ULTRASONIC INSTRUMENT FOR DETERMINING LOCAL SCOUR AT BRIDGE PIERS

AN ULTRASONIC SCOUR METER, DEVELOPED TO DETERMINE THE MAGNITUDE OF LOCAL SCOUR AROUND BRIDGE PIERS IS DESCRIBED. THE INSTRUMENT AUTOMATICALLY OBTAINS SUFFICIENT DEPTH DATA TO MAP THE STREAM BOTTOM AROUND THE UPSTREAM FACE OF A PIER. ALTHOUGH THE INSTRUMENT WAS DESIGNED TO FILL A RESEARCH NEED, A SIMPLIFIED VERSION COULD ALSO BE ADAPTED TO MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION OPERATIONS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 35, No 4, PP 91-96, 108
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Corry, M L
    • Sager, W
  • Publication Date: 1968-10

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  • Accession Number: 00208870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1976 12:00AM