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Jul 15 2011

What Does Clear Water Scour at a Bridge Pier Look Like?

This is a video of a model of a cylindrical bridge pier under gradually higher and higher flows with what appears to be gravel sized bed sediment.   The modeled situation here is of clear water scour, which is more common with a channel bed of coarser grained sediment. The other type of pier scour …

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