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Instrumentation for detailed bridge-scour measurements

January 1, 1993

A portable instrumentation system is being developed to obtain channel bathymetry during floods for detailed bridge-scour measurements. Portable scour measuring systems have four components: sounding instrument, horizontal positioning instrument, deployment mechanisms, and data storage device. The sounding instrument will be a digital fathometer. Horizontal position will be measured using a range-azimuth based hydrographic survey system. The deployment mechanism designed for this system is a remote-controlled boat using a small waterplane area, twin-hull design. An on-board computer and radio will monitor the vessel instrumentation, record measured data, and telemeter data to shore.

Publication Year 1993
Title Instrumentation for detailed bridge-scour measurements
Authors Mark N. Landers, David S. Mueller, Roy E. Trent
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70017494
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse