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Title: Submersible-type tainter gate for spillway, Marseilles Lock and Dam : hydraulic model investigation
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Rock Island District.
Cooper, Deborah R.
Keywords: Hydraulic gates
Submersible gates
Tainter gates
Hydraulic forces
Hydraulic structures
Marseilles Lock and Dam, Illinois
Issue Date: Jan-1989
Publisher: Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; HL-89-1.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: A 1:20-scale hydraulic model simulated a 120-ft-wide section of the spillway and stilling basin including one freely suspended 60-ft-wide by 16-ft-high submersible tainter gate. The gate lifting mechanism consisted of a cable at each end of the gate attached to load cells. The magnitude and frequency of the forces acting on the cable supporting each end of the gate were measured. Tests indicated that there was a likelihood of the cables being subjected to exciting forces occurring at a r andom frequency with flow (a) over and (b) under the subject gate. The magnitude of these forces was about 1 percent of the total gate weight. Discharge characteristics and coefficients and stilling basin performance with various operating scenarios were determined.
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