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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-51

Wake Vortex Propagation around a Wing Wall Abutment

1 Department of Civil Engineering, M.M. Engineering College Mullana, Ambala, India
2 Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

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Upain Kumar Bhatia
Department of Civil Engineering, M.M. Engineering College Mullana, Ambala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-8580.74546

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Scour around bridge elements found in erodible sediment beds have always been a topic of interest for investigators on the subject. An insight into the mechanism of flow modification responsible for initiating and continuing the process of scour is the only way to understand and curb this undesirable hydraulic phenomenon. In this article, results of an experimental work on initiation and propagation of a vortex in the wake zone of a wing wall type abutment model are presented. Hydrogen bubble flow visualization technique is used for observing the vortex, and photographs for the initiation, strengthening, and diffusion of wake vortex are presented and discussed in a sequential manner.

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