A computational approach to the study of the stability of pier riprap at the Middle Fork Feather River

Suaznabar, O. and Shen, J. and Tsou, N. and Bojanowski, C. and Lottes, S. and Flora, K. and Jalinoos, F. and Kerenyi, K. (2016) A computational approach to the study of the stability of pier riprap at the Middle Fork Feather River. In: ICSE 2016 (8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion), 12-15 September 2016, Oxford, UK.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the use of various technologies and advanced computational modeling techniques that were combined for monitoring the performance of pier riprap on the basis of a field case study – Pier 3 of a bridge over the Middle Fork Feather River – in northern California, USA. The first phase involved capturing the field condition of the bridge site using sonar instrumentation technology in order to obtain high resolution bathymetry data. The second phase entailed enhancement and transformation of the scanned bathymetric data into a 3D CAD model to be used as the initial geometry for numerical modeling. A Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) numerical approach was applied to simulate the rock incipient motion i.e. shear failure by coupling Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software STAR-CCM+ and a Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM) software LS-DYNA. Several coupled simulations have been performed with varying flow conditions to identify shear failure conditions for the riprap apron.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Coasts > Sediment transport and scour
Divisions: Floods
Coastal
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email i.services@hrwallingford.com
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 09:52
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 09:52
URI: http://eprints.hrwallingford.com/id/eprint/1156

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