Scour Analysis of Bridge Structures

13th November, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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About the COURSE

The course Scour Analysis of Bridges aims to provide a comprehensive training in the prevention of hydraulic-related failures of bridges. The course will help the professionals understand and learn about the quantitative techniques for estimating long-term degradation, and calculating the magnitude of general and local scour at bridge piers and abutments for simple and complex substructures. Scour Analysis of Bridges course will impart knowledge on the selection and design of countermeasures scour problems, including development of a plan of action and an introduction to fixed and portable instrumentation for scour monitoring.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify stream instability and scour problems at bridge
  • Learn scour mitigation measures
  • Define problems caused by stream instability and scour
  • Estimate the magnitude of scour at bridge piers and abutments and in the bridge reach

Course Timing : 9:00am to 5:00pm

Introduction to Scour

  • Physical processes
  • Definitions
    • General
    • Contraction
    • Local Scour
  • Factors affecting scour development
  • Case studies on bridge failures due to scour and learning points

Scour Assessment Frameworks

  • Models for estimating general scour
  • Contraction scour and local scour depths
  • Scour assessment procedures
  • Scour risk management frameworks
  • Overview of various highway and railway standards and codes

Scour Monitoring

  • Overview of scour monitoring techniques
  • Advantages & disadvantages of each method
  • Observations from field measurements and comparisons with analytical predictions

Scour Countermeasures

  • Brief overview–Scour mitigation measures
  • Insights into scour reduction/protection methods for bridge piers/abutments

  Course Leader

Our Course Leader graduated with an Honours B.Sc. degree from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He obtained his M.Sc. in Structural Engineering with Distinction from the University of Surrey in 2002. His PhD work focused on the fatigue analysis of riveted railway bridges and was funded by EPSRC and Network Rail. He has numerous publications in high impact journals and he has also presented his work in important conferences in the area of bridges. He is currently teaching Steel Design and Bridge Engineering & Management at the University of Surrey. Specialties: Fatigue of steel bridges, bridge management, rail traffic models, climate change effects on built infrastructure, robustness of structures and transportation networks, scour of bridges, Eurocodes on steel design.


Register for Scour Analysis of Bridges
Regular: £599
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Regular: £1099
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Note: All payments are made in Pounds.
Registration fee only covers cost of all sessions, luncheon, coffee/tea & presentations. Fee does NOT include any travel or accommodation expenses. Fee is not inclusive of 5% Admin/Bank Charges.



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Address: 113 Lambeth Road, SE1 7LS LONDON UK
Phone: +44 (0) 207 793 5715 Tel : +44 (0) 207 793 1010

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