Analysis of Onsite Measurements of Scour at Piers

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by David C. Froelich, US Geological Survey, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: Existing onsite measurements of local scour at bridge piers were assembled and analyzed to obtain an equation that predicts the expected maximum depth of local scour at a bridge pier. A safety factor is suggested that provides a reasonable margin of error for design purposes.

Subject Headings: Scour | Piers | Bridge tests | Safety | Existing buildings | Errors (statistics) | Bridge design | Bridges |

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