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National bridge scour data collection program

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Edited by:
Shane Richard M.

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Abstract

A study to collect and analyze field measurements of bridge scour is being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. The primary objective of this study is to collect measurements of bridge scour as it occurs during floods to improve the ability to understand and predict scour processes. Scour measurements are classified as limited or detailed depending on the range of information to be collected. Many scour measurements were obtained during floods in 1990. A data-base system is being developed to assist in documentation, compilation, and analysis of these data. Scour measuring instrumentation and techniques have been and continue to be developed in this study. The study will provide data needed to improve the understanding and prediction of scour processes.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
National bridge scour data collection program
ISBN:
0872628167
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
First page:
221
Last page:
226
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 1991 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Conference Location:
Nashville, TN, USA
Conference Date:
29 July 1991 through 2 August 1991