Instrumentation and Monitoring of Sand Plugging and Bridge Scour at Selected Streams in Hawaii

The project will install, test and evaluate existing instrumentation for monitoring scour and sand plugging at selected bridges in Hawaii. It will validate and modify existing scour equations to be specifically applicable to bridges in Hawaii's coastal zone under sub-critical flow conditions; begin the development of management and maintenance plans, and engineering solutions to solve sand plugging problems along coastal bridges and culverts; and investigate the time-dependent scour development during flood and hurricane surge for bridges across tidal waterways in Hawaii by applying the real-time scour simulation model.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Hawaii Department of Transportation

      869 Punchbowl Street
      Honolulu, HI  USA  96813-5097

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Matsuda, Curtis

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Hawaii, Manoa

      College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
      2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 383
      Honolulu, HI  USA  96822
    • Principal Investigators:

      Cheng, Edmond

      Teng, Michelle

    • Start Date: 20000515
    • Actual Completion Date: 20061231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 7494

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01460940
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Hawaii Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: 46509, HWY-L-2000-05
    • Files: RiP, USDOT, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:35PM