Local sediment scour experiments have been conducted with 0.114 m, 0.305 m and 0.914 m diameter circular piles in a 6.1 m (20 ft) wide by 6.4 m (21 ft) deep by 38.4 m (126 ft) long flume in the Hydraulics Laboratory at the USGS Conte Laboratory in Turners Falls, MA. All of the tests to date have been in the clearwater scour range of velocities and with two near uniform diameter sediments with median diameters of 0.2 mm and 0.8 mm. All tests were conducted with steady, fully developed flows. This paper describes the procedures and instrumentation used in these tests and outlines the live bed scour experiments that are planned after the completion of the clearwater tests. Copyright ASCE 2004.
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Clearwater local scour experiments in a large flume
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Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000: Building Partnerships
Joint Conference on Water Resource Engineering and Water Resources Planning and Management 2000