Scour at Bridge Crossings

by Emmett M. Laursen, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Mich.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 2, Pg. 39-54

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Relationships are proposed for prediction of scour at piers and abutments for case in which sediment is supplied to scour hole; relationships were obtained from combination of approximate analysis and laboratory experiments, and depend on knowledge of flow conditions at bridge site; studies were made at Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research.

Subject Headings: Scour | Bridge abutments | Laboratory tests | Piers | Sediment | Bridge tests | Site investigation | Case studies |

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