Multiflood and multilayer method for scour rate prediction at bridge piers
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The SRICOS method was proposed in 1999 to predict the scour depth versus time curve at a cylindrical bridge pier for a constant velocity flow, a uniform soil, and a deep-water condition. In this article, the method is extended to include a random velocity-time history and a multilayer soil stratigraphy; it is called the Extended-SRICOS or E-SRICOS. The algorithms to accumulate the effects of different velocities and to sequence through a series of soil layers are described. The procedure followed by the computer program to step into time is outlined. A simplified version of E-SRICOS called S-SRICOS is also presented; calculations for the S-SRICOS method can easily be done by hand. Eight bridges in Texas are used as case histories to compare predictions by the two new methods (E-SRICOS and S-SRICOS) with measurements at the bridge sites.
JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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Briaud, J. L., Chen, H. C., Kwak, K. W., Han, S. W., & Ting, F.
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Briaud, JL||Chen, HC||Kwak, KW||Han, SW||Ting, FCK