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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011) : THEME 5: Environmental Hydraulics and Hydrology : Effect of relative sediment size on clear-water equilibrium scour depth at single cylindrical piers
Effect of relative sediment size on clear-water equilibrium scour depth at single cylindrical piers
Author : R. Lanša, C. Fael and A. Cardoso
Experiments on local scouring around cylindrical piers were performed in steady clear-water conditions to investigate the effect of sediment size, D50, on equilibrium scour depth, dse. Thirteen experiments, run for 7 to 13 days, were carried out. The dependence of the normalized equilibrium scour depth, dse/Dp, on the relative sediment size, Dp/D50, was identified, corroborating the findings of Sheppard et al. (1995; 1999; 2004). Contrarily to consecrated literature and associated practice, it was observed that the normalized equilibrium scour depth decreases with the relative sediment size, for Dp/D50 > ~100. This effect is possibly one of the causes of frequently reported over-prediction of scour by formulas established on the basis of laboratory studies, where frequently Dp/D50 < ~100.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 34th Congress - Brisbane (2011)
Article : THEME 5: Environmental Hydraulics and Hydrology
Date Published : 01/07/2011
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