Scour development around structures with non-uniform cylindrical geometries

Scour development around structures with non-uniform cylindrical geometries.
Tavouktsoglou, N.and Harris, J. and Simons, R. and Whitehouse, R.J.S.
In: ICSE 2016 (8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion), 12-15 September 2016, Oxford, UK. (2016)

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Abstract:Many offshore foundations are composed of non-uniform cylindrical geometries such as cones and different diameter composite cylinders. However, little is known about how these types of structure respond with regards to scour under the forcing of a unidirectional current. The present paper describes a series of laboratory experiments that have been performed to examine the effect that the geometry of a marine structure has on the evolution and equilibrium depth of scour under different hydrodynamic conditions. It was found that the hydrodynamic scour response of the non-uniform cylindrical structures is fundamentally different to that of a uniform cylinder.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Maritime > General
Coasts > Sediment transport and scour
ID Code:1607
Deposited On:05 Nov 2018 14:04
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