Accession Number:

ADA265455

Title:

Scour Hole Problems Experienced by the Corps of Engineers; Data Presentation and Summary

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The hydromechanics involved in scour hole development encompass many interrelated process. Singularly, some of these processes are well understood and often quantifiable tides, tidal currents, and waves. Other processes such as sediment transport and wavecurrentstructure interactions are less understood but perhaps just as important in scour hole development. Why does a scour hole form a tip of one jetty of a two-jetty system and not at the other, such as at Indian River Inlet, Delaware Why do scour holes develop on the outside of a jettys trunk, such as at Suislaw Why does scour occur adjacent to an inner section of jetty, along the throat, such as at Little River Inlet, South Carolina. Is scour a manifestation of an unstable inlet.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE