This note provides a practical stochastic method by which the effects of sand-clay mixtures on the maximum equilibrium scour depth around vertical piles exposed to long-crested (2D) and short-crested (3D) nonlinear random waves can be derived. This is made by using the regular wave formulas for scour depth for sand-clay mixtures by Dey et al. (2011, Scour at Vertical Piles in Sand-Clay Mixtures Under Waves,” J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, Ocean Eng., 137(6), pp. 324–331) and the stochastic method presented by Myrhaug and Ong (2013, “Scour Around Vertical Pile Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines Due to Long-Crested and Short-Crested Nonlinear Random Waves,” ASME J. Offshore Mech. Arctic Eng., 135(1), p. 011103). Thus the present results are supplementary to those presented in the latter reference. An example calculation is provided.

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