scour for

scour something for someone or something

to look carefully and thoroughly in something for someone or something. I scoured the entire roster of members for a person who would agree to run for president. The police scoured the entire area for any sign of the suspects.
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This indicates that there is an urgent need to determine the most appropriate and reliable way to estimate the various components of bridge scour in order to estimate total scour for 1) assessing scour vulnerability of existing bridges, and 2) designing foundations for new bridges.
Therefore, knowledge of the anticipated maximum depth of scour for a given discharge is a significant criterion for the proper design of a spur dike foundation.
Before the paddy season, big farmers scour railway stations and bus stands to scour for cheap labour as more than five lakh migrants come to the state in this season.
Because of the use of this bridge for a long time, and the design and construction information about this bridge construction are incomplete, its abutment foundation are required to be detected to verify some concrete data and information about this bridge: the form and size of the foundation, actual state of scour for the foundation etc.
In order to analysis and calculation of the maximum transverse displacement of the top of pier caused by overturn of the pier body which resulted from scour for foundation base, calculation method under the condition of worst loading combinations will be adopted for this finite element method.