Modification of the SC Pier-Scour Envelope Curves to Minimize Scour Depth Over-Prediction

Objectives of this study are as follows: (1) Develop an improved method for estimating scour for piers influenced by abutment scour. (2) Develop a family of secondary clear-water and live-bed pier scour envelope curves. (3) Establish guidance for applying the new methodology from objectives 1 and 2, and update the scour template Excel spreadsheet for the SC Envelope Curves, created by Benedict and others (2016), as a web-based application.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      South Carolina Department of Transportation

      955 Park Street
      P.O. Box 191
      Columbia, SC  United States  29202-0191
    • Performing Organizations:

      United States Geologic Survey

      South Atlantic Water Science Center
      Columbia, SC, South Carolina  United States 
    • Principal Investigators:

      Huffman, Bradley J

    • Start Date: 20231101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20271031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01886955
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: South Carolina Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 5 2023 8:34AM