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scour

prolonged diarrhoea in livestock, esp cattle

scour

[′skau̇·ər]
(geology)

scour

The erosion of a concrete surface, exposing the aggregate.
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To avoid a failure of the bridges, the foundations depth (piers and abutments) should be deeper than the maximum scour depth in its life time, and the old bridges should be checked from time to time to evaluate the maximum scour depth around the bridge foundation to avoid bridge collapse.
The Yangtze River scour primarily controls the depth of penetration because of the flood peak.
Estimation of the depth of scour in the vicinity of spur dikes has been the main concern of engineers for years.
DSI is looking forward to competing against the Hydrophobic Rock Dust technologies offered by the various suppliers of rock dust products, with our lower respirable rock dust application technology DYWI Dust, which has proven to scour and inert coal dust explosions when dry.
Many researchers have tried to estimate the scour depths around bridge piers by simulating the bridge model with the consideration of various factors, such as depth of water, average velocity of flow, and diameter of sand (Dargahi 1990; Firat, Gungor 2009; Johnson, Dock 1998; Johnson, Niezgoda 2004; Melville, Raudkivi 1996; Yanmaz, Altinbilek 1991).
Material covered in this course is primarily drawn from two Hydraulic Engineering Circulars (HEC) published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Evaluating Scour at Bridges, [5.
The other 90 turbine sites are in areas with more stable seabed sediment and not prone to scour.
Among different causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity, calf scours or neonatal diarrhoea is the most predominant.
Coming from a tired old goat wrangler's experience, the causes of scours in stock (especially young stock) can be dietary, worms, Coccidiosis, chilling, a poor immune system, and poisoning.
Scour protection was accomplished through underpinning of the center stone pier and the installation of stone stream barbs upstream of the bridge.
International Conference on Scour and Erosion (5th: 2010: San Francisco, California) Ed.
Summary: Victims of Greece's economic crisis scour rubbish bins in order to survive hard times.