Accession Number:

AD0733868

Title:

Emergency Gate Performance, McAlpine Lock, Ohio River, Kentucky. Hydraulic Prototype Tests,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted on the downstream leaf of the two-leaf, vertical-lift emergency gate to determine whether the gate would perform satisfactorily under flowing-water conditions approximating an emergency. The test operation used to simulate an emergency consisted of lowering the downstream leaf to the full-down position and then raising it to the initial damming position with the lock-emptying valves fully open and the downstream miter gate closed. Measurements included gate position, gate hoist loads, gate vibration, and water-surface elevations during the test operation flow conditions in the lock were also observed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE