Accession Number:

ADA030971

Title:

Prototype Tests, Old River Low-Sill Control Structure, April 1973 - June 1975

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

The following four separate series of prototype tests at Old River Low-Sill Control Structure are presented in this report. 1 High-flow vibration tests 4-5 April 1973, comprised of acceleration measurements, were made to determine the magnitude of the vibration of the structure under higher than normal flows. 2 Vibration monitor tests 16 April-1 June 1973, comprised of acceleration measurement, were made during a period in which the structure was not in a structually sound condition. 3 Demolition tests 16-25 September 1973 and 4-15 November 1974, primarily acceleration measurements with limited geophone and pressure cell data, were made during a period in which demolition activities using explosive charges were taking place near the structure. 4 Low-sill gate load tests May-June 1975, comprised of measurements of strain, acceleration, load, and temperature, were made to determine the variations in loading that occur in the gate hoist mechanism and in the gate supports during both typical and nontypical gate operation. Tests are briefly described and a limited sampling of the data is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE