Corps-Wide Conference on Computer-Aided Design in Structural Engineering. Volume V. Gravity Monoliths and U-Frame Locks and Channels
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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Gravity Monoliths Gravity monoliths are used for dams, navigation locks, and retaining walls. The structural design of gravity monoliths includes evaluation of foundation conditions and spillway and freeboard requirements and the application of loadings to determine stability against sliding, overturning, and internal stress conditions. Loads are determined as directed by EMs 1110-2- 2200, -2400, -2502, and -2602. Loadings include weight of the structure, water, uplift, silt and fill, wind, wave, ice, and seismic and construction loads. U- Frame Locks Navigation locks improve river navigation by decreasing river gradients and increasing water depths. Although U-frames allow greater diversity in design and placement, gravity monoliths, because of their simplicity in design and construction, have been used in the United States almost to the exclusion of the U-frame monolith. U-frame have, however, been used successfully by the Corps. U-frame Channel At least nine different computer programs are used by the Corps of Engineers in the analysis and design of U-frame channels. This report gives program abstracts and evaluations of five of them. The report also offers a few comments on the present state of Corps use of computer programs for design of U-frame channels.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Civil Engineering