Effects of inclination of bridge piers on scouring depth

Bozkus Z., YILDIZ O.

JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING-ASCE, vol.130, no.8, pp.827-832, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


For a safe design of a bridge pier footing, it is important to estimate the maximum depth of scour as accurately as possible. The aim of this experimental study is to investigate the effects of inclination of bridge piers on local scour depths around bridge piers. Single circular piers inclined toward the downstream direction were founded in a uniform bed material. Near threshold conditions were employed. The results of this study indicate that the local scour depth decreases as the inclination of the pier increases.