About the project
Motivation for the research
Large number of bridges in Europe are at the end of their life span, while the frequency of occurrence for extreme climatic events, driven by climate change, is increasing. Floods influence morphodynamic changes in the riverbed, such as scouring of the riverbed next to the bridge substructure, that can undermine the overall stability of the bridge.
The research focus of the project is investigation of scouring processes next to the riprap protection around bridge piers ‐ existing structures whose stability and safety are unknown in the hydraulic environment under the influence of climate change.
Ongoing scour related research was initiated by the collapse of Sava – Jakuševac bridge in 2009
Sava – Jakuševac bridge