Accession Number:

ADA030854

Title:

General Purpose Computer-Aided Analysis and Design of Tainter Gates. Volume 1. Theoretical Manual

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

EMKIN (LEROY Z) TUCKER GA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

A method is formulated for analyzing and designing tainter gate hydraulic structures by a general purpose, structural analysis and design computer system. This theoretical manual consists of a discussion of tainter gate design criteria, including the effects of the hoisting cables, side seal friction, trunnion pin friction, and sidesway constraint limit, and their application, followed by the development of a procedure for using ICES STRUDL II for tainter gate analysis and design. The procedure includes a special FORTRAN program to solve for coefficients used to link two STRUDL runs. The ICES STRUDL II computer system is selected for use since it is the only general purpose, structural computer program that has all the necessary characteristics to perform the analysis and design. The STRUDL approach described herein was intended to demonstrate the validity of the procedure. The recommended STRUDL solution procedure for use in the design office environment is presented in the companion report, Contract Report K-76-1, Volume II, General Purpose Computer-Aided Analysis and Design of Tainter Gates Procedural Manual.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE