Local Sediment Scouring and Filling
In the marine environment the interaction between flows, structures and sediments leads to erosion at the base of the marine structures. Laboratory experiments were carried out to study the development of scour at the base of a slender monopile in a sandy bed under wave action. The aim of this work is to study the effectiveness of geotextile sand containers (GSCs) to protect a single slender pile exposed to wave action in terms of scour reduction and protection stability. Furthermore, the dynamics of the flow is analyzed to obtain coefficients and formulations useful for design purposes.