Development and Application of Real-time Bridge Scour Monitoring System
Joongu Kang
DOI: 10.4236/eng.2011.310121   PDF    HTML   XML   6,938 Downloads   10,725 Views   Citations


Because of the complex nature of the changes in the current and movement of the riverbeds by bridge scouring, it is impossible to understand or predict these changes. In order to have a reliable data, it is critical to have the current methods and equipment for measuring bridge scouring replaced with technology that could acquire real-time bridge scouring data. Despite the critical need for real-time data acquisition, the harsh environmental conditions have prevented the scientific community from acquiring real-time data. Harsh environmental conditions were addressed by the developmental of an automated, remote data collection system, allowing real-time data such as scour movement, scour depth, and scour trend to be viewed in a safe location. As a result, accurate sea-floor movements were seen for the first time, aiding the direction and future of bridge scour research, ultimately contributing greatly to the safety of bridges.

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J. Kang, "Development and Application of Real-time Bridge Scour Monitoring System," Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 10, 2011, pp. 978-985. doi: 10.4236/eng.2011.310121.

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