Introduction to Scour Assessment of Bridges
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Scour protection of bridges is essential to ensure their stability, prolong their lifespan, protect transportation infrastructure, comply with regulations, and adapt to changing environmental conditions. It plays a crucial role in safeguarding bridges and ensuring the safety and resilience of transportation networks.
The webinar is designed to introduce attendees to the area of bridge scour. Over the course of the session attendees will come to understand the causes of scour, how to assess it, and survey input required.
This will be achieved by providing both an overview of the theoretical aspects of scour in bridge foundations as well as the technical procedures followed for carrying out scour assessments (the course will briefly cover the procedure followed by BD97/12 for scour assessment).
The topics that will be covered in this webinar are:
1. Definitions and types of bridge scour processes
2. Factors affecting scour development in bridge foundations
3. Scour assessment frameworks and examples of bridge scour calculations
4. Scour risk management
Dr Boulent Imam is a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Structures at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of Surrey and Programme Director for the MSc Programme in Bridge Engineering. He has been extensively involved in the area of fatigue of bridges, carrying out research in this area collaborating with national and European infrastructure owners and managers, such as Network Rail, Highways England, TWI. His research has contributed towards in-depth understanding of the fatigue behaviour of riveted railway bridges and developed methods for more reliable quantification of their remaining fatigue life taking into account historical rail traffic, novel fatigue assessment methods, loading, resistance and modelling uncertainties as well as system effects. Later on, Dr imam extended his work on fatigue towards developing fracture mechanics guidelines for the assessment of fatigue crack growth in steel bridge details towards the optimisation of inspection and maintenance planning in steel bridges. Recently, Dr Imam research has expanded towards understanding the potential impacts of climate change on bridge deterioration and quantifying the resilience of bridge infrastructure against extreme events.
Attendance certificates are available on request after the completion of the webinar.
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