Flood Scour for Bridges and Highways: Prevention and Control of Soil Erosion

by: Mohiuddin Ali Khan, Ph.D., P.E.


Abstract: Proven methods for preventing and mitigating bridge and highway flood scour Offering detailed guidelines on bridge scour countermeasures, this comprehensive resource provides a proactive strategy for the design and construction of bridges to prevent scour, as well as a reactive plan for post-flood disaster management. Topics discussed include erosion, causes of scour, AASHTO design codes, hydrology, hydraulics, scour analysis, inspection methods, and modern materials technology. Real-world case studies illustrate the concepts presented. The authoritative information in this practical guide will help you to develop more efficient and cost-effective design processes and bridge management systems for river bridges subjected to floods.
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Title: Flood Scour for Bridges and Highways: Prevention and Control of Soil Erosion

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2015 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071825078

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Mohiuddin Ali Khan, Ph.D., P.E. is a consulting engineer and an adjunct professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the author of several textbooks on bridge engineering, including Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair (published by McGraw-Hill Education). Dr. Khan helped to develop the New Jersey Department of Transportation Design Manual for Bridges and Structures section on scour at bridges. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in five states and is a Chartered Engineer in England.

Description: Proven methods for preventing and mitigating bridge and highway flood scour Offering detailed guidelines on bridge scour countermeasures, this comprehensive resource provides a proactive strategy for the design and construction of bridges to prevent scour, as well as a reactive plan for post-flood disaster management. Topics discussed include erosion, causes of scour, AASHTO design codes, hydrology, hydraulics, scour analysis, inspection methods, and modern materials technology. Real-world case studies illustrate the concepts presented. The authoritative information in this practical guide will help you to develop more efficient and cost-effective design processes and bridge management systems for river bridges subjected to floods.