Special Issue "Experimental, Numerical and Field Approaches to Scour Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: Scour, Sediment Transport, Turbulence, Seepage Effects, Structural Dynamics and Flow Interactions
Interests: bridge scour, sediment transport, monitoring and measurement, sensing network; flood inundation; river hydraulics
Scientific research in the area of scour around hydraulic structures started around the middle of the 20th century. These works were primarily empirical in nature and founded on laboratory experiments because of the complexity of the flow–sediment–structure interactions. The pure laboratory empiricism of the earlier works has since been complemented by both numerical and field approaches, especially since numerical software and field measurement devices have attained a significantly higher level of sophistication. The three-pronged-approach towards scour research has provided new insights into this interesting topic, including not only the original bridge foundation scour but also propeller, submarine pipeline, monopile, jet, rock, river bank and levee scour, etc. The overall objective of this Special Issue is to present innovative research based on any one or a combination of these approaches. New knowledge is presented to elucidate the physics of the topic and provide solutions to practitioners, thus offering a better framework to aid the decision-making processes of river, coastal and offshore engineers. Contributions to this Special Issue relating to the study of the effect of turbulence on and dynamic behavior of the structures will be of great value for both academia and stakeholders. Finally, a collection of innovative papers that explore the wide spectrum of subjects relating to scour in one issue of the journal will be an indispensable platform for future research.
Prof. Yee-Meng Chiew
Prof. Jihn-Sung Lai
Prof. Oscar Link
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- Sediment Transport