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Scour Evaluation Studies: Scour in Cohesive Soils and Ex Situ Scour Testing Device - Phase II

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-14-0115
Project Abstract: 

The study extends the recently completed research on this subject. The completed study looked only at a tight range of soil properties and reviewers recommended to move forward with additional research to cover a larger range of cohesive soils. The results of this research will also benefit the new scour design concept based on 'Hydraulic Loading and Soil Resistance' to determine the critical soil resistance for cohesive soil layers.

Goals:

The primary objective of this study is to develop design tools for scour in cohesive soils that will be implemented in Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 18, "Evaluating Scour at Bridges."

Research HUB ID: 
8863
Project Status: 
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount): 
$400,000
Start Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
End Date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Public Access Plan: 
No
Laboratory: 
J. Sterling Jones Hydraulics Research Laboratory
FHWA AMRP Program: 
Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Activity: 
Long-Term Infrastructure Performance Program

Contact Information

Team: 
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDI-40

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