Special Issue "Bridge Hydraulics: Current State of the Knowledge and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
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
I would like to invite you to submit your latest research findings in bridge hydraulics to a Special Issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441), an open access journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water). Submissions should 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 collapse worldwide. Bridge hydraulics examines the interactions between bridges and rivers or other water bodies. Many bridge collapses are caused by flowing water or waves eroding the streambed around pier and abutment foundations or washing out bridge-approach embankments. Bridges are also vulnerable to river channel migrations and to alterations of riverbed morphology induced, for instance, by dams or upstream land-use changes. This Special Issue aims to collect recent research on bridge hydraulics including, but not limited to, the following themes: (i) flow patterns at bridges; (ii) general and contraction scour, local scour around piers and abutments, breaching of bridge-approach embankments; (iii) river training works and countermeasures against scour, erosion, and debris (and ice) loads; (iv) inspection and monitoring techniques. I also encourage submissions on case studies of bridge damage even when they have a multidisciplinary character due, for instance, to concomitant geotechnical and structural causes.
Prof. Giuseppe Oliveto
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- Bridge Hydraulics
- Bridge Scour
- Bridge Embankment Breaching
- Bridge Scour Countermeasures
- Bridge Monitoring Techniques
- Fluvial Hydraulics
- Sediment Transport