is a Water Resources Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants in Knoxville, TN, and is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on the River Restoration Committee in the Environmental & Water Resources Institute. Keil is a professional engineer licensed in Tennessee.


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