Total Scour for Bridge Piers

This tutorial provides a step-by-step procedure in determining the total scour for bridge piers.

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The procedure involves the consideration of six (6) scour components that includes the following:
  • Bed-Form
  • Bend Scour
  • General Scour
  • Local Scour
  • Long-Term Scour
  • Low-Flow
The procedure also demonstrates the use of appropriate safety factors.

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