A portable instrumentation system is being developed to obtain channel bathymetry during floods for detailed bridge-scour measurements. Portable scour measuring systems have four components: sounding instrument, horizontal positioning instrument, deployment mechanisms, and data storage device. The sounding instrument will be a digital fathometer. Horizontal position will be measured using a range-azimuth based hydrographic survey system. The deployment mechanism designed for this system is a remote-controlled boat using a small waterplane area, twin-hull design. An on-board computer and radio will monitor the vessel instrumentation, record measured data, and telemeter data to shore.
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Instrumentation for detailed bridge-scour measurements
Publ by ASCE
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings - National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering
Proceedings of the National Conference on Hydraulic Engineering