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Title: Flow-induced vibration experiments for a 1:25-scale-model flat wicket gate
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Louisville District.
Chowdhury, Mostafiz R.
Hall, Robert L.
Pesantes, Eileen.
Keywords: Flow-induced vibration
Hydraulically operated wickets
Modal parameters
Operating deflected shape
Similitude model
Wicket gate
Hydraulic gates
Hydraulic structures
Smithland Lock and Dams
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-97-4.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report presents the studies conducted to determine the flow-induced vibrational response of a 1:25-scale flat gate model used for predicting the structural response of the prototype gate to be installed in the Smithland Dam on the Ohio river. Time- and frequency-domain structural responses are analyzed to evaluate the performance of the wickets, to understand the dynamic characteristics of these structures, and to predict the design loads for the prototype wickets. The effectiveness of river channel models used in the prototype and in the physical models to represent the open channel flow conditions in the actual river is also determined by comparing the vibrational response of wickets for three different channel configurations. These channel configurations include the open channel, the approach channel, and the flume configuration. Scale model tests are conducted to isolate the flow-induced forced response from the added mass effects on the gate dynamics. The operating deflected shape and the dry mode shapes are extracted to detect any possible resonant vibration problems. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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