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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1

By: William C. Dunn, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering and to familiarize the professional engineer with the use of the Manning Formula for solving round pipe problems and the SunCam Manning-Pipe software.

Course Description

080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1

This is a course in gravity flow hydraulics that uses sample problems and small case studies to demonstrate the use of the Manning Formula for solving round pipe problems. To complete the course you will first download your FREE copy of "SunCam Manning-Pipe" software that runs on Microsoft Excel 2000 or later. (After you purchase the course, you will receive the link to download "Manning-Pipe")

The objective of the course is to give engineers the ability to use the information that they know about a gravity flow hydraulics problem to solve for the things that they do not know. This course will provide useful skills, knowledge and insights for civil, sanitary, mechanical and engineers of all disciplines.

080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
James Frederick Bryant
12/20/2018
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This was a new concept i have not learned in the past and found it very useful. The course was well worth the time spent.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Dennis Taylor
12/13/2018
Verified Buyer
Good material and explanations of the peculiarities of pipe flow. The software is a bit clumsy. The row 6 and column B should be "frozen." A discussion of and presentation of significant digits could be included. A mention, at least, of nominal pipe size vs internal diameter could be noted.
We recommend that you use Microsoft Excel to open the software. Look-likes don't work well. The software works perfectly in Excel.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Dan Robinson
11/11/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent course! I do not work in this field of engineering. Since I have become somewhat of an expert in my particular field of engineering, I have trouble finding any PDH courses in my field that would increase my knowledge, or provide any useful information I don't already know. Therefore, I chose this course related to interests I have in developing a future homestead on undeveloped property that I own. This may involve design of rainwater catchment systems, drainage systems, and so forth. The fundamentals learned in this course provide a first step toward achieving these goals. Even if I don't do the design work myself, understanding the fundamentals will enable me to intelligently interact with consulting and/or county engineers who do this type design work. The Manning Formula spreadsheet provided with the course is an excellent tool for manipulating the formulas. The practice and test problems were interesting and practical. The documentation was clear and easy to follow and understand. I would highly recommend this as a first course to anyone interested in design of gravity flow water systems.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Glen
11/05/2018
Verified Buyer
I enjoyed re-educating myself on some of these engineering problems that I haven't used recently. I enjoyed the MS EXCEL spreadsheet that came with the course material.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Bob Cooke
11/01/2018
Verified Buyer
very straight forward fun exercise on using the Manning formula. I learned a number of interesting facts on gravity flow and the spreadsheet is great for what if evaluations.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Aaron Ruccio
10/28/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent course. Simple, clear explanations of concepts with meaningful examples for using the spreadsheet. Great to exit the course with practical skills and a useful tool.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Stan Good
10/25/2018
Verified Buyer
Very useful as a refresher and the excel program was easy to use. The examples are quite helpful also.
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Mike
09/30/2018
Verified Buyer
Very good review and exceptionally well written excel spreadsheet for Manning Formula.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Bryan Schritz
06/19/2018
I found the software easy to use, and the examples really helped connect the training to the real world.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Mitchell Wostrel
06/16/2018
Verified Buyer
Course was good, software will be helpful in many applications
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
FM
05/09/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent course. The very helpful Excel tool let me focus on concepts and analysis instead of number crunching.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Stuart F.
04/10/2018
Verified Buyer
Great review course, and the Manning's tool was very beneficial.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Robert Gray
02/27/2018
Verified Buyer
This was a very interesting course. The spreadsheet tool was easy to use.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Kevin Keegan
02/13/2018
Verified Buyer
Nicely put together review.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Harry Vanpelt
12/28/2017
Verified Buyer
Good review of gravity flow hydraulics. Excel tool is easy to use.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
William Rosenbaum
12/27/2017
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Good review material
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Randy
12/18/2017
Verified Buyer
Great resource review material.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
John S McSpadden
12/08/2017
Verified Buyer
Good text. Excellent spreadsheet. This is great for single diameter pipe flow calculations with water. I would like to follow-up this course with more pipe study using multiple pipe, multiple diameter, and multiple liquids.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Daniel Schmitz
11/26/2017
Excellent course, very helpful software. Examples were varied, real life, and very good at showing use of software.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
JERRY LEE HALL
11/23/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent course! Good examples and explanations. Would have enjoyed taking a course from you in college.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Karl VanDevender
10/26/2017
Verified Buyer
Very good introduction and review of manning formula applied to circular pipe flow. Included calculator very helpful and use for post course calculations.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Ken Yasnowsky
08/26/2017
Verified Buyer
Nice intro to the formula. And very good software
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
MLD
08/02/2017
Verified Buyer
Very helpful. The Excel worksheet is excellent
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Robert Bush
07/20/2017
Verified Buyer
Good course. Well written and explained. Excellent software tool to use with the course material.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Jeffrey K Bradley
07/02/2017
Verified Buyer
Course was easy to understand and presented in a very practical manner for understanding the concepts. Software tool is very good.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Ron Wood
05/25/2017
Verified Buyer
This course provides effective guidance for gravity flow in pipe computations. The software is an excellent tool for experimenting with various parameters for solving problems.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
G. Richard Bird
05/24/2017
Verified Buyer
As advertised. I like the spreadsheet very much. It would be a plus if the course text were bookmarked and not secured so that text could be highlighted by the reader. Also, the great number of significant figures in the spreadsheet are a distraction. Only need 3 or 4 significant figures maximum.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Dave Randall
04/15/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent course. The course focused on explaining the use of the spreadsheet, which was good, but there could have been more explanation of the underlying principles. Perhaps a principles or fundamentals course could precede the hands-on spreadsheet course.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
David Hendricks
04/10/2017
Verified Buyer
This was a good refresher. The provided spreadsheet is handy. Learning more about Robert Manning was interesting. I got a couple of different answers, but used the nearest multiple choice answer; therefore, I got them correct.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Valeria Collier-Vick
02/28/2017
Verified Buyer
Great explanations!
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Dylan Gomez
02/26/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent introduction to the excel spread sheet used to do calculations using Manning Formula.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Gregg Rasor
02/22/2017
Verified Buyer
The course was entertaining, but trick answers like "all of the above" where there are two solutions, and one is presented in metric, and the other in US units, are not necessary or warranted. This is continuing education, not a PhD examination. For that reason alone, I dropped the star rating from a 4 to a 3.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Lordian Turner
02/21/2017
This is a perfect "refresher course" for sewer design. It was very useful particular section on showing the similarity of results between the Hazen-Williams formula and the Manning's formula, The software is very user friendly and can be use in everyday design calculations.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Diana
02/14/2017
Verified Buyer
This course and the companion "Hazen-Williams" flow calculation course are very similar in layout and their Excel-based calculation tool. I love the Excel spreadsheet, as it is very intuitive and easy to use for a wide variety of situations.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
John Shadley
02/09/2017
Verified Buyer
Useful, interesting, and kind of fun! Very good course!
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Bob Saxton
02/06/2017
Verified Buyer
I had no coursework on this topic in eng training ( I am a mech eng); I work for a civil eng firm that designs sewer and drainage systems. This course helped me immensely understand gravity flow. I love the software
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Leonard Marshall
01/18/2017
Verified Buyer
Very informative. Great use of the excel spreadsheet to present the ability to use software to solve these pipe flow problems. It is still good to have knowledge of expected results to confirm what the computer shows as the answer.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Luis Olivares
01/17/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent. Very refreshing. Software very helpfull
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Russell Rome
01/17/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent refresher and spreadsheet will be a handy tool.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
01/16/2017
Verified Buyer
Easy to use spreadsheet.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Alexandru Coman
01/14/2017
Verified Buyer
Easy to use and understand software
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
John Stroker
01/09/2017
Verified Buyer
I am an Electrical Engineer but always interested in what other disciplines are doing on our projects and found this course very useful. The course was very good and I liked the software.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Ronald Rice
01/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Nice pipe flow calculator.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Bryant Lyle
01/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Good comprehensive course. Easy to follow.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Burt Singleton
01/05/2017
Verified Buyer
Interesting course and a very nice calculation tool - thanks!
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Richard M O'Rourke
01/05/2017
Verified Buyer
Great course, I enjoyed the inclusion of the invention of the slide rule in this course.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
01/01/2017
Verified Buyer
Well done!
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
James Nugent
12/26/2016
Verified Buyer
Very good course and also a good refresher
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Tammy M.
12/23/2016
Verified Buyer
This was a great refresher course. The Manning-Pipe tool was easy to use and incorporated in the class well.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
RS Lytton
12/06/2016
Verified Buyer
Enjoyable review of grav-flow hydraulics, with a practical presentation of material. Downloadable calculator is a real benefit.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Raymond Wrenn
12/05/2016
Verified Buyer
Excellent refresher course. Spreadsheet worked great.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
curt young
12/04/2016
Verified Buyer
this was a very good course for a guy who has not much background in piping and took 1 hydraulics course 50 years ago. i learned much about flow in pipes and have the manning formula imprinted in my brain by now. the software was excellent for checking answers obtained with a calculator.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
C. E. Asbury
12/01/2016
Verified Buyer
Course: 080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1 Good course to familiarize engineers with what seems to be a very nice tool. However, I didn't have MSExcel and couldn't get it to work in Open Office Calc. Fortunately, I'd worked in hydrology and hydraulics for 37+ years. I had to resort to my own spreadsheet files, so I was still able to work through the problems. Made for a good review of Manning Formula calculations.
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080-Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula - Part 1
Dennis Girisgen
11/20/2016
Verified Buyer
Great refresher on pipe gravity flow. Spreadsheet was practical and easy to use.
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Robert J Willems
06/24/2016
This was a very good course. The software was easy to use and well-written.
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Very practical content!
Robert C.
06/12/2016
Verified Buyer
Really good course and time well spent. The software (spreadsheet) is GREAT!
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Manning Formula
Frank Racioppi
04/19/2016
Excellent course, logically explained and good examples. Great refresher, I would highly recommend this course.
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Good Course
Philip Reksel
03/16/2016
I liked the course. It was a nice overview. The tool provided does make calculations easier. It is not required to do the calculations but is very helpful. I would recommend this course.
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Gravity Flow in Pipes
Bob Snipes, P.E.
02/15/2016
Excellent refresher course!!
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080-Gravity Flow in pipes
Anonymous reviewer
12/31/2015
The course was easy to follow and gave me a basic understanding of the Manning formula and how it is used.





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080- Gravity Flow in Pipes
Anonymous reviewer
12/31/2015
A good course for intro to practical application.
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Gravity Flow in Pipes
Robert Wooten
12/29/2015
I am pleased with the course. The text explained what I wanted to know.

The software is a valuable asset after the course is done. I expect to put it to use on a project soon.
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Interesting and challanging
Rik
12/18/2015
Verified Buyer
Good refresher. Engineers like solving puzzles and this has an interesting mix of background, nuance, units and applications. Changing units makes one take time to think through application more carefully and check logic. I had to do conversions to familiar units to assure calculated answers were reasonable. Handy software/spreadsheet. I felt the objective was met.
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Anonymous reviewer
12/16/2015
Verified Buyer
I liked the course and the way it was presented. A good review of basic pipe hydraulics. Well done!
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anonymous
09/09/2015
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a great review of the Manning Formula --- Software was a great tool -- but like all software -- verify -- using the long way calculations ---
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Nice review of material
anonymous
08/11/2015
Nice review of Manning method. The material is well presented with straight forward test questions. Software is helpful especially for backward solving basic scenarios.
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Great Course
Billy Robison
06/24/2015
I read and reread the course material and studied it thoroughly as I have been away from hard design for several years and this was a very good review course for me and something that I can use now and in the future.
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anonymous
06/04/2015
Good overview/refresher of Manning equation.
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anonymous
05/10/2015
Learned several things that I never learned in school.
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Manuel Valle
04/29/2015
Good course. Instrcutions were clear and reading material well tought out and presented.
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anonymous
04/18/2015
Software will be very useful!
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anonymous
04/15/2015
The software is very useful. The text of the course was very easy to understand.
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A Superb Course
Nick Halbrook
04/03/2015
Course material presented the non-intuitive aspects of the effect that wetted perimeter has on flow in partially full pipes with clarifying graphics.

Several very interesting examples used to show how the Manning formula has been used to solve real life problems.

The excellent software provided takes calculation out of the picture as getting results is reduced to data input.

Would have been nice had some of the example problem creativity been incorporated into the questions.
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anonymous
02/28/2015
Liked the course. It would help if a few pieces of info were on the spreadsheet, like the n values. And a way to add other pipe types so you don't have to look up some other reference.
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James Richie
02/27/2015
Great review of basic pipe hydraulics. I look forward to more advanced refresher courses.
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anonymous
02/19/2015
It was quick and easy to understand. Great course and you get a nice spreadsheet tool to add to your engineering tool box.
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anonymous
01/21/2015
Very iformative
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Robert J. Alban
01/19/2015
Very good review course, being relatively complicated if one is not familiar with the Microsoft Excel program. I would rank this continuing education program as one of the best I have taken thus far.
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Kenneth Sykes
01/18/2015
The course helped me to properly use the Excel worksheet to calculate pipe flow using the Manning formula.
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anonymous
01/17/2015
This is a good course overall and it looks as though the included software will be useful in the future. "Exactly" appears to be a key word to be considered when calculating hydraulic slope.
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Excellent Course and Software
Rolando Nieves
01/16/2015
This course is one that every Civil Engineer must take. The software was so user friendly and intuitive that I enjoyed using it and remind me of my days in college.
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anonymous
01/15/2015
Good course with practical examples to demonstrate spreadsheet capabilities.
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gravity flow in pipes - the manning formula
anonymous
01/10/2015
good course for those who do not practice in this field of C.E.
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Good Refresher
Richard McCoy
12/30/2014
Very Good Course and very good tool for determining unknowns in Manning type closed systems
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Gravity Flow in Pipes -The Manning Formula
anonymous
12/27/2014
Good course for all levels of experience. I like the software and found it very usable to everyday working situations I would recommend a clear button to remove existing data to prevent any existing data from mistakingly being left to avoid errors and improve ease of use.

Author Response: A clear button would be easy enough but it would mean including a macro with the file. Most firewalls block any download that includes a macro so we leave it out to improve deliverability.
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anonymous
12/22/2014
Good course. The software was most helpfull.
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Gravity Flow in Pipes CEU
anonymous
12/18/2014
The software was easy to use and make modifications for several problems.
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anonymous
12/05/2014
The course literature is well laid out, walked thru examples using the provided software. Good graphical examples are given to illustrate the written principles. Overall, an excellent course.
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Chris Barquin
11/10/2014
Course gives an overview of the principles and use of the Manning formula as well as practical examples. The software provided is outstanding. I would have found this very useful and time saving when I was performing Manning calculations on a daily basis 15 years ago. It is a very valuable tool.
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Manning-Pipes
Lewis Burr
07/16/2014
The software is great and I think that it will be a very useful tool in our everyday design work. The course information was well laid out and easy to follow. I don't know that I can offer any suggestion that would greatly improve the lesson material, but maybe the test should be a little more lengthy and testing. Thanks.
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Gravity Flow in Pipes
Frank J. crisp
07/11/2014
Excellent course material with real world examples to study as well as test questions. Concise explanation of equations and "Manning-Pipe" Excel Software. The use of the software along with the written material with pertinent charts gives one a different perspective on the components of the Manning equation(s). Having personal experience with power plant design requiring numerous hydraulic structures, such as outfall piping, etc., I especially appreciated the author's explanation and cautionary note regarding designing at flows at 93.82%. This was taught in college but never fully explained concerning its risk. Enjoyed the real-world examples because I had personally worked on projects that were very similar. This speaks for the test questions also. There is much to be learned here, and the value of the course is much better than other 8 hour classroom courses. This material is a great review of the subject and provides up-to-date information. I recommend careful study. The software alone is worth the full cost of the course. I now look to SUNCAM for my training.
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anonymous
07/11/2014
Plug and play can be dangerous. While there was a bit of theory in the handout, the test was solely based on the spreadsheet and could be done with zero engineering knowledge.

Author Response: The software eliminates the mindless number crunching so the engineer can focus on the "engineering". The ability to make small adjustments in the inputs allows the engineer to do sensitivity testing and optimization. Anyone with a basic knowledge of algebra can solve the Manning Formula but math is not all there is to engineering.
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anonymous
07/01/2014
Not much to it except plugging numbers into an Excel sheet. There needs to be more theory and real continuing education.
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Excellent Course
anonymous
06/21/2014
Very good course with excellent practical test questions. I note that the Excel spreadsheet doesn't appear to use the correction factor for n-partial vs n-full. On a few cases I ran, the calculated capacities were 10-15% different from other spreadsheets that do use the n-partial correction factor.
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Lament of an old engineer
anonymous
06/09/2014
I have been doing drainage design since 1962 and I thought I knew all there was to know about Manning. I took this course because I figured it would be 4 easy credits. What a surprise to get the Excel spreadsheet that comes with the course. What a time saver. If I had a copy of this software in 1962 I would be 5 years younger now just from the time it saved me. Thanks Sun Cam.
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MMM
05/09/2014
Excellent course!
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Consulting Engineer
Lech Danys
05/02/2014
Excellent Course
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Gravity Flow in Pipes
Jim
04/28/2014
Very good course with an excellent excel spreadsheet.
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anonymous
04/25/2014
Excellent course. I learned a tremendous amount. Very well presented.
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anonymous
04/21/2014
A very practical test. I appreciate the accompanying Excel program too.
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anonymous
04/15/2014
I enjoyed this course and the fact that the course material and quiz presented "real life" examples of the Manning flow concept.
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Gordon Rogers
04/11/2014
I found the course to be excellent because it was presented logically, which made it easy to follow and understand. Further, I had never used the Excel program before, so it was a delight to learn it and use it. Job well done!
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Enjoyable Application-Oriented Course
S,Giese
03/18/2014
Thoroughly enjoyed this course, which is geared toward the application of the Hazen-Williams equation and use of the provided software. While the course material does cover the theoretical nuances of the equation (e.g. multiple solutions for specific variable inputs), the test focused on application of the equation and problem-solving with fairly real-life scenarios. As such, the course, software and test were practical, which is very welcome.

SunCam Comment: This course is actually based on the Manning Formula. The companion course covering Hazen-Williams is available at: http://www.suncam.com/courses/100200-01.html
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Ken Klipper
03/17/2014
Last time I studied this information I used a slide rule. This was much more fun.
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Phillip Goode
02/19/2014
The course was a good review and the software provided is a nice tool to evaluate gravity flow designs.
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Paul Oxenreider
02/12/2014
very informative and useful information, since I review drawings for civil projects along with others
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Very Good
Thomas Semmes
02/10/2014
Course is very good refresher.

The test was quite practical and helped to solidify the learning experience.
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Clearly explained theory and useful examples
Piotr Flis
01/11/2014
I highly would like to recommend this course to any civil engineer. It clearly describes the theory and provides some real life scenarios. "What if" discussion of various possibilities is helpful.
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Excelent
Abel Fernandez
01/09/2014
excellent course with useful software included.
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ENGINEER
KENNETH PHILOGENE
01/03/2014
THE SOFTWARE IS VERY GOOD. THANKS
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Jeffrey B Doolittle
01/03/2014
This course was an excellent refresher of basic gravity flow calculations while benefitting from the use of the free excel spread sheet that was provided with the course materials.
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Great Review
Raymond Ware P.E.
01/01/2014
This is a great review of the Manning formula and the software was worth the cost of the course. I will be using it often. The test was straight forward and a good review.
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anonymous
12/30/2013
Good way to explain the use of the software tool. Would prefer more discussion on the example problems used to illustrate the software but very appreciative of the course and presentation of the material.
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Gravity Flow Course Review
J Powell
12/21/2013
Very well developed with good examples. The examples demonstrate the effect of varying one or two parameters on the overall results. The spreadsheet is a good tool.
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Really Great Course
GAMele
12/21/2013
It challenged me to remember my flow in pipes since I only do this about once a year because I am mostly a structural. The spreadsheet is worth the cost of the program alone!
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John (not my real name)
12/21/2013
The spreadsheet is astonishing. I finished the course and immediately used it on a project that I have worked on for six weeks. I was able to verify all of my hand calculations and run dozens of new variations on my design in a matter of minutes. My first thought was to tell my clients about it but then I realized that I'd be much better off keeping it to myself.
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John (not my real name)
12/21/2013
The spreadsheet is astonishing. I finished the course and immediately used it on a project that I have worked on for six weeks. I was able to verify all of my hand calculations and run dozens of new variations on my design in a matter of minutes. My first thought was to tell my clients about it but then I realized that I'd be much better off keeping it to myself.
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Great refresher
anonymous
12/21/2013
Good refresher on the Manning Formula and easy to follow!
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Robert King
12/20/2013
I love the spreadsheet and the exercise displayed its versitility.
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anonymous
12/14/2013
Very good tool for this engineering application. For me it was a refraishing material and I had a good time to follow the test and calculations.
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anonymous
12/13/2013
I enjoyed the course material, example problems and real world problems.
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anonymous
12/12/2013
The use of the software provided a real hands on problem solving experience. I liked the format of the course and test.
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anonymous
12/10/2013
The course was well presented and the software that came with it was very helpful. I did check some of the results by my old fashioned calculation methods and found that you were dead on. I also tried to "fool" it with a couple of actual problems I had worked through and was unable to do so. It is a good, useful tool.

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anonymous
12/02/2013
This course provided a beneficial summary for the usage of the Manning Formula in computing gravity flow in conduits. With the assistance of a user friendly Excel spreadsheet, one can easily compute pipe characteristics, flow, or hydraulic parameters in seconds. The course document was well written and easily understood, with the possible exception of determining total head loss through a computed system. Providing a copy of the Excel spreadsheet makes the course a good value.
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anonymous
12/02/2013
Wonderful introduction to a handy tool.
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John Robinson
10/30/2013
Good Course as it emphasizes the use of the Manning Formula by use of the supplied EXCEL Model Program.
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anonymous
10/30/2013
I have made my own Manning spreadsheet before. But this is the ultimate in convenience.
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anonymous
10/29/2013
Excellent course easily understood
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Great useful Spreadsheet!
Lawrence L. Wickstrom, PE, MBA
10/29/2013
I was impressed with the knowledge I gained from the Manning Formula class. I will check the spreadsheet calculations before I use them in a consulting project, but the spreadsheet shows great potential as a money maker.
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anonymous
10/26/2013
Sometimes the written material was hard to follow.
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Doug Sherman
10/25/2013
This course, the software and the questions reinforced my confidence that I know how to get a correct answer. The software is great because many conversions are made automatically so you don't have to worry about making an error going e.g. from MGD to liters per minute. The only suggestion I would have would be to have a clear all inputs button. For the course, further discussion of using the formula for other shapes would be helpful.

Author Response: Other conduit shapes are covered in the companion course

150-Open Channel & Box Culvert Flow - The Manning Formula
A "Clear All" button would require the use of a macro. Macros make downloading very difficult because most firewalls are very unfriendly toward macros.
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anonymous
10/25/2013
Good Course - Time estimate just about right
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Gravity Flow in Pipes - The Manning Formula
Ezikpe Akuma
10/23/2013
The training manual and the software for this course are excellent. I like how one can specify few input data and the rest of the unknown are estimated.
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changed answer on test
Anthony R Rossi
10/21/2013
Great course! Usually good testing system but as I was reviewing my answers some how question #7 shifted .... This should not be able to happen by usingthe up arrow on keyboard! Once and answer is selected it should require a click to change it not the up arrow. Yeah That was the only answer wrong but it is simple and the principle that I could have changed others scolling back up through the test!

A portion of this comment was removed because it revealed the answer to one of the questions. Also, we have been unable to replicate the problem described.
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anonymous
10/08/2013
The best part about this course was the program. It is a simple excel program, but does so much. The program was worth the price of the course by itself.
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anonymous
10/08/2013
Excellent course with super software.
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anonymous
09/29/2013
Very good examples of application and analysis of manning formula variables.

Test question 13 would have different results using the indicated % slope rather than the ft/ft gradient

Author Response: The % slope was not indicated in the problem, just the length of run and the available head.
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Bob Lindaberry
09/24/2013
1. An announcement should be given if all questions are not answered.

2. I would like an unlocked spread sheet to be able to adjust the use of the table to my own input applications.

SunCam Response: Actually our test does provide an ?Are You Sure? warning if all questions are not answered but you may have missed it.

I?m sorry but as with all commercial software we do not provide an unlocked version of the spreadsheet.

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Great Course
anonymous
07/28/2013
This course was very interesting and the software was easy to use.
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anonymous
06/27/2013
This was a great refresher of information that I knew but had not used in a while. This was an excellent selection for continuing education
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Harold Rupp
04/28/2013
A very good course and relatively easy, but that's because this was my sub-major in college.I missed one answer out of 25 questions. In ques. XX all 4 answers were of the same value but different units and I neglected to check all of them. My carelessness.

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James Fox
04/24/2013
I enjoyed the course. I thought the question/problems were challenging and thought provoking.
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Michael Black
04/23/2013
Very good course. Not the same run-of-the-mill material seen in other courses. This was very pertinent to real world design problems. This proved to be a very good refresher for information provided long ago in college, but with the updated aspect of having the spreadsheet to perform the mundane math. I actually found this course to be informative and enjoyable. Good job.
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Good Practical Refresher for Hydraulic Design
Jim McKay
04/22/2013
This course is a good refresher(or introduction)to basic hydraulic system design. As an Architect who never formally took hydraulic system design I found the narrative easy to follow and informative and the examples useful.
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Gordon Milnes
04/22/2013
The course was very well organized and I ended up with a great tool to use which is the Manning Pipe Flow spreadsheet. It greatly simplifies the computing process and minimizes the potential for error.
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Patrick E. Halm, P>E>
04/20/2013
This is a very good course. The support material is clear and concise. The examples are comprehensive,forcing careful consideration of the concepts presented.

The excel spreadsheet is a powerful tool for analysis and design.
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Ron Crowley
04/19/2013
I am 60 years old and sure wish you would have given me this program when I was still using a slide rule. Great class!!
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Allen
02/24/2013
Course is informative and a good refresher for those that don't work with gravity systems often. Free Excel "tool" will certainly come in handy in the future.
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Denis Roza
01/03/2013
The Course provided an excellent review of the Manning Equation for flow in a circular pipe and contained a very helpful spread sheet that will be useful in the future
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anonymous
12/30/2012
This was a thorough treatment of the subject.
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anonymous
10/18/2012
Good course but better if included elliptical.


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Manning Pipe Calculations
Thomas Beer
08/24/2012
Course provided an excellent spread sheet and easy to follow instructions. Calculations were made very easy using the program.

I especially liked the feature of geting outputs in various units MGD, gpm, L per sec. etc.
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Manning Pipe Design - Review - RRS - 5-08-12
Robert Sherman
05/08/2012
I found this course to be comprehensive to the materials presented, presented using a different and interesting approach through the use of the Manning Excel spreadsheet,and the manner of presentation kept me interested throughout the course. I found that by using the spreadsheet it allowed the Engineer quite a bit of flexibility in the solution of typical problems encountered daily and provided a quick means to document a number of analyses by printing out specific solutions.
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Time Economical and Cost Effective
Lloyd Webb
04/02/2012
Gained knowledge in the use of the Manning Formula and a workable spreadsheet that can be used in the future. This course provide a time/cost effective of obtaining part of my required PDHs.
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anonymous
11/28/2011
This is an excellent, useful and practical course. The furnished software will be useful to me in the future. I give it an A+. LWN
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Michae Postick
09/28/2011
The course is EXCELLENT! And the Manning spreadsheet is a very valuable tool.


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I liked it!
anonymous
07/01/2011
software is very useful.
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Excellent course
Brad W. Lyons, PE
06/16/2011
Spreadsheet is a very good learning and design tool. I especially appreciated the detailed explanation and calculation examples for alternate Manning solutions when pipe flow exceeds 82% full.
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anonymous
05/25/2011
I found the course usefull. In a few cases I had a little difficulty entering the hydraulic slope, probably because I am using a very old version of Excel.
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Glenn J. Learn
05/23/2011
A great course, but one needed to go through the course and the examination before realizing the impact of the spreadsheet.
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Gravity Flow in Pipes
Roger Jones
04/18/2011
I enjoyed this course and appreciate the excel spreadsheet. I found the course beneficial, degree of difficulty was good and problems had enough other information in them to give them real world applicability. I hope to see other courses availble in the future
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Manning Formula
anonymous
02/26/2011
course was good and easily completed. As others have stated software is a nice bonus
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rRuss
02/21/2011
Excellent course review and a very useful Excel spread sheet for future easy accurate refererance.
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Gravity Flow in Pipes, 080
Ray Bjork, PE
02/21/2011
Good exercise in the Manning method with many useful examples. The software is a bonus and a nice gift to the hydraulic engineering community.
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Fantastic!
Darren J. Lacoste
02/20/2011
Wonderful course. The best part is the spreadsheet that comes with it, which is excellent.
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Great review
Jeff
02/17/2011
This course offers a great review of the manning equation along with a nice Excel program for gravity flow in pipes.
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Good Course
anonymous
02/14/2011
Very good course. A good review.
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anonymous
02/09/2011
This is a unique and most interesting CE course. Manning model is way cool.
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James Jones
02/09/2011
Good Review if drainage is not your speciality.
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02/04/2011
This course includes a well written and versatile spreadsheet. It provides excellent training on themany ways that the Manning equation can be used to solve fluid flow problems.
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anonymous
02/02/2011
The course was very good and useful. I think a couple of the questions did not have a clear answer available in the course material.
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01/30/2011
Good course. Although I have worked with gravity sewers for 20 years, I learned or relearned a few things.
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01/30/2011
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Neal Janov
01/30/2011
For those of us who don't want to use the software provided the questions should be in units that we all use on a daily basis. I've never encountered any project that required the use of the liters, millimeters, etc.
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Paul Mattox
01/28/2011
Very good continuing education course. The spreadsheet provided with the course will be very helpful in my future stormwater and sanitary sewer projects.
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anonymous
01/18/2011
Fantastic course! Very well explained with the bonus of including a very useful EXCEL spreadsheet that can be used for everyday applications.
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Clear instruction for the scope outlined
Dave Hornsby
01/17/2011
The scope of the course covers Mannings formula for cases of round conduits (pipe) without consideration of entrance/exit losses. The material is presented very clearly with examples and practice problems - zero confusion. Thanks.
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Leonard Friedman
01/14/2011
A good excel program for gravity flow in pipes. A good test of substituting valuse into the spreadsheet - to practice using the spreadsheet.
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anonymous
01/13/2011
I thought this course was well worth the time, unlike the rules and laws course requirement. The software provided is very good and I am sure I will use it in the future. The written course material was also very helpful and good for a quick review of the Manning Formula. Thanks for the development effort.
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anonymous
01/12/2011
Excellent course. I got a lot more out of this than I would have sitting theough boring seminars.
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anonymous
01/12/2011
course was good
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anonymous
01/11/2011
Well organized course, easy to follow and understand
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anonymous
01/11/2011
Well organized course, easy to follow and understand
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anonymous
01/11/2011
Good course. The included excel spreadsheet really simplifies finding solutions to the test questions.
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Coleman Knott
01/09/2011
I thought this was an excellent course. Manning's equation was very well presented. I have used spreadsheets for years to do pipe sizing, and other, calculations - but never in the detail that the included spreadsheet does. This is an excellent design tool.
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Gravity Flow in Pipes
Sam Shaheen
12/30/2010
The spreadsheet was an excellent tool to help understand the relationship between the variables in the Manning equation. Thanks for a great course.
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anonymous
12/27/2010
I have been involved with the design & installation of process and power piping for over 40 years. Taking a look at gravity flow was actually fun with your Excel spreadsheet. I'm not sure I'd want to tackle the problems with the old slide rule.
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Richard Espinoza, PE
12/23/2010
Excellent.
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anonymous
12/22/2010
The course was simple to follow and the software will be useful in my activities and work. Would have like to see a little more discussion in the course slides. Great job.
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James J mullen jr
12/21/2010
Found the course very enjoyable and will enjoy having the excel files to solve pipe problems.
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Guillermo M Castillo
12/12/2010
Great opportunity to review the concepts that are implied in one of the most useful equations that we give for granted. The tool provided is a great companion...
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John Vinal
12/12/2010
Very good explanation of gravity flow in pipes, and the Excel file is very useful. Wish I had it a couple of years ago.
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anonymous
12/11/2010
Good course. Last time I studied this material I was using a slide rule. Learning about spreadsheet applications was an outstanding experience.
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11/26/2010
Excellent course!
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11/23/2010
Good course!!
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anonymous
11/22/2010
It was a beneficial course worth the cost.
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anonymous
11/21/2010
Question 11 on the test did not have the correct answer as a choice. ... your answer sheet only gave two choices niether of which is [correct]. ... The program appears useful and good.
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anonymous
11/20/2010
The Manning Equation software is a godsend, without it I am sure that my calculations would have had errors that I may not have caught. Manning Equation calculations can be very tedious, but with the software they are a breeze!
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anonymous
11/19/2010
The course was a good review of the Manning Eqn and the spreadsheet solver is a nice addition to an engineers library
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11/17/2010
I was caught looking on question 21. Was not looking for more than one answer.
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