Development of transition mat scour protection design methodology and comparison to the state-of-the-practice
Culverts are designed to convey flow through or around obstructions such as roadway crossings, embankments, and riverine infrastructure. Flow exiting a culvert experiences an abrupt flow expansion generally resulting in flow regime changes and substantial energy dissipation. Such flow conditions can lead to bed scour, bank erosion, and local channel instability. Recent advancements in erosion control technology have resulted in the development of a class of products, termed transition mats (TM), designed to provide scour protection immediately downstream of culvert outlets. Colorado State ...
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