American Society of Civil Engineers


Bridge Pier Scour Equations - An Assessment


by Alimul Qadar, (Aligarh Muslim Univ, Aligarh, India) and Sarfaraz A. Ansari, (Aligarh Muslim Univ, Aligarh, India)

pp. 61-67

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Hydraulic Engineering (1994)
Abstract: A comparative assessment of various bridge pier scour equations has been reported on the basis of analyzing a set of published prototype data from Indian rivers and other countries covering a wide range of variables. Specific attention has been given towards effect of sediment size to determine suitability of scour equations. Finally, recommendations have been made for design purposes.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Bridges
Piers
Scour
Computation
Depth
Vortices
Froude number
Design

Author Keywords:
Scour
Bridge piers - Failure (mechanical) - Flow of water - Mathematical models - Particle size analysis - Rivers - Sediment transport - Structural analysis - Water wave effects
Bridge pier scour equations