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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).
Incorporating risk-based, data-driven ideas from the scour program aligns the course with important concepts recently enacted within MAP-21 that we hope will allow safer, more cost effective and focused designs and analyses.
Calf Scours or Neonatal diarrhoea, is defined as a multi-factorial disease complex characterised by increased frequency, fluidity or volume of faecal excretion in calves caused by excessive osmotic pressure in the intestine, intestinal damage caused by several organisms leading to malabsorption, toxins produced by organisms or excessive contractions of the intestine (Lorenz, 2006).
Coccidiosis is my main concern in young stock, with some animals a bit of scours and it's over, with others it's an on-going problem.
In addition to scour protection measures, the center pier was cleaned, re-chinked and repointed.
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.
Officers used a boat to scour the river between Chester-le-Street, County Durham and Sunderland.