Global and local scour at pile groups

B. Mutlu Sumer, Klavs Bundgaard, Jørgen Fredsøe

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation on scour around pile groups with different configurations exposed to steady current. Two kinds of tests were carried out: (1) Rigid-bed tests, and (2) Actual scour tests. In the former tests, the mean and turbulence properties of the flow were measured across the pile groups. The pile group configurations were such that the global scour was distinguished from the local scour. The results show that the global scour can be quite substantial.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
VolumeII
Place of PublicationCalifornia, USA
PublisherISOPE
Publication date2005
Pages 577-583
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event15th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 19 Jun 200524 Jun 2005
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Conference

Conference15th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/06/200524/06/2005
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN1098-6189

Keywords

  • global scour
  • local scour
  • pile groups
  • scour
  • steady current

Cite this

Sumer, B. M., Bundgaard, K., & Fredsøe, J. (2005). Global and local scour at pile groups. In Proceedings of the 15th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (Vol. II, pp. 577-583). ISOPE. Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference