Reliability Analysis of Local Scour at Bridge Pier in Clay-Sand Mixed Sediments

Mohd Khalid 1 * , Mohammad Muzzammil 2, Javed Alam 2

Aquademia: Water, Environment and Technology, Volume 2, Issue 1, Article No: 01.

https://doi.org/10.20897/awet/86715

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Abstract

Bridge pier scouring is an important issue for safety evaluation of bridges. The existing equations for bridge pier scour prediction are mostly deterministic in nature, which do not incorporate the uncertainties in various parameters of scouring. A methodology for reliability analysis of bridge pier against scour in cohesive sediments incorporating the uncertainties of the model and input parameters are presented herein using efficient spreadsheet algorithm for first order reliability method (FORM). The influence of uncertainties, the nature of probability distribution and correlation of basic input parameters on failure probability and reliability index has been studied and described briefly herein. A sensitivity analysis was also carried out to obtain the effect of the individual random variables on the reliability of pier scour. To achieve the desired safety level in the design of pier foundation, the reliability-based safety factor is proposed.

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bridge pier, scour, failure probability, cohesive bed, safety factor

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Khalid, M., Muzzammil, M., and Alam, J. (2018). Reliability Analysis of Local Scour at Bridge Pier in Clay-Sand Mixed Sediments. Aquademia: Water, Environment and Technology, 2(1), 01. https://doi.org/10.20897/awet/86715

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