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Hydraulic Performance of Shallow Foundations for The Support of Vertical-Wall Bridge Abutments

This study combined abutment flume experiments with numerical modeling using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to investigate flow fields and scour at vertical-wall abutments with shallow foundations. The focus was situations dominated by flow contraction in the bridge opening, turbulence around the bridge abutments, and variations in bed roughness and cross-section geometry resulting from riprap apron installation at the streambed elevation.

  • FHWA Publication Number: HRT-17-013
  • Publication Year: 2017

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