Special Issue "Sediment Transport at Bridges and River Training Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 8225
Interests: river networks patterns and evolution; fluvial hydraulics; environmental hydraulics; sediment transport; bridge hydraulics; hydraulic structures; irrigation and drainage engineering; physical models and laboratory techniques in hydraulic engineering
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I would like to invite you to submit your latest research findings on sediment transport processes in rivers to a Special Issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441), an open access journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water). Submissions can include studies that advance the current state of knowledge or critical reviews of existing models and practices.
Floods and erosion processes are major causes of bridge damage and collapses worldwide. Many bridge collapses are caused by flowing water or waves eroding the streambed around the pier and abutment foundations or washing out bridge-approach embankments. Bridges are also vulnerable to river channel migrations and to alterations in riverbed morphologies induced, for instance, by dams or upstream land-use changes. River training structures are typically used to improve a river and its banks. They are important components in the prevention and mitigation of floods and can be classified into two main categories: transversal protection structures (e.g., check dams, spur dikes, bed sills) and longitudinal protection structures (e.g., levees, earth fill embankments, concrete embankments, revetments, and rock riprap). This Special Issue aims to collect the results of basic research and practical experiments on sediment transport at and around bridges and river training structures. The purpose is to give a unified view of sediment transport processes over a wide range of conditions. Specific themes may include (but are not limited to) the following: (i) local scour at bridge piers and abutments; (ii) contraction scour at bridges; (iii) aggradation processes at bridges; (iv) sediment transport processes at river training structures; (v) riprap incipient motion; (vi) local bed morphologies at spur dikes; (vii) local scour at spur dikes; (viii) embankment breaching; (ix) levee breaching; and (x) monitoring techniques for bridges and river training structures. I also encourage the submission of case studies, even if they are of a multidisciplinary character.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Oliveto
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- bed sills
- bridge hydraulics
- bridge scour
- check dams
- embankment breaching
- fluvial hydraulics
- guide banks
- levee breaching
- river bank revetments
- river training structures
- sediment transport
- spur dikes