Scour Technology: Mechanics and Engineering Practice (McGraw-Hill Civil Engineering)

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Structures built in or near rivers and other channels can be vulnerable to scour around their foundations. If the depth of the scour becomes significant, the stability of the foundations may be endangered, with a consequent risk of damage or failure of the structure. There have been several bridge failures, resulting in transport disruption, economic loss and, on occasion, loss of life. The factors influencing scour are complex and vary according to the type of structure. Protection for preventing scour needs to be designed to withstand the flow forces imposed on them and have to be practical to build and install, while minimizing adverse environmental effects. This book covers the entire Scour Technology area and is prepared by one of the leading experts on the subject.

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"Robert W. Day of American Geotechnical, San Diego, CA. In accordance with your request. I have reviewed the proposed list of topics and chapter headings for the Scour Handbook. The advantages of such a book are as follows: 1. There is a need for scour handbooks. They seem to be popular books that will be purchased by civil engineers, soils engineers, and hydrologists. 2. The book outline is well thought out and presents an in-depth discussion of all major topics. 3. The author has published 6 books, which means he should be well experienced in completing the book on time and in a professional manner. I would recommend publication."

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INSIGHTFUL SOLUTION OF PRACTICAL SCOUR PROBLEMS

Prepared by one of the world's foremost experts in scour, this text provides the information engineers need to make and justify decisions to protect infrastructure against the effects of scour. Scour Technology steers away from the empiricism that has prevented engineers from developing the necessary understanding to make justifiable and defensible design decisions. George W. Annandale's unique approach to analyzing scour from a cause-and-effect point of view has stimulated research at leading institutions. These practical methods allow analysis of scour in any kind of earth or engineered earth material, including materials such as vegetated soils, rock, and concrete. Dr. Annandale's methods are used internationally by practicing engineers to analyze and solve scour problems at bridges subject to flowing water, at dams subject to overtopping, in spillway chutes and energy dissipaters, and in plunge pools and water-bearing tunnels, and to develop engineering specifications for vegetated erosion protection of soils subject to the scour effects of flowing water.

This text untangles the complex factors influencing scour and its action on all types of materials. Covering the entire field, Scour Technology offers:

  • In-depth understanding of the interaction between turbulent flow and all earth materials, and how this interaction leads to scour
  • Methods for assessing the scour resistance of any earth or engineered earth material
  • Methods for quantifying the erosive capacity of water for diverse flow conditions
  • Methods for quantifying the extent and temporal aspects of scour
  • Design approaches for developing effective protection against the effects of scour
  • Examples of practical application of the methods, illustrated by case studies

Understand and Protect
Scour Management Challenges * Engineering Judgment * Scour Processes * Material and Fluid Properties * Erosive Capacity of Water * Scour Thresholds * Scour Extent * Temporal Aspects of Scour * Engineering Management of Scour * Case Studies

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