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.
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Analysis of onsite measurements of scour at piers
Publ by ASCE
New York, NY, United States
Hydraulic Engineering: Proceedings of the 1988 National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering