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Special Issue "Bridge Hydraulics: Current State of the Knowledge and Perspectives"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Prof. Giuseppe Oliveto Website E-Mail
University of Basilicata - School of Engineering - Viale dell’Ateneo Lucano, 10 - 85100 Potenza, Italy
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
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bridge Hydraulics
- Bridge Scour
- Bridge Embankment Breaching
- Bridge Scour Countermeasures
- Bridge Monitoring Techniques
- Fluvial Hydraulics
- Sediment Transport
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Scour Around Spur Dike in Sand-Gravel Mixture
Author: Manish Pandey 1, Su-Chin Chen 2,*, Umesh Kumar Singh 3 and Virendra Kumar 4
1 Department of Soil and Water Conservation, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City 402, Taiwan, [email protected]
2 nnovation and Development Centre of Sustainable Agriculture (IDCSA), Department of Soil and Water Conservation, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City 402, Taiwan
3 Civil Engineering Department, Global Institute of Management & Technology, Krishnanagar, West Bengal, India; [email protected]
4 Civil Engineering Department, NIT Hamirpur, India; [email protected]
Abstract: Scour is a main cause of failure of hydraulic structures. Precise computation of scour around spur dike is very essential to design a spur dike. Present study focuses on maximum scour depth in equilibrium condition and parameters, which influence it in the sand-gravel mixture. It has been found that the non-dimensional maximum equilibrium scour depth increases with increase U/Uca, y/d50a, Frsm, y/l and decreases with increase in d50a/l. It has also been found that the maximum equilibrium scour depth in sediment mixture are influenced by the property of sediment mixture and increases with decrease in non-uniformity of sediment mixture. A new non-linear mathematical equation is given for computing maximum scour depth at upstream nose of rectangular spur dike. A sensitivity analysis has also been done and it indicates that the maximum non-dimensional equilibrium scour depth heavily depends on Frsm. Secondary sensible parameters are d50/l, y/l, and y/d50a.
Keywords: Spur dike; maximum equilibrium scour depth; sand-gravel mixture; clear-water scour