Time-Evolution of Clear Water Scouring at Dual Bridge Piers

Time evolution of the maximum scour depth around piers up to peak value of the design flow is required for safe foundation design of bridges crossing alluvial rivers. This study deals with an experimental work conducted to investigate the surface characteristics of scour-holes around dual piers aligned with the flow direction under clear water conditions with uniform bed material. Experiments are conducted using different sizes of identical cylindrical dual piers for different spacing and flow intensities. Eventually a scour-prediction equation is developed to determine the temporal variation of maximum clear water scour depth. In the test ranges of the experiments, the results of the proposed equation are found to be in relatively good agreement with the experimental results.


Clear-water scour evolution at dual bridge piers
Yilmaz, Meriç; Yanmaz, Ali Melih; Köken, Mete (2017-04-01)
For the efficient design of bridge pier footings, computation of time-evolution of scour depth around bridge piers is essential. In this paper, a semi-empirical model is developed to estimate the temporal variation of clear-water scour depth at a couple of identical cylindrical uniform piers in tandem arrangement. The experiments are carried out using different pier size, pier spacing, and flow intensities. The model development is based on sediment continuity approach and volumetric sediment transport rate...
Modeling temporal variation of scouring at dual bridge piers
Selamoğlu, Meriç; Yanmaz, Ali Melih; Köken, Mete; Department of Civil Engineering (2015)
Computation of temporal evolution of scour depth around bridge piers is essential for the efficient design of bridge pier footings. In this thesis, empirical scour-prediction equations and a semi-empirical model are developed to predict the temporal variation of maximum clear-water scour depth at dual cylindrical uniform piers with identical size in tandem arrangement. Experiments are conducted using different pier size, pier spacing, and flow intensities. The semi-empirical model is based on sediment conti...
Uncertainty of local scouring parameters around bridge piers
Yanmaz, Ali Melih (2001-03-01)
Reliability-based assessment of local scouring mechanism around bridge piers provides information for decision-making regarding the pier footing design. Parameter uncertainties that may arise from various sources due to the inability to precisely quantify a parameter need to be estimated in order to quantify the level of risk of pier failure during the physical life of a bridge. By examining extensive experimental data from the literature on local scour depth around various shapes of bridge pier the functio...
Temporal Variation of Scour Hole around Spill Through Bridge Abutments at Various Contraction Ratios
Yildiz, Burhan; Köken, Mete; Göğüş, Mustafa (2013-09-13)
This study deals with the temporal variation of scour around spill through bridge abutments at clear water conditions. Two spill through bridge abutments are connected at opposite sides of the sediment storage part of a rectangular channel which has a length of 29 m and a width of 1.5 m. Development of the scour is measured continuously at different cross sections around the abutment during experiments that lasted for 8 hours. These measurements are taken using an ultrasonic ranging system. Besides these co...
Surface Characteristics of Scouring at Bridge Elements
Yanmaz, Ali Melih (2007-03-01)
Infrastructural elements of bridges mounted in alluvial stream beds are susceptible to scouring. Decision-making for the type and placement practice of relevant countermeasures to be implemented against scouringaction is based on investigation of the characteristics of scour holes formed around piers and abutments. Thiswould also lead to the estimation of the safe depth of burial of footings of bridge infrastructural elements.Sets of experiments have been performed to investigate time-dependent characterist...
Citation Formats
M. Yilmaz, A. M. Yanmaz, and M. Köken, “Time-Evolution of Clear Water Scouring at Dual Bridge Piers,” TEKNIK DERGI, pp. 8167–8184, 2018, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/43209.