Experimental Investigation of Local Scour Around Bridge Pier Groups

Özalp, M C
Bozkuş, Zafer


Experimental investigation of local scour around bridge pier groups
Özalp, Murat Can; Bozkuş, Zafer; Department of Civil Engineering (2013)
It is an important task that design engineers in practice predict the local scour around bridge piers as accurately as possible because excessive local scour around bridge piers unbalance and demolish the bridges. Many equations have been proposed previously by various researchers, based on their experimental findings, but no general method has been developed so far due to the complexity of the topic. In the present study two new bridge pier groups were employed to investigate the inclination effect of the ...
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Citation Formats
M. C. Özalp and Z. Bozkuş, “Experimental Investigation of Local Scour Around Bridge Pier Groups,” presented at the CSCE 21st Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Banff, Alberta, Kanada, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/79910.