Preliminary Studies of Pressure Flow Scour

by J. Sterling Jones, Turner Fairbank Cent, McLean, United States,
David A. Bertoldi, Turner Fairbank Cent, McLean, United States,
Edward R. Umbrell, Turner Fairbank Cent, McLean, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: Bridges that become inundated during floods have slightly pressurized flow that impacts bridge piers and creates an aggravated scour condition. Results of two preliminary laboratory studies are presented in this paper.

Subject Headings: Pressurized flow | Scour | Bridges | Floods | Laboratory tests | Water pressure | Piers | Water flow

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