An experimental study of scour around subsea structures

Weidong Yao

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

911 Downloads (Pure)


A collective set of experimental results presented in this thesis provide a database of scour measurements spanning different subsea structural shapes and flow conditions. These measurements have been used to develop a number of predictive methods, ranging from empirical equations to calculation methods and finally to customised laboratory-based prediction methods. It is hoped that the methods developed in this thesis will provide a means to better predict scour at subsea structures.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • An, Hongwei, Supervisor
  • Draper, Scott, Supervisor
  • Cheng, Liang, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date12 Jun 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


Dive into the research topics of 'An experimental study of scour around subsea structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this