Filling and Emptying System Cannelton Main Lock, Ohio River, and Generalized Tests of Sidewall Port Systems for 110 - by 1200-ft Locks. Hydraulic Model Investigation.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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The Cannelton main lock will be 110 ft wide by 1270 ft long, pintle to pintle. The hydraulic system was tested in a 125-scale model. Tests of 56 sidewall port arrangements resulted in the adoption of the type 45 which is composed of 25 type A ports 2.75 ft wide by 4.07 ft high at the throat spaced 28 ft on centers in each 16- by 18-ft culvert. The adopted hydraulic system will permit the lock to be filled in about 8 min and emptied in about 9.5 min with acceptable lock chamber turbulence and hawser stresses. Following the specific tests for Cannelton main lock, generalized tests were conducted on sidewall port arrangements for 110- by 1200-ft locks. Results of these tests and recommendations for sidewall port systems in locks of this size are included in the report. Author
- Civil Engineering