Observed Scour Method

This project will monitor scour for timely and effective detection of scour and deposition at bridge piers under field conditions. It will measure variations in the water temperature between stream water and water flowing within the streambed sediment to quantify changes in streambed elevation which will help to determine depth of scour or sediment deposition. The research project will test the accuracy of the observed scour method in a real field case study. A low maintenance, remotely accessible instrumentation will be developed to transfer data directly to an office computer for data analysis.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $68,000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      RP 243

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Idaho Transportation Department

      P.O. Box 7129, 3311 West State Street
      Boise, ID  United States  83707-1129
    • Project Managers:

      Reese, Lotwick

      Legler, Jake

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Idaho, Moscow

      Department of Civil Engineering
      875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
      Moscow, ID  United States  83844-1022
    • Principal Investigators:

      Tonina, Daniele

    • Start Date: 20150115
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170215
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39582

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01560823
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Idaho Transportation Department
    • Contract Numbers: RP 243
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 23 2015 1:00AM