Ex Situ Scour Testing Device

The intent of this study is to develop an Ex situ Scour Testing Device (ESTD) that can be used for estimating bridge scour in cohesive soils. The ESTD technology can determine the erosion rate of soil samples, which are used to transfer the soil test results to the bridge pier scour computations. The ESTD technology is capable to simulate pressure fluctuations that are associated with the extreme turbulence that occurs around a bridge pier.