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    Flow field around side-by-side piers with and without a scour hole

    , Article European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids ; Volume 36 , 2012 , Pages 152-166 ; 09977546 (ISSN) Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Aslani Kordkandi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    The present study provides the experimental results of the flow pattern around two-circular piers positioned in side-by-side arrangement. The experiments were performed for two bed configurations (with and without a scour hole). Velocities were measured by an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV). Flat bed and scour hole were frozen by synthetic glue to facilitate the performance of the experiments. The contours and distributions of the time-averaged velocity components, turbulence intensities, turbulence kinetic energy, and Reynolds stresses at different horizontal and vertical planes are presented. Streamlines and velocity vectors obtained from time-averaged velocity fields are used to show... 

    Experimental study of three-dimensional flow field around a complex bridge pier

    , Article Journal of Engineering Mechanics ; Volume 136, Issue 2 , 2010 , Pages 143-154 ; 07339399 (ISSN) Beheshti, A. A ; Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this paper, three-dimensional turbulent flow field around a complex bridge pier placed on a rough fixed bed is experimentally investigated. The complex pier foundation consists of a column, a pile cap, and a 2×4 pile group. All of the elements are exposed to the approaching flow. An acoustic-Doppler velocimeter was used to measure instantaneously the three components of the velocities at different horizontal and vertical planes. Profiles and contours of time-averaged velocity components, turbulent intensity components, turbulent kinetic energy, and Reynolds stresses, as well as velocity vectors are presented and discussed at different vertical and horizontal planes. The approaching...