Bridge Pier Scour Equations - An Assessment

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


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.

Subject Headings: Scour | Piers | Failure analysis | Bridge design | Water waves | Sediment transport | Rivers and streams

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