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Title: Single-valve prototype tests, main lock, Locks and Dam 26, Mississippi River, Alton, Illinois
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. St. Louis District.
Hart, E. Dale (Ellis Dale)
Keywords: Lock and Dam No. 26
Mississippi River
Hydraulic structures
Lock filling and emptying systems
Prototype tests
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; H-78-10.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: Prototype tests were conducted to determine the fastest permissible single-valve lock chamber filling (and emptying) that could be tolerated without exceeding the generally accepted maximum load per hawser of 5 tons. A number of filling valve openings were used while hawser loads and other phenomena were measured. As a result, initial filling valve opening of 3.4 ft (20 sec) was recommended. No restrictions on the emptying valve opening were found to be necessary.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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