H2Flo Consulting was founded in 1997 by Kevin Flora with the goal of developing software which would help bridge owners monitor changes in channel cross-sections over time. The program,
called BrEase, llater evolved to include hydraulic computations and scour calculations. This successful program has been used ever since by private consultants and has
been used as the backbone of the Bridge Scour Evaluation Program by the California of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Bridge Inspection Program of the Oregon Department of Transportation
With over 20 years experience in the field of hydraulics, Kevin Flora has been responsible for the bridge scour evaluation program for all state-owned bridges in California. Through software development, improved field data acquisition techniques and advanced hydraulic modeling, he has demonstrated innovative strategies for evaluating structures for scour and has become a recognized leader throughout the United States. An example of this leadership is the current effort to develop Three-dimensional CFD code for analyzing complex flow patterns and predict scour in challenging environments.
As a recognized national leader in the field of bridge scour, he has served on several NCHRP panels including those related to bridge scour: Project 24-14 on Scour at Contracted Bridge Sites, Project 24-26 on the Effects of Debris on Bridge Pier Scour and Project 24-37 on Combining Individual Scour Components to Determine Total Scour. He has also served nationally on the FHWA/AASHTO Wave Task Force for Bridge Structures.
BS in Civil Engineering: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1988
Masters Project: River Meander Migration Prediction
June 2003 to June 2006
Research in Computational Fluid Dynamics for Bridge Pier Scour
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