LARGE SCALE AND LIVE BED LOCAL PIER SCOUR EXPERIMENTS. PHASE 1: LARGE SCALE, CLEARWATER SCOUR EXPERIMENTS

The objective of this research was to extend the knowledge of local sediment scour processes through large-scale experiments. All of the experiments were conducted in a large, flow-through type flume in the USGS Conte Laboratory in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Three different circular cylinder diameters [0.915 m (3 ft), 0.305 m (1 ft), and 0.114 m (4.5 in.)], three different sediment grain sizes (D50 = 0.22 mm, 0.80 mm, and 2.9 mm), and a range of water depths were investigated. All experiments were conducted in the clearwater scour range of velocities. A brief description of the facilities, instrumentation and procedures is presented in this report along with a summary of the results. Detailed information regarding the experiments and the results is presented in the appendices.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 214 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: FDOT BB-473, UF 4910 45-11-344
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2003 12:00AM